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Traditional Tea Ceremony on a Yakatabune Houseboat at Hamarikyu Gardens

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Watch the tea ceremony up close

Sail comfortably on a houseboat at the famous Hamarikyu Gardens while discovering the traditional Japanese methods of tea through the Omotesenke practices from two tea masters.

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Souvenir (until 2017/04/15)

Take home a memorable Japanese-style gift as a souvenir.

For all participants.

Experience the world of tea on a traditional houseboat in the heart of Tokyo. Following the practices of Sen Rikyu, the founder of the Omotesenke, you will be able to witness the classic tea ceremony passed down since from the 1500's.
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Schedule & Location
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  • 13:40 Meet at Etchujima Pier
  • 13:50 Boarding Begins on Yakatabune Houseboat
  • 14:00 Cruise Departs
  • Greeting
    風景 A brief introduction will be given in English by the staff member.
  • 14:30 Begin Tea Ceremony (Approx 30-40 min)
    風景 After getting comfortable, the tea master will begin the tea ceremony. The ceremony will be held in Japanese along with English explanations as well. You will also be given an informative instruction manual to follow to properly drink your tea.
  • Green Tea Tasting
    風景 After arriving at the gardens, taste the tea with some traditional sweets the master has prepared for you.
  • 15:20 Return to Pier
    Take photos of your memorable experience with your tea master.
  • 16:10 Tour Ends at Etchujima Pier
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • If less than 5 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • While there are no high waves, please consume some motion sickness medicine if you are prone to getting sea sick.
Additional Note(s)
    • This activity operates regardless of weather.
    • Please understand that the departure time is stated as 14:00, however there may be some delays due to late comers.
    • You will not be entering the Hamarikyu Gardens itself.
    • Smoking is prohibited within the Yakatabune houseboat. Smoking is allowed only on the back deck of the boat.
    • This is not a private tour and you may be seated with other participants.
    • The tea ceremony will be operated in Japanese along with English explanations.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8.
Activity provider
SIC
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 15:00 local time, 4 business days to 15:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 15:00 local time, 2 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 80% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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