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Step-by-Step Course in Matcha Tea Ceremony

HIGHLIGHTS

An Immersive, Private Tea-Ceremony Course With Matcha and Traditional Sweets

  • A succinct overview of authentic Japanese tea ceremony taught in an all-inclusive, private studio.
  • Class led by certified tea-ceremony instructor from Kyoto’s acclaimed “Shin-Shin-An” teahouse.
  • Held at a private studio, nestled in the heart of Kyoto’s historic, old-town streets.
  • 1.5 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 6

YOUR HOST

Souka KATO

I have been trained extensively as an apprentice in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony for years before becoming an accredited instructor in 2014. In 2016 we launched a series of tea ceremony courses and tours in Kyoto’s Murasakino area. The enjoyment of tea is said to create limitless experiences around the world, a belief which your host brings in sharing tea ceremony with every guest. In addition to tea ceremony experiences for travelers to Japan, your host is also an active purveyor of hotel workshops, corporate excursions and other tailored studio experiences.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Tea ceremony experiences are a booming trend in Japan, but this exclusive tour is unlike any you’ve seen before. Set in a private, small-group studio, spend a short while as an apprentice of the in-depth realm of the tea ceremony. On this tour, you’ll be immersed in the historical concepts and extensive culture behind the Japanese tea ceremony. Practicing each element step-by-step, you’ll learn the intricate tools and movements used to brew Japanese tea, as well as the meanings behind it. Your instructor will lead you through each step thoroughly so that by the end you’re prepared to lead a mini-ceremony on your own! Your tour will end with some time to enjoy your freshly-whipped matcha along with traditional Japanese sweets. These are made to a perfect, light sweetness to bring out the full aroma and body of your hand-made tea.

DETAILS

  • Duration

    1.5h

    (11:00 〜 12:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the #9 Kyoto City bus to Kitaoji Horikawa bus stop (approx. 30 min from Kyoto Station)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 6

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 5 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥13,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥5,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

2 cups of Matcha green tea, main sweets, side sweets, interpreter

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    6 Murasakino Kamigoshodencho Kita-ku Kyoto, "shin-shin-an"

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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