Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience near Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto
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Make your own cup of matcha green tea

Conveniently located a minute away from the Kinkakuji temple, enjoy a special tea ceremony at Koto. Ceremonies in English are also available for a memorable time in Japan.

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Price
Standard Tea Ceremony Experience
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 5.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 14.56
USD 14.56
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 14.56
USD 14.56
  • Duration: 1 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking instructor / Japanese-speaking instructor / Experience Fee / Light tea / Dried Higashi sweets
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 11:45 - 16:45 (Show details)
Starting time: 11:45 13:00 14:15 15:30 16:45 (Hide details)
  • 11:45 Meet at Tea Ceremony Koto
  • Introduction 
    IMG_0905 Experience the spirit and history of the tea ceremony by learning about the utensils and how guests exchange greetings each other in English.

    Photography is allowed.
    Filming is not allowed.
  • Tea Ceremony
    Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience as the tea master carefully prepares a cup of green tea. Learn about the seasonal flowers, equipment, movements of the master that link to the purpose of the ceremony.

    Filming and photography is not allowed.
  • Make Your Own Green Tea
    IMG_0905 Experience this opportunity to make your own cup of matcha green tea. Let the master show you the proper methods of whisking to make your very own cup of matcha green tea.

    Photography is allowed.
    Filming is not allowed.

  • 12:30 Tour Ends at Tea Ceremony Koto
Add-ons:
Higher quality green tea (adult fare) per person + USD 6.47
Higher quality green tea (adult fare) per person + USD 6.47
Your host will prepare a higher grade green tea from Ippodo tea shop, for an exclusive tea ceremony experience.
Higher quality green tea (child fare) per person + USD 5.57
Higher quality green tea (child fare) per person + USD 5.57
Your host will prepare a higher grade green tea from Ippodo tea shop, for an exclusive tea ceremony experience.
Kimono experience + USD 26.97
Kimono experience + USD 26.97
Only available for women. Up to 3 people may participate.
Package detail / Schedule
Private Tea Ceremony
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 5.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 77.66
USD 77.66
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 29.12
USD 29.12
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 77.66
USD 77.66
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 29.12
USD 29.12
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free

Save up to 38% with Group Discount

Adult (Age 13 & over) (2+ persons)
USD 48.54
USD 48.54
USD 77.66 38%off
USD 77.66 38%off
  • Duration: 1 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking instructor / Japanese-speaking instructor / Experience Fee / Thick tea / Light tea / Fresh Namagashi sweets / Dried Higashi sweets
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 11:45 13:00
Starting time: 11:45 13:00
  • 11:45 Meet at Tea Ceremony Koto
  • Private Tea Ceremony (45 minutes)
    IMG_0905 Experience a special tea session with your very own group. Great for families with small children or for a private celebration among friends. Enjoy tasting the traditional matcha green tea along with a variety of Japanese sweets.
  • 12:30 Tour Ends at Tea Ceremony Koto
Add-ons:
Kimono experience + USD 26.97
Kimono experience + USD 26.97
Only available for women. Up to 3 people may participate.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Photography is allowed at all times except during the time the tea master is making the tea.
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • If sitting on the tatami mat is difficult for you, small chairs are available to use, free of charge.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 5.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:30 local time, 3 business days to 17:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 24.27
From USD 24.27

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Catherine
Myself, my husband and my son (aged 12) booked in for this experience and I am so glad we did. While the groups are limited to 5 we were really lucky and were the only ones at that session. This made ...more
This was my first trip to Kyoto since an elementary school trip. I'd always had something of an interest in experiencing the tea ceremony, so this was really great! From the historical tea ceremony e...more
by: Alessandro
It has been such a nice experience. The host was super nice and the ceremony was superlative. Reisan was dressed with a beautiful...more
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