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Experience the traditions of Japan at a tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options—one is hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and the other ceremony is complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who provides translation.
If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
Experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a 300 year old samurai residence in Kyoto. An experienced teacher leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience a centuries-old practice, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
Go behind the scenes to experience one of Japan’s oldest living traditions with this hands-on tea ceremony, performed in a 300-year-old samurai house. Learn the ins and outs of the age-old cultural form, including how to brew the perfect cup of Matcha. Kimonos are available on-site, so you can dress the part.
Japanese sweets (Wagashi) making & Tea ceremony in Kimono in Osaka. You will make a Japanese confectionery and Green tea. You can experience the tea ceremony with the confectionery you made. During the tea ceremony, you will dress up with Kimono.
Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this 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 about the intricacies of this timeless custom.
Tea ceremony, temple spotting and transport by train: do all three on this tour of historic Uji from Kyoto. After traveling to the city by train, walk to iconic Ujibashi Bridge with a guide, passing through Nakanoshima Park, and stop at a Taihoan teahouse to enjoy the important business of taking tea. Before your return to Kyoto, visit Byōdō-in, Uji’s striking Buddhist temple, which dates to the Heian period, and hear about its history from your guide.
Experience the rare opportunity to step inside a traditional Kyoto machiya, a wooden Japanese townhouse, and immerse yourself in the uniquely Japanese culture of the tea ceremony. In a small group of no more than six people, learn the basic concepts and ideas of tea ceremony, as well as the required etiquette. Watch a demonstration of the way of tea, then make your own. Your instructor guides you in how to drink it and also serve you a traditional Japanese cake.
Get schooled in the movements and artistry of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony during this private, guided, 90-minute experience in Kyoto. Discover the history and utensils used in the tea ceremony, along with the history of green tea. Then observe the traditional boiling, pouring and preparing involved in the ceremony, led by a lecturer at Urasenke, one of the country’s most famous tea schools. You’ll also get the chance to try making your own powdered green tea and finish with a traditional Japanese lunch.
Kimono & Tea Ceremony Experience near Golden Pavilion Kyoto
You can experience authentic Japanese tea ceremony in that you can drink tea that a host makes and also tea you make by yourselves.
Our session was chosen by many VIP guests invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
and we have received the handwriting calligraphy from 15th grand master of Urasenke school.
The main stream of Kyoto’s English tea ceremony is that a host will make tea as a demonstration and then customers will tea by themselves.
However, in the real tea ceremony, it is impossible for customers to make tea by themselves. Also, the taste of tea changes depending on how you make tea. In our plan, you can have tea that a host makes and the one that you make as well.
Organic matcha tea made in UJI KYOTO and Japanese cookie (dried sweet) is included in this course.
Fans of matcha will appreciate this hands-on workshop on Japanese tea, which combines instructive lessons in traditional matcha preparation with a bonafide tea ceremony experience. Listen to enriching background on the little-known history behind the sacred ritual, once favored by monks and samurais. Learn how to brew top-quality matcha from an organic farm, and enjoy your tea with cakes from a famous Kyoto confectionary—all in a traditional townhouse.
- Discover Kyoto's special streets with their quaint atmosphere, as if you had time-slipped into ancient times.
Kiyomizuzaka is the name of an area that is composed of several streets with a traditional feel of Kyoto. In the area, we also take you to the most colorful temple in Kyoto called Yasakakoshindo.
- A variety of local street foods will take you to Kiyomizu-Dera
After that, we'll enjoy local snacks and foods there! We'll then visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. We'll also visit Otowa Waterfall, which brings you good luck. Let's try the Japanese way of worshipping together.
- Lead yourself into a world of an elegant and peaceful Tea Ceremony
Enjoy traditional-style tea ceremony with Japanese sweets in a sophisticated room surrounded by tea utensils.
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Learn the serene practice of traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a tea house near beautiful Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. An experienced teacher leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience a centuries-old practice, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
Indulge in not one, but two of Japan's liquid delicacies, tea and sake. On this all inclusive, private 7 hour tour explore Kyoto's tea and sake making capitals of Uji and Fushimi. Learn all about the way tea and sake are produced, sample some for yourself, and delve into the rich history and scenic views of both areas. Only slightly off the beaten path, avoid the crowds at the main tourist spots while you have your own expert, native English speaking guide show you around.
Some highlights include multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, a unique tea experience where you will learn the proper way to prepare Kyoto's finest of all green teas, including eating said tea leaves with ponzu sauce! In Fushimi sample sake, see some of a sake brewery, and enjoy the old sake facilities. Everything from temples, lunch, and sake are 100% included so no need to stress about hidden fees. For half day tours focusing on only one area check out the 4 hour "Only Tea" and "Only Sake" options.
Visit Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto which was founded by the priest Yousai, who was known for introducing the tradition of drinking tea from China.
Walk around Gion, where the bustling atmosphere of Kyoto can be felt.
Experience first-hand Japanese culture at its most elegant with an authentic tea ceremony at Fukujuen, a long-established tea shop.
Walk around Nishiki Market, said to be Kyoto's kitchen, for the last leg of the tour.
This is exclusive walking tour with a Geisha during the day time.
Meeting with geisha and walking down the Gosho-south area(Kiyamachi ～Teramachi ) with Geisha.
You can do shopping with Geisha and taking photos with her.
Then having tea at 100 years old Kyoto style house. You can ask Geisha for making tea for you.
You will have a special experiences here.
You can try on real Geisha’s formal Kimono, Geisha clogs and hair accessories. Geisha will help you to wear!
The Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha. And with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. This is really a good chance to experience the Japanese traditional culture.
Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years.
To the present, you can get in touch with many traditional cultures even outskirts of Kyoto city.
In this tour, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and the Uji Byodo-in, whose figure is so beautiful and widely known as it is depicted in Japanese money. Uji is also famous for producing good Japanese tea.
Finally, you will visit the major sake producing district and enjoy tasting some of the different types of Japanese sake.