Service: Very friendly and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Impeccable cleanliness. Washroom outside the Darden inside Sumpu Park (equipped for physically-impaired visitors)
Prices: very reasonable
Strong points: top-class local tea. Beautiful wagashi. Splendid Japanese park.English pamphlet available. English-speaking staff.
If you visit Sumpu Park in the center of Shizuoka City you ought to visit one place secluded inside for a true Japanese experience: Momijiyama Japanese Garden and its tearoom!
If you come to the right time of the year you will be welcomed by flowering cherry trees!
Once past the entrance where you can book tea and wagashi cake at the tea room walk along the wooden platform to reach the inner Japanese garden.
The general view of the park, an ever-changing landscapes according to the seasons!
Beautiful pond with Japanese carps!
Take your time and walk around!
Plenty of flowering trees along the seasons!
This part of the garden was design to represent Mount Fuji looming over green tea fields!
The tea room!
A look at the “engawa/surrounding hall” on the right of the tea room!
You are invited inside as soon as a seat is available and upon producing your ticket you will be served either sencha tea or macha tea with a wagashi Japanese cake.
You can put your bag under the table!
I personally asked macha tea!
My Wagashi Japanese cake represented a rape flower and plant!
Good news for vegans and vegetarians!
The macha was served in beautiful bowls!
Mine was decorated with wisteria!
Some of my friends had ordered sencha sets!
With a different type of wagashi Japanese cake!
We were all served houji cha before leaving!
A peaceful corner!
Check the tea selection on sale!
Take your time to enjoy the park before leaving!
MOMIJIYAMA JAPANESE GARDEN IN SUMPU PARK, SHIZUOKA CITY
Access (inside Sumpu Park):
5 minutes on foot from Shin-Shizuoka Station on the Shizutetsu Railway Line
10 minutes on foot from JR Shizuoka Station
15 minutes by car from Shizuoka Interchange on the Tomei expressway
Shizuoka City is one hour by Shinkansen Bullet Train from Tokyo and two hours from Kyoto
Opening hours: 09:00~16:30
Closed on Mondays (if Monday is a National Holiday, open on Monday and closed on Tuesday).
Closed from December 29th to January 3rd
Check admission fees at entrance
Interpretation services by citizen volunteers are available on reservation in several languages. For further details contact the Parks and Green Areas Division of City Hall at (054) 221-1121 or the Tea Room Office at (054) 251-0016
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