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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

By: WAK Japan
  • Enjoy a personalized Japanese tea ceremony in a private Kyoto home
  • Great choice for travelers who want to learn about Japan’s traditions
  • No language obstacles as your guide speaks English
Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan
From $37.10
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Tea Ceremony at 10am no KimonoMost Popular
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Duration: 1 hour Kimono cannot be added to this experience
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Tea Ceremony 9:30am w/ Kimono
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Start time: 9:30am Duration: 1.5 hour
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Tea Ceremony 3:00pm w/ Kimono
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Start time: 3:00pm Duration: 1.5 hour
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Learn about some of Japan’s most ancient rituals in this private Kyoto tea ceremony with a tea master. Language barriers can make it difficult to understand what’s going on, but you won’t have to worry, as you’ll have an English-speaking guide to translate and ask your questions to the tea master. You can also choose to enhance your tour by trying on a kimono.

What to Expect

Your day begins by meeting your English-speaking guide. The tea ceremony is one of the most ancient and highly respected practices in Japan. You’ll head to a traditional Kyoto home (machiya), ensuring an authentic experience.

As the ceremony begins, you’ll learn all the important facets of tea preparation, including proper posture and the correct use of matcha powder. Along the way, your guide will be there to translate any questions you have for the tea master.

Finally, enjoy the tea accompanied by a sweet snack to go with it, and if you’ve booked the kimono option, learn how to properly wear the traditional garment. The day ends with a return to your original departure point.

Reviews (116)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Now we know how to make matcha

This experience was booked as part of our trip by Audley Travel. It was just the two of us and the demonstrator, a lovely Japanese lady who as well as being very knowledgable was obviously very proud of the tradition of the tea ceremony. We...More

Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed September 1, 2018
Wonderful, worthwhile, cultural experience

We were three people (two women; one man) who signed up for the ceremony via the internet prior to arriving in Japan. The internet description proved to be reliable and accurate without any problem. The hostess was warm, friendly, and patiently explained each stage. The...More

Thank shimon53
Michi075, オーナー at WAK Japan, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for your message. We're very happy to hear you have been satisfied with our program. As for the location of WAK JAPAN, we'll try to make a direction sigh more clearly. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyoto and...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Excellent introduction to Japene tea culture

We spent two hours learning about Japanese life both past and present. We chose our kimonos and were fitted into them. This entailed dressing in undergarments which were all tied, not a button or zip in sight, beforenthe top, more colourful and decorated garments were...More

2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile
Charming Ladies

I had booked this through Audley Travel and hadn't expected a 1:1 demonstration. The lovely Emiko Ashido met me at my hotel and we took a taxi across town. The host was welcoming and we went through the ceremony, or ritual. Fascinating stuff. Perhaps this...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed March 22, 2018
Pleasant experience with a lovely host.

My friend and I attended the tea ceremony. The host was such a gentle soul and took the time to explain the different aspects of the tea ceremony ritual and interesting facts about the traditional style home that we were in. It was a nice...More

4  Thank Elyce T
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