Teahouse Island Tours
September 5, 2020 - September 7, 2020
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Japanese Garden > Tea House Island
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The private Teahouse Island of the Japanese Garden will be open for guided public tours on Labor Day Weekend. Normally closed to the public, visitors can see the Garden’s soan, the farm hut-style teahouse, which was a gift from Missouri’s sister state of Nagano prefecture in Japan. Originally built in Japan, the teahouse was reassembled on-site by Japanese craftsmen and dedicated during a Shinto ceremony in 1977. Visitors can also see a snow-viewing lantern, yukimi-doro, a gift from St. Louis’ sister city of Suwa, Japan. 


Teahouse Island tour tickets are $10 in addition to Garden admission. Tours leave every hour on the hour between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a maximum group size of 10 people per tour.

Tickets for Teahouse Island tours will be available for day-of purchase only — first-come, first-served — beginning at 10 a.m. each day at the entrance to the Japanese Garden near the English Woodland Garden. 
Visitors purchasing tickets will receive a timed ticket and must arrive at the tour starting point no more than 15 minutes before or 5 minutes after the tour time. All tour sales are final. Visitors who miss their appointed time may not attend later tours.