Tea Ceremony Koto

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Kyoto: 45-Minute Tea Ceremony Experience

1. Kyoto: 45-Minute Tea Ceremony Experience

You will take you place on the tatami, the traditional Japanese floor mat and be met by your English-speaking host, who is a licensed tea master from Urasenke, the biggest school of tea ceremony in Japan. Watch as the host carries out the ceremonial preparation of matcha, powdered green tea. Then, you will have the chance to make tea yourself, while the host informs you about the history and spiritual role of the tea ceremony and the effects each tea-making method has on its flavor. Afterwards, savor some traditional Japanese sweets Once the ceremony has come to a close, you will have the chance to take photos and see examples of kimonos and beautiful woven textiles made in the Nishijin district of Kyoto. If you'd like to wear a kimono during the experience, you can select it as an add-on during booking and take photos to remember the experience.

Kyoto: Morning Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement)

2. Kyoto: Morning Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement)

Your Ikebana lesson will be hosted by a master of Ikebana from the Mishq school, one of the most famous flower-arranging schools in Japan.   Your instructor will explain the history of Ikebana in English before showing you how to cut the flowers and trees at the correct angles for the arrangement. See how the flower arrangements differ from those in Western culture.  You may also take part in a tea ceremony after with a master craftsman after your Ikebana lesson. 

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What people are saying about Tea Ceremony Koto

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4.5 / 5

based on 245 reviews

Instruction in traditional Tea Ceremony from a certified instructor. She was very nice and accommodating and walked me through the different aspects of this ancient tradition. Her english was very good and she could answer all the questions, I could come up with.

Excellent friendly host, who was a tea ceremony master. The steps were simple enough to learn, the ceremony had a private feel with just us and another couple. She offered opportunity for questions, and we had lots for her at the end!

No one else arrived, so we ended up with a private tour. The guide was very kind, and very knowledgeable. It was a great, authentic-feeling experience! Great value for money. I would recommend for those seeking a cultural experience.

Good class with nice introduction of culture! Sparked my interest in zen flower arrangement. Will definitely look into opportunity for learning more when I get back to California.

The experience was excellent! it was amazing to experience some traditional Japanese culture, it was very tranquil, and the tea was delicious!