Matcha green tea experience and making wasanbon (Tantoku Garden)

Experience Japanese culture in your own "old" private Japansese house!

1H ¥2,420~ Culture Gourmet
1H from Tokyo

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 ㎡) karesansui (dry landscape garden) are open to the public.

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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.

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While listening to the etiquette of the tea ceremony, you will be able to use a tea whisk to make your own matcha tea.

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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.


1-8-2 Rokken-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama 350-0041 Japan

Access Information

3 minutes on foot from Kawagoe-shi Station on the Tobu Tojo Line 7 minutes walk from 'Honkawagoe Station' on Seibu Shinjuku Line.

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Business hours

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Advance reservations required.)
Please contact the support desk.

Regular holidays and closed days

Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open on national holidays / closed the next day in lieu)


Matcha green tea experience & making wasanbon ¥2,420  ¥6,050 / 1 hour (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) + ¥3,630 weekend fee for renting one building / 1hour

Parking Information

Free of charge


The time required is approximately 30 minutes for the matcha experience and approximately 1 hour for the matcha experience & making wasanbon.

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