Washington, DC 20036
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Just a short walk away from busy Massachusetts Avenue, hidden on the grounds of the Embassy of Japan, is an oasis of calm and ancient culture. Nestled among pine and cherry blossom trees, sits the authentic Japanese tea house named Ippakutei. Considered the greatest of its kind outside of Japan, Ippakutei, the 'Tea House of a Hundred Years,' was built in 1960 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
Open to the public, no registration required.
How to reach us?
The JICC is conveniently located in the Golden Triangle district. Visitors to our center will enjoy the modern Japanese ambiance and the many events held in our award-winning facilities, which include a 130-seat auditorium. We are located near Farragut North on the Red line and Farragut West on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines.
Parking: There is after-business street parking along 18th St NW and the surrounding area starting at 6:30 PM. There are also multiple parking garages on 18th Street NW and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, we are unable to validate these tickets.
Please note: Please note, parking is not available at the Old Ambassador's Residence.
Only registered guests with valid photo I.D. will be able to enter.
Parking is not available at Ippakutei Tea House or the Embassy of Japan grounds. Only guests with valid photo I.D. will be able to enter. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. No admission or re-entry after 3:50 p.m.
Photographing Ippakutei Tea House is permitted, but photographing the Embassy building is strictly prohibited.
The Old Ambassador's Residence is located at 2516 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Notes: Ippakutei Tea House Tour - JICC: Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
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