Traditional Table-Style Tea Ceremony in Tokyo (Setagaya)

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Private Experience
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with a certified ceremony master and specialist in Japanese culture right in the heart of Tokyo.

Highlights

Learn about the etiquette, history and traditions of Japanese tea ceremony
Experience a traditional tea ceremony led by tea master Yoneyama, a professional tea ceremony teacher who also studied ikebana and noh
Enjoy sencha green tea and wagashi (a traditional Japanese confectionery)
Enjoy a comfortable ryurei style of tea ceremony using chairs and tables
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of a Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional room filled with the scent of sencha green tea. In this tea ceremony experience, you can enjoy a refreshing cup of sencha carefully prepared by master Yoneyama, a professional tea ceremony instructor and Japanese culture expert specializing in ikebana (flower arrangement) and Noh (classic Japanese theater), apart from being a certified tea ceremony instructor. Clearer than matcha, sencha is a refreshing and uplifting tea prepared by brewing the leaves rather than grinding them. Your host will guide you into the tea ceremony room, a serene Japanese-style tatami room. In this peaceful environment, you can immerse yourself in the etiquette, history, and culture of the Japanese tea ceremony before experiencing the meticulous, precise ritual of tea preparation. Then, you can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea with one piece of wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery) and learn to brew tea yourself, guided by your instructor. This tea ceremony follows the ryurei tradition, so tables and chairs are used and there is no need to sit on the floor, so you can enjoy the experience comfortably. Experience flow: - Arrive at the venue and greet your instructor, Master Yoneyama - Sencha tea ceremony introduction - Tea ceremony led by the instructor - Enjoy sencha with wagashi (Japanese sweets) - Try brewing sencha with guidance from your instructor - Take commemorative photos

Inclusions

Tea ceremony
High-quality gyokuro tea
1 piece of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets)

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the venue

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at the venue, the Taishido Kumin Center in Setagaya, Tokyo, a 5-min walk from Sangenjaya Station on the Denentoshi Line. Address: 1-14-20 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

This is a ryurei-style tea ceremony, so tables and chairs are used, and participants do not need to sit in a kneeling position.

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

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: July 27, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals