Shimogyo, Japan
Save to Wishlist

Select Date and Travellers

Number of travellers
Loading available options...

Save to Wishlist

clock-o1 hour 10 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this 50-minute private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn more about the intricacies of this timeless custom. A private guide is included.
  • Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) in Kyoto
  • Learn the carefully-practiced ritual and elegant customs of this ancient Japanese ceremony
  • Enjoy your tea ceremony inside a private room at Ju-An, a special center dedicated to this special ritual
  • Observe as your tea is carefully boiled, poured and mixed with the matcha (green tea powder)
  • Savor your tea with a Japanese sweet snack
  • Private guide ensures personalized service


Viator Traveller's Reviews

9 reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
, Jul 2018

Wonderfully informative hostess and a lovely setting to learn more about tea and cultural significance. My three teenagers and I were completely engaged with our charming hostess and the information she shared. She encouraged questions and photographs. Lovely experience and a small setting which is the perfect way to enjoy such a detailed cultural experience. Highly recommend!

, Aug 2017

The tea master very well shows and explains the steps and the meaning of the tea ceremony, in good English. You can then try the preparation for yourself and taste the prepared matcha tea with traditional sweets and ask more questions. Very nice private experience for just the 3 of us.

, Nov 2016

I really enjoyed this traditional Tea Ceremony experience, it captures the Japanese culture and appreciation of the simple things in life, to slow down and 'smell the roses' so to speak, well worth it.

My only criticism was the directions... they could have said, 100m past the 7 Eleven shop turn left down a narrow lane way. Instead it took 30min to find, with a friendly local going out of her way to find a street or place even she never heard of.

, Oct 2016

It was great to see the ceremony happen, as well as finding out more about some of the history and customs surrounding it. As a couple of people have mentioned, it is a little tricky to find being down a side street, the experience was definitely a good one though - I enjoyed doing it all myself as part of the experience.

, Sep 2016

We did the private tea ceremony just after arriving to Kyoto.

It was a great experience. First we watched the ceremony and then we got to perform it ourselves. We learned the meaning beyond this very symbolic occasion and I feel it not only put us in the proper mental state for Kyoto but enhanced our experience.

I highly recommend it.

, Aug 2016

My family and Í enjoyed our visit, outside was a trsnquill little garden and koi pond. It is located in á small back street.

, Jul 2016

The tea ceremony was very interesting to watch, and our hostess was very patient with all of our questions about the customs. I learned so much about the Japanese culture and process.

, Jul 2016


, May 2016

It was excellent!

Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785
Product code: 25734P1

Explore Similar Things to Do