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Kyoto: Tea Ceremony with Kimono Wearing

Product ID: 12310
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Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony in a machiya townhouse while wearing a kimono. Learn how to prepare a traditional tea ceremony and how to conduct yourself as host and guest. Savor a delicious green tea with Japanese sweets, and take photos in the garden.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Kimono (Traditional Japanese Clothes) wearing
  • Chance to enjoy authentic Tea Ceremony
  • Chance to see KYOMACHIYA (Traditional Wooden Town House)
  • Admission to a near-by former sake brewery with a little sake tasting!
Full description
Kimono wearing and Tea Ceremony experiences in one time

There are many programs which let you enjoy tea ceremonies, Also there are many companies where you can wear Kimono (traditional Japanese clothes). However this is probably the only package which lets you enjoy both Kimono-wearing and Tea Ceremoy at one time within one hour. The place we use for kimono wearing and tea ceremony is our traditional wooden house called "KYO MACHIYA"

Enjoy this program at a traditional wooden house “KYOMACHIYA”

KYOMACHIYA is a traditional town house of Kyoto mainly made of wood and mortal. It is a long and narrow house nicknamed as "eel's bedroom". The front side facing a street is covered by dark vertically slatted window called “Koshi"(straight lattice window). Once you enter the inside, small tatami mat rooms and a small courtyard garden are found. These types of houses are now giving their ways to modern building and decreasing in number. We are, therefore, very pleased to be able to offer you a chance to see the inside of one of the city's beautiful precious assets.

Schedule

Please make sure to come on time since Kimono wearing will begin from starting time.

First you can enjoy wearing Kimono. Typically you will be offered two set of Kimono for you to choose from. Our English speaking staff can help you wear your favorite one while explaining a bit about Kimono in general. Then you can proceed to our tea room with your kimono on.

At the end of the program, you can take pictures of yourself by using your own camera with a beautifully restored traditional room as a background.

Furthermore, we will give you an admission ticket to a near-by former sake brewery (only 2 minute walk) called "Horino Memorial Museum", there you can enjoy seeing the brewery to learn sake brewing process and their original sake & beer tasting! The brewery closes at 5pm. If you wish to visit the brewery on the same day, you can come at 3PM so that you can enjoy visiting the brewery before "Tea with Kimono" experience. Alternately you can use the ticket on the next day. (Please note that the brewery closes normally on Mondays and some exceptions. We can give you the exact schedule when you call us.)
Includes
  • Tea Ceremony (Place, instructor, tea, sweet)
  • Kimono experience (place, instructor, kimono to rent)
  • Admission to sake brewery
What’s Not Included
  • Travel costs to the place (WAKJAPAN house)
  • Cancellation must be made no later than 7 days prior to the program to avoid any cancellation charge. No refund will be made for any cancellations notified to WAKJAPAN after that time

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Access 1 10 minutes walk From Exit No.1 of “Karasuma Oike Station”, Kyoto city subway. Go up to the ground via exit No.1. Walk eastbound for 5 minutes along Oike Street until you find the real estate agent called “Century 21" on your left. Turn left at the corner of “Century 21,” walk northbound for another 5 minutes, and cross two streets. When you cross Nijo Street, look for a traditional wooden house on your right. • Access 2 5 minutes walk from Exit No.7 of “Marutamachi Station”, Kyoto city subway. Go up to the ground via exit No.7. Walk southbound for 2 minutes along Karasuma Street until Ebisugawa Street. Turn left on Ebisugawa Street, walk eastbound for another 2 minutes, and cross three streets. Turn right on the fourth street (Takakura Street) and you can find a traditional wooden house “wakwak-kan” on your left.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The former sake brewery is open from 10 AM-5 PM. If you want to do this program and sake brewery tour on the same day, please come to WAKJAPAN house at 3 PM at the latest so that you can enjoy visiting the brewery first then come to WAKJAPAN to take this "Kimono & Tea" program. Alternatively, you can come to the brewery on the next day with the tickets presented to you. Please note that the brewery normally closes on Mondays, with additional occasional closures on other days. The local partner can tell you the precise closure days when you call them
• This program is an open program. You may have other people sharing it with you. You may miss some parts if you come later than 4 PM
• Children younger than the age of 4 may accompany their parents on this activity at no extra charge, though they will not be able to wear their own kimono or participate in the tea ceremony. Only children whose activity admissions have been booked and paid for in full may participate in wearing a kimono