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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka

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  • Tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka

  • A hands-on cultural experience ideal for first-time visitors
  • Learn about local culture from a tea master and witness a tea ceremony

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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka
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Overview

Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.

What to Expect
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony.  This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha. 

The activity involves
  • Traditional tea ceremony led by a tea master
  • Drinking green tea and eating Japanese sweets  
  • Wearing a Kimono (Yukata in the summer season)
The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful kimonos, yummy matcha

This was a fun little experience. You get to pick out your own kimono and dress up, and they walk you through a few of the traditions of the tea ceremony (the full ceremony can be 2-3 hours long!). I signed up solo and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank the1katya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wear A Beautiful Kimono

Ladies, If you ever wanted to wear a kimono, this is your perfect chance. My daughter-in-law Laurie looked stunning in a absolutely beautiful kimono that they meticulously dressed her in, with her long hair beautifully made up and added with a very pretty hairpin. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WarrenChu
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Transported to a different world

We had an open day with no concrete plans after sightseeing and shopping for several days. We wanted a relaxing and unhurried pace kind of day. We are so glad we decided to try this. Using google maps, we just took the train to get...More

2  Thank tintinsan
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
Tea Ceremony

Very pleasant atmosphere. I was running late and the staff was very understanding. I learned a lot, wish it was a little more in depth with information.

Thank shekia7190
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile
Great experience!

So enjoyable, very instructive. A wonderful activity to learn more about a cool aspect of Japanese culture. definitely recommend!

1  Thank johnsantamariajr
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