Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony near Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, Learn etiquette, Tea experience
Experience the Zen culture of Kyoto in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Enjoy freshly made matcha and prepare your own while learning more about Japanese traditions.
Highlights
Learn about the history and culture of tea ceremony in this unique experience near Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Prepare your own bowl of matcha using a whisk
Wear kimono or go all out and dress as a geisha or samurai for an additional fee!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 10 meals
Experience Details
There are so many things to see and do in Kyoto, it can be a little overwhelming! So take a break from the busy sightseeing spots of the city to experience the zen of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Located near the popular site of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, its convenient location makes it a great place to slow down and enjoy a quiet moment. Before the ceremony, the host will give a brief overview of the rich history and cultural significance of the tea ceremony. You’ll enjoy a seasonal sweet and learn how to prepare your own bowl of matcha using a bamboo whisk. You’ll learn all about the different steps of the ceremony. The quiet ceremony and delicious matcha will leave you feeling peaceful and refreshed. To enjoy a more immersive experience, kimono rentals are available. There’s even an option to dress as a geisha or a samurai! You’ll look the part while enjoying the ceremony, and can take photos that will make a great souvenir of your time in Kyoto.
Inclusions
Guided tea ceremony
A traditional sweet
Bowl of matcha
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The venue is on Ninenzaka, down a small alleyway next to the Studio Ghibli store. Detailed access info will be shared in the booking confirmation.
Remarks
This experience takes 45 minutes in total.
Photos without flash are allowed. No videos are permitted during group tea ceremonies. For videos, please book a private ceremony.
If you are interested in renting a kimono, geisha or samurai outfit, please inform the host in advance so they can arrange an appointment for you. Please note that this is an additional fee.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: June 2, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 10 meals