Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House

527 Ezra Rust Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48601- Map It
Phone: (989) 759-1648

AAA Editor Notes

Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House is at the corner of Ezra Rust Dr. and S. Washington Ave. The center offers insights into Japanese culture and the ritual ceremony of tea (chanoyu). Saginaw’s ties with Tokushima, its sister city in Japan, were the impetus for the establishment of the Friendship Garden; many of the trees, bridges and stones used in the garden came from Japan. Guided tours are available.
Gardens free. Tea house tour $5. Full tea ceremony $10. Reservations are required for tea ceremony.
Hours: Gardens and Tea House open Tues.-Sat. noon-4, Apr.-Oct. Traditional tea ceremony is given the second Sat. of most months; phone for schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.