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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto

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    What to Expect
    In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony.  This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha. 

    The activity involves
    • Traditional tea ceremony led by a tea master
    • Drinking green tea and eating Japanese sweets  
    • Wearing a Kimono (Yukata in the summer season)The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.

    Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

    Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
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    Departure Point
    KIMONO TEA CEREMONY MAIKOYA KYOTO, Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Shimomaruyachō, 407−2 5F
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Kimono costume
    • Green tea
    • Utensils
    • Hairstyling (simple style)
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please let us know if you have any food allergies or Halal, vegan, vegetarian preferences.
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Take time to wear a kimono (interesting how they wear you) and nice to saw a tea ceremony. This is Japan tradition and if you are there, must try it!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank tjasac2015
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We joined for a group tea ceremony wearing a kimono around 3pm and were so lucky as we were the only people here. Both me and my boyfriend got to choose from an array of beautiful kimonos and they even did my hair with flowers...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LuxuryWanderlust
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Took my family of 4 with 2 teenaged girls there. We all loved it. The space is comfortable and relaxed. The staff true professionals who coached us perfectly. Women and men are separated for the preparation of the kimono-wearing. Girls get there hair done lightly...More

    2  Thank AboudyG
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a great time. Great service, lovely Japanese ladies helped dress us in amazing kimonos, explained the process of Japanese tea ceremony and dress wear. Great opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture. Highly recommend. Is my highlight in Kyoto :)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Julia M
    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    Staff were great and experience was fun - our teacher was really very nice with good English - all round was good fun thanks

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Geoff W
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    Yes, there are kimonos for kids. But if your 9 year old is mostly interested in the kimono experience, she would get more out of renting a kimono for the day for the same price than participating in this activity, as she... More
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