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Flower Teahouse: Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

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Experience the charm of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn to prepare a perfect bowl of matcha from your host and savor local sweets.

Highlights

  • Let your senses be immersed in an authentic tea ceremony conducted in a traditional machiya, a beautiful wooden townhouse.

  • An expert instructor will teach you the basics of making perfect matcha tea, with everything provided including locally produced matcha and sweets.

  • You’re not merely following steps, you’ll be discovering the intricate aspects of the ceremony from the utensils to the layout of the room.

  • Go for the private tea ceremony option for a more personalized event. Upgrade to a kimono rental to add a more authentic touch to your experience.

  • Fun Fact: In earlier times, matcha tea was only enjoyed by aristocracy and Buddhist monks, becoming more widely affordable after the 16th century.

Inclusions

  • Shared/private tea ceremony experience

  • English-speaking host

  • Matcha, sweets, and everything needed to make tea

  • Kimono rental (optional upgrade)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Be a part of Kyoto’s tea culture

The Camellia Flower Teahouse offers an authentic tea ceremony experience and a chance to participate in a centuries-old ritual. Step inside a machiya, traditional townhouses that are disappearing due to urban development, with a warm welcome from your instructor. Before the actual ceremony, you will get a brief introduction into the history and culture surrounding tea. One traditional sweet later the instructor will be guiding you through the process of making a frothy bowl of matcha. Any and all questions are welcomed, so feel free to sate your curiosity about Japanese culture.

Your ticket options explained

You have the choice between a private or shared tea ceremony experience. The private ceremony offers your own host and tearoom, perfect for a small circle of family and friends, while the shared ceremony is a great chance to mingle with fellow enthusiasts. If you are accompanied by a guide or a translator, opt for the private ceremony which they can join at no extra cost. Kimono rental is a further upgrade for both options, adding another layer of authenticity to the experience.

What’s not allowed

  • Please do not take videos in shared ceremonies, photos can be taken with flash turned off. Short videos can be taken in private ceremonies.

Additional note

  • Tea ceremonies are conducted in English. If you intend to bring a translator or a guide, please book a private ceremony. Translators or guides can join private tea ceremonies free of charge.

  • Like strong coffee, matcha has a high caffeine content. The teahouse prefers not to serve the tea to children under the age of 6, but the final decision rests with the parents.

  • All the sweets are vegan, gluten free, and nut free.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Camellia Tea Ceremony Flower Teahouse.

  • Address: 349-12 Masuyacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0826, Japan.

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