Green Tea Experience at Suirakuen Garden

Green Tea Experience at Suirakuen Garden

Try matcha green tea in a traditional tea house in Suirakuen Garden, located inside Nanko Park. Suirakuen Garden is also a popular place to visit for its fall foliage.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Best SeasonAll Year
Entrance FeeAdmission Fee & Matcha Tea Set (with Japanese confectionery):
Adults: 780 yen
Children: 630 yen
(Includes admission to Suirakuen Garden)
Related infoOpening Hours:
Apr. to Nov.: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec. to Mar.: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Closed Days:
Mar., Jul.: 2nd Wednesday of the month, Thursdays(Or the following day if Wednesday falls on a national holiday)
Dec. - Feb.: 2nd Wednesday of the month (Or the following day if Wednesday falls on a national holiday)
Closed for End of Year and New Year holidays
Access Details
AccessSuirakuen Garden, Gorokuboyama 45-1, Shirakawa City, Fukushima Pref. 961-0000
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Getting there

By Car:

  • 15 min from the Shirakawa I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway

By Train:

  • 15 min by taxi from Shirakawa Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)
  • 15 min by taxi from Shin-Shirakawa Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line)


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