Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko Experience
- Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko is an ideal place to start your historical and cultural tour of Sakai
- Walk into the Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Museum and learn about Japanese tea master Sen no Rikyu as well as Toyotomi Hideyoshi's story
- Enter Yosano Akiko's world of poetry with images and sounds. Get to know this famous poet's dramatic life through her text inside the Yosano Akiko Museum
- Enjoy green tea and all kinds of Sakai sweets presented by the master of Japanese tea ceremony when you choose to take part of the Ryurei Teicha experience
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Itching to immerse yourself in ancient Japanese culture while at Sakai, Osaka? The Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko is exactly the place for you to visit. This new museum complex is where you can experience Sakai through two of its most famous figures, Sen no Rikyu and Yosano Akiko. At the Yosano Akiko Museum, you can learn about this renowned Sakai-born poet and her significant contributions to Japanese literature. Then, at the Sen no Rikyu Chanoyu Museum, study this famous tea master and how tea is vital to the country's culture. You can also choose to experience Chanoyu (tea ceremony) at the plaza's experience rooms where you can sit in a chair and enjoy tea in the casual Ryurei style. Dessert will be served in the Chanoyu Experience Rooms as well.