Enjoy a Casual Tea Ceremony Experience with the Finest Tea Leaves
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo
- Product code: EN-TKO-1068-10680
Experience making matcha at a specialty shop and enjoy the mild flavor of our carefully selected "ichibancha", the first plucked tea leaves of the year, from Kyoto. The mild flavor of our tea erases the image of bitter matcha. Drop in while shopping and sightseeing in Asakusa, and spend a relaxing time with a cup of matcha and Japanese sweets.
- Sample the tea from the first plucked tea leaves of the year from Uji, Kyoto.
- Experience matcha tea that doesn't have a bitter aftertaste.
- Grind tea leaves with a real stone mill.
- Take a commemorative photo.
- We are located near Asakusa Shrine and Sensoji Temple! Easily accessible from nearby sightseeing spots.
Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Visit the shop → Explanation → Grind tea leaves with a stone mill → Make matcha, and chat while enjoying jo-namagashi (high-grade fresh confectionery) → Photo time → Leave the shop
Matcha is a high-grade Japanese tea that contains a lot of antioxidants, caffeine, vitamins, and minerals. The green powder is used not only for tea, but also in a wide variety of cuisine, especially sweets!
When drinking matcha for the first time, many people are overwhelmed by bitterness. However, there are different grades of quality within matcha. Regular quality matcha is made from bitter tea leaves, which are commonly used. For the highest quality matcha, the first plucked leaves of the year, called "ichibancha," are used. There is only a small amount that can be harvested each year. They have the fresh fragrance and a rather mellow flavor with little bitterness.
This plan provides a casual matcha experience using the rarest ichibancha from Uji, Kyoto. The quality is guaranteed as the highest by the shop specializing in matcha sweets in Asakusa. Your experience will start with the process of grinding tea leaves into powder with a real stone mill used in the shop. The freshly ground tea is sure to erase the image of matcha you previously had. Jo-namagashi is a high-quality Japanese confectionery, soft and delicate, in elaborate shapes and colors, often reflecting seasons. Matcha and jo-namagashi really go well together!
The venue is in the downtown area close to Asakusa Shrine and Sensoji Temple. It is easy to explore other sightseeing spots without wasting moving time before or after the experience.
Enjoy relaxing and embracing Japanese culture during your trip to Asakusa!
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Time：50 minutes
- Meeting point：Special Matcha Sweets Kaminari Issa, Omatcha Taiken Shop, 2nd floor [MAP]
2-7-3, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
A 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express
A 8-minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
- Language support：Japanese, English (menu and written explanation only)
- Included ：
・a set of tea utensils
・jo-namagashi, guidance fee
- Excluded：Expenses such as transportation and personal expenses are not included in the activity
* The photo is for illustrative purposes. Kimono rental fee is not included in the plan.
- Free Wi-Fi ：Yes
- Toilet(Western style)：Yes
【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
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.