Japanese Tea & Zen: Private Ceremony & Tasting in Kyoto
Hosted by Rie Kuranaka
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Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Wear kimono, Private Experience
Join this professionally-led private tea ceremony in Kyoto for an introduction to Japanese tea culture. Includes a tea ceremony, tea-making experience, along with high-quality tea & sweets.
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
Step back to the days of the samurai and experience the elegance of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony! Your passionate host, Rie, will guide you as you try two types of powdered green tea, accompanied by fresh sweets and dried traditional treats from renowned Kyoto shops. You can even don a kimono to add a touch of extravagance! Born and raised in Kyoto, Rie found solace in the tea room, eventually becoming an expert in the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. As a 2nd Degree Instructor at Urasenke, one of the three leading tea ceremony schools, and a certified Master of Wearing Kimonos, she brings a wealth of knowledge and authenticity to the experience. In 2015, Rie founded her own tea ceremony experience business to share the authentic beauty of her culture with visitors from overseas! Rooted in Zen Buddhism and celebrated in Kyoto, the ceremonial art of preparing matcha, a powdered green tea, will captivate your senses. Every gesture carries profound meaning, and mindfulness is at its core. Not only will you get the opportunity to experience making a light tea, but you'll also get the chance to witness the making of a thicker, more ritualistic tea. Since this is a private session, feel free to snap as many photos as your heart desires. Discover the captivating tea ceremony, where ancient traditions spring to life! With Rie as your expert guide, you'll soak in unforgettable moments and fall in love with this exquisite Japanese art.
Tea ceremony experience
Japanese sweets (wagashi)
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.
The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes
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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Select at least 1 guest
Select at least 1 guest
(13 - 99)
(5 - 12)
Earliest available date: September 30, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.