Hatakeyama Museum
Takanawadai: Museum
Hatakeyama Museum: Takanawadai
Takanawadai / Museum
Open April-Sept 10am-5pm; Oct-March 10am-4:30pm (enter by 30 minutes before closing). Closed Mondays.
Admission Y500; green tea service Y400
Average visit time: 20-40 minutes

Antique ceramics and items related to the tea ceremony are the focus of this small facility. Everything is from the private collection of rich industrialist and tea-ceremony devotee Issei Hatakeyama, including 33 pieces that have been designated as important cultural properties. There's a reconstructed teahouse in one corner where you can get into the spirit of things by sipping your own cup of green tea (Y400).

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5 minutes from Takanawadai station (Asakusa line); 10 minutes from Shirokanedai station (Nanboku line)
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