Kyoto has always been the heart of Japanese tea culture, and the Urasenke Chado Research Center is the equivalent of the Vatican of the Relgion of Tea.
The tea ceremony is where almost all important Japanese traditional arts come together to form what amount to a transcendent experience built around the sacrament of a humble cup of powdered green tea. For aficionados of the tea ceremony, the merely curious, of those who’d like to study the art, the Urasenke Chado Research Center should be your first stop.
Horikawa-dori Teranouchi agaru, Kamigyo-ku
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Non-smoking area: Yes
In front of Horikawa Teraunouchi Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 9 from Kyoto Station
Official Website (Japanese)
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Near To Here:
Urasenke Chado Research Center is located in Kyoto’s Nishijin district. See our complete list of things to do in Kyoto’s Nishijin district, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
Kyoto Vacation Checklist
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