【Authentic Experience for beginners and tourists】
You must love Matcha, but don't you think the tea ceremony seems to be difficult and the manners are somewhat confusing?
Just serving tea is a kind of spiritual discipline and became an art form in Japan. Wabi-cha, the way of tea with the essence of simplicity is stylised from the spirit of Zen, in
Samurai age more than 400 yrs ago.
We started hands-on classes to give the oppotunity where people who doesn't have experience can get to know about the tea ceremony.
Although the way of tea is actually a deep way (endlessly!), you can enjoy the traditional culture by eating sweets and drinking Matcha and feel the atmosphere of the hospitality in unique style.
Let us teach you also how to make tasty tea, so you may try at your home!
Visit us and enjoy the experience of tea ceremony in a hide-out tea-room near Ginkaku-ji!
【Watch Authentic Procedure & Whisking Experience, approx. 45 minutes】
A valuable experience rarely possible, that is
the host greets you at the tea garden gate, you will enter there and use the stone basin, and get into the traditional tearoom.
Open: on Saturdays and Sundays (weekday negotiable)
Start: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Charge: 2700JPY including tax /person
Private: 13500JPY can be private session (6 guests maximum)
· Reception at the entrance
· A guide takes you through the garden to the tea-room
· Garden → Small Tea-Garden → Tea-Room
· Learn the basic custom of the way of tea before the demonstration
· Watch the host's authentic procedure, you will join as a guest being served sweets and matcha tea
· Enjoy making your own tea under the guidance of the host
※ Reservation priority.
※ Shared seated. Capacity 6 guests maximum.
※ It is held in Japanese language, and available also in English.
※ For who are difficult at sitting on tatami-mat, we have small chairs.
※ Matcha tea and Japanese dry sweets are included.
※ Fee will also be charged for attendants and interpreters.
This is the form for the Authentic Tea Ceremony sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please select the schedule from the form below and apply.
When you receive confirmation e-mail of date and time from us, reservation is completed.
If there is no reply within 48 hours, sorry to trouble you, but please send it again.
Once the reservation is confirmed, cancellation is accepted until 17 o'clock Japan time on the previous day.
Please note that after the time above will be charged in full 100%.
When the time comes, the guide will start taking you towards the garden. Please come 5 minutes before the start.
We accept the payment only by cash.
No dress code. However, we're asking to refrain from barefeet in the tea room. Please wear socks. We prepare things you will use here.
Sitting position in the room:
For who are difficult to stay in seiza position (sitting erect with one's legs folded beneath), we have small chairs. Please give your voice when you enter the tea room.
You can take picture during the session.
We look forward to seeing you (^o^)/