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Kyoto: Traditional Tea Ceremony & Make Your Own Matcha Tea

1. Kyoto: Traditional Tea Ceremony & Make Your Own Matcha Tea

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.

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What people are saying about Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station

Overall rating

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.