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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 and served in an unforgettable setting surrounded by the high Soejima-en tea fields at an elevation of 200 meters. This area, surrounded by lush tea plants, is called Tenchadai, meaning “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 the only sounds are 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 Hakata Station, take the limited express train to Takeo Onsen Station (about 1 hour). The Ureshino region is about a 30-minute drive from Takeo Onsen Station.


427 Shimono-kou, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino-shi, Saga-ken


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