Osaka Tea Ceremony, Tasting, & Culture Tour

Organized by Yosuke Hayakawa
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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
2 - 9 guests
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, With matcha
Join a Japanese tea expert for an Osaka-style tea ceremony and tasting experience. You’ll learn about tea ceremony culture and etiquette, then make (and sip on) matcha tea and enjoy sweets.
Highlights
Experience a tea ceremony & tasting in Osaka
Learn about Osaka’s unique take on the Japanese tea ceremony
Make matcha tea & enjoy Japanese sweets
Ask questions, gain answers, & take pictures
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
While the tea ceremony is often associated with Kyoto, Osaka has a unique and equally fascinating tea culture. At a private tea ceremony near Dotonbori, an unforgettable experience awaits… You’ll experience an Osaka-style Japanese tea ceremony, learn about the history, culture, and etiquette, and then how to make matcha tea before enjoying Japanese sweets with your host. This experience welcomes questions, has the answers, and encourages you to snap as many pictures as you fancy. Situated in the Kansai region of Japan, Osaka has a distinct “personality” on full display in everything from the language and local customs to the food and culinary scene. This identity even extends to tea ceremonies! The Japanese tea ceremony–"chanoyu" or "sado"–is a ritualistic practice rooted in Zen Buddhism; it's a mindful experience that celebrates harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. This experience takes place in a tea room near Dotonbori–the beating heart of Osaka–where you’ll learn about tea ceremony culture, traditions, and etiquette from a Japanese tea expert with over 10 years of experience. After an introduction and explanation, you’ll experience an Osaka-style Japanese tea ceremony! After this, you’ll learn how to make matcha tea and enjoy a range of Japanese sweets. Throughout the experience, your tea-loving hosts encourage questions and are happy to provide answers–making this an educational experience from start to finish. Experience flow: Meet your host at the designated meeting point (near the famed Dotonbori district) Learn about tea culture, traditions, and etiquette Experience an Osaka-style Japanese tea ceremony Make matcha tea and enjoy Japanese sweets
Inclusions
Entry fee
Facility fees
Goods & services tax
Tea & Sweets
Exclusions
Transportation to the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
1-chome Higashi-5-26 2F, Dountonbori Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka, 542-0071
Remarks
Please arrive on time

Experience Location

Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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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