1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Nakagyo Ward

Kyoto: Traditional Tea Ceremony & Make Your Own Matcha Tea

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Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony from a licensed tea master. Wear a kimono as you sip matcha, a powdered green tea. Experience the grace of a centuries-old art form.
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Duration 1 hour
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English
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Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste Japanese traditional dried sweets called Higashi, which are made from wasanbon sugar
  • Learn how to make matcha and how to handle the tea-making tools
  • Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with a licensed teacher
Full description
Take part in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Meet at in Nakagyo Ward of Kyoto, and enter the venue for the tea ceremony. Originating in China, the Tea ceremony, or sado, is a ritual which explores the Zen Buddhist principles of hospitality, simplicity, and harmony in the imperfect. Don a kimono and begin your ceremony by admiring a hanging scroll. As you enter the venue, your Omotesenke (host), 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.
Includes
  • 2 cups of matcha
  • 2 kinds of Japanese traditional dried sweets
  • Kimono rental during the session
  • Certification from a tea master
What’s Not Included
  • Soft drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture In Kyoto Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Shimomaruyacho, 408番地 KUS河原町6F Opposite the kawaramachi Catholic church. There is Kelala Indian restaurant in the same building. 3 min from Kyoto subway [Kyoto Shiyakushomae]station on foot 5 min from Keihan Line[Sanjo] station on foot 10 min from hankyu Line [Kawaramachi] station on foot 10 min from JR line kyoto station by taxi

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Important information
Know before you go
• If your children cannot drink matcha, water or orange juice can be provided instead
• This class is accessible to wheelchair users and baby strollers
• The classroom is not a Japanese-style house - it is Ryurei style, and you may sit on chairs

From US$ 42.24 per person

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