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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 #22 of 55 activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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Houston
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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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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were only 5 people on a Sunday afternoon for the presentation of the Tea Ceremony. The presenter gracefully described every step and demonstrated every move. Later, each of us prepared green powder tea by the rules we had just learned. The lady who led us through the ceremony speaks fluent English.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife dragged me along to this but even though i was sceptical, i really enjoyed this. It is centrally located north west of the Gion district and is a real relaxing and tranquil break to a busy day site seeing. The ceremony is all about enjoying the zen, relaxation and art of the tea making. The group is small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A perfect introduction into the intimate and divine art of Japanese tea making. Especially in the midst of high intensity sight seeing, the tea ceremony was a relaxing and spiritual experience. It worked out to be a plus that the teacher and several of the guests spoke English (which is so delightful when you've been playing guessing games all day... More

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