Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience -- Feel the Spirit of Japan
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Taitou-ku, Tokyo
- Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10542
Experience a tea ceremony that uses authentic utensils in a peaceful Japanese-style space. The instructor will give you an introduction to the history and spirit of the tea ceremony, how to use the utensils, and the flow of the tea ceremony. This is an experience recommended for both international visitors and Japanese customers.
- Learn about the methods, history, and spirit behind the tea ceremony.
- Practice traditional manners while enjoying Japanese sweets and Matcha.
- Use authentic tools to make your own tea.
- You have the option to wear kimono during the experience. (additional fees apply)
- A plan with an upscale tatami room is available.
Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Check-in→Introduction to tea ceremony→Demonstration→Try making tea by yourself→Commemorative photos
You can easily experience a tea ceremony in an authentic Japanese-style room within a short walk from the Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple. You can come into the room with your shoes on. If you do not like sitting on the floor, don't worry; you can sit on a chair.
First, the instructor will give you an introduction to the history and spirit of the tea ceremony, instruct you on how to use the utensils, and teach you the typical flow of the tea ceremony. The instructor will explain in English for international visitors.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy Japanese sweets before your matcha tea comes.
After that, you will try to prepare Matcha tea yourself. Prepare the Matcha according to your instructor's directions. They will also teach you how to drink your tea in order to enjoy it in the traditional way.
Feel free to take photos during your experience. The pictures you take here will become precious memories that you can share with your friends and family back home.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time：40 to 50 minutes ※depending on the number of participants
（If the kimono dressing plan is added, another 40 to 60 minutes are necessary)
※Please come at least 10 minutes before your reservation time. If you are late, it may be difficult to join the program. If you are significantly late for your reservation it will be marked as a no-show.
Meeting point： JIDAIYA Meijikan [MAP]
2-3-5, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
・A 1-minute walk from the Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple
・A 1-minute walk from Exit A4 of Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
・A 3-minute walk from Exit 2 on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
- Minimum number of participants：2 people
Language support：Japanese, English
Included ：Tea ceremony experience (including matcha and sweets)
・If you like the upscale plan in a tatami-floored room, please contact us at the time of reservation.
・The kimono dressing plan can be combined. Please contact us at the time of the reservation.
・A child of 12 years and over can take part in the program.
・Basically, a child younger than 12 cannot come in. If the time is "Reserved" (optional), a participating adult can bring his child along. For a large group, please contact us.
・It is not possible to participate only for observation. Please be sure to apply for the number of people who will participate.
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- Other things to note
・If you arrive late, the time may be shortened or you experience may be canceled. Please make sure you have plenty of time.
・Please note that this will be a joint program with other groups.
・If you would like to charter a program, please click on "BOOK NOW" and select from the options page below.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・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
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
【CANCELLATION POLICY】7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.