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Address: 278 Kitahoricho, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture
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The garden is beautiful and traditionally Japanese with a zen feeling but the tea ceremony was the best part as you get to sit in the tea house facing the large glass sliding... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2013
James C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Teahouse Meimei-an is an excellent place to enjoy an authentic Japanese tea ceremony (Sado) as well as the quietness of the adorable little garden in front of the teahouse.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is an easy to miss gem. The tiny tea house is said to be one of the oldest in Japan. Sometimes "age" refers to the site rather than the building in Japan, however its dimensions and scale certainly felt genuine. We explored the house, wandered the small garden and had tea in a veranda facing the garden. It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The garden is beautiful and traditionally Japanese with a zen feeling but the tea ceremony was the best part as you get to sit in the tea house facing the large glass sliding doors, sipping on some green tea and enjoying the view. The woman who working there was really nice and we chatted for a little while. A great... More 

1 Thank James C
Matsue, Japan
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

I visited during Matsue's Dachakai, a weekend-long tea festival. Most of the schools held casual tea ceremonies in tents on the castle grounds, but the Mushakoujiisenke (warrior) school held theirs here. A short trek up the hill from Shiomi Nawate street, it was covered in greenery and had a unique view of the castle, and the building itself was intimate... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

It is a hike uphill to get to it, but a nice view once there. The old teahouse is quite beautiful, and the "new" teahouse serves tea and mochi. Worth checking it out if you are interested in tea ceremony.

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