Japanese Cultural Center, Saginaw

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  • Lovely tranquil place in Saginaw if you want to enjoy a peaceful evening with your mate or visit with your friends for a neat thing to do on a summer afternoon!  more »
  • This authentic Japanese Tea House is centered in a beautiful Japanese garden in the heart of Saginaw, MI of all places! Built by Japanese craftsmen - using no nails or glue - the builing is a marvel. ...  more »
  • Nearby, organizing your Japanese people come. More Michigan Japan garden in the miotori compared with the Japan grounds on the West Coast, we are good, I think. It is made of for the sister cities of Saginaw and Tokushima, Tokushima's Carpenter. The cherry blossom season is recommended.
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  • My partner and I are very into Japanese culture, and decided this would be a nice stop for something to do on our way through Saginaw. We did almost miss it! Google Maps marks the location as where the walking entrance in - the driveway is actually on S. Washington Ave, before you turn onto Ezra Rust Rd! There is a tiny sign that says "Japanese Gardens Parking" so don't miss it! The gardens themselves were a little underwhelming. You must keep to the path, but unfortunately there is very little path to walk on. I wish we could have gone closer to the lake or around more scenery but we didn't want to break the rules. The $5 tea house tour is absolutely adorable and worth it. We were greeted by the sweetest and funniest Japanese woman who was more than willing to tell us the history of the tea house, the importance of the way it was build, and a general knowledge on traditional tea ceremonies, (since we were not there on a designated tea ceremony day) She was worth the trip 100%, I loved her. She made us the best cup of green tea I've ever had, and two traditional Japanese sweets - an adzuki bean agar jelly and a soft, sweet cookie. After your tour, you're given complimentary postcards and origami. Very cute!
  • Excellent chance to experience the Japanese culture. The tea ceremony is very interesting and educational. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Beautiful, unique building and wonderful place to learn something about Japanese culture with a traditional tea ceremony by a beautiful lady, Yoko Mossner, the founder.
  • good place really good view of the lage i would recommend strongly for weddings and gatherings
  • So beautiful, would love to have plant identifying plaques. But overall it was a great barrier free.

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