An Authentic Tea Ceremony House

The Ikegami Tea House is a traditional Japanese residence with a slice of Matsumoto’s history, making it definitely worth a visit! Known by locals as Ikegami Hyakuchiku-tei, this traditional tea house is just around the corner from Matsumoto Castle. It’s a hidden jewel known only to a few!

The ancient private residence is now open to the public and is a prime example of old-style Japanese living. The property is comprised of the main residence built in 1958 and its Japanese-style garden which features lots of bamboo and a variety of trees.

But the main attraction certainly has to be the full-scale traditional tea ceremony room! This tea room is designed in the Kyoto tradition and the story of the legendary Japanese tea ceremony carries on here.

Even today in Japan, authentic tea houses are not that common. So the Ikegami Tea House is a stop well worth adding to your itinerary. Don’t pass up this opportunity to experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic tea house in Matsumoto!