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Shōryō-an (松梁庵) at Meikakuji temple,
Conveniently situated. Only a 20 Minute Walk from JR Kyoto station.
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783 Hiranochō, Shinmachi-dōri shōmen sagaru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto
Our Traditional Japanese Tea House
Shōryō-an (松梁庵) at Meikakuji temple
Hidden away at the rear of the precincts of a small temple affiliated with the true pureland sect of Japanese Buddhism.
This temple bears the title of Meikaku-ji (temple dedicated to the promotion of clear awareness in every heart)
Few other temple-titles are more aligned and harmonious with the pursuit of the rite of tea.
The venue is a 250-year-old, classically-perfect, free-standing tea-hermitage. Closely abutting a towering granite rampart enclosing the park surrounding the great mother-house of the Higashi-Hongan Temple.
Though situated so close to Kyoto station, this location is, thanks to the sheltering mother-house, extraordinarily quiet, and truly peaceful.
To reach this traditional Japanese tea house from the Central Exit of Kyoto Station:
Walk North up Karasuma-dōri Street, to its intersection with Shichijō-dōri Street.
There, turn left (i.e., west) and proceed as far as Shinmachi Street, and, having turned right, walk (northwards) up that street as far as the roofed gate to Meikaku-ji, on your right-hand side.
(Approaching from Shichijō station on the Keihan line is also feasible for those that don’t mind a bit of a hike, westward across the Kamo river and on along Shichijō-dōri Street.)