Traditional Tea Ceremony in Ginza

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Chinese, Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, Near station, Learn etiquette
Experience a traditional tea ceremony in an authentic tea house in bustling Ginza, 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
Ginza is known for its high-street fashion and glittering neon lights, but tucked away behind the towering buildings, you can find pockets of tradition. This includes a humble tea house where you can enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. The Japanese tea ceremony is considered to be an essential part of Japanese culture and hospitality, combining traditional aesthetics and rituals with matcha green tea. Away from the busy city streets, you can enjoy a moment of calm and thoughtfulness during this tea ceremony in Ginza. Appropriate for adults and children alike, you can enjoy this green tea experience and learn about the history of the 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. This experience offers the opportunity for you to then practice serving the tea for yourself. PLEASE NOTE: Upon resuming business, the host will continue to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and make every possible effort to ensure the safety and security of guests and staff. Reservations with other groups of participants are suspended for the time being. The host only accepts private reservations with friends or family at ¥3,500 per person. The minimum number of people for this experience is 2. You can book this experience for 2 people if you are a solo traveler.
Inclusions
Tea ceremony tools and utensils
Matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweets
Exclusions
Transport to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet directly at the tea house, located a 3-minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station (Exit 3) and a 5-minute from Ginza Station (Exit 7). The actual address and host's contact details will be provided via email once the booking is confirmed.
Remarks
During this experience, guests will sit on traditional tatami flooring
This experience lasts approximately 45 minutes
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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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: June 3, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals