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Kyoto: 45-Minute Tea Ceremony Experience

Product ID: 60894
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Experience the wonders of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn about the ceremony's history and the different tea-making methods from an English-speaking tea master from Urasenke, the biggest school of tea ceremony in Japan.
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Duration 45 minutes
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English, Japanese, Javanese
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Hear about the history and spirit role of the tea ceremony from a licensed tea master
  • Learn how to make tea according to the rules of the tea ceremony
Full description
You will take you place on the tatami, the traditional Japanese floor mat and be met by your English-speaking host, who is a licensed tea master from Urasenke, the biggest school of tea ceremony in Japan. Watch as the host carries out the ceremonial preparation of matcha, powdered green tea. Then, you will have the chance to make tea yourself, while the host informs you about the history and spiritual role of the tea ceremony and the effects each tea-making method has on its flavor. Afterwards, savor some traditional Japanese sweets

Once the ceremony has come to a close, you will have the chance to take photos and see examples of kimonos and beautiful woven textiles made in the Nishijin district of Kyoto. If you'd like to wear a kimono during the experience, you can select it as an add-on during booking and take photos to remember the experience.
  • 2 flavors of Japanese green tea
  • Traditional Japanese sweets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hair setting

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Important information
Know before you go
• If you choose the Kimono wearing add-on, please come 20 minutes before the start time of the tea ceremony
• There is no dress code for this activity
• If you might have difficulty sitting on floor, please inform the supplier and they will be able to provide chairs
• This tour is recommended for those who wish to learn Japanese traditional culture, as it offers the full version of the thin tea ceremony as opposed to a simplified version customized for foreign tourists

From US$ 28.90 per person

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Product ID: 60894