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Tea Ceremony Koto

37 Kinugasanishi Goshonouchicho, Kita-ku | A 1 minute walk from Kinkakuji, Kyoto 603-8377, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-9624-5164
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Just a 1minute walk from Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto.You can learn traditional tea ceremony in English. The way of tea is performed by a lecture of Urasenke, one of the famous tea school in Japan! And You can make powdered green tea by yourselves! The biggest difference between other tea houses is Not only the demonstration, but also you can join tea ceremony as a guest by learning the process in English!
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37 Kinugasanishi Goshonouchicho, Kita-ku | A 1 minute walk from Kinkakuji, Kyoto 603-8377, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

I really liked the tea ceremony that the hostess organised. We were given a brief look into what a tea ceremony is and experience it. The hostess gave us insight into the material, tea, rituals and customs. She was really kind and explained a lot...More

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Koto T, オーナー at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your message! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed my tea ceremony lesson and feel Japanese Culture:) Since tea ceremony has over 400 years history, it’s the gateway to feel traditional Japanese culture and spirits.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Did the japanese tea ceremony (45 minutes) with our Tea Master Rie. A must experience when in Kyoto. We suggest doing this wearing traditional kimonos. Thank you very much Rie :)More

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Koto T, オーナー at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Thank you very much for coming to Tea Ceremony Koto with your family! I also remember we had peaceful atmosphere in a tea room, it was not only because of the spirit of traditional tea ceremony but also the sympathy from the guests. I was...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

畳のある厳格な雰囲気のある中で、 お抹茶とお菓子が楽しめます。🍵 実際に自分でお抹茶を入れる体験をできたりと、非常に貴重な体験をすることができました✨先生は英語でも説明して下さるので、外国人の方でも大歓迎です。日本だからこそできる体験をぜひ。 You can enjoy Matcha and Japanese confection on tatami. Also, you can pour out Matcha for real. It's very precious experience! A teacher also can speak English very well. So, not Japanese peaple be certainly possible enjoy, too. I think it's must...More

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Koto T, オーナー at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018
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外国人のお友達とご来店ありがとうございました。 海外の方にも楽しんでいただきたく、英語または日本語で、茶道の解説をしてお...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

It was very fun. I'm japanese but I could lern many things. Thank you!! お椀の種類がたくさんあり興味深かったです。 鳥獣戯画が良かったです! 良い機会でした。More

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Koto T, オーナー at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018
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ご来店ありがとうございました! お茶碗は、季節に合わせた絵柄のものや、楽茶碗など、皆様に楽しんでいただけるよう、色々用意...

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking to experience Japanese culture, book yourself in now. I️ booked a tea ceremony with kimono experience for my family and I️ to experience something historically Japanese and a little different. The men in my family were hesitant about the idea, but they...More

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Koto T, オーナー at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you very much for coming to Tea Ceremony Koto and writing your message!! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed tea ceremony and kimono also. I’d like to recommend all busy people to experience Japanese tea ceremony since it can be used for meditation...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This tea ceremony is excellent. An explanation is provided throughout the process. Making our own tea also gave us a meaningful experience. I would go again. The room is peaceful and serene which adds to the ceremony.

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Koto T, Owner at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you very much for writing your fantastic message! I’m really happy to hear that:) I’m looking forward to seeing you again in some day.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

It's a family trip with an 11-year-old. The tea ceremony lasts 45 mins and we added the kimono dressing for 30 mins. We took time to choose which style of kimono to wear and Rie helped us with a good sense of color matching. Rie...More

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Koto T, Owner at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice message:) I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed kimono wearing & tea ceremony! Yes, we are very close to Kinkakuji temple, just beside the parking area for bicycles.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

This tea ceremony experience was so different from others in a positive way! I've participated in Japanese tea ceremonies more than ten times, and I also took a short-term course on learning it 6 years ago. While I admired the tea ceremony intellectually, I couldn't...More

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Koto T, Owner at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thank you very much for writing your fantastic review ! Valentine’s tea ceremony at night was the very special & unusual event, maybe just once a year for us, too. We usually don’t eat snacks in a tea room but serve Japanese traditional sweets. I...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

I had a great time here. The host is very nice and patient. She gave me a brief introduction about the history of tea and tea ceremony. Because it is my first time to experience it. She taught me the manners step by step. I...More

Thank 杨冬妮
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Koto T, Owner at Tea Ceremony Koto, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you very much for your message! It was nice to meet you, one time, one meeting:) I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed my tea ceremony. I really appreciate it !

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Thank you very much for the question! It’s 2700yen per person for tea ceremony. Of course, 1 Year old child is free. Additional fee for Kimono wearing is 3000yen per person. How about 14:15, 15:30 or 16:45 in April 2nd? You... More
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