directions to camellia garden teahouse
Camellia has two teahouses in Kyoto. Please check carefully which teahouse your booking is for.
Your booking confirmation will include a link to Google Maps.
Camellia Garden is across the road from Ryoan-ji temple.
The other one, Camellia Flower teahouse, is located to the east of Kyoto, on Ninenzaka.
The team at Camellia all speak English, so if you have difficulty finding the teahouse please give us a call on 070-5656-7808.
Ryoanji-mae Bus Stop (Bus #59 / JR Bus) - 1 minute walk
Close to the bus stop is a pedestrian crossing and traffic lights. To the left of the crossing is a cobbled path that leads through a gate and into a residential neighbourhood. As you exit the cobbled path, Camellia Garden is the first house to right (behind a wall). To find the gate walk straight until you see a parking space.
Ryoanji Station: Keifuku Randen Tram Line - 5 minute walk
Please tell your taxi driver to take you to 'Ryoan-ji Temple'
Ryoan-ji is one of the most visited temples in Kyoto, and every taxi driver will be familiar with the location. Ask the driver to drop you at the traffic lights before the entrance to the temple (not the temple carpark). If there is any confusion or problems, call us on 070-5656-7808 and we will happily give the driver instructions in Japanese.
Alternatively, please show him the following phrase -
茶道体験 カメリア ガーデン (龍安寺店), 京都市右京区龍安寺池ノ下町18番地
Camellia Garden, 18 Ryoanji Ikenoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8003
from overseas (海外より): +81-70-5656-7808
within Japan (国内より): 070-5656-7808
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm (Japan time)