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Private Tea Ceremony Experience with Japanese Sweets

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Get a taste of Japanese culture at a private tea ceremony, make powdered green tea, and indulge in Japanese sweets with an English-speaking tea master.

Highlights

  • Experience the spirit of the tea ceremony at Kyoto with a tea master in a private setting for 45 mins.

  • Get a hands-on demonstration in English of what goes into making powdered green tea, and make some light green tea.

  • Enjoy the tradition of Japanese tea culture and have some dried sweets with some thick green tea brewed by the master.

  • Fun Fact: At the tea ceremony house, the walls have been displayed with handwritten calligraphy from the 15th grand master of the Urasenke tea ceremony school.

Inclusions

  • 45-min private tea ceremony

  • 2 flavors of Japanese green tea

  • Fresh traditional sweets

Exclusions

  • Kimono (available at an extra cost)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Tea Ceremonies of the Samurai Era

Join a tea master in a 45-min private tea ceremony to experience the charm of small ceremonies that were popular in the Samurai period. Journey through the serenity of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony as the head oversees each step of the preparation process. You will enjoy matcha and sweets as you experience the harmony of seasons and flavors.

Tea and Sweets? It's a Date!

Enjoy 2 kinds of powdered green tea, thick and light, and dried traditional sweets made to suit the tea and to resemble the seasons in Japan. In your Japanese tea ceremony, you’ll find thick tea is common, but it's rare to find light tea in a cafe. Get involved and learn the way of making tea to realize the elegance and rarity of the tradition. While you can learn from your host how to make light tea, relish some thick green tea prepared by the master from Urasenke, one of the most famous tea schools in Japan.

Important Information

  • Chairs are available for guests who have difficulty sitting on the floor.

Restrictions

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 3 and under.

Timings

  • Daily: 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, & 4:45pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Tea Ceremony Koto.

  • Address: Japan, 〒603-8377 Kyoto, Kita Ward, Kinugasanishi Goshonouchicho, 37.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Kinkakujimichi. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 市営12, 市営204乙, 市営205乙, 市営59,and 市営M1 to get you there.

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