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Address: 272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-3782-2706
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Introduction to Tea

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I highly recommend this tea ceremony. It is a great insight on the specifics of tea & the ceremony. The hosts are gracious, kind, & informational. We were two people who did a group ceremony. It was awesome, except for a rude couple who kept whispering in the beginning, and the person near me kept saying 'ahhhh' after each explanation.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was something I have wanted to do for years and it did not disappoint! Quite tricky to find at first as it is in a side alleyway off the main street - but this helps with making it nice and quiet. A traditional set up with lovely staff. They explain the tradition of the tea ceremony and demonstrate it... More 

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Nairn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a brief introduction to the real tea ceremony. It lasts about an hour, while the real ceremony about 4 hours. The room is small, but warm and typical, the host is very friendly with an excellent English. She explains almost everything about the ceremony and also satisfies the curiosity of the participants. You can also prepare your own... More 

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

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