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#3 Kyoto's Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience

#3 祇園で本格的な茶道体験
Step away from the crowds and have a peaceful time

Since tea was introduced from China in the 8th century, it has been developed in different ways and drinking tea is an important part of our life and culture in Japan. We enjoy it very much.
The Japanese tea ceremony has a little diffrent from the daily tea drinking.
The tea ceremony is called Sado in Japanese.
It is a ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.

The host of the ceremony always consider the guests with evry movement and gesture.
Preparing tea in the ceremony means pouring all one's attention into defined movements.
The whole process is not only about drinking tea, but also is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from your heart.

In this hands-on experience, you will have a great participatuon of the tea ceremony at the tea house located on a beautiful historical path near Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
You will enjoy the atmosphere and unique spiritual experience.

45 minute session includes;

・Explanation of tea ceremony
・Actual tea ceremony experience
・Traditional Japanese sweet and a bowl of green tea.


Hands-on Experience name #3 Kyoto's Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience

349-12 Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Time 10:00~18:00

2,000 yen (Adult)
1,000 yen (7 ~ 17 years old)

45 minute session includes an explanation of tea ceremony, a demonstration, a traditional Japanese sweet and a bowl of green tea.
The session is conducted in English.

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