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The tea house was closed the day we visited as they were cleaning up from an event that was held over the weekend. One of the docents was kind enough to give us a brief history of the tea house and its construction. Would definitely...More
This authentic Japanese Tea House is centered in a beautiful Japanese garden in the heart of Saginaw, MI of all places! Built by Japanese craftsmen - using no nails or glue - the builing is a marvel. Be sure to call ahead to get the...More
My partner and I are very into Japanese culture, and decided this would be a nice stop for something to do on our way through Saginaw.
We did almost miss it! Google Maps marks the location as where the walking entrance in - the driveway...More
My daughter were on a road trip from D.C. to Interlochen, MI. After an overnight stop in Ann Arbor, we needed a driving break a few hours into day 2. She found this place online, and we thought we'd stop.
The driveway is tough to...More
I enjoyed this event with my elderly mother-in-love who is in assisted living and has lived her whole life in Saginaw. While researching on line for things to do, I asked if she knew of the Japanese Cultural Center. She was aware of its existence...More
Do go for one of the tea ceremonies. Very special/unique experience. The grounds are lovely. The teahouse is the real deal - constructed by Japanese artisans. The festival they hold annually is also good fun - many entertaining, interesting acts.
Admission to the gardens is free during hours of operation which is Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 PM from April 1st to October 31st. The cost to enter the Tea House for Tea and Tour is $5 per person. Weddings are $100 per hour... More
Admission to the gardens is free during hours of operation which is Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 PM from April 1st to October 31st. The cost to enter the Tea House for Tea and Tour is $5 per person. Weddings are $100 per hour, photography shoots are $30 per hour, Tea Ceremony reservations are $10 per person on the second Saturday of every month except for December, or you can schedule a private Tea Ceremony with a group of 10 or more people. Our address is 527 Ezra Rust Drive, but our parking entrance is off of Washington Ave.