Traditional Tea Ceremony in Ginza

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Experience Details
Experience Location
Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Chinese, Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, Near station, Learn etiquette
Experience a traditional tea ceremony in an authentic tea house in the heart of the bustling Ginza area in Tokyo
Highlights
Discover the art of Japanese tea ceremony with an introductory lecture
Participate in a tea ceremony demonstration
Learn to prepare the leaves and how to serve matcha
Drink your matcha green tea with traditional Japanese sweets
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
The modern Ginza area in Tokyo is known for its high street fashion and glittering neon lights, but tucked away in amongst the towering buildings you can find pockets of tradition. This includes a humble tea house where you can enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in Ginza. The Japanese tea ceremony is considered to be an important part of Japanese culture and hospitality, combining traditional aesthetics and ritual with matcha green tea. Away from the busy city streets, you can enjoy a moment of calm and thoughtfulness during this tea ceremony experience near the traditional Kabukiza theatre district. Appropriate for both children and adults alike, you can take time to enjoy this green tea experience. You can learn about the history of Japanese tea ceremony in a short introductory lecture. You will then participate in a demonstration by your experienced tea ceremony instructor. Next, enjoy your matcha with traditional Japanese wagashi sweets to balance out the bitterness of the tea. This experience offers the opportunity for you to then practice serving the tea for yourself. PLEASE NOTE: Upon resuming business, we will continue to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infection and make every possible effort to ensure the safety and security of our guests and staff. In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, reservations with other groups of customers will be suspended for the time being. We only accept private reservations with friends or family at a private price of 4,500 yen per person. The minimum number of people for this experience is 2. If you are a solo traveler, you may book this experience for 2 people.
Inclusions
Tea ceremony tools and utensils
Matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweets
Exclusions
Transport to or from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet directly at the tea house. It is located on the 5th floor of the Ginza Ishikawa Building, a 3-minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station (Exit 3) and a 5-minute walk from Ginza Station (Exit 7).
Remarks
The tea ceremony is a 45-minute experience
During this experience, guests will be seated on traditional tatami mat flooring
Experience Location
An upscale shopping area in Tokyo, Ginza is home to the famous Hokosha Tengoku (literally translating to “pedestrian heaven”), the main street of Ginza. The road is closed on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. to allow people to walk freely around the area. Ginza is home to luxury brands, high-end restaurants, and even a kabuki theater.
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Earliest available date: December 5, 2022
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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