Services & Fees

Our service offering can be customized to meet the needs and preferences of our visitors. This includes accommodating groups of different sizes. For more information about upcoming events and programs such as workshops and lectures, please visit our Upcoming Events section.

Stroll Tokushima-Saginaw Friendship Garden

Self-guided garden walks are free and open to the public from 12:00- 4:00 pm, April through October. Explore weeping cherry trees, authentic stone lanterns, and a vermillion bridge arching over a rippling stream and waterfall. Enjoy a few moments of peaceful relaxation.

Enjoy Our Tea Ceremony

Public Tea Ceremony

$10/person – 1 hour, held at 2 PM on Saturdays during the season
December-March – every 2nd Saturday. 

Private Tea Ceremony 

For any inquiries or to schedule a private tea ceremony for your group, please contact us at director@japaneseculturalcenter.org to reserve your spot.

Experience the beauty of a tea ceremony firsthand with us. Immerse yourself in its rich history and culture, surrounded by crafted architecture, scrolls, and pottery. Witness practitioners in traditional kimono demonstrate the seamless choreography of this ancient tradition. Conclude the experience with a bowl of matcha green tea and a traditional sweet. Join us for a tranquil escape into the present moment.

Enjoy Our Tea & Tour

$ 5/person – 30 minutes
Walk-ins welcome

For Group Tour – contact us at director@japaneseculturalcenter.org or 989.759.1648

Experience one of the most authentic and complete Japanese teahouses outside of Japan at Awa Saginaw An. Situated in a garden created in 1985, visitors are welcomed to tour the traditional and modern tearooms, mizuya kitchenette, and adjacent tea gardens led by a docent. Discover the rich history of this cultural gem through an introduction to the sister-city relationship, the making of the stroll garden, the tea ceremony, and the Japanese hand tools used to construct the sukiya structure. Guests will enjoy green tea and sweets during the tour. 

Learn How To Prepare Matcha With Our Touch of Tea

$ 20/person – 40 minutes
Reservations with payments required – director@japaneseculturalcenter.org or 989.759.1648

Immerse yourself in the art of Japanese tea ceremony with our interactive hands-on experience. Our practitioners will guide you in using a set of a bamboo scoop, a tea canister, and a bamboo whisk to make your matcha on a personal tray, and savor it with traditional Japanese sweets.
To ensure a personalized experience, group reservations are limited to a maximum of six people.

Covid-19 Policies for Social Distancing and Face-covering

What you need to know: We will closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 and strictly adhere to the prevention guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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