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Casually Enjoy a Tea Experience at Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko

  • Quick and easy tea ceremony experience.
  • View the tearooms thought to be created by Sen no Rikyu himself, and experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony!

At A Glance

HostSakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko
DaysTuesdays and Fridays *Closed the 3rd Tuesday of every month, except holidays
Time11:00am~, 2:00pm~
Duration30~40 Minutes



2-1-1 Shukuin-cho Nishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0958, Japan


1 min. from Shukuin Station by foot (Hankai Line)
10 mins. from Sakai Station by foot (Nankai Line)


Sakai Tai-an Special Guided Tour Set

9.86 USD

Includes: A look at Sakai Tai-an/Muichi-an・Exhibits・Tea Ceremony
※ Held 5 times a day. Up to 10 guests at a time.

Tea Ceremony: 30~40 Minutes
Held: Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00am and 2:00pm
*Closed the 3rd Tuesday of every month, excluding holidays (Closed the following day instead)
※ Participants must wear socks.

Important Notes

・Participants must wear socks.
・Closed on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (if Tuesday is a public holiday, Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko will remain open and close on Wednesday instead). Also closed for New Years holiday period.
Cancellation Policy

Activity Information

Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience

If you book the "Sakai Tai-an Special Guided Tour Set," you can experience a Japanese tea ceremony in Muichi-an, a 4.5 tatami room open only on certain days and times.

"Muichi-an" is a reconstruction of the tearoom Hideyoshi Toyotomi used for the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony. Take a look at "Sakai Tai-an," reconstructed from the national treasure, "Tai-an," and enjoy a tea experience only available here.