Kakurintei Tea Room, Kouno Park

Kakurintei Tea Room, Kouno Park

Kakurintei Tea Room, Kono Koen Park Kouno Park is famous for its sakura cherry blossoms. Kakurintei was built inside this park as a tea house for Saga Domain's 10th ruler, Naomasa Nabeshima. In those days, Kakurintei served as a guest house for visitors of stature to Saga, such as Guido Verbeck and Toshimichi Okubo, however it was dismantled in 1960 due to deterioration. Around two decades later, the "Book of Kakurintei" was discovered and the building was restored in 1993 based on only a single photo and an old map. Kakurintei's grounds are of particular interest, with a pond containing the clear water of Tafuse River, surrounded in greenery such as pine trees and plum trees. These days Kakurintei is known as a venue to hold tea ceremonies and a place of respite for locals.

 


● Access:
From train station:15-minute taxi ride from Saga Station on the JR Nagasaki Main Line
Car: 30-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Saga-Yamato IC
Bus: Get on Saga City Bus bound for Saga University Hospital at Saga Station Bus Center, get off at “Kouno Park”, and walk a short distance


● Entry Fee: Free


● Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00


● Closed: Mondays (or the following day if a Monday falls on a public holiday) and December 29 - January 3


● Parking Lot: Available (free of charge)


● Contacts:
Division of Greenery, Saga City Government, Tel: +81-952-40-7162
Kakurintei Tea Room, Tel: +81-952-32-4092

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