Had an amazing time there! Tea master was really knowledgeable and kind and gave thoughtful paper origami cranes as a souvenir! Would highly recommend
This was a great experience, I went with my boyfriend for the tea ceremony with Kimonos. It was fun being able to dress up in kimonos and taking pictures outside before we began the tea ceremony. We both learned so much about the tea experience in Japanese culture and had fun trying to make the tea ourselves afterwards. If you want to learn about the Japanese culture and like tea this is a must do and in Kyoto of all places, where Japanese green powder tea was born. It was very fun and enjoyable, I really recommend this experience.
This tour was amazing! Our tea master was attentive and knowledgeable and she took heaps of photos of my mum and I wearing kimonos. Both my mum and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Mrs. Seiko was very expert about Japanese Tea Ceremony : She do the ceremony with beautiful way
Excellent introduction to Japan. We had a lot of fun, and the photos wearing
kimonos were great!
My partner and I had a surreal experience with our tea master Kimi and the other WAK women in Kyoto. I would totally recommend it to my friends and family when travelling to Japan. A must do!
The people behind the group handling this activity are very helpful, friendly and nice. They appear to be really happy to share this little piece of traditional culture with those who want to have a different kind of visitor's experience in Kyoto.
A few tips to the uninitiated:
The Kimono can be tight but small movements would really help you get to where you need to go, and do what you need to do like sitting daintily on your little stool while watching the tea ceremony
Sitting on your legs may hurt. Especially if you do it long enough. Shift positions every so often, if need be.
Go to the restroom toilet before doning the kimono.
Pay attention to what the Tea Master is sharing.
How to find the location:
The venue can be found across the street from the exit side of the Kyoto National Museum.
It is best to walk the street and look for the store. It has a red, japanese umbrella in front, and a little red sign that says WAK Japan see picture
If you find yourself staring at a shrine to your right this is in fact the Toyokuni Shrine and has reached the stop light and pedestrian line, you have in fact, missed the studio/venue. So walk back a little bit slowly and look for the sign WAK Japan.
We attended the tea ceremony with kimono. It was fun being dressed traditionally and does add to the experience. Hosts are welcoming and lovely. Seiko is very nice and explained the tea traditions well. We had 6 person group total which took more time I prefer smaller groups max 4 to maximize info
It was our second tea ceremony experience and we really liked it!
the owner was wonderful and the experience so real.
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