Sanken-Cha Tea Experience
The culture of tea, formerly a social tool limited to the upper classes, changed over time as tea became a drink for the masses
Mandokoroen Yume-Kyobashi Store
In 1590, Toyotomi Hideyoshi became the first warlord to achieve unification of the entire country. There is a famous tale of a time that Ishida Mitsunari, known as a loyal retainer of Hideyoshi, met him and presented him with three cups of tea. This was called 'Sanken-Cha' tea. Come and experience the hospitality of Mitsunari's that impressed Hideyoshi so much at this tea store, founded in 1756.
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Drinking the tea and learning the history behind it was particularly interesting.
The friendliness of the presenters, the cute presentation panels, and of course the taste of the tea.
I appreciated the mix of Mr.Ogura’s imperfect English with his young assistant’s more polished English. It gave the activity a charmingly engaging quality.
The illustrated cards for explanations were typically cute Japanese style, complete with spelling mistakes and vocabulary errors.
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- Name of facility
- Mandokoroen Yume-Kyobashi Store
- Name of experience
- Omi Mandokorocha Sanken-Cha Tea Experience
- Yume-Kyobashi Castle Road Shopping District 2-1-7-1 Honmachi, Hikone City, Shiga 522-0064
- Business Hours
Weekdays: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Varies by season.)
Weekend and public holidays: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Closed some tuesdays
- 3,500 yen + tax
- Accepted payment methods
- Card payments accepted (VISA, Mastercard, JCB, American Express)
- Number of guests accepted (groups)
- 1 to 50 people
- Telephone number
- Languages spoken
- Japanese only
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)