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Also known as the Way of Tea, is an elegant art and form of hospitality based on Zen ideals. Open to beginners, take a moment to relax and enjoy a cup of green matcha tea while sightseeing. You can learn the basics of this tradition, and try whisking your own perfect bowl of tea. From the old-fashioned streets of Kyoto to skyscrapers in Tokyo, book a ceremony at the tea room closest to you.
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  1. 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.
    English Available

    USD27.66

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. 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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD24.89

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. Enter the enchanting world of old Kyoto at the Nishijin Tondaya estate, where you can tour the machiya before taking part in a tea ceremony, dressing in silk kimono or enjoying a Kyoto lunch.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD9.96

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Have an enriching visit to Arashiyama as you immerse yourself in the traditional world of tea at the homey Isshinan! Watch a tea master prepare a warm cup of rich matcha green tea in a traditional ceremony experience available only on VELTRA.
    English Available

    From USD58.24

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Head to Genan Teahouse after a visit to the Golden Pavillion and prepare yourself a warm cup of tea. Learn how to whisk Japanese matcha green tea perfectly from a tea master. The slightly bitter tea is perfect with traditional Japanese sweets.
    English Available

    From USD24.89

    Weekend
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. Experience a quick introduction to Japanese tea ceremony with the Ryurei-style using tables and chairs. Taste a cup of matcha green tea specially prepared by a tea master with traditional wasabon dried sugar sweets.
    English Available

    USD9.22

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Experience the serenity of Japanese tea ceremony. Learn all about the symbolism and history behind this Zen Buddhist-influenced cultural activity and prepare your very own authentic cup of Japanese matcha green tea.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD135.41

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Visit a traditional Japanese machiya (wooden townhouse) and enjoy an authentic tea ceremony in a serene atmosphere. Learn about and experience Japanese culture in a friendly and relaxed way.
    English Available

    USD37.84

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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