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Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

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Overview
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Departure Point
Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Japanese green tea tasting and sweets
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Please be cautious on the road, as there is sometimes high volume of traffic
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Edward Swire wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my friends were looking for something traditional to do whilst in Kyoto and stumbled upon this little gem. Very informative and highly recommend to anyone looking for something authentic.
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Response from Koto T, Owner at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you very much for joining Tea Ceremony and writing this message! I always prepare the tea utensils which suits to seasons and best organic matcha tea grown in Uji Kyoto. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed them!
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Alejandro Infante wrote a review Jun 2019
Miami, Florida51 contributions24 helpful votes
Private Tea Ceremony was fun, a relaxing break from the crowds of the Golden Pavillion. We learned history and appreciated even more the culture of Japan while engaging in the ceremony with our host. This is a highly recommended experience, especially in a small group.
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Date of experience: April 2019
Response from Koto T, Owner at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded 6 Jun 2019
Thank you very much for coming to Tea Ceremony Koto and writing the review!! I’m glad to hear that you could feel relaxed in the tea room. We also recommend to join Private session to feel more calm and peaceful.
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wpack wrote a review Mar 2019
Northern California103 contributions47 helpful votes
Harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity we learned are the four principles of the tea ceremony. Rie, the lovely owner embodies these principles and if you let yourself, you will leave feeling better for the experience. My husband and I made reservations easily online and asked
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Finlay S wrote a review Jan 2019
Austin, Texas18 contributions1 helpful vote
The hustle and bustle of Japan can get a little overwhelming. Although the subways and streets maintain an incomprehensible silence, there’s still a expansive overwhelm about the city that can make it easy to forget to slow down and enjoy the little things. Experiencing a tea
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Date of experience: January 2019
Response from Koto T, オーナー at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Thank you very much for writing the wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that you feel Japanese traditional culture and the spirit of tea ceremony. Japanese tea ceremony loves "simple beauty" or "imperfect" beauty, what we call wabisabi in Japanese. We can feel season and nature, listening the wind, sound of water, or simple flower in a tea room. I wish you enjoy matcha at home remembering the lesson in my tea house KOTO :)
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michaelgeorge0 wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York8 contributions
This was a great experience and our host was so warm and friendly. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Japanese history and culture. She speaks fluent English and is happy to answer any questions. It's a wonderful learning experience!
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Koto T, オーナー at Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Thank you very much for coming to Private tea ceremony in Koto! I’m really happy to hear that you had enjoyed my session. I hope you remember Tea Ceremony experience in Kyoto when you drink matcha tea!
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Key Details
  • Tea Ceremony Koto
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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