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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and learn the sophisticated philosophy behind serving a bowl of tea. You’ll have two options for this experience: a 1-hour tea ceremony in a machiya (traditional wooden building) or a 1.5-hour tea ceremony and kimono-wearing lesson. You’ll have a local guide with you to translate any questions you may have as you experience this fascinating aspect of Japanese culture.
  • 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. You’ll head to a traditional Kyoto home (machiya), ensuring an authentic experience. As the ceremony begins, you’ll learn all the important facets of tea preparation, including proper posture and the correct use of matcha powder. Along the way, your guide will be 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, Nakagyō-ku, 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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 4
  • Please Click on "View Additional Info" for meetup location
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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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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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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The tea cerimony with kimono was a very relaxing experience, we get to dress with kimono and take pictures freely. The tea master took us through the importance and meaning of this gathering for the Japanese culture, and was always patient and helpful. Thanks to our tea master
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Response from WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Thank you for taking our tea ceremony and good comment. We're glad to hear you enjoyed kimono fitting as well. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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The Kimono dressing and tea ceremony were both incredibly educational and fun. My tea master was very patient and knowledgeable. Wonderful experience.
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Key Details
  • WAK Japan
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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