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Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting experience

It does what it says on the tin - you watch a shortened version of a traditional tea ceremony being... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hollytea
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Worth every penny

We really enjoyed the teaching and tea! Great hour well spent. Our guide was a gentlemen who spoke... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nessie3e
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chula vista
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It does what it says on the tin - you watch a shortened version of a traditional tea ceremony being performed, then you get the chance to mix your own matcha and eat a sweet. It was fun and informative and genuinely really fascinating to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hollytea
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear hollytea, Thank you for taking the time to come and visit us at Camellia Flower. We're so happy you enjoyed the experience, and hope that if you are ever in Kyoto again you will pop in to see us for another bowl of Matcha....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the teaching and tea! Great hour well spent. Our guide was a gentlemen who spoke great English, was funny and also kept us informed and asked us if we had any questions. I would highly recommend this tea ceremony company for an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nessie3e
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nessie3e, A huge thank you from the team at Camellia for joining us for tea ceremony. Tetsuya will be very happy indeed to hear about your compliments, and to know that you had such an enjoyable time. Now that you've had your intro to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Camellia Flower was a perfect experience for a first time tea ceremony. Tetsuya was our tea host, he was kind, clear, spoke very good English, and was a fine teacher. Though tea ceremony is formal, Tetsuya held an energy of casual respect and kindness. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank betsy837
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear betsy837, Thank you for writing such a generous review. I have passed on your kind words to Tetsuya and the team, and I'm sure everyone (especially Tetsuya) will be thrilled to know that you had such a worthwhile and enjoyable experience at Camellia. We're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are all told that we have to attend a tea ceremony. What a waste of time and Money. Don’t feel you missed anything if did not go. Boring!!!!More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ahva63
Atsuko M, Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ahva63, The team here at Camellia take every review to heart, and so it is troubling when we receive such a negative review. Constructive criticism is always welcome, and we will always strive to improve customer satisfaction. Please feel free to email us directly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After consulting a guide book and a recent brochure for this experience, both of which said the tea ceremony experience cost ¥2000, we decided to go. Upon arrival we were told the price is now ¥3000. The host was not very accommodating and told us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank willarrb
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear willarrb, We take all criticism extremely seriously at Camellia, and I am very sorry that the experience did not meet your expectations. Customer service and customer satisfaction are incredibly important to us, so it is always disheartening to hear negative feedback. I will try...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We had our tea ceremony with Norie, and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was very friendly, and welcoming, and made us all feel comfortable. She was very knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English, we learnt a lot about the history of tea ceremonies as well as enjoying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 708natashar
Atsuko M, Owner at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear 708natashar, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Norie. Feedback is very important to the team at Camellia, so it is really encouraging to hear how enjoyable your time was...More

Reviewed February 4, 2019

I had a wonderful visit to Camellia Tea Ceremony and was hosted by Nio (I hope i got that right!). I was truly blown away by the detail that goes into such an event and appreciated the way Nio was able to translate the procedures...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YogiBearVisiting
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Dear YogiBearVisiting, Thank you so much for joining us at Camellia Flower. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Nao. Our teahouse is tucked away down a small alley, so I appreciate that it can be a little tricky to find....More

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this tea ceremony. Was very informative and interesting understanding and learning the tradition. The cost to attend is very reasonable too. Very friendly host :). Was a bit difficult finding the place though, other than that was enjoyable!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Dear JK9024, Thank you very much for visiting us at Camellia Flower, and thank you for the kind words. We're sorry you had a little trouble finding the teahouse, but it's great to hear that enjoyed yourself. We do hope that you'll get the chance...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019

The tea ceremony was really informative and our host was extremely friendly. We attended with our three teenage children, all of whom enjoyed the experience. After watching our host prepare the tea we were then given the opportunity to make tea ourselves and in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maria M
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Dear Maria, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Flower, and for taking the time to write a review. It's really wonderful to hear that your family enjoyed themselves, and that you felt right at home in the tearoom. We hope that you will be...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

An experience not to be missed in Kyoto. The ceremony was excellent. We learned about the history of making tea and the nuances in the serving. We were a group of 8 which was an excellent size to ask questions nd then make our own...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Dear tneldner, Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Flower, and we do hope that -if you are ever back in Kyoto- you will pop in and see us again. ***For those of you reading, as mentioned in...More

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Enas2011
April 13, 2019|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
So the Kimono rental is a separate business from the tea house, but they have a relationship with each other and are right around the corner from each other. The tea house links you to the Kimono rental place, but your... More
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Enas2011
April 6, 2019|
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Response from Atsuko_Mori |
Hello, thank you for your message. Yes we welcome small children to our tea house. However, since we need a quite moment during a tea ceremony demonstration for about 10 minutes, if your child makes noise or moves around, we... More
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547amyz
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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