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“Very little to see except the view.”
Review of Kanrantei

Kanrantei
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Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 805 helpful votes
“Very little to see except the view.”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Whilst this may be a very old tea house there is nothing to it except a nice view. The museum attached has 2 or 3 worthwhile exhibits but no descriptions. It needs developing and some English descriptions.

Visited April 2014
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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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“Tea Ceremony in the Kanrantei”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I had a magical Autumn Visit to Matsushima, famous for its bay with its pine tree laden islands and its ranking as one of Japan's three most scenic views.

I was fortunate that the visit included a Tea Ceremony in the Kanrantei. The Kanrentai is a Momoyama style tea house originally built in Kyoto by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who gave it to Date Masamune for his service.

The sunset and dawn views across Matsushima Bay are particularly beautiful- a wonderful contrast and break with metropolitan life.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Kanrantei and Matsushima Historical Museum behind. My 3rd pick.”
Reviewed 14 January 2008

We stayed overnight in Matsushima May 2006.
Kanrantei Teahouse was originally built in Kyoto for Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He later gifted it to the Date Clan and in 1645 it was shifted to a small island on the shoreline. Behind it and on the same island is the small Matsushima Historical Museum.
Both are worth a visit.

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