Enjoy a private Japanese tea ceremony with a maiko, an apprentice geisha, in Osaka for an immersion into Japanese culture. The ceremonial tea ritual is believed to promote a state of general well-being and mindfulness, and involves the preparation and drinking of matcha, a powdered green tea that is loved in Japan. From your maiko, you'll learn about the history of tea in Japan as you sip, and hear tales of the samurai and priests who spread its popularity.
Geisha tea ceremony with a private maiko instructor
Sip on matcha, the famous Japanese powdered green tea
Watch as a maiko prepares the tea and explains the flavors
Learn about the history of the Japanese tea ceremony as you drink