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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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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.
Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great genuine & intimate tea ceremony experience

Thrilled with our private tea ceremony. Micki had excellent English so we were given a very good explanation of the history, aspects of tea & the ceremony. Great to be able to learn how to prepare tea properly too - good fun. Excellent map &...More

Thank Jane Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Experience

A very worthwhile and fun activity to do if you are in the Kyoto region. There were three of us in our group, and we did a private tea ceremony with Miki. She broke the process and importance of the tea ceremony down for us...More

1  Thank Jared T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

We experienced the tea ceremony on Monday the 10th of September at 1.30pm. This was one of best activities we did in Kyoto as it provided us insights in to not only how to make Matcha Tea but also the importance of tea ceremony in...More

1  Thank Catrina26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome experience and great explanation of the way of the tea

During our trip to Japan, we wanted to at least experience a tea ceremony. One of the cities we visited was Kyoto and we send a very last minute request in the evening to see if we could still attend a workshop the next day....More

Thank gdiepen
Reviewed 5 September 2018
Excellent expérience

Very good explanations, excellent host, very good overall experience. We came with a 10 months old baby. The host was super welcoming to our baby, but she still cried and tried to crawl everywhere. This is why we recommend not to bring a baby in...More

Thank Olivier-A-F
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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.