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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto

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    What to Expect
    In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony.  This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha. 
    The activity involves
    • Traditional tea ceremony led by a tea master
    • Drinking green tea and eating Japanese sweets  
    • Wearing a Kimono (Yukata in the summer season)The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.
    Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.
    Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    It was cute but grossly overpriced (we paid more than ¥7,000 for my daughter and myself). The most fun part was getting dressed in a kimono. The ceremony itself was at best 20 minutes - they stated that the entire experience would be 2 hour...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Claudia V
    planning920, Manager at Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Osaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Claudia. Thank you for your review but Tripavisor currently only allows us to mark the length either 1 hour or 2 hours, not in between. The total experience in average takes about 90 minutes, especially for families and groups. We cannot mark it as...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    It’s great opportunity to experience the tea ceremony and wear kimonos. The staff are so nice. It’s short and fun.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank GAbdul
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We loved our tea ceremony with Maikoya! Dressed in beautiful kimonos and a very peaceful tea ceremony. Enjoyed our time here and very lovely ladies that work here.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tj12123
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Excellent experience. Fun kimono wearing. Great morning. We all enjoyed - adults and children. Lovely

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Anonymousitt
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This experience was so much fun, getting dressed up in kimonos and having our hair done was great! The tea ceremony was very nice and informative. We were able to take photos after the ceremony too. Highly recommended!

    Thank Jade R
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    July 5, 2019|
    Response from Claudia V | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, there are kimonos for kids. But if your 9 year old is mostly interested in the kimono experience, she would get more out of renting a kimono for the day for the same price than participating in this activity, as she... More
    June 21, 2019|
    Response from Cpgreenberg | Reviewed this property |
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