Tea Ceremony & Sweets at Tokyo’s Koboji Temple

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Drink freshly brewed tea and enjoy sweets in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Tokyo’s Koboji Temple.
Highlights
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a 1200-year-old temple
Explanation of Japanese tea ceremony tools and etiquette by an experienced tea ceremony master
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Enjoy the refined elegance and tranquil atmosphere of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a temple in Tokyo — tea and sweets included! Tea ceremonies have been practiced in Japan for centuries and were considered a form of refined entertainment among Japan’s upper classes, especially samurai. Preparing and drinking tea requires special tools and etiquette that enhance the enjoyment of all who participate. Today, various schools and instructors pass down the teachings and art of this long-standing tradition for everyone to enjoy – and you’ll be learning from one of those masters yourself! Your brief escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life will be at Koboji Temple in upscale Mita, Tokyo. Founded in 816 AD, Koboji Temple is home to the Hoto, a flame that has been burning for over 1200 years. After a warm introduction by the tea ceremony master, you’ll be given a brief explanation of the history of the tea ceremony. During the ceremony, your instructor will explain the significance of the tools being used and guide you through the thoughtful movements necessary for brewing the perfect pot of tea. With this immersive experience, you won’t just be drinking freshly brewed tea — you’ll also get to eat wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets that are an essential part of a tea ceremony. This perfect blend of taste and tradition is one you can’t miss. Itinerary: Introduction by the tea ceremony master Brief explanation of the tea ceremony history Tea ceremony starts Guests enjoy matcha and sweets Tea ceremony ends
Inclusions
Lecture on tea ceremonies
Traditional sweets to go with the tea
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Mita Koboji Temple (10min walk from Tamachi Station)
Remarks
Guests are welcome to wear casual clothing
Please note that there is no kimono option with this experience
This is a group 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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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: May 27, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals