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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and learn the sophisticated philosophy behind serving a bowl of tea. You’ll have two options for this experience: a 1-hour tea ceremony in a machiya (traditional wooden building) or a 1.5-hour tea ceremony and kimono-wearing lesson. You’ll have a local guide with you to translate any questions you may have as you experience this fascinating aspect of Japanese culture.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a personalized Japanese tea ceremony in a private Kyoto home
  • Great choice for travelers who want to learn about Japan’s traditions
  • No language obstacles as your guide speaks English
  • Tea tastings and snacks included
What to Expect
Your day begins by meeting your English-speaking guide. The tea ceremony is one of the most ancient and highly respected practices in Japan. You’ll head to a traditional Kyoto home (machiya), ensuring an authentic experience. As the ceremony begins, you’ll learn all the important facets of tea preparation, including proper posture and the correct use of matcha powder. Along the way, your guide will be there to translate any questions you have for the tea master. Finally, enjoy the tea accompanied by a sweet snack to go with it, and if you’ve booked the kimono option, learn how to properly wear the traditional garment. The day ends with a return to your original departure point.
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Departure Point
Wakwak-kan

By train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tea tasting and snacks
  • Professional English-speaking guide/interpreter
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 4
  • Please Click on "View Additional Info" for meetup location
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

The tea cerimony with kimono was a very relaxing experience, we get to dress with kimono and take pictures freely. The tea master took us through the importance and meaning of this gathering for the Japanese culture, and was always patient and helpful. Thanks to...More

Thank SusanaPereira
WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at WAK Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Thank you for taking our tea ceremony and good comment. We're glad to hear you enjoyed kimono fitting as well. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The Kimono dressing and tea ceremony were both incredibly educational and fun. My tea master was very patient and knowledgeable. Wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We were three people (two women; one man) who signed up for the ceremony via the internet prior to arriving in Japan. The internet description proved to be reliable and accurate without any problem. The hostess was warm, friendly, and patiently explained each stage. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shimon53
Michi075, オーナー at WAK Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your message. We're very happy to hear you have been satisfied with our program. As for the location of WAK JAPAN, we'll try to make a direction sigh more clearly. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyoto and...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We spent two hours learning about Japanese life both past and present. We chose our kimonos and were fitted into them. This entailed dressing in undergarments which were all tied, not a button or zip in sight, beforenthe top, more colourful and decorated garments were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I had booked this through Audley Travel and hadn't expected a 1:1 demonstration. The lovely Emiko Ashido met me at my hotel and we took a taxi across town. The host was welcoming and we went through the ceremony, or ritual. Fascinating stuff. Perhaps this...More

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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Japanese
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