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The Okyokan is a valuable Japanese house that is not usually open to the public. It was built in 1742 as the shoin (study room) of the Meigenin Temple, which was located in the outskirts of Nagoya City. Later, it was moved to the residence of Mr. Takashi Masuda (Donno) located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, who was the first president of Mitsui & Co. as well as a famous tea master. In 1933, the Okyokan was donated to the Tokyo National Museum. A variety of food, beverages, and activities have been prepared for visitors to enjoy Japanese culture while appreciating the (reproduced) fusuma paintings by Maruyama Okyo, one of the master painters of Japan’s Edo period.

We invite you to take this valuable opportunity of a limited time and pay a visit to the Okyokan.

TOHAKU CHAKAN Official website




For Foreign Visitors to Japan: Experience Authentic Japanese Culture and Activities at the Tokyo National Museum.
Environment, Experience, Education
Recommended activities encompassing the 3 E's

Zen Breathing Method “ZEN KOKYU”


The Zen breathing method is based on the breathing techniques passed down in the 18th century by Hakuin Zenji, the founder of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, in his book Yofune Kanwa. Revived by Yuki Shiina as “ZEN KOKYU”, it has endured through the ages and is still practiced today.


5-Minute KIMONO Experience


At the Okyokan, a kimono dressing experience is offered with carefully tailored kimonos made one by one in Kyoto.


BONSAI Workshop


You can enjoy bonsais created by bonsai artist Kunio Kobayashi at the TOHAKU CHAKAN.
*This is an occasional event. Dates and details will be announced on the official website.



Serving Meals with Carefully Selected Ingredients from All over Japan


A variety of light meals such as udon, soba, and inari are offered. On weekends, a limited-edition set menu is also offered by reservation only.
Take-out is also available.
*Meals will be available from August.

“K&K Canned Food” Made with the Finest Ingredients

The "K&K Canned Food" series of canned foods are offered with zero compromise on ingredients.

“Daichi No Ume" Made from 100% Organic Ingredients

A completely organic plum wine made from organic plums carefully cultivated by Japanese plum farmers and soaked by The CHOYA in organic sugar and organic sake spirit.

ARAMASA, Japanese Sake Brewed in Wooden Vats

ARAMASA, a sake brewery in Akita Prefecture, returns to the traditional methods of the Edo period and brews all its sake in wooden vats.

ICHIRO'S MALT, Japanese Whisky

Ichiro's Malt is a representative of Japanese whisky.







July 14, 2023 (Fri) - January 28, 2024 (Sun)  
The Garden-Okyokan
10:00–16:30 (last order at 16:00)
Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday) from December 23 to January 1, and other holidays.