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Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto provided by Tea Ceremony Koto

Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

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Departure Point
Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Japanese green tea tasting and sweets
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Please be cautious on the road, as there is sometimes high volume of traffic
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Edward Swire wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my friends were looking for something traditional to do whilst in Kyoto and stumbled upon this little gem. Very informative and highly recommend to anyone looking for something authentic.
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Response from Koto T, Owner at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you very much for joining Tea Ceremony and writing this message! I always prepare the tea utensils which suits to seasons and best organic matcha tea grown in Uji Kyoto. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed them!
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Alejandro Infante wrote a review Jun 2019
Miami, Florida51 contributions45 helpful votes
Private Tea Ceremony was fun, a relaxing break from the crowds of the Golden Pavillion. We learned history and appreciated even more the culture of Japan while engaging in the ceremony with our host. This is a highly recommended experience, especially in a small group.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Koto T, Owner at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded Jun 6, 2019
Thank you very much for coming to Tea Ceremony Koto and writing the review!! I’m glad to hear that you could feel relaxed in the tea room. We also recommend to join Private session to feel more calm and peaceful.
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wpack wrote a review Mar 2019
Northern California103 contributions47 helpful votes
Harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity we learned are the four principles of the tea ceremony. Rie, the lovely owner embodies these principles and if you let yourself, you will leave feeling better for the experience. My husband and I made reservations easily online and asked
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Finlay S wrote a review Jan 2019
Austin, Texas18 contributions1 helpful vote
The hustle and bustle of Japan can get a little overwhelming. Although the subways and streets maintain an incomprehensible silence, there’s still a expansive overwhelm about the city that can make it easy to forget to slow down and enjoy the little things. Experiencing a tea
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Koto T, オーナー at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded Jan 23, 2019
Thank you very much for writing the wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that you feel Japanese traditional culture and the spirit of tea ceremony. Japanese tea ceremony loves "simple beauty" or "imperfect" beauty, what we call wabisabi in Japanese. We can feel season and nature, listening the wind, sound of water, or simple flower in a tea room. I wish you enjoy matcha at home remembering the lesson in my tea house KOTO :)
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michaelgeorge0 wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York8 contributions
This was a great experience and our host was so warm and friendly. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Japanese history and culture. She speaks fluent English and is happy to answer any questions. It's a wonderful learning experience!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Koto T, オーナー at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded Nov 5, 2018
Thank you very much for coming to Private tea ceremony in Koto! I’m really happy to hear that you had enjoyed my session. I hope you remember Tea Ceremony experience in Kyoto when you drink matcha tea!
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By: Tea Ceremony Koto
tejbir_singh78
tejbir_singh78
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Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony
Host was very gracious and made sure we had an absolutely amazing experience. She explained the history of tea maki
ToniTijay
ToniTijay
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Interesting experience
Interesting ceremony. They offer a lot of explanations and the lady performing the ceremony is a professional. We p
ElinkaLondon
ElinkaLondon
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Not as expected
I went to visit tea ceremony privately and solo . Unfortunately I was late by 15 min due to traffic on the streets
NicolaA1319
NicolaA1319
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Tea in Kyoto
Yesterday we joined Rie for a Tea Ceremony, there were only five of us in our session (3 from our family). It was i
DrWiz1944
DrWiz1944
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Awesome Learning Experience
The instructors did for those in the class what would have been impossible on our own. The art of preparing, drink
micah_abl
micah_abl
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Magical Tea Ceremony Experience
Our Tea Master was very knowledgable about The Way of Tea. I have deep interest in tea and I wasn’t disappointed in
nakahara m
nakahara m
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Excellent Experience
This was my first time doing tea ceremony. I was able to experience the entire traditional ceremony and it was more
Clair K
Clair K
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Brief Tea Ceremony Moment
I ve been loving tea for as long as i cn remember But after join this tea ceremony i was surprise by how japanese a
Sally W
Sally W
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Tea ceremony
We had booked a private session because we were really excited about doing this cultural experience. However, it wa
Jolanta A
Jolanta A
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Fantastic tea ceremony in Kyoto in Koto Tea House
It was great experience to take part in tea ceremony performed by Rie Kuranaka. She has a great knowledge about tea
Martin K
Martin K
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A nice and warm experience to give you a glimpse into tea ceremonies
I really liked the tea ceremony that the hostess organised. We were given a brief look into what a tea ceremony is
Amboy G
Amboy G
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Ax excellent experience!
Did the japanese tea ceremony (45 minutes) with our Tea Master Rie. A must experience when in Kyoto. We suggest doi
砂沙美
砂沙美
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畳のある厳格な雰囲気のある中で、 お抹茶とお菓子が楽しめます。🍵 実際に自分でお抹茶を入れる体験をできたりと、非常に貴重な体験をすることができました✨先生は英語でも説明して下さるので、外国人の方でも大歓迎です。日本だからこそでき
麗奈 石
麗奈 石
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grate!
It was very fun. I'm japanese but I could lern many things. Thank you!! お椀の種類がたくさんあり興味深かったです。 鳥獣戯画が良かったです! 良い機会で
fazzyw
fazzyw
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Great cultural experience
If you’re looking to experience Japanese culture, book yourself in now. I️ booked a tea ceremony with kimono exper
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  • Tea Ceremony Koto
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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