Tantoku, a lumber merchant, was founded in 1869 in Rokken-cho, Kawagoe city.
The hare" built by Tokujiro Suzuki, the first generation, and the 200 tsubos (1,860 m2) karesansui (dry landscape garden) are open to the public."
We have been running a lumber business in Kawagoe for generations since the Meiji era. Please enjoy the atmosphere of the good old days and relax in the Meiji style building made of lumber that only a lumber merchant can make use of and the Japanese garden of 200 tsubos, a space that has been preserved for generations.
While listening to the etiquette of the tea ceremony, you will be able to use a tea whisk to make your own matcha tea.
Wasanbon is a traditional Japanese confectionery with a history of over 200 years. Visitors will experience the process of sifting, molding, and unmolding wasanbon sugar. Please enjoy it with a cup of matcha (powdered green tea) prepared by yourself.
Tourist route including this experience
Matcha green tea and wasanbon making experience in a Japanese garden + Kawagoe stroll
It is easily accessible, only 30 minutes from central Tokyo. The town still retains the atmosphere of Edo (old Tokyo), and you can enjoy various historical buildings, delicious food, and nature that create a townscape of warehouse-like building.