[Urakuen (National Treasure of Japan Tea House Jo-an)]
A tea ceremony house that was constructed by Nobunaga's brother and designated a national treasure
If you go sightseeing in Inuyama, one place that you definitely want to stop by is Urakuen, the home of Jo-an, a tea house and national treasure. This tourist spot is located on the grounds of the Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel. Jo-an is a teahouse that was constructed in the early days of Japanese tea ceremony culture by the great tea master Oda Urakusai, who was born in Owari province (modern day western Aichi). The tea house is an invaluable historical relic of tea ceremony culture, and in 1936, it was designated a national treasure. It is one of three remaining national treasure tea houses, along with Tai-an, inside Myoki-an in Kyoto's Yamazaki, and Mittan, inside Ryoko-in Temple in the Daitoku-ji Temple complex. Jo-an was relocated to its current location near Inuyama Castle in 1972, and, along with the surrounding garden, was given the name "Urakuen". A tour to take visitors inside the tea house is held once a month.
|Posted photos||Main A view from the garden of the Kyu Shoden-in Shoin, Oda Urakusai's writing room, with Jo-an on the right
Two photos Upper Jo-an, a tea house and national treasure, allows visitors inside for a tour once a month, lower Iwasumon Gate, a roofed gate relocated from Gansuin, a samurai residence in Kyoto
|Address||Gomonsaki 1, Inuyma City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-568-61-4608 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||March 1st to July 14th and September 1st to November 30th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July 15th to August 31st: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
December 1st to the end of February: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Admission fee||Adults 1,000 yen
Children 600 yen
Tea service fee (One cup) 600 yen
|Access||Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Inuyama Line Rapid Limited Express or Limited Express from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Inuyama Yuen Station", and walk for approx. 8 minutes.|
updated on Sep 30, 2018
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