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Nagakute-City Rinshou Hanaen

World EXPO Rinshou Hanaen, Japanese Gardens and Tea Ceremony House

The Rinshou Hanaen Japanese Garden and Tea Ceremony House were developed by the Aichi Prefectural Government in the Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Park (Expo Park, Moricoro Park), the former site of the 2005 World EXPO, as a place where people of all ages and nationalities could enjoy traditional Japanese aesthetics, views, spirit and etiquette.

The well-landscaped gardens are surrounded by picturesque ponds and tributaries crossed by quaint bridges. Interesting rock formations, abundant greenery and trees that change with the seasons, make the Rinshou Hanaen Gardens enjoyable year round. Small pathways guide you around the larger Kaede Pond and the medium sized Medaka Pond, providing a relaxing walk route.

In the center of the main garden is the traditional Tea Ceremony House, Kamare-tei, named after the nearby river. The Tea Ceremony House can be rented for very reasonable rates, and provides visitors with an opportunity to participate in the tea ceremony and experience Japanese culture and nature together, as they enjoy the aesthetics of the tea ceremony, and the stunning seasonal views of the water, rocks and lush vegetation surrounding it.

Walking the area, you may even come across another attraction to the east of the gardens, Satsuki and Mei’s house, a life sized reproduction of the home of Satsuki and Mei, the children in the popular animated Tonari no Tottoro (My Neighbor Tottoro) movie.


Location : 〒480-1342
1533-1, Otsu, Ibaragabasama, Nagakute-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : •Garden: Free
•Tea House: Usage fees for the tea rooms vary according to room and period of time desired, from ¥2,470 to ¥6,170, and requires reservation. Simple tea with Japanese sweet (no seating provided) ¥500 (no reservation required); served from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Sundays and holidays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
days / hours
: •From April to October: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
•From November to March: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Parking : Regular cars ¥500 (capacity 1,811)
Large vehicles ¥1,650 (capacity 69)
Motorcycles ¥200 (capacity 68)
Discounts available for guests with disabilities
(Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Park (Expo Park) Parking area)
Holidays : Closes on Mondays (next day if Monday is a holiday)
Tea House loses also for year end and New Year's from December 29th to January 1st.
*: Tea House opens even on Mondays during the school year's Spring, Summer and Winter breaks.
Phone number : 0561-64-1130
Restrictions : Food and drinks not allowed within the garden premises.
Pets not allowed to enter the garden premises.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Fujigaoka Station of the subway Higashiyama Line (board from Nagoya Station), take the Linimo and alight at Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Station. Walk southwards 1min. About 15min walk from the Park's gates to the facility.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Take the Nagoya Seto Road from the Tomei Expressway Nisshin JCT, exit at the Nagakute I.C. and drive for approx. 5 minutes or exit at the Tomei Expressway Nagoya I.C. and drive east for approx. 20 minutes.

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