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Tea Ceremony Experience En

272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Coming here expecting a full blown tea ceremony but in the end it was just seeing the tea powder... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2010travellover2010
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New York City, New York
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Not worth price of admission

The tea was bland and the ceremony itself was quite underwhelming. Wish i knew what it was before i... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louis B
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En is a small Japanese-style teahouse in the Gion area of Kyoto. You can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience first hand. Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is a name given to an art that synthesizes the preparation and drinking of tea together with spirituality, history, architecture, the appreciation of handmade tea utensils. En offers a participatory introduction to Japanese tea ceremony for everyone to enjoy!
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272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming here expecting a full blown tea ceremony but in the end it was just seeing the tea powder whisked with water. Def wish I can have my $25 back. The service was nice though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tea was bland and the ceremony itself was quite underwhelming. Wish i knew what it was before i went. Do not recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best experience to do it yourself. Good demonstration and explanation, but you don't actually do much yourself. When it comes your turn, you scoop the matcha into your bowl, they pour hot water and you whisk. Disappointed you don't actually get to scoop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were disappointed of an other Tea Ceremony, we booked ourselves this one at EN. The location is a little bit hidden, but if you follow the instructions on their leaflet it is easy to find. The Tea ceremony is divided into 4 parts:...More

1  Thank Over-en-Naar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the ceremony was nice but the host was very unfriendly. you better go somewhere else. it looks like they don‘t like foreigners.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

My family and I booked a Tea Ceremony during our trip to Japan. We didn’t know anything about Tea Ceremony when we booked a session. We were really glad we booked ours in En. Teachers were open, friendly and knowledgeable. They made the ambiance serious...More

Thank Albert S
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We attended a private 45 min tea ceremony at this lovely, unassuming little tea house and it was one of the unexpected highlights of our stay in Kyoto. The very charming and gracious teacher had a soothing musical voice and a wealth of knowledge in...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

The experience was pleasant and interesting but it ended poorly when a staff person pushed the door open and told us we overstayed and needed to “get out.” In fact, the ceremony had just ended and the rudeness and suddennness of the interruption were In...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

A very nice way to spend 50 minutes. Lovely ladies, interesting facts, a good insight. Happy to recommend.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful, tranquil experience in Kyoto. Fascinating to learn about the movements and meanings behind the tea ceremony. Small groups, so book ahead!

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dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
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Lynda M
July 13, 2017|
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Thank you for your inquiry! We still have some spaces everyday so please choose your suitable date and starting time from the below. Our availability for everyday: 1pm (Private session) 2pm (Private/ Group session) 3pm... More
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pannaiah
January 27, 2017|
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Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Hi !! I am staff from Tea Ceremony En, and we had some guests who wants to do the tea ceremony with Kimono. It might be good experience but unfortunately, we do not provide Kimono rental. But there are many Kimono rental... More
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