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

Fujimori Terunobu Teahouse Tour

Price: From JPY 12,100/person Duration: 3 hr (Start time varies by season)


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 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).


Period April through November
(Limited to 3 times per month)
Due Date 10 days before the tour
Duration 3 hr (Start time varies by season)

Tour starts - Visit Suwa Taisha (Maemiya)

Walk along an ancient road

Visit Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum

Visit Fujimori Teahouses
① Flying Mud Boat teahouse
② Takasugi-an (“The too-high teahouse”)
③ Hikusugi-an (“The too-low teahouse”)

Casual tea ceremony experience inside Hikusugi-an

Tour ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons / Max. 6 persons
(With 1 participant, the tour can be held for the price of 2 participants)
Price / person Only children over 13 years old can climb up the teahouses

Adult (ages 12+):
With 2 participants: JPY 19,800/person
With 3 participants: JPY 13,200/person
With 4 participants: JPY 12,650/person
With 5 participants: JPY 12,320/person
With 6 participants: JPY 12,100/person

(All prices tax incl.)
Included in the price Guide, Tea ceremony experience, Insurance
The entrance fee to Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum is NOT included (JPY 100/ person)
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
40 min on foot OR 7 min by taxi or car from JR Chino Station