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Chado Research Center Galleries : Chado Research Galleries (茶道資料館)


General Information

Chado Research Center Galleries 
Urasenke Center 682 Teranouchi Agaru, Horikawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 602-0073
Phone: +81-75-431-6474
9:30 -16:30  (last admission 16:00)
Every Monday except January 13 and February 10. February 12 (Wed) will also be closed

About the Facility:

The Chado Research Center was opened in 1979. The museum is located in the Urasenke Center in Kamigyo-ku. The museum is a center of tea ceremony research and holds a vast collection of tea ceremony related documents. Artworks related to tea ceremony are displayed in the exhibition rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors. The Konnichian Library is located on 2nd floor and the library holds about 55,000 library materials related to chado history, literature, religion, architecture, gardens, arts and crafts, and cooking

Related Link(s)

The following institutions are member of Chado Research Center Galleries. For students and faculty of these institution,  please present  your student ID (学生証),  student notes (生徒手帳) or faculty ID (職員証) for free admission.

Summary of Collection(s)


  • Exhibition: The exhibit displays a variety of art works and documents related to tea ceremony.

Konnichian Library:

  • Collection Size: 55,000 volumes

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

Online Resource(s)



JR Kyoto station (京都駅):

  • By Bus (about 30 minutes):
    • Please Take Kyoto City Bus #9

    • Get off at Horikawa-Teranouchi (堀川寺之内) stop.

    • Walk to the facility (about 2 minutes).

How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Facility

Admission Fee: 

College students
High school students
and younger
500 yen 400 yen 300 yen

Visiting the Library

Service Hours: 10:00 -16:00  Saturday: 10:00- 15:00 

Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, New Year's Holidays.

Prior to the Visit: No Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required 

Note: Reading only.  The special collection are not available for reading.

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