Sakai City Museum
A cultural tourism facility that seeks to impart the appeal of Sakai’s history
and culture to the world through the lives and characters of the Sakai born
master of tea Sen no Rikyu, and the poet and pioneer of Japanese modern
literature Akiko Yosano.
Here you will find the “Sen no Rikyu Tea Hall,” revealing the history and culture of
Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591) and the tea ceremony, the “Akiko Yosano Memorial Hall”
where you can touch upon the works of the poet Akiko Yosano (1878-1942) and her
life, and the “Sightseeing Guide Exhibition” that acts as a base for sightseeing in Sakai. At the “Tea Ceremony Experience Facility,” facing on the site of Sen no Rikyu's House that has such a strong connection to Senke, literally meaning Sen family, you can enjoy tea and Japanese confectioneries served in all three Senke, which refers to the Omotesenke, Urasenke, and Mushanokojisenke schools of the Japanese tea ceremony while sitting in a chair, as well as experiencing pouring tea for yourself under the instruction of tea ceremony practitioners.
You will also find the “Sakai Taian,” a recreation of the “Taian” national treasure tea room, the only tea room remaining created by Sen no Rikyu. You can not only take in the outside but also go inside.
2-1-1 Shukuinchonishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi
Nearest train station：
For each facility / bus parking
・Sightseeing Guide Exhibition: Free ・Sen no Rikyu Tea Hall, Akiko Yosano Memorial Hall: Adults (including university students) 300yen, high school students 200yen, elementary / junior high students 100yen
・Sen no Rikyu Tea Hall, Akiko Yosano Memorial Hall, Sightseeing
|Regular holidays etc.||
Sen no Rikyu Tea Hall, Akiko Yosano Memorial Hall, Tea Ceremony Experience Facility: Third Tue every month (the next day if a holiday), end of year periodTea Ceremony Experience Facility: year end-new year period
Regular cars: 200 yen per hour (maximum charge per day 24 hours after parking 1,400 yen)*Parking discount service for facility users. Buses: 1,000 yen per time *Reservation required (in principle 2 hours per time).
・Seated tea ceremony (green tea and Japanese confection)
Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko
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