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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

By: WAK Japan
  • No language obstacles as your guide speaks English
  • Have a personalized Japanese tea ceremony in a private Kyoto home
  • Great choice for travelers who want to learn about Japan’s traditions
Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan
From US$38.01
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Tea Ceremony at 10am no KimonoMost Popular
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Duration: 1 hour Kimono cannot be added to this experience
Tea Ceremony 9:30am w/ Kimono
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Start time: 9:30am Duration: 1.5 hour
Tea Ceremony 1:00pm w/ Kimono
Location: Wakwak Kan Machiya - Traditional Kyoto home; Start time: 1:00pm Duration: 1.5 hour
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Learn about some of Japan’s most ancient rituals in this private tea ceremony with a tea master. Language barriers can make it difficult to understand what’s going on, but you won’t have to worry, as you’ll have an English-speaking guide to translate and ask your questions to the tea master. You can also choose to enhance your tour by trying on a kimono.

What to Expect

Your day begins by meeting your English-speaking guide for your special Kyoto tea ceremony. This is one of the most ancient and highly respected practices in Japan. Choose between two tour options—one of them is just the tea ceremony, and the other includes a kimono wearing session too.

The tea ceremony is hosted in a traditional Kyoto home (Machiya), ensuring you have a personalized experience. As the ceremony begins, you’ll learn all the important stages of tea preparation, including posture and delicately preparing matcha powder. Along the way, your guide will be there to translate and ask any questions you have for the tea master.

Your tea will be served with a sweet snack to go with it. At this stage, if you have booked the kimono experience, you will also learn how to wear a kimono. The day ends with a return to your original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Excellent introduction to Japene tea culture

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

2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Charming Ladies

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

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 22 March 2018
Pleasant experience with a lovely host.

My friend and I attended the tea ceremony. The host was such a gentle soul and took the time to explain the different aspects of the tea ceremony ritual and interesting facts about the traditional style home that we were in. It was a nice...More

4  Thank Elyce T
Reviewed 19 February 2018
Amazing Experience

Definitely my favorite thing we did in Kyoto. The staff was so welcoming and kind, explaining the whole process and letting us get hands-on with the experience. Definitely do the kimono option if you have time, it's so fun! 10/10 would do again.

1  Thank Thecougar6
Reviewed 29 October 2017
Expensive but good

Went there for kimono and tea ceremony. They only do a max of 6 for the tea ceremony which is good. Very informative and felt quite authentic for a tourist activity. It was lovely to dress up in a kimono...

4  Thank Rachelle G
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