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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session) provided by Tea Ceremony Juan

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop, theory and practice, is conducted by licensed tea masters and is unique in Kyoto. It is set in the Grand Tea Room inside the Jotokuji Temple just 3 minutes walk from Gojo station, or 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station. The ceremony starts with a tour of the Temple followed by the explanation of the history and cultural importance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is educational and enable you to understand the modesty of the Japanese character. The artistic ceremony is performed by the licensed Tea Master and many visitors refer to it as mesmerising. You will then practice the making of the matcha tea by yourself under the guidance of the Tea Master. You will receive a souvenir certificate of attendance after about two weeks.
Important Information
Departure Point
Tea Ceremony Ju-An, 556, Gojo-sagaru, 本塩竈町 下京区 京都市 京都府 600-8119, Japan
1h 10m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Utensils & macha provided
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kate S wrote a review May 2020
london3 contributions2 helpful votes
If I'm honest this was a hard sell for the kids as a concept. Sample quote: "I don't like tea". In fact - it totally opened up Kyoto for us. The setting is sublime - a beautiful temple - and the lady was very kind to explain about how to hand wash. This really gave us confidence
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Date of experience: July 2019
Zee112 wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom19 contributions
I was always curious about Japanese culture and history. This tea ceremony did not disappoint. It was a humble and insightful experience. The ceremony was well presented at the Jotokuji Temple. Masumi Kirihata was a great host. Everything was well explained and you get to learn
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Date of experience: March 2020
Morgan P wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Very well organized, very educational, insightful and fun for our entire group. If you’re looking for some history on the origin of matcha, tea ceremonies in Japan in general, the proceedings of a traditional tea ceremony + instruction on how to make your own matcha—then Tea
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Date of experience: March 2020
Cristy wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Love how the teacher teaches the history of tea ceremony~ you cannot not miss this class if you love macha(green tea~~
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Date of experience: February 2020
poupak m wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
It was tranquil and fun. She was dignified and made the whole ceremony come to life. Liked the rock garden and then room setting. The tea gift at the end was a good gesture.
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About the operator

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By: Tea Ceremony Juan
A must do
If in Kyoto a tea ceremony is a must do and Juan Tea Ceremony is up there with the best it's held inside a temple,
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Highly Recommended - Traditional Tea Ceremony
We had a great experience at this traditional event-the tea ceremony. Focus and respect the ceremony, I remember ou
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Beautiful, authentic cultural experience
Beautiful, authentic cultural experience in a beautiful temple room. Masumi is passionate about what she does. Her
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enjoy it - it is worth it!
best thing to do to get in contact with culture, history and mind of japan and its people. in addition very warm, p
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Amazing Host
Absolutely incredible afternoon. Our host was sensational. She was informative, elegant and patient. Never felt rus
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Incredible experience. A must for all people all ages.
Old tradition that everyone should know. Excellent Hostess and an experience I will treasure. Adults and kids rea
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Enjoyed The Way of Tea Experience Very Much!!
Masumi is an excellent hostess with her friendly personality, excellent english, and knowledge of the Japanese Tea
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Such a lovely experience
Went here yesterday and was delighted with the experience Didn’t really know what to expect but the explanation of
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Authenitc Hands on Experience
Today we had the pleasure of experiencing the beautiful Japanese Tea Ceremony. The three of us found it a fascinati
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Simon D
Interesting and relaxing tea ceremony in Kyoto
The temple itself is close to down-town Kyoto. We got a small tour around the courtyard, where Masumi told us some
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Highly recommended
Highly recommend this tea ceremony experience. Masumi was great- explaining the history and components of the tea c
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Beautiful, unique experience
My daughter and I absolutely loved this fascinating insight into the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, our host Ma
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Sonya C
Interesting experience
The tea ceremony was interesting, and our hostess was great at explaining the history behind the temple and the cer
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Apel S
Our 1st tea ceremony
A beautiful and enriching experience in a peaceful environment. Our hostess provided plenty of explanations that he
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It was very interesting, you may discover the real essence of Japan culture in this experience! I couldnt wear a k
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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