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Japanese Authentic Tea House in Yugawara


What distinguishes SHOFU AN from other tea houses is its picturesque mountainside location overlooking the Manazuru ocean, the lush trees and plants that create a serene atmosphere, and the seasonal sounds of birds and insects. It truly transports you to ancient Japan.

SHOFU AN is a traditional Tea House, distinct from the urban counterparts, offering its guests an unparalleled, immersive Tea Ceremony experience, resounding with the harmonious symphony of the surrounding nature.

Upon your arrival at SHOFU AN, you will be greeted by the tea master and the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Manazuru ocean. Since you are the only group of guests for the day, your journey into the ancient Japanese art is guaranteed to be completely private and unforgettable.

Shofu An

Experience the rich heritage of ancient Japan.

1F Main Tea Room

2F Floating Tea Room

Tea Master

Your guide to true Sado experiences

Haruyoshi Fujino

藤 野 晴 由

A former business elite who thrived in Japan’s retail industry, Fujino has journeyed across the globe, pursuing studies in the United States and venturing into entrepreneurship in Singapore. Today, he serves as a retail consultant and advisor for multinational corporations.

In the second phase of his life, spanning over a decade, he has dedicated himself to the world of Japanese Tea Ceremony. His inspiration for embarking on this journey was a deep-seated desire to introduce the pinnacle of Japanese cultural art, known as Sado or the way of tea, to international audiences with the utmost authenticity.

Juggling his active role in the corporate world, his involvement in tea-related activities occurs sporadically. He also delves into the reasons behind the growing interest of business elites from around the world in the way of tea.

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Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.

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This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.


5 minutes from the nearest station.  100 minutes by train from Tokyo.

〒259-0311 Kanagawa Ken Ashigarashimo Gun Yugawaramachi Fukuura 83-16

100 minutes by train from Tokyo.  20 minutes walk from the nearest station Manazuru Station (5 minutes by taxi)
Pick-up service at Manazuru Station, Yugawara station or your hotel is also available based on the distance.  Please consult with us.