Tea ceremony with a Urasenke school master in Kyoto
Activities

Tea ceremony with a Urasenke school master in Kyoto

Free cancellation
Language: English , Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get an introduction about the history of Chado, tea, and tea utensils
  • Watch a traditional ceremony by a lecturer of Urasenke, one of the most famous schools of Chado
  • Learn how to make your own powdered green tea
What to expect

Experience a private authentic tea ceremony after you have visited the famous Golden Pavilion in Kyoto!

During this 45-minute session, you will get an introduction to the roots of tea ceremonies in Japan, finding out more about the spirit of Chado, utensils, and history. Then, watch a traditional ceremony performed by a lecturer of Urasenke, which is one of the most famous tea schools in Japan.

Have traditional Japanese sweets and learn how to make your own powdered green tea using traditional utensils. In addition, you can take free photos in the vestibule, decorated with kimono and traditional Nishijin textile and Japanese paintings.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • 2 kinds of powdered green tea (Matcha) and Japanese dried sweets
    • Tea ceremony
    • Free photos space decorated with traditional textiles and Japanese paintings
    • Kimono wearing (Upgraded tour option only)
    • Japanese light meal, fresh sweets, Japanese cookies, thick and thin tea (Night tour option only)
    Where

    37 NIshi Goshonouchi-cho Kinugasa Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

    Meeting point:
    Tea Ceremony Koto (茶道体験古都). Please come at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time because you cannot enter the tea room after the start of tea ceremony.
    What to remember
    • The minimum age to take part in the Upgraded and Night tours is 9
    • Choose the Upgraded tour option to add kimono wearing to your tea ceremony experience
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    Provider
    Rakuten Travel Experiences
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 8 days before the experience begins.

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