Tea Ceremony Experience

Recently matcha green tea has become very popular all around the world. As you may know, matcha plays a very important role in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. However, learning about Japanese tea ceremony means much more than just learning to make matcha.


Why was this a necessary practice of samurais and monks in times past? Why is the "ceremony" still carried on today? Why do many foreign residents in Japan devote themselves to it?


Come, step into the world of profound spirituality and set your soul free.


What will you experience?


You will learn the basic concepts and ideas of tea ceremony. You will also learn how to behave in a tea room and appreciate its decoration.

The Way of Tea

You will watch a demonstration of the way of tea. We think you will enjoy the quiet and serene atmosphere.


Tea Making  (Hands-on)

Make your own tea! We will tell you how to drink it, and also serve you a specially selected Japanese cake. 

 Mon. Wed. Friday

  1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm


 Tue. Thu. Saturday

  10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

  • 3,000 JPY / person
  • Duration: 60-75 mins
  • Please arrive on time. We cannot allow latecomers to join a session once it has started.
  • Reservations are not required, but they are recommended to guarantee your place.
  • The average number of participants is 6-7 people, but the maximum count of each session is 12 people. If you prefer experiencing in a small group, please book a private session.
  • We are unable to respond to your calls or email on Sundays. Thank you for understanding.

Private Session

  • For a group of 3 people: 5,000 JPY  / person
    For a group of 4-6 people: 4,000 JPY / person
    For a group of 7-12 people: (Same as the group session 3,000 JPY / person)
  • This session is for a group of at least 3 people.
  • If you'd like to book a private session, please send us an email at ami@whattodoinkyoto.com
  • It will not be possible to accept your request when we have other bookings for that day.

Large Group

  • If your group has more than 13 people, please contact us at ami@whattodoinkyoto.com
  • We willingly accept huge groups and will do our best to respond quickly to your request.

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Let's immerse yourself in the surreal world of tea ceremony. We'll guide you there before you know it.

■ Cancellation Policy for a group of 1-3 people

  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations on the day before your workshop.
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for the appointed day cancellation or for any "no-shows".

■ Cancellation Policy for a group over 4 people and a private session

  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations 2-3 days before your workshop. 
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for cancellations on the day before, the appointed day, or for  any "no-shows".

For inquiries or further details:



080 - 4240 - 8866

  • Mon. - Sat. 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • We are unable to respond to your calls and email on Sundays. Thank you for understanding.

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