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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan provided by WAK Japan

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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A note from Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan
During tea ceremony, for keeping social distancing, WAK JAPAN conducts the program with a minimum number of guests in a tea room.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Learn about some of Japan’s most ancient rituals in this private Kyoto tea ceremony with a tea master. Language barriers can make it difficult to understand what’s going on, but you won’t have to worry, as you’ll have an English-speaking guide to translate and ask your questions to the tea master. You can also choose to enhance your tour by trying on a kimono.
  • You'll start at
    Wak Japan 「Wakwak-kan」
    761 Tenshuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-0812, Japan
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    WAK Japan
    Stop: 60 minutes
    WAK JAPAN's attendant will meet you at Wakwak-kan, the traditional Kyoto townhouse. In the beautiful and clean tea room, customers can see the Way of Tea and try to make a tea under the master's instruction. If you choose the option with Kimono course, before tea ceremony, you choose kimono you like from a big collection of kimono with various colors, patterns and sizes. After dressing up in kimono, you can take photos in the traditional small garden, then enjoy tea ceremony.
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  • You'll end at
    Wak Japan 「Wakwak-kan」
    761 Tenshuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-0812, Japan
    See address & details
  • Enjoy a personalized Japanese tea ceremony in a private Kyoto home
  • Great choice for travelers who want to learn about Japan’s traditions
  • No language obstacles as your guide speaks English
  • Tea tastings and snacks included
What to Expect
Your day begins by meeting your English-speaking guide. The tea ceremony is one of the most ancient and highly respected practices in Japan. Head to a traditional Kyoto home (machiya), ensuring an authentic experience. As the ceremony begins, learn all the important facets of tea preparation, including proper posture and the correct use of matcha powder. Along the way, your guide is there to translate any questions you have for the tea master. Finally, enjoy the tea accompanied by a sweet snack to go with it, and if you’ve booked the kimono option, learn how to properly wear the traditional garment. The day ends with a return to your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wak Japan 「Wakwak-kan」, 761 Tenshuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-0812, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tea tasting and snacks
  • Professional English-speaking guide/interpreter
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 4
  • Please Click on "View Additional Info" for meetup location
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Susan wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about wearing the kimono and taking part in the tea ceremony. Would recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nick S wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Great insight into the history and tradition of the tea ceremony. Yuki’s English was excellent and she was very patient with answering our questions.
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Date of experience: February 2020
James R wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
Let me start by saying if you’re on the fence about doing this experience, do it! My girlfriend and I did it in the morning with Kimonos and we had a blast. You meet at a home that’s about 100 years old and has beautiful character. You change into Kimonos that you get to pick
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Date of experience: November 2019
TravelbeeSantaFe_NM wrote a review Oct 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico509 contributions273 helpful votes
The Women's Association guides you through a one-hour tea ceremony where you are taught the mindfulness of making tea in harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. I truly felt more tranquil after the ceremony. I note that one may wear kimonos, though my friend and I opted not
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
frankst wrote a review Sep 2019
Dromana, Australia235 contributions50 helpful votes
Their was only 2 of us in our group. We had a wonderful tea ceremony with excellent explanation of the process. So elegantly done . And we both loved the Matcha tea. A must do when in Kyoto. We had no trouble finding the tea house. We find that the locals are so helpful and you
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: WAK Japan
Great home cooking class!
Mieko-san was a great teacher, and she did a great job explaining (in English) how to prepare traditional Japanese
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Great Walking Tour
We had an excellent walking tour round the market and a fabulous cooking experience perhaps the Sake tasting could
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Price higher than advertised -BEWARE
Price was not as advertised. After booking and being initially charged. The company refused to give us the address
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Cultural afternoon
My husband and I had a fascinating, highly enjoyable afternoon experiencing some traditional Japanese culture! Our
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Wonderful insight into a beautiful area
Fushimi Inari is a wildly popular and crowded attraction, and we wanted to make sure we would get the benefit of un
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Fantastic market and cooking experience!
We were met at the entrance to the Nishiki Market by our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Yumiko. Yumiko spoke
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A once in a lifetime experience
My wife and we’re booked for the Kimono, Tea ceremony and origami. Whilst harder to find than expected we got there
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The Best Traditional Sushi Experience
My boyfriend, myself and my cousin took this class together. It ended up just being the three of us in the class, a
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Wonderful Tea Ceremony
While on a recent visit to Kyoto my husband and I had an opportunity to attend a traditional tea ceremony. This in
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Sophie F
Amazing tour
Seems like a strange combination however works really well once you begin the tour. Understanding the culture makes
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Yoshie and the course was fantastic
My wife and I was on this course as part of a package holiday. It was amazing, we were joined by another really fri
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Brandon R
Loved this tour!
We had such a great time!! It was fast paced but still casual. The tour was informative and energetic with the hust
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Fun and informative
Very casual yet informative tour with cooking class. The guide was very friendly and our cooking teacher taught us
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Good cultural experience
Fun afternoon learning about Japanese cooking. Our host taught us a lot about sushi and culture. This is a good b
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Tim W
Food Glorious Food
Great class for learning the manageable basic preparation, cooking and eating of everyday Japanese cuisine - fantas
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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