History and Culture
Let’s climb up the too-high teahouse

Fujimori Terunobu Tea House Tour Closed in Winter times

Price: JPY7,500 Duration: 3H

Activities

Architecture inspired by nature

Fujimori Terunobu's architecture is neither modern nor classic, it has a unique taste you cannot quite place. What is it inspired from? How did it come to be?
To answer these questions, we need to make a brief visit to Suwa Grand Shrine. Fujimori lived very close to the sanctuary which came to play a big part in his debut as an architect.
Once we get acquainted with Suwa animism, we will direct to another sacred place where the very first building designed by Fujimori stands waiting for us, the Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum. Last but not least, we will climb up the teahouses which entered the Time's “top 10 precarious buildings”, Takasugi-an (the too-high teahouse) and the Flying Mud Boat. The tour will close with a casual tea ceremony inside Hikusugi-an (the too-low teahouse).

INFORMATION

Period Apr~Nov
Due Date 10 days prior to the tour date
Duration 3H
Schedule

14:00

Tour starts- Visit to Suwa Taisha (Maemiya)

14:40

Walk along an ancient road

15:10

Visit to Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum

16:00

Visit to Fujimori Tea houses
① Flying Mud tea house
② Takasugi-an (“The too-high tea house”)
③ Hikusugi-an (“The too-low tea house”)

16:30

Casual tea ceremony experience inside Hikusugi-an

17:00

Tour ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 8 persons *Only children 13 years old and above can climb up the teahouses
Price / person With 2 participants: JPY 10,000/ person (tax excl.)
With 3 participants or more: JPY 7,500/ person (tax excl.)
Included in the price Guide, Tea ceremony experience, Insurance
*The entrance fee to Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum in NOT included (JPY 100/ person)
Payment method Credit card or Paypal
Cancellation policy from 7 days before the tour : 30%
from 3 days before the tour : 50%
1 day before the tour : 70%
the day of the tour : 100%
Access
40 min on foot OR 7 min by taxi or car from JR Chino Station *Please consult us if you need pick-up from the station

Reservation

The resevation of this year has ended.
If you are interested please contact us.

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