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Tea Ceremony Juan

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“masumi san”(17 reviews)
“make your own”(18 reviews)
The Tea Ceremony Juan is a genuine and truly authentic Japanese Tea Room located inside the grounds of the Jotokuji temple. Monks who visited China to learn Buddhism discovered tea and they brought back tea seed to Japan and started to grow tea...more
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709 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumadori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku | Jotokuji, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8119, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-1138-4480
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All reviews masumi san make your own japanese culture wonderful experience cultural experience koi pond ichigo ichie ask questions kyoto station fluent english explained everything whole process yen per person every step rainy day small group hostess
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting exerience, in a great location (on the temple grounds), very thorough explanation of the ritual, pleasant, relaxing activity performed in a small group

Thank Katarzyna M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tea ceremony session at Ju-An absolutely met our expectations (and even exceeded them). The location was beautiful, and our host Masumi explained us about its history. The tea ceremony room was also gorgeous, but what made our experience so special was our host, who...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andreea P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending a busy sightseeing day in Kyoto we were greatful to participate in the Tea Ceremony workshop at 5pm. My wife and I really enjoyed the experience. We booked the workshop a few weeks before travelling. It is cheaper to book online than pay...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StevenG1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ceremony to attend to learn about the Japanese tradition of tea making with a tea master. Beautiful location, serene atmosphere and wonderful hospital, highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tea ceremony was informative and educational and our host was amazing! The overview was presented in English and was very clear and understandable to many guests. Host did a good job combining information and demonstration. We enjoyed trying the Japanese sweets and the tea...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a booking but they were very accommodating and let us join the group. The experience itself was fascinating, learning about the customs and reasons for how traditional Japanese tea ceremonies are done. The location was also stunning, set in the grounds of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cici1206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tea ceremony is a must when visiting Japan-- especially Kyoto-- and Tea Ceremony Ju-An didn't disappoint. Masumi was a wonderfully patient, warm, and professional host. She is extremely knowledgeable and she speaks better English than most Americans! I love too how she cultivated a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today was a day we felt like fools wearing kimonos and attending the tea ceremony. However so glad we did. The ceremony itself was informative. It started off with a tour of the temple with a lesson of how to pray etc. We Are then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed this experience. Highly recommend it, both for the professionally of the woman who made the ceremony (clear explanations on the processes of the tea ceremony and very willing to answer the questions we had about it) and also for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the trip to find it and experience a very calming tradition. I'd recommend doing it alone but was also OK doing in a group of 8.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matt B
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April 16, 2019|
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Response from Saintlysinner | Reviewed this property |
About an hour to 70 minutes. This includes a tour of the temple.
March 12, 2019|
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Response from Aru F | Property representative |
Not essential, only optional.Most visitors attend in their normal clothes and about 20% choose to rent a kimono that we can also arrange.
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Aru F | Property representative |
You can pay in advance by PayPal or on at the door on the day. Paying in advance by PayPal or Credit cards is cheaper.