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Top Tea Ceremony Experiences in Kyoto

Top Tea Ceremony Experiences in Kyoto

During your stay at The Millennials Kyoto, experience the serene beauty and profound tradition of the Japanese tea ceremony while being in a city rich in ancient rituals and modern culture. The staff at our hotel has curated the top three tea ceremony locations in Kyoto, each offering a unique and immersive experience. As you delve into the world of matcha, bamboo whisk and meditative rituals, these carefully selected locations will transport you to a realm of tranquility and harmony, where the past meets the present in the most poetic of ways. From your base at The Millennials Kyoto, you will have convenient access to these culturally rich and intimate tea ceremony experiences that you will remember for a lifetime.

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Maikoya

Photo by Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya

Maikoya is a famous tea ceremony company that requires bookings up to a month in advance during the cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons. Their plans allow you to wear kimono while participating in the tea ceremony. There are many colors of kimono to choose from and the staff will style your hair in a traditional hairstyle. You can also reserve a private tea ceremony, which costs around 8000 yen for one hour. The hosts speak English and explain the history and tradition of tea ceremonies in detail. Click here to make a reservation.

Tea Ceremony Camellia Flower

Tea Ceremony Camellia Flower is a famous tea ceremony experience, especially among tourists. It costs 3300 yen per person for the tea ceremony in a shared group setting and 5000 yen per person for the kimono rental, which is at a separate location nearby the tea ceremony venue. The 45 minute private tea ceremony has a higher price at 6600 yen per person or 9900 yen for a tea ceremony for one person. The one-hour private tea ceremony costs 8800 yen per person or 13200 yen for one person. The staff speak English and will explain the details of the tea ceremony. Following the staff instructions, you can make your own tea with real matcha and traditional tools. Click here to make a reservation.

Fukujuen

Fukujuen is actually a tea shop, but they have a tea ceremony experience area above their shop for customers who want to try doing a tea ceremony in a casual manner. It is an affordable experience that allows you to learn about each step of the process and the meaning behind the etiquette, which will allow you to understand and enjoy tea more deeply. Their staff teaches you about features and steps such as the tsukubai (stone wash basin), entering the tea ceremony room through the nijiriguchi (doorway), viewing the tokonoma (alcove), making matcha (please enjoy with sweets) and leaving the room. Click here to make a reservation.


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