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Participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Meet a real master of the Japanese tea ceremony in a modern tea house in Kyoto. Visit the oldest Zen temple of Kyoto which was founded by Zen master Eisai, who was the one who introduced tea to Japan.

In Kyoto
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Culture
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto
  • Relish a cup of matcha tea
Description

Meet a real master of the Japanese tea ceremony in a modern tea house in Kyoto. You will visit the oldest Zen temple of Kyoto which was founded by Zen master Eisai, who introduced tea to Japan. Walk through the Geisha district of Gion to the city’s center and discover how Japanese tea is drunk nowadays. For lunch, you will have two options:

  • An everyday Japanese Lunch
  • Kaiseki course lunch which is traditionally offered to guests during a tea ceremony

Let the master take you to the Sento Palace, where besides the imperial buildings and broad lanes you can also find three pure water sources that were regularly used for the tea ceremony. Finish the day with a crisp cup of matcha tea in the park or at the tea shop.

What's included

Services of the local tour guide

What's excluded
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Address
2Q3F+HM,Kyoto,Japan
Meet your Host
Tokio tours

My name is Nicki Yoshihara and I am the founder and owner of Tokio Tours. We have been guiding people across various places in Japan since 2013. We have a lot of experience in providing the best possible experience in Japan. Since I am originally Dutch, we have a lot of Dutch-speaking guides working for us in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and various other locations around Japan. All our guides are local people who have had extensive training in how to be the guide you need. We specialize in bespoke private tours. All our guides do their utmost to enhance your experience and to adjust every tour we do to the clients' needs. All our guides are also fluent in Japanese and English and have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, cuisine, modern pop culture, religion. All our guides have their own expertise.

From USD 468 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.