Services & Fees

Stroll the Japanese Garden

Our Garden is open to the public, weather permitting, from 12:00- 4:00 pm, April through October, at no charge.*

*Please note – as of September 1, 2021: the gardens are back open. Our pump has been fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Enjoy our Tea and Tour

We are open April -October (Tuesday – Saturday). We will conduct an informational garden and tea house tour of their history and construction as well as serve you green tea and “sweets” in the tea house for the cost of $5.00 per person. **This is not a Tea Ceremony.** Tea and tours by reservation only. Times will be 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm with a maximum capacity of 15 people per tour.
To make a reservation: or 989.759.1648.

Enjoy our Traditional Tea Ceremony

We present our Traditional Tea Ceremony the 2nd Saturday of every month all throughout the year (except December), weather permitting. We will serve you Matcha Tea (powdered green tea) and Japanese sweets at a cost of $10.00 per person*. Please make a reservation: or 989.759.1648.

*Please note: Tea Ceremony reservation purchases are final. No refunds will be issued. Transferring reservations to an alternate date is not allowed. Due to high demand, tickets for Tea Ceremonies must be reserved and paid for in advance.

Schedule a Private Tea Ceremony for Your Group

(minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 persons)

Cost is $10.00 per person. Please email or call 989.759.1648 for available dates and times and to make a reservation.

Covid-19 Policies and Schedule

What you need to know: We will continue to follow all of the current social distancing and mask guidelines as the stated by the CDC. Within the tea house masks are still required.

Schedule: Tea and Tour available by appointment only at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Appointments must be made no less than 24 hours in advance. Private Tea Ceremonies are limited to no more than 15 guests and require at least 7-day notice.

Weddings limited to no more than 50 people and masks and social distancing required. Masks are required when coming in to sign wedding contract.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens
527 Ezra Rust Drive
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Phone: 989.759.1648

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