Tohoku Week – Kanrantei


When you sit down in Kanrantei and served a frothy matcha and sweet wagashi, you may not realize the building you are in may be better traveled in Japan than you. Kanrantei teahouse was a gift to Data Musumine, the daimyo who founded the city of Sendai, from the legendary Japanese leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kanrantei was built in Kyoto as part of Toyotomi’s castle, but it was moved to Edo (Tokyo) by Date and moved to its current spot overlooking scenic Matsushima Bay by his son Date Tadamune. Today, it’s a quiet place to relax and enjoy Japanese tea in the presence of history and natural beauty.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.