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Tea Ceremony at a Showa Style Japanese Home in Nara

ID
455
Food Tours
Enjoy the tranquility and welcoming atmosphere during a traditional tea ceremony in an authentic Japanese home; just like visiting grandma’s house!
1 hour
Japanese, English
Highlights
Learn about the Japanese tea ceremony at a traditional tea room in a Japanese home in Nara
Experience the tranquility of this nostalgic Japanese home as you learn about the history and preparation of green tea in Japan
Guests who have never participated in any kind of tea ceremony are more than welcome to join this experience
Enjoy matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweets
ID
455
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
The city of Nara and the surrounding Nara Prefecture is quaint yet full of history, making it the perfect location for a rich, cultural experience. Temporarily the capital of Japan, Nara has a long legacy of once being a cultural hub in Japan. It is also a short distance from Kyoto, which is known for its history and creativity, making Nara a perfect day trip away. Held within a welcoming setting in a Japanese home, this Showa Style Tea Ceremony at a Japanese Home in Nara offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Japanese art of tea ceremony. Hidden down a quiet street on the outskirts of the central area of Nara, you can enjoy an immersive experience learning about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Welcoming you into their traditionally-decorated home that evokes the Showa period, your friendly hosts will be wearing traditional Japanese kimonos. You will find yourself immediately embraced by a warm atmosphere, and feel just like you’re visiting grandma’s house. The traditional Showa-style decor complements the traditional tea room, which features tatami mats. Experience peace of mind, feeling cozy and calm within the tranquility of this traditional Japanese home. This humble tea room in Nara is the perfect place for people to experience a Japanese tea ceremony for the first time, even for guests who have experienced it multiple times before. Enjoy the delicious taste of matcha and the fine atmosphere of the tea ceremony during your trip to Nara! Your friendly instructors will explain about the tea ceremony, its history, preparation, and different ingredients. You will learn all about the flow and different elements of the process of preparing matcha green tea. Relax as your instructor shows you the ritual of the tea ceremony within this quiet and peaceful space. Enjoy delicious matcha and seasonal Japanese sweets while you relax. Let time pass slowly during this immersive Nara tea ceremony experience.
Inclusions
Instructions from a tea ceremony teacher
Japanese wagashi sweets
Ingredients and tools to perform tea ceremony
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
This event is a 20-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station (the route passes through Nara City) or 10 minutes by bus (get off at "Kijimachi") and walk for 3 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
Remarks
The private class price is 19,000 yen. Up to 5 people may join. If you would like to book this private class, please select 1 Adult.
Please wear your normal clothing
This experience supplies everything required for a tea ceremony.
If you have difficulty sitting on the tatami mat you may sit comfortably with seat cushions available.
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Earliest available date: October 24, 2021
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¥ 3,800
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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
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