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Address: 272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-3782-2706
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If you can't have an evening with a Maiko then this is a good option.

I came here after a reservation with a geisha was cancelled. I've had a geisha serve me tea before and it is most defiantly a 5 star activity but this is a close alternative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I came here after a reservation with a geisha was cancelled. I've had a geisha serve me tea before and it is most defiantly a 5 star activity but this is a close alternative. The ceremony and tranquility involved will surely move you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having only spent one day, I wish I spent more time in Kyoto. It is beautiful, intriguing, and historical. One stop in our whirlwind day there was at En Teahouse for a lesson in tea ceremonies plus a tea service. Of all the wonderful things we did that day, this was, hands down, my favorite. They spoke english, thankfully, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The experience was a good introduction of the tea ceremony. The lady (who spoke very good English) explained everything step by step and told about the history of the ceremony and the meaning of every item used in it. The tea and sweets were tasty too. The place is easy to find and in my opinion the 2000円 price wasn't... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First of all you need to know that this business is mainly thought for tourists, so yes, it is not exactly a tea ceremony. However it is a fantastic way to introduce yourself into this japanese tradition wich is almost unkown for us (at least for me). A very kind girl (i can't remember her name) makes an introduction (in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went here with some friends today, and had a lovely time. The room was slightly warm, but not overly so and quiet. It wasn't the easiest to find, but with some lokal helpful, we found it just in time for the ceremony to start. We were given an introduction to the history and customs of making tea at first,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A very good introduction to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. We participated in a shared public ceremony for 2000 yen. They had a full house with approximately 20 people in attendance. Attendees were from about 8 different countries. The presentation was made entirely in English. Seating was difficult. Shoes were removed and we sat on tatami mats. The only means of... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went here with my wife to a private ceremony. When we arrived, there was still people in the previous ceremony, so we rescheduled for half an hour later (no problem with that). The location is not so simple to find. It is next to a noodle shop and about 10 feet from a big gate (don't remember the name). The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had a good time learning about the atmosphere and procedures of a tea ceremony here. It was surprisingly artful. And the hostess was lovely and knowledgeable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A very meditative experience in watching this dignified ritual take place. Learnt a lot about the significance of tea in Japanese life and culture. The lecture or explanations by the hosts are in spoken in perfectly good english and really insightful. I was also glad they asked the tourists to stop taking videos and photos (what is it with people... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing how traditional tea ceremony's are conducted then this is for you. It costs 20000 but is worth it. You are introduced to your host which goes through all the instruments used in the ceremony. The ceremony is performed and then you are able to make your own tea using a simplified version of the... More 

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Address: 272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-3782-2706
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.