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Miyajima Grand Tea Ceremony

April 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

¥15 – ¥3000

As part of the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of Itsukushima’s designation as a UNESCO World Hertitage Site, a large tea ceremony event will be held at 15 locations in the historical temple and shrine district. It’s a great opportunity to experience a wide range of the various schools and styles of tea ceremony in one fell swoop – not sure that’s in the spirit of the tradition, but why not go for it! The Hayami style ceremony, to be held at Tokuju-ji Temple, has an English explanation and there will be a couple of people there who will be able to guide non-Japanese speakers in basic English. At the other locations English speakers will likely have to just go with the flow.

  • The tea ceremonies will be held 10am-3pm.
  • A pass valid for all locations costs ¥3000 and can be purchased at the tourist office at Miyajima Ferry Terminal.
  • You can pay as you go ¥500 at each venue.

tea ceremony map [ja]

Click image above to view Japanese map at full size. Numbers correspond to locations and tea ceremony styles listed below.


  1. Zonko-ji temple(tea ceremony / Omotesenke tradition)
  2. Tokuju-ji temple(tea ceremony / Hayami tradition)
  3. Shinko-ji temple(tea ceremony / Yabunouchi tradition)
  4. Hoju-in temple(tea ceremony / Urasenke tradition)
  5. Komyo-in temple(Sencha,green tea / Nanso sencha tea ceremony and flower arrangement)
  6. Daigan-ji temple(Chinese tea / Reika Tachibana)
  7. Daisho-in temple tea room(tea ceremony / Sekisyu tradition)
  8. Daisho-in temple precinct yard(tea ceremony / Omotesenke tradition)
  9. Kinsuikan Villa(sencha,green tea / Sankitei Baisa school of sencha tea ceremony)
  10. Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto(tea ceremony / Urasenke tradition)
  11. Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto garden(tea ceremony / Mushanokojisenke tradition)
  12. Iwaso (black tea / Keiji Yuiyama)
  13. Iwaso gourd shaped seats at riverside(Chinese tea / Shiori Teramoto)
  14. Seminar house of Hiroshima University of Economics(tea ceremony / Ueda Soko tradition)residence of Yamamoto family(tea ceremony / Ueda Soko tradition)

Also check out the Koji-meguri temple and art walk currently being held on Miyajima.

The island is likely to be packed over Golden Week, so these events could be a good way to enjoy the lesser known and lesser visited parts of Miyajima. Taking public transport is also advised.


April 29, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
¥15 – ¥3000
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Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan