Totally Tea: Ceremony, Tasting, & Making Experience in Kyoto

Organized by Rie Kuranaka
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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Observe, savor, then brew at this special tea ceremony experience in Kyoto! Your host is one of Japan’s leading instructors and will guide you through this journey in the Japanese tea arts.
Highlights
Learn the history and culture surrounding Japanese tea
Learn from a professional who instructs at one of Japan’s leading tea ceremony schools
A high-quality tea ceremony, tasting, and brewing experience
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Immerse yourself in the elegant world of the Japanese tea ceremony! This time-honored tradition has been steeped in elegance and culture for centuries. Participate in an authentic tea ceremony before learning how to make tea yourself. Step into the elegant world of the Japanese tea ceremony! Rooted in Zen Buddhism and celebrated in Kyoto, the ceremonial art of preparing matcha, a powdered green tea, will captivate your senses. Every move and gesture carries significance, and mindfulness lies at the core. Rie, your passionate host, will guide you through this exquisite and time-honored tradition. Born and raised in Kyoto, Rie was working in a bank when she discovered the tea room as the ultimate relaxation spot. Now she's an expert in the art of the Japanese tea ceremony! Rie holds the title of 2nd Degree Instructor at Urasenke (1 of 3 leading Japanese tea ceremony schools). In 2015, she founded her own tea ceremony experience business to share the authentic beauty of her culture with everyone, including visitors like you! During your experience, you’ll start by savoring organic matcha tea from Uji (Kyoto), thoughtfully brewed by Rie. Then you can try making tea, a hands-on and immersive experience! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Japanese delicacy that perfectly complements the tea. For the ultimate touch of elegance, why not dress in a classic kimono, embracing Japan's cultural heritage to the fullest? Rie and her tea ceremony experiences have garnered recognition from Japan's House of Representatives and special guests invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, making it the top choice for a shared tea ceremony experience. With Rie's guidance, you'll leave with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for this splendid Japanese art.
Inclusions
A tea ceremony, tasting, and brewing experience
Optional kimono-wearing package available
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
A 1-minute walk from Kinkakuji-michi city bus stop. 10-15 minutes by Kyoto city bus 204 or 205 from Kitaoji subway station. 10-15 minutes by Kyoto city bus 204 or 205 from JR Enmachi. 50 minutes by city bus 101 0r 205 from Kyoto station. A 1-minute walk from the gate of Kinkakuji-temple.
Remarks
Experience duration is approximately 45 minutes
This is a group/shared experience
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: April 18, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals