About us

What is "Tanigawa"?

It is only one Ochaya at Minami area (around Doutonnbori-river) of Osaka, and takes over Geisha's culture and tradition.

We have 3 private Ozashiki rooms and can arrange seats for 2 to 20 guests.

What is an Ochaya?

An Ochaya is a tea house.

This is not a cafe or tea house as you've seen in Western culture.

Based on our guests budget, generally, what we do is arrange parties.

At these parties, our guests can have food and drinks, and also spend time with Geisha.

Nowadays, it's a great way to have an immersive experience of Japanese traditional culture and relax at the same time.

What is a Geisha?

A Geisha is a female entertainer and they have practiced their arts for centuries here in Japan.

A Geisha puts on beautiful kimonos, goes to private parties, and entertains the guests while serving sake to the guests.

During her time with the guests she shares her skills of dance, singing, and playing different music.

As you know, geisha are very famous all over the world now.

Maybe you have seen geisha in theater or movies.

The main character of the Opera "Madama Butterfly", written by Giacomo Puccini, is a geisha. Have you seen the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha"? The main character is also a geisha.

These stories are fiction, though.

Real geisha are highly skilled and proud artists.

(This photo is taken at Noh Theater. )

Corresponding to a language

Patrons from abroad must retain and bring at least one interpreter who speaks Japanese.


Ochaya "Tanigawa"

2-4-29 shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0082 Japan

Phone: +81-06-6211-2219

E-mail: tanigawa@mail.707.to


Available by reservation only.

By the subway

You get off at Nipponbashi station (Sakaisuji Line, Sennichimae Line, Kintetsu Line).

About 6minutes walk from exit No.6


Metered street parking is available near our house.