Sakai Tea Room Shinan

The Sakai Tea Room Shinan offers a tea service that allows everyone to enjoy delicious green tea. As the tea service is offered seated in chairs and at regular-sized tables, you can take it wearing your regular clothing.
Shinan is the perfect place to drop in and take a breather from exploring Sakai or touring the burial mounds.

Inside Daisen Park, and next to the Sakai City Museum, there are two Sakai Tea Rooms, one called Obaian and one called Shinan. These national registered tangible cultural properties are connected by a tea garden. This garden can be viewed for free and contains the Kyujodoji Kujyunotou (nine-layered stone pillar) which is a national important cultural asset.
Shinan was created by Rodo Ogi, a master tea house architect, in 1929. It was originally built in Shiba Park, Tokyo, but in 1980 it was gifted by the company Fukuske and moved to Sakai. Partially two-storied and with crosspiece tile-roofing, it includes an entryway, halls, and tea and tatami rooms surrounding an inner garden. It also features characteristic room placement that combines a variety of different-sized tatami rooms, along with varied styles of support pillars. While following the traditional tea room size of three tatami mats, a modern spin is created by taking steps to place visitors' seating in a more open and liberating space.
The building has ten Japanese-style rooms, including tea rooms, allowing a large number of people to gather for tea.


2 Mozusekiuncho, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi (inside Daisen Park)


Exit at Mozu Station on the JR Hanwa Line; exit at the Nankai Bus Sakai Shi Hakubutsukan Mae bus stop


Groups of 12 or more only


Garden free of charge, tea service 500 yen (400 yen) (seated tea only) *Per person, price in ( ) displays the discount for groups of 15 or more

Working Hours

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (seated tea drinking 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Regular holidays etc.

Monday for both seated and tea rooms (open if a holiday), year end-new year period, and when Sakai City Museum is closed


Daisen Park 3rd Parking Lot: 98 passenger cars (first 2 hours 200 yen, 100 yen per subsequent hour, 600 yen for 5 hours or more), 15 buses (1,000 yen per day)


Use of tea rooms (reservation required)
*Use time/charge (if heating or cooling will be used then an additional 20% charge to tea room usage)
*A is the use of a tea room, B is the use of the garden
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 midday (half day): A: 10,000 yen, B: 2,000 yen
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (half day): A: 20,000 yen, B: 3,000 yen
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (all day): A: 30,000 yen, B: 5,000 yen
*Applications to:
Sakai City Tea Room or Sakai Tourism and Convention Bureau Public Interest Incorporated Association
TEL: +81-72-233-5258 (reception from 2 months before use)


Facility Name

Sakai Tourism and Convention Bureau Public Interest Incorporated Association

Telephone Number