Following the narrow path past Yatadera Nansobo, you will come across some intriguing hand-painted signs, leading to a small Edo-era farmhouse. Ring the bell at the front gate and the charming kimono-clad owner, Ms Hanada will welcome you into the courtyard for tea. She offers what she calls her “omotenashi”, a Japanese take on afternoon tea for ¥2,000 per person, consisting of multiple small sweet and savoury courses, all made (and mostly grown) by her. She invites visitors to take their time sitting in the garden, breathing in the clean mountain air and enjoying the sound of nothing but bird song and the click clack of her wooden geta sandals. She also sells crafts by local potters, artists and carvers. Although the owner speaks little English, her warm hospitality needs no translation.
- Venue Details & Access Info
3761 Yatacho, Yamato Koriyama
From Kintetsu Koriyama Station:
- Take the bus bound for Yatadera and alight at the end of the line.
- 無心庵 Mushinan
- address 大和郡山市矢田町3761 3761 Yatacho, Yamato Koriyama
- Opening Time & Admissions
Available Foreign Languages
No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)
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