Kyoto: 1-Hour Ginkaku-ji Temple Guided Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 1 hour
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This demonstration lasted about an hour and change and took place in a Buddhist temple in a traditional setting that included paper walls and tatami mats on which we sat. Our host, Marcy, was very proficient and set our small group of five and two small children at ease. Not only did she prepare macha for us to sample but explained the ritual in detail and answered our many questions. Afterward, we sampled Japanese sweets and made our own tea from macha powder with a whisk in large tea vessels. It was a charming experience.
No one else arrived, so we ended up with a private tour. The guide was very kind, and very knowledgeable. It was a great, authentic-feeling experience! Great value for money. I would recommend for those seeking a cultural experience.
Ich lebe zurzeit in Kyoto und habe auch schon das ein oder andere Gericht Zuhause versucht zu kochen. Der Kurs war äußerst gut organisiert und ich habe ein paar Tipps mitgenommen wie was besser geht, Eierrollen zum Beispiel.
It was a truly wonderful, relaxing and inspiring experience. The atmosphere was so calm and our guide was a wonderful woman who shared a lot of history with us that made the experience even more insightful.
Good class with nice introduction of culture! Sparked my interest in zen flower arrangement. Will definitely look into opportunity for learning more when I get back to California.