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The place, the hostess, the sermons itself, the tea... everything was perfect and we spend a very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DamChaVan
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Worth the money, great experience!

I new a lot about the Tea Ceremony before we went and it was a great experience. Had to change the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Camellia GARDEN’s striking surroundings provide a uniquely beautiful location to experience private tea ceremony in Kyoto. Our tea house is over 100 years old and situated amongst stunning gardens, less than a minute's walk from the serenity of...more
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18 Ryoanji Ikenoshitacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place, the hostess, the sermons itself, the tea... everything was perfect and we spend a very nice moment there. We learnt a lot about the tradition and enjoyed a peaceful ceremony. We can only recommend.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DamChaVan
Atsuko M, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DamChaVan, A huge thank you from the team at Camellia for your recommendation and kind words. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Garden, and it is exceptionally gratifying to know how much you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I new a lot about the Tea Ceremony before we went and it was a great experience. Had to change the time we had reserved and it was Cherry blossom season so was concerned we could not get our time changed. It was no problem...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gmitch1234
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear gmitch1234, Hello from everyone at Camellia. It was a real pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Garden, and we're so glad you could soak up the peaceful atmosphere here. Cherry blossom season is an especially busy time in Kyoto, but we will always try to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our ceremony was hosted by Maya who was truly amazing. Our meeting lasted approximately 1 hour and from the first till the last minute we were hypnotized with her voice and manners. Can definitely say we experienced Zen that day which is the aim of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Наталья Б
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Наталья Б, The entire Camellia team have been overwhelmed by your review. It is always lovely to receive positive feedback, but it is especially great to know that your time with us was so special. Maya has been incredibly touched by your words. Our...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I attended a private tea ceremony with Keiko San. It was an incredibly special experience that we’ll never forget. Keiko San shared a history of tea in Japan, traditional sweets, performed a lovely ceremony and even showed us how to make our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nick and Karla, We can't thank you enough for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Garden, and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Keiko. It's always wonderful knowing that our guests have enjoyed...More

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous afternoon with our host Maya. The ceremony was lovely and a fantastic moment of zen after a busy sightseeing day. Maya was a great guide and a wonderful personality. Well worth the experience. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Atsuko M, Owner at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Dear kennytv, Thank you for your generous words. I will pass on the compliments to Maya, who I'm sure will be thrilled to know you had such a great time with us. Camellia Garden is the perfect place to unwind, and to escape for a...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019

We (two couples) had a wonderful private tea ceremony with Maya! We enjoyed listening to her give a robust introduction and quick background on the history of tea ceremonies in Japan, then got to relax as she performed the beautiful ceremony and we drank the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Atsuko M, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Dear Morgan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. Maya will be thrilled to hear such kind words, and to know that you had such an enjoyable time here. We are very proud of our teahouse and gardens, and it...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019

We were invited into a private room where our host explained how matcha or powdered green tea is made and the processes involved. We witnessed a deeply respectful and relaxing ceremony. We had never had powdered green tea and thought it will be bitter. However,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Dear tammyzh, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Garden, and for taking the time to write a review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Matcha, and we hope that you now have a taste for it! Everyone at Camellia is very passionate...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had planned to join the tea ceremony when 2 other friends wanted to join as well. The staff was very flexible and responsive by email. We enjoyed the tea ceremony very much, it helped us to understand Japanese culture a bit...More

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

Dear Bubblechoc, Thank you so much for joining us at Camellia. I'm glad we could squeeze your friends in as well! We very much love sharing Japanese culture with guests, so it's really great to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves. Be sure to pop...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Attended a private tea ceremony this afternoon with my husband. Maya was a delightful host greeting us at the door in a formal winter pink kimono. She explained the history of the ceremony and then served a sweet to start. We then moved into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Dear Caz333, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that your visit was an enjoyable and relaxing one. Maya will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Be sure to pop in and see us again if ever you...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I spent a very relaxing and engaging time at the GARDEN location last week. My host Maya was delightful and made me feel comfortable and relaxed, explaining all about tea ceremony. It was so nice to have a truly authentic tea ceremony all to myself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Dear Navigate04099788861, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Garden, such a thoughtful review means a great deal to us. I'll be sure to pass on your thoughtful words to Maya. We are extremely proud of the house and gardens, and it is always a...More

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It isnt a public garden, its a private home where you make a booking to experience a traditional tea ceremony. the tea ceremony is performed by a traditional japanese garden belonging to the home. i think bookings need to be... More
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