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Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER

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Nice, informative, great venue in a buzz location

The 4 of us went for a tea ceremony in this place. Located in a beautiful area of Kyoto, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Avi_Shaul
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Melbourne, Australia
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What a lovely experience. Very calming and serene. Also very informative with regards to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DocHCC
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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A warm welcome to Kyoto. Come and experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony in fluent English at Camellia FLOWER. Take the opportunity to watch a tea ceremony expert practice their craft, and then try it yourself! Tea ceremony lies at the heart...more
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349-12 Masuyacho Kodaijiminamidori Shimogawara-higashiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0826, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-525-3238
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 1, 2017

An enthralling 25 minute experience. The tea master explains the reason and meaning of every gesture and activity during the ceremony and at the end you make your own tea. A true Japanese experience and the owner speaks perfect English and is very friendly and...More

7  Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Dear BurySt_EdmundsTrevor, It was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Flower. We’re so happy you could enjoy both parts of the session: the tea ceremony (which takes around 25 minutes), and making your own Matcha under the watchful eyes of your host (this takes up...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 25, 2018

I visited here a couple days back to attend a tea ceremony. I was met by the owner who indicated that they were not conducting any more tea ceremonies on that day and told me to come back over the weekend. I was a bit...More

4  Thank Samantha T
Atsuko M, オーナー at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Dear Ms. Samantha T., We are terribly sorry if we gave you an impression that you can always join the tea ceremony we have every hour. Our sign states our opening hours and that we hold events every hour from 10am to 5pm, but seats...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The 4 of us went for a tea ceremony in this place. Located in a beautiful area of Kyoto, the session we joined had 6 people joining a Tea Master that went through the ancient ceremony step by step. Quite amazing to see how this...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Avi_Shaul, Thank you for the kind words. We’re very happy to be able to share the culture and history of Japanese Tea Ceremony with visitors from all around the world, and all of our instructors take great pride in both the authenticity of their...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely experience. Very calming and serene. Also very informative with regards to the culture of tea ceremonies. Norie served me tea. Well worth the moneyMore

Thank DocHCC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear DocHCC, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Flower, and thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to let Norie know how much you enjoyed the experience. Be sure to pop in and see us if ever you are back in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tea ceremony with Nao - she was friendly and engaging and gave us a lovely overview of the traditions of Japanese tea ceremonies. Beautiful surroundings also.More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear christN3493YK, It was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Flower. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always wonderful to hear positive feedback about all our instructors, and we’ll be sure to let Nao know how enjoyable she made your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience - Nao explained with clarity and demonstrated with elegance and mastery how to make and drink matcha, and then we did our own. I’d have definitely done it again!More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear joanadominguesbpinto, Thank you so much for your kind review. It's really wonderful to know you had such a special time with us here at Flower, and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Nao. Be sure to pop in for Matcha...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-booked a Tea Ceremony experience and kimono hire (via recommended company on Tea Ceremony website) This location was the best of the 2 as it's right in the heart of Gion which is very traditional, this made wearing a kimono even more special. You won't...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amy, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Flower. As you mention in your review, enjoying tea ceremony in Kimono is definitely an experience worth trying if you have the time and means, and we would highly recommend it to all of our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my time here on a whim and it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the trip. I did a group ceremony and got to be the honored guest, meaning the one that the hostess serves tea to during the demonstration,...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LexiV, We're very glad you took the opportunity to visit us at Camellia Flower. Part of tea ceremony’s appeal is the coming together of people (often strangers) to enjoy a moment of quiet unity. Cultivating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Camellia is one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This day was my personal favorite in all our days in Japan. There is a link on the website to the Kimono rental place one minute walk away. You can rent them for the whole day as you stroll around the Kodaiji area, which is...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tina G, Thank you for joining us at Flower, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is incredibly heart-warming for the team at Camellia to hear that you will look back at your time with us so fondly. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from Ryoanji temple, were warmly welcomed by the gorgeous Maya. She spent time explaining the history of the ceremony and the etiquette, answering many questions we had with great grace and fluent English. We were given a seasonal sweet to eat before...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mamaMer, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia. Maya will be thrilled to know that you had such an enjoyable time. We'd also like to thank you for providing such a detailed review! It means...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Was definitely worth a visit. Our hostess was Miho (I think that’s right) who was lovely. So serene and elegant and spoke fluent English. It was a bit tricky to find but in the heart of a very atmospheric district which is fun to walk...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Dear RATSOMATIC, Thank you so much for your kind words, Miho will be thrilled to know that you had such an enjoyable time. For those reading, should you need further help in locating either of our tea houses when you visit, our website has detailed...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Almost skipped this delightful experience because I figured my husband would not be into it. It’s interesting and special, though, and for all ages. The leader of the ceremony spoke English 100% fluently, wore a traditional kimono and thoroughly explained the history and meaning of...More

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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Dear Sine-Wave, Thank you for joining us, and for providing such a detailed review! It means a lot that you took the time to capture the atmosphere of the experience here. We're so glad that you didn't skip the experience. We really believe tea ceremony...More

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Amy Z
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Atsuko M | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your message. A tea ceremony takes about 45 minutes and costs 2000 yen per adult, including an explanation, a demonstration, a traditional Japanese sweet and a hands-on experience of making a tea by... More
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March 12, 2017|
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Hello, thank you for your message! Yes, we do. Could you send an email to us please for your reservation? (This message board does not allow me to put email address. You can find it in our website, it's linked from this... More
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Response from Atsuko_Mori | Property representative |
Dear Crystal and Adrian, Hello, this is Atsuko, the owner of Camellia. We can accommodate 5 people for 14th September at 10:00 AM. A tea ceremony takes about 45 minutes and costs 2000 yen per adult, including an... More
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