1 hour 10 minutes (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn about the intricacies of this timeless custom.
- Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) in Kyoto
- Learn the carefully-practiced ritual and elegant customs of this ancient Japanese ceremony
- Enjoy your tea ceremony inside a private room at Ju-An, a special center dedicated to this special ritual
- Observe as your tea is carefully boiled, poured and mixed with the matcha (green tea powder)
- Savor your tea with a Japanese sweet snack
- Private guide ensures personalized service
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Transportation to/from workshop
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
556 Motoshiogamachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8119, Japan
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Tea Ceremony Ju-An
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
What is the social distancing policy during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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