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Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station

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Kyoto: Local Home Visit Semi-Private Tea Ceremony

1. Kyoto: Local Home Visit Semi-Private Tea Ceremony

Take part in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Meet at in nearby Nijo Castle, Nakagyo Ward of Kyoto. Tea culture has brought from China by Buddhist monk. Nowadays Japanese tea ceremony places are very popular even among Japanese young people. Japanese tea ceremony has established by Mr Sen No Rikyu. Tea ceremony, is a ritual which explores the Zen Buddhist principles of hospitality, simplicity, and harmony in the imperfect. But it’s only a part of long events is called as (Chaji). It’s too hard to sit on the tatami mat in traditional tea room even for Japanese people. We prepare Japanese style cushions (zabuton) for you , and you can come with casual wear. You can feel the peace and it heals you when you taste the tea and watching tea ritual. Let’s try and begin your ceremony by admiring a hanging scroll. You can watch rare hanging scroll even wrote or drown in Edo era(about 400 years ago.) We show you our culture and history as you want to know. As you enter the very Japanese style local home, your tea teacher from Kyoto of Omotesenke Ryu will guide you through the steps of the ceremony. Admire the gentleness and grace of the Omotesenke as the hot water is slowly poured into the green tea powder. Slowly sip your green tea. Taste adorable small Japanese sweets representing the 4 seasons. Appreciate the traditional flower arrangements. Learn about the significance of each step from your Omotsenke as you take part in a meaningful ritual.

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5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

From upon entrance, the hosts were welcoming and very kind. Taught us about the Japanese culture of the tea ceremony and what each step meant. Loved how engaging they were and they also assist you dressing up in a kimono! For the millennials out there, they take many pictures for you during the ceremony and send them across before leaving! (: Adored the whole experience and would recommend it to all. I would like to personally thank the Hosts for such a splendid morning.

It was great fun to get an insight into the processes of a real tea ceremony and to mix your own matcha with a chic hairstyle and kimono. Aya and Manabu were super friendly and ready to answer any question. They also take pictures so that you can concentrate fully on the experience.

The Tea Ceremony was prepared prefektly . We were amazed with The knowlege and perfektion of our hosts. We strongly recommend this touch of japanese coulture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super atmosphere!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best hour of japanese tradition

Nice experience to learn the traditions and to try the tea ceremony. Under the guidance of two sweet and curious host and lady

Very educational and extremely professional. They are the only tea house to be owned and operated by true Japanese people.