Private Kyoto Tea Ceremony and Sweets Experience

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Experience Details
Experience Location
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, With dessert, Learn etiquette, With 2 drinks, Tea experience, Private Experience
Immerse yourself in the practice of the Japanese tea ceremony.


Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan’s iconic city for ancient culture!
Learn how to make matcha and watch a demonstration by a certified tea master
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals

Experience Details

Step into the refined world of the Japanese tea ceremony, an art that found its roots in the cultural heart of Kyoto. Amidst the historical ambience of Japan's ancient capital, an authentic and delicious experience awaits... Embark on a journey that blends taste and tradition, guiding you through the intricate process of crafting matcha tea with genuine Japanese tools, such as the bamboo whisk. Guided by a licensed Japanese tea ceremony instructor, you'll acquire the skill and grasp the essence of Japanese tea ceremony etiquette, putting your newfound knowledge into practice. Adding a delectable touch to this experience is a selection of Japanese sweets from an esteemed, historically significant sweet shop specializing in tea ceremony treats. These treats, meticulously crafted from the finest sugars, offer a gluten-free and vegan delight that's accessible to all. As a cherished takeaway, you'll receive a compact booklet that delves deeper into the intricacies of the tea ceremony, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this revered cultural practice. Moreover, the opportunity to capture the essence of the experience in stunning photographs ensures that memories of your time in Kyoto will forever be cherished. Let the serenity of the tea ceremony wash over you as you sip a cup of tea, immersing yourself in the ancient traditions that continue to shape Japanese culture. In the heart of Kyoto, embark on this enchanting tea ceremony experience–a perfect fusion of flavor and heritage that promises to linger in your heart and mind.


Licensed Japanese tea ceremony instructor
All tools necessary for the tea ceremony experience
Japanese sweets from historical sweets shop in Kyoto
High quality matcha from Kyoto


Transportation to and from the experience location

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The venue is near Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. 3 min walk from Nijojomae and Fuchomae station (Kyoto City Bus) 5 min walk from Marutamachi station (Kyoto subway Karasuma Line) 5 min walk from Nijojomae station (Kyoto subway Tozai Line) 10 min from Kyoto station by taxi


Please come on time to be respectful of the tea ceremony instructor’s time.
Please bring socks (alternatively, socks are available for purchase).
Guests cannot participate barefoot.
Unfortunately, guests aged 10 or younger cannot join this 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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Experience Location

The bustling Downtown area of Kyoto is the heart of the city, loaded with hotels, artisanal shopfronts, specialty restaurants, and hidden bars. With pleasant surprises around every corner and alleyway, before the Kamo-gawa River to the east lies the beautiful old town architecture of Pontocho, nestled in alongside the local izakaya and lively club scene. The enormous Teramachi and Shinkyogoku shopping arcades run north to south, intersected by the famous Nishiki Markets (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), while delicious department store basements bubble below with tasty regional samples.
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Earliest available date: July 25, 2024
¥ 11,000
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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
Host will donate 7 meals