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Meimei-an Tea House
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Apr-Sep: 8.30am-6.30pm (last admission 6.10pm); Oct-Mar: 8.30am-5pm (last admission 4.40pm) - JPY 410 including Matcha tea (JPY 200, discount for foreigners)

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Built on the top of a hill, this tea house was erected in 1779 in the garden of the home of one of Lord Matsudaira Fumai's (Grand Master of the tea ceremony) vassals. With its four-sided curved thatched roof and two gables, the tea house is a fine example of the architecture of the era. Restored and moved here in 1996, it often welcomes tea ceremony experts. You can pop in for a cup of matcha tea (without the ceremony) and pastries, while enjoying the view of the garden.

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