Hatagoya "Kawazakaya" | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Kakegawa Station 

[Hatagoya "Kawazakaya"]

Experience the atmosphere of an Edo period inn

Located among the western foothills of "Sayo no Nakayama", one of the hardest mountain passes along the Tokaido, Nissaka Shuku is the 25th of the so-called "53 Stages of the Tokaido". Kawazakaya, a hatago (inn) situated in the far west of the region, still provides a strong impression of life during the Edo period. The hatago was a high-class establishment, and its distinctive and sophisticated wooden framework and fine latticework were created by carpenters brought all the way from the city of Edo. The tea room in Kawazakaya was originally constructed in Kairakuen, a park in the city, by the lord of Kakegawa castle in 1805, and was first relocated to the castle itself, and then to Kawazakaya. The walls of the tokonoma (alcove) of the tearoom are made from arrowroot, a local specialty of Kakegawa. Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of an Edo-period hatago and experience Japanese tea ceremony culture.
Address 149-1 Nissaka, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-537-27-2020 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Last admission at 3:30 p.m.)
Holidays Monday to Friday, Year-end and New Years, and during a festival held in mid September (open on national holidays)
Admission fee Free
Access Take the Kakegawa Bus Higashiyama Line from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Nissaka" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL http://www.city.kakegawa.shizuoka.jp/foreignlanguage/en/Spots.html

updated on May 22, 2015

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