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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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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We got to the tea ceremony right on the start time and they were ready to go. I'm not sure if they would let people in after the start time as they take it seriously and while they are going through the ceremony movements they ask that you do not speak. At the start they give you a brief explanation... More 

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Los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My partner and I came here and had an amazing experience!! We were welcomed in by a very nice girl who made us feel very relaxed and at home. She asked us where we were from and how our time in Japan was going so far and told us some Information about Kyoto and Osaka which was nice. The tea... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We booked the En tea ceremony the day before attending via email which was a very easy exchange. A little hard to find but the emailed map and google maps really helped. The room was small and about 12 people in attendance with two small fans going full blast so on the 36C degree day it got a bit hot.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was a bit of a skeptic. Dragged along by female members of my family. But it is really eductional and very relaxing. You'll have a new appreciation of the tea ceremony. i recommend you give it go. Another very cool Kyoto attraction. What a great city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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.