Photo courtesy Japan Information and Culture Center
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“Ippakutei Tea House Tour
Sponsored by the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
Just a short walk away from busy Massachusetts Avenue, hidden on the grounds of the Embassy of Japan, is an oasis of calm and ancient culture. Nestled among pine and cherry blossom trees, sits the authentic Japanese tea house named Ippakutei. Considered the greatest of its kind outside of Japan, Ippakutei, the “Tea House of a Hundred Years,” was built in 1960 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
The JICC, Embassy of Japan is pleased to offer an afternoon of guided tours of Ippakutei and the surrounding tea garden.
Tuesday, June 10
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m (final tour begins at 3:45 p.m.)
2520 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Open to the public, no registration required
Parking is not available at Ippakutei Tea House or the Embassy of Japan grounds. Only guests with valid photo I.D. will be able to enter. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. No admission or re-entry after 3:50 p.m.
Photographing Ippakutei Tea House is permitted, but photographing the Embassy building is strictly prohibited.”