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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)

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Kyoto, Japan
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn about the intricacies of this timeless custom.
  • Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) in Kyoto
  • Learn the carefully-practiced ritual and elegant customs of this ancient Japanese ceremony
  • Enjoy your tea ceremony inside a private room at Ju-An, a special center dedicated to this special ritual
  • Observe as your tea is carefully boiled, poured and mixed with the matcha (green tea powder)
  • Savor your tea with a Japanese sweet snack
  • Private guide ensures personalized service
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Departure Point

556 Motoshiogamachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8119, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tea Ceremony Ju-An

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session).

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Wonderfully informative hostess and...
Neil M
, Jul 2018
Wonderfully informative hostess and a lovely setting to learn more about tea and cultural significance. My three teenagers and I were completely engaged with our charming hostess and the information she shared. She encouraged questions and photographs. Lovely experience and a small setting which is the perfect way to enjoy such a detailed cultural experience. Highly recommend!
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The tea master very well shows and...
Elke G
, Aug 2017
The tea master very well shows and explains the steps and the meaning of the tea ceremony, in good English. You can then try the preparation for yourself and taste the prepared matcha tea with traditional sweets and ask more questions. Very nice private experience for just the 3 of us.
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I really enjoyed this traditional...
jfcjb002
, Nov 2016
I really enjoyed this traditional Tea Ceremony experience, it captures the Japanese culture and appreciation of the simple things in life, to slow down and 'smell the roses' so to speak, well worth it. My only criticism was the directions... they could have said, 100m past the 7 Eleven shop turn left down a narrow lane way. Instead it took 30min to find, with a friendly local going out of her way to find a street or place even she never heard of.
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It was great to see the ceremony...
C W
, Oct 2016
It was great to see the ceremony happen, as well as finding out more about some of the history and customs surrounding it. As a couple of people have mentioned, it is a little tricky to find being down a side street, the experience was definitely a good one though - I enjoyed doing it all myself as part of the experience.
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My family and Í enjoyed our visit...
Chien Tai S
, Aug 2016
My family and Í enjoyed our visit, outside was a trsnquill little garden and koi pond. It is located in á small back street.
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The tea ceremony was very...
scubaglori
, Jul 2016
The tea ceremony was very interesting to watch, and our hostess was very patient with all of our questions about the customs. I learned so much about the Japanese culture and process.
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