The "way of tea” or the Japanese tea ceremony has long been an important part of Japanese culture alongside the arts of ikebana (flower arranging) and traditional calligraphy. Even in a modern city like Tokyo, this ritualistic practice of preparing and enjoying tea has its place steeped deeply in Japanese history. Immersing yourself in the culture of Japanese tea is a wonderful way to take a break from big city life. With traditional tea rooms hidden throughout Tokyo, a Tokyo tea ceremony is an unmissable cultural experience for any visitor to Japan. Take some time out and learn about how Japanese tea is produced, how matcha green tea is carefully prepared, and how it is best enjoyed. You can even learn how to make it yourself with traditional utensils, and perhaps even wear a beautiful kimono while you’re at it! Experience the tranquility of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo, complete with vibrantly colored powdered matcha and authentic wagashi sweets made from natural ingredients.