5-Course Tea Tasting Experience Near Meiji-jingu (Tokyo)

Organized by Tea Master Kaku
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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Start the day sipping on selected tea sourced from the mountains of Shizuoka in this meditative tea experience near one of Tokyo’s most emblematic landmarks, the Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku.

Highlights

Experience a meditative Zen tea ceremony in Harajuku, central Tokyo
Taste tea from Shizuoka Prefecture served in five different ways
Take home tea leaves as a souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Even in a city as busy as Tokyo, you can enjoy serene pockets of contemplation. One such place awaits in downtown Harajuku, a place so tranquil it's easy to forget that the bustling Takeshita-dori Street is just a few streets away. The dark, silent interior of Jinnan House restaurant is the setting for this unique experience, where guests are invited to trade the morning hustle for a meditative Zen tea ceremony with a tasting of several tea varieties and foods. Let your mind be at ease while an English-speaking tea master prepares and brews tea for you to enjoy with food pairings. This tea, made from single-origin leaves sourced exclusively from Mt. Ryuso, a remote region in Shizuoka Prefecture, is a testament to the quality and uniqueness of Japan's prime tea-producing areas. You will enjoy it in five different ways: -Enjoying a refreshing cold brew with ice to bring out the umami -Sipping tea brewed with hot water, which is more bitter than cold brew -Pairing brewed tea leaves with ponzu (soy sauce with citrus juice), a delicious mix of quintessential Japanese flavors -Roasting tea leaves to make hojicha (roasted green tea) and enjoying them with a scoop of ice cream -Drinking freshly roasted hojicha The aromatic richness of these leaves adds an extra layer of delight to your experience. After the tea ceremony, you will receive tea leaves as a souvenir to relive the taste of this tea anytime. Once the experience ends, explore nearby attractions like the Meiji-jingu Shrine, one of Tokyo's spiritual hearts, and Takeshita-dori Street's many cute cafes and creperies. Harajuku's combination of quiet spiritual sites and exciting, bubbly cafes and shops make it a unique place to visit in Tokyo.

Inclusions

1-hour tea experience with tea and light bites
Tea souvenir

Exclusions

Additional food and tea (available for purchase for a separate fee)
Transportation to and from the restaurant

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at Jinnan House restaurant near Meiji-jingu Shrine in Shibuya. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

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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

Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: 2024年7月30日
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals