Karantei Tea House

Sightseeing information about Karantei Tea House in Japan.


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Kanrantei is a large Momoyama-style tea house overlooking the bay. This elaborately ornate structure was originally built in Kyoto and move here in the 17th century. It served as a place for tea ceremonies and moon-viewing parties.

One of its rooms has sliding doors covered in gold and calligraphy artworks hung on the walls. Visitors can sip a bowl of whisked green tea, enjoying a sweeping view of the bay. Behind the tea house is a small museum that displays armors, weapons, tools and other artefacts.

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5.0a year ago

Beautiful Tea House with wonderful small grounds. The view is impressive! I tried to imagine how it looked at the time of it's building. Built to view the moon over the bay. Nice feelings here.

1.06 months ago

I thought it was a proper museum. Turns out it is only one room and everything is written in Japanese only. No need to say they didn't think to tell me at the cashier before buying the tickets. View is nice if you want to drink your tea but don't go for the museum

4.010 months ago

Should ask if the museum is shut off or not before buying tickets. Not too special in summer, but if you love japan history a lot you can feel a thing.

3.02 years ago

The museum here is nothing special but it's lovely to have a tea and relax a bit. They have quite many types to choose from, so anybody can be satisfy. But even if you wanna have only tea you still need to pay the museum entrance fee (200yen +-)

5.08 months ago

Great tea-house with an amazing panoramic view of the bay. The matcha tea and deserts were great while enjoying the peaceful atmposhere.

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