The tea house Kaigetsu was built in April of 1994 in a corner of the Nagoya Castle Ruins located in Nagoya, Chinzei town, Karatsu city. Kaigetsu consists of a Japanese garden and a tea house with a foyer where visitors can partake of matcha tea daily.
400 years ago, these grounds were bustling with many feudal lords who had gathered here from across Japan and no doubt participated in tea ceremony on numerous occasions. Nowadays, only the castle's stone walls remain, but visitors can enjoy gazing at the garden, whose expression changes with the season, as they imagine what it must have been like in this castle's glory days. Taking a stroll to soothe weary feet or just having a relaxed, care-free time are the simple pleasures on offer here.
Tea ceremonies based on seasonal themes are held at Kaigetsu. Come along and enjoy the experience without mind to convention.
From train station: Get off the train at Karatsu Station on the JR Karatsu Line and Chikuhi Line, get on a bus bound for Hado Misaki at Karatsu Oteguchi Bus Center (takes about 40 minutes), get off at Nagoya-jo Hakubutsukan Iriguchi stop and walk for 10 minutes
Car: About 60-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
● Parking Lot: Accommodates 90 cars (free of charge)
● Entry Fee: 500 yen (matcha tea and sweets included)
● Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (admission ends at 16:30)
● Closed: Year-end and new-year holidays
● Contact: Tearoom “Kaigetsu”, Tel: +81-955-82-4384