Gen-an is a hide-out traditional tea room, 2 minutes walk from Ginkaku-ji temple.
It is named from the original owner "Sougen Hika", the associate professor of Urasenke, one of the biggest tea-family. "Gen" comes from Sougen and "An" means hermitage.
This tea room is originally built attached to the house of Sougen, and recently we partially renovated to welcome you.
Though the garden is small and we still need caring, the moss grows mottled, there are camellias, pinetree, Japanese maple and various seasonal plants. The water in the pond is coming from
Daimonji mountain, frogs and river crabs are coming in summer, you can feel each of the four seasons of Kyoto.
We hope you will have relaxed time in here.