Highly revered alongside the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ikebana, the tea ceremony in Japan has grown widely since its popularization, stemming from Zen Buddhism hundreds of years ago.The nation’s cultural capital, Kyoto is the home of the Japanese tea ceremony with many Japanese tea farms in the surrounding region. With its roots firmly buried in Kyoto’s history, Japanese tea culture and the ceremonial preparation and enjoyment is no longer only practiced only by the country’s elite. Today, tea ceremonies in Japan can be best enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Soak up the culture of the city and enjoy matcha green tea, carefully prepared for you by a master. Sit on the tatami floor, relaxing as you learn how to prepare Japanese tea using traditional tools. Experience this important part of traditional Japanese culture and join a Kyoto tea ceremony which is held at intimate tea rooms in Kyoto with a calming atmosphere, adorned with gorgeous Japanese decor. Immersing yourself in a Kyoto tea ceremony is always an unforgettable experience, not to be missed for its refinement and tranquility.