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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.


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of seating available
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

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What You Can Expect

Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop

Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Amanda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Paola M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


Evgeny P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was excellent!

Chien Tai S

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.

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