Traditional Tea Ceremony in English near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto

Matcha green tea and traditional whisk

Sip a bowl of rich green tea

Take a taste of true Japanese hospitality with an English-language tea ceremony conducted by a friendly tea master. Located just minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, a perfect addition to any trip.

  • Matcha green tea and traditional whisk
  • An English language formal tea ceremony
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Located in a traditional Japanese house on a beautiful historical street near Kiyomizu Temple, one of Kyoto's most famous sights, join Camellia for a serene tea ceremony.
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called sado or cha-no-yu, has over 400 years of history. Take time to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime moment in a beautifully decorated tea room. The tea master will demonstrate the tea ceremony, and then teach you the basics of making the perfect bowl of matcha tea.
Experience the best of Japanese hospitality with an English-speaking tea master!
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Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 18.46
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Child (Age 7-17)
USD 9.23
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Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 18.46
USD 18.46
Child (Age 7-17)
USD 9.23
USD 9.23
Infant (Age 0-6)
  • Duration: 1 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking instructor / Tea Ceremony / Bowl of tea / Japanese Sweet
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Starting time: 10:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
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  • 10:00 Check-in at Camellia
  • Tea Ceremony (45 minutes)
    An English language formal tea ceremony Watch the tea master perform a tea ceremony, and sip the earthy matcha tea. Then try your hand at making a bowl of tea as well!
  • 10:45 Check-out at Camellia
    • This is not a private tea ceremony, so there is a chance that there will be other guests participating.
Additional Note(s)
    • During high season or if you wish to book for a large group advanced reservations are suggested.
    • The tea master can speak both English and Japanese fluently.
    • Free wi-fi and waiting room available.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business day prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
USD 18.46
USD 18.46

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Anna NZ
We adored this activity. We also managed to find our favourite sweet in the world.
We loved this experience to watch and learn more about a traditional tea ceremony. We got to make tea as well. The staff were great. We highly recommend this.
Chiaki-san's tea ceremony felt almost surreal. I could actually feel the degree of dedication she puts in tea ceremony. She speaks a fluent English and her trainee Moe-san speaks a decent Korean. My ...more
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