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Tenchadai – the “heavenly tea table”

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An experience combining the best of Ureshino - tea, pottery, and hot springs.

Saga Prefecture

 

 

 

Have the ultimate Japanese tea experience in Saga, Kyushu, by interweaving the timeless, unique charms of the Ureshino region - Ureshino tea, Hizen-Yoshida pottery, and hot springs.

 

Enjoy tea brewed by the growers themselves in the middle of a tea field. Not only do the growers brew the tea, they also serve it in an unforgettable setting - surrounded by the high Soejima-en tea fields at an elevation of 200 meters. They call this area surrounded by lush tea plants Tenchadai - the “heavenly tea table”. The sweeping views from Tenchadai truly make it seem like a teahouse perched in heaven.

 

But there are yet two more distinctive spaces for you to explore! The first is the hidden Mori-no-Chashitsu teahouse ensconced in a forest where you can hear nothing but the chirping of birds and the swaying of trees in the breeze. The second is the Yoshida Chashitsu, a bamboo teahouse on the grounds of Soesen Studios, one of the oldest Hizen-Yoshida pottery workshops in the area. There’s simply no better place to sip on authentic Japanese tea than these lovely spaces steeped in traditional Ureshino culture. In between cups of tea, melt your stress and cares away in Ureshino’s renowned hot springs.

 

How to get there

 

From Saga Airport: Approx.1 hour by car via expressway.
From Nagasaki Airport: Approx. 30 minutes by car via expressway.
From Fukuoka Airport: Approx.1 hour by car via expressway.
By car: Approx. 20 mins from Ureshino Interchange (IC) to each teahouse.

 

 

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