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Tea Ceremony Experience En

272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0063, Japan
+81 80-3782-2706
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Ranked #24 of 57 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The tea ceremony is highly recommended in the tourist guides, so we wanted to experience this ourselves. The costs are 2000 yen per person for the group session, which lasts about 45 minutes. The arrival was not a warm welcome. It's paying and go and sit down, where in Japan we have seen the opposite. Our host did not have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While not the highest ranked Kyoto tea ceremony on Tripadvisor it was convenient to fit in among other tours. Gave us a chance to walk around Gion after the En experience. Very nice, refined experience with one kimono clad woman giving an introduction and another performing the ceremony. Then a chance to do it yourself. After this ceremony we did... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For 20,000 yen you are scheduled for a 45-minute tea ceremony. Ours barely hit 40 minutes with the tea master struggling to come up with things to talk about. She ended up repeating much of what was explained during the introduction. Really there wasn't much learned or done in this session, other than whisking your own cup of matcha tea,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is highly recommended on travel guides and was in walking distance from our Ryokan in Gion. We couldn't attend a private session for two people as they were fully booked so we attended the 5pm session. The hosts were lovely and accommodating (we had to change times last minute) however people were still being sent in half way... More

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We are sorry for this situation. Guests usually can't enter a tea room once it starts, so we asked guests who were late to come back next session but the guests told us that they have to catch a bullet train from Kyoto station at 7pm, it means no time to come back, and they really would like to experience... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I always want to experience japan tea ceremony. And I finally I did. It is relieving experience. The session consist of 3 section: 1. Explanation on the philosophy of tea ceremony 2. Demonstration 3. Make your own tea! I came with kids, and amazingly the kids enjoy this session, but everyone might have different experience about bringing kids to this... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

On our trip to Kyoto, I agreed to partake in a traditional tea ceremony with my wife if she went to Samurai Kembu with me. This was my very first experience with the art of the Japanese tea ceremony, and it completely took me by surprise. I thought, "You make tea, and then you serve it. Pretty simple." I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I just arrived kyoto today and found tjis place was quite close to me. I myself is a tea drinker and had took a medium level Chinese tea culture training. Chinese tea culture and the japanese equivalent donot have a lot in common but we both want to present the best to our guests. the friendly staff there speal fairly... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've been interested in Tea and the Tea Ceremonies for a little while, this was my chance to experience one in Kyoto. It was great value for money, 45 minutes split into 3 sessions I was able to observe a ceremony and then go and make my own Matcha Tea. The staff were really friendly and full of information.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great introduction to the art of Japanese tea ceremony. I didn't expect my husband to like it much but he was delighted that we went for it. Very relaxing experience. They won't take you without reservations and have a limited capacity for each sitting. There were two women who explained the tradition, both spoke in English. They explain the culture... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We (two couples) scheduled a private presentation as I was uncertain how many might attend the public presentations. We had a small problem finding it as a taxi driver delivered us to the wrong street a block up from the correct street. The En door is clearly marked, so if you do not see a sign, you are not in... More

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