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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop

  • Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) in Kyoto
  • Learn the carefully-practiced ritual and elegant customs of this ancient Japanese ceremony
  • Enjoy your tea ceremony inside a private room at Ju-An, a special center dedicated to this special ritual
Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop
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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop
Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this 50-minute private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn more about the intricacies of this timeless custom. A private guide is included.
What to Expect
Thanks to the proactive professionalism of Ju-An, the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony has become a tourist attraction for visitors of Kyoto as well as the rest of Japan. The form, beauty and spirit of this quintessential ancient Japanese custom paired with the Japanese mindset of omotenashi (hospitality) and ichigo ichie (one chance in a lifetime) make this workshop one of the highlights of your trip to Kyoto. Ju-An strives to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our honorable guests can cherish and remember for the rest of their lives.
The Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An is the only authentic, zen-consecrated Japanese tea ceremony room in Kyoto where you can experience Japanese tea ceremony in the form of a private workshop.

Ju-An is unique in Kyoto in that it was purposefully built exclusively for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is not a cafe or tea shop but a dedicated chashitsu for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony, chanoyu. much like those found in temples and shrines in Kyoto.
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lovely Experience

We booked a private tea ceremony in advance and it was a lovely experience. Everything was explained in detail and Masumi prepared the matcha tea for us to try, once we had been shown how to make the tea we were able to try making...More

Thank jonandmarkuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tea ceremony

Very good tea ceremony in Kyoto, very peaceful vibe and the matcha tea is excellent and very different from regular green tea. We bought the "tools" to make it back home after the ceremony!

Thank Julien M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very educational

We had a great time at the tea ceremony - it was very relaxing and a very traditional informative experience. It is definitely very slow and very quiet so this would be better for you if you're wanting a very traditional ceremony, but Masumi was...More

Thank mauragciotola
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Cool Tea Ceremony

Masumi demonstrated the tea ceremony and showed myself and family how to make the tea and follow the traditions. She was really good at showing the traditions and and discussing the importance of the respect needed to perform the tea ceremony. We all really enjoyed...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We attended this awesome tea ceremony during our trip to Kyoto. We chose this particular ceremony simply after reading the very positive reviews. As soon as you walk into the area, you will be welcomed by a beautiful, tranquil garden that makes for great photo...More

Thank JDubb48
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john n
7 July 2018|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Check the website but I believe below 12 is child I believe. There are specific times to sign up for on the website and she is very responsive to let you know if those times are not available what is open.