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  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto

Kyoto: Tea Ceremony Ju-An at Jotokuji Temple

Product ID: 186627
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Experience the true art of tea drinking by taking part in this tea ceremony at Jotokuji temple. Learn about the ancient ritual of tea drinking, it's social significance to Japanese culture and sample various different teas.
About this activity
Duration 70 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take part in a traditional tea drinking ceremony
  • Marvel at the architecture of the Jotokuji Temple
  • Get the chance to sample different kinds of teas
Full description
Start your tea ceremony experience by entering through the main gates of the Jotoku-ji Temple. You will pass the entrance to the Grand Tearoom on your left and a shop next to it and meet at the nearby red benches where your guide awaits. Whilst walking through the temple you are free to admire the architecture and stand by the purification fountain. Weather permitting, you are free to sit at the red benches and for a break. In the event of rain you can stand outside under the gable of the shop or wait in the Grand Tearoom. Once you have finished perusing the temple or sitting on the red benches taking in the atmosphere you are able to enter the Grand Tearoom where your instructor waits for you. 

Start your tour of the Temple with a traditional purification ritual, a completely unique and insightful experience for Western visitors. Afterwards you will remove your shoes at the entrance of the Grand Tearoom and in your group, proceed inside to take your seat. The Tea Master will guide you throughout, showing and explaining every step of the way - after the explanation the ceremony workshop will commence. Throughout the ceremony you will be taught the fine art of drinking tea and learn about the importance of the ceremony. You will also have the opportunity to sample different kinds of tea.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Chanoyu workshop ceremony
What’s Not Included
  • No meals are available

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tea Ceremony Juan: 556, Gojo-sagaru, Tominokoji Dori, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Temple is wheelchair accessible but the tearoom is not because there are three steps
• For those not comfortable sitting on the floor in the traditional position seats and stools can be provided
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 88 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Tea Ceremony Juan

Product ID: 186627