Private Tea Ceremony Next to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 14 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Experience a private traditional tea ceremony in a 100-year-old building overlooking a beautiful Japanese garden.
Highlights
Traditional Japanese house with a garden view
Private tea ceremony for groups of up to 14 people
Optional Kimono rental is available for an immersive experience!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 10 meals
Experience Details
East Kyoto is known for its temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ryoan-ji, famous for its zen rock garden. Zen is an essential cornerstone of Japanese culture, and one of the best ways to experience this practice is by attending a traditional tea ceremony. Conveniently located next to the zen temple of Ryoan-ji, this tea house offers a private tea ceremony in an unbeatable location. The building is over 100 years old and features a stunning Japanese-style garden. The delicate balance of the house and the surrounding greenery make an ideal place for a zen experience. The tea ceremony is a peaceful, restorative art that will fully immerse you in Japanese zen culture. Learn all about the culture and history of the tea ceremony while enjoying the beautiful view and peaceful atmosphere. Your host will guide you through the ceremony, and you’ll get a chance to make your own bowl of matcha, Japanese frothy green tea, with a bamboo whisk.
Inclusions
Private tea ceremony demonstration
Traditional sweets
Opportunity to make your own bowl of matcha
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The tea garden is across the road from Ryoan-ji temple. Detailed instructions will be shared in the booking confirmation.
Remarks
This experience takes 50 minutes in total
Photos without flash are allowed
Short videos are allowed, but filming the experience in its entirety is not
If you are interested in renting a kimono please inform us in advance so we can arrange an appointment for you. Please note that this is an additional fee.
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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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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Earliest available date: May 30, 2024
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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 10 meals