Tea Ceremony and Wagashi Making in Traditional Tea Room

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Learn etiquette
Learn to make proper matcha tea and Japanese sweets in this beautiful and traditional tea ceremony experience.
Highlights
Witness the beauty of a traditional tea ceremony
Make 2 nerikiri wagashi (Japanese sweets)
Enjoy your tea in antique matcha bowls that are over 100 years old!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 10 meals
Experience Details
Yanaka is known for being one of Tokyo’s most traditional districts, among the few that were spared from the bombings of World War II. It’s the home of artisans, beautiful temples, winding lanes, and some of the best restaurants in Tokyo. This quiet district is perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds of the city and stroll around along its many stone staircases and quaint back streets. Visit the local shops where you can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs, or peep into a tea house. Yanaka offers a glimpse of the bygone period of Tokyo and makes you feel like you’re part of history whenever you walk down its lovely streets. For its nostalgic atmosphere, Yanaka is the perfect place to enjoy a tea ceremony. Tea is a part of the lives of everyday Japanese people, with Japan producing delicious tea for over a thousand years. During this Tokyo Tea Ceremony experience, you get to witness the beauty of a traditional Tokyo tea ceremony. Before the tea ceremony, you will get a chance to make nerikiri, a delicate and beautiful Japanese confectionery often called an edible art form. Each person will make two pieces of nerikiri, based on a monthly design that changes with the seasons. You can enjoy one of the nerikiri with the tea ceremony, and take the other one home. Then, you will have a chance to pick an antique tea bowl, then you’ll watch the tea ceremony being performed by a tea ceremony master. The Tokyo Tea Ceremony in a Traditional Tea Room allows you to enjoy a wonderful time with fellow travelers as you learn the ins and outs of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Inclusions
Traditional tea ceremony
An English-speaking tea ceremony host
Matcha and hojicha tea
Ingredients to make traditional nerikiri (Japanese sweets)
Use of antique teacups
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
5-minute walk from Nippori Station. Details will be shared upon booking.
Remarks
Please make sure you arrive about 10 minutes early to set up.
No refund will be provided if you arrive late to the tour as it will start on time regardless of your attendance.
Please notify us in advance if there are any food restrictions, preferences, and allergies e.g gluten allergy, vegetarian, vegan, etc.
Our tea room is specially designed for sitting on chairs, so there is no need to take off your shoes.
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

Yanaka Ginza is a district of northern Tokyo where the past and the present blend together. Having survived the bombings of World War II and the Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire of 1923, Yanaka Ginza is one of the most well-preserved old town districts in Tokyo. With a history of producing artists and artisans, the area has a creative atmosphere. Some of the buildings in Yanaka Ginza are over 100 years old while others have since been turned into art galleries and shops. With quiet winding streets and hidden shrines, Yanaka Ginza produces traditional crafts and plenty of exceptional local food.
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Earliest available date: June 7, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 10 meals