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Ochaya Shima Tea House



5. May. 2019

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Built in the 1800s, Ochaya SHIMA was a traditional geisha house for over one hundred years and has been kept as it was while many other tea houses have been redeveloped into businesses. Recognised as a valuable cultural heritage, this preserved two-story geisha house offers the chance to explore the upper tatami rooms which look over traditional gardens and the crooked rooftops of the entertainment district. The ground floor houses the geishas’ kitchen where tea used to be prepared as well as cabinets displaying a number of artifacts used by geisha including hair accessories and shamisen picks. Entrance is 500 yen with the option to visit the hidden tea room at the back of the house for an extra 200 yen.

Ochaya Shima Tea House

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