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Mini 30-Minute Matcha Experience at Temple in Miyajima

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Duration
30 minutes
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Learn etiquette, Tea experience
Experience a casual style of matcha tea preparation, using traditional utensils and matcha in Miyajima.
Highlights
Experience matcha green tea in Miyajima during a mini experience in a Japanese tea room
Enjoy the culture of Japanese tea while immersed in the beautiful grounds of Tokujuji, a renovated temple that’s over 300 years old
Choose to either learn how to make your own tea or have it prepared for you by your instructor
Enjoy learning about the history and etiquette of Japanese in this quick 30 minute session (leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the island, too!)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
If you are busy visiting the sites of Miyajima Island off the coast of Hiroshima, then this Mini 30-Minute Matcha Experience in Miyajima is the perfect choice to add a quick cultural activity into your itinerary. In Japan, the “Way of Tea” or the Japanese tea ceremony is an immersive cultural experience associated with traditional refinement and Zen Buddhism. The ceremony of preparing the tea and enjoying it is considered an artform, especially when it is held in an authentic manner with an atmospheric setting. Located in a 300-year-old renovated Buddhist temple known as Tokujuji, this experience is held just a 5-minute walk from Miyajima’s ferry port in a traditional Japanese tea room. You can choose from 2 different lesson styles. Either experience matcha making for yourself during a hands-on experience, or simply sit back and relax as a friendly instructor makes it for you. The first option is known as “Bon Temae,” which is a casual way of serving tea. Compared to a full tea ceremony experience, this is a more informal way to enjoy Japanese tea. Your friendly English-speaking instructor will teach you about matcha and guide you through the uses of traditional tea ceremony utensils. The other option you can choose is “Otemae.” This is where you can enjoy having tea prepared for you by a tea master. Simply sit back and enjoy the meditative performance as your instructor carefully prepares tea for you in this beautiful setting. You will not make your own tea if you choose this option, but your friendly instructors can take photos throughout your lesson to send to you by answering questionnairs at the end of the tea experience!
Inclusions
English-speaking instructor
Matcha green tea (and utensils to make it if you are learning how to prepare matcha)
Japanese wagashi sweets
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Kimono rental
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is at the experience location on Miyajima Island (Itsukushima). Details will be shared after booking.
Remarks
The venue is on Miyajima Island.
Please be reminded to come to the event on time.
This experience is 30 minutes long.
Experience Location
Tucked to the south of Honshu between the Chugoku Mountains and the Seto Inland Sea, the humble Hiroshima Prefecture is known for its oysters and freshwater eel, as well as local okonomiyaki and sake produced in the revitalized capital of Hiroshima.
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Earliest available date: August 20, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals