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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka

Highlights
  • Tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka

  • A hands-on cultural experience ideal for first-time visitors
  • Learn about local culture from a tea master and witness a tea ceremony

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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka
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Overview

Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.

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.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience!

So enjoyable, very instructive. A wonderful activity to learn more about a cool aspect of Japanese culture. definitely recommend!

1  Thank johnsantamariajr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent

It was a great experience! They were so nice, respectful and the tea ceremony was so beautiful! Totally recommended

1  Thank FrequentFlier815997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fun and cultural time...

The hosts are wonderful patient in dressing you up, beautiful costumes so you can have a very nice memory. The tea experience is very educative and delicious... a must do in Osaka, and is around 30 min train from the Osaka castle, so they can...More

1  Thank Berlly L. D
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Such a fun experience!

I really recommend if you want to experience some traditional Japanese culture. The staff were so friendly and helped me take pictures in my kimono! :)

1  Thank Riling S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Tea ceremony with kimono.

This was a really great experience. The costumes were very nice and clean. The staff were wonderful. The tea ceremony was quite educational and the props were fun. It was a good value and I would highly recommend.

1  Thank Richard S
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escapaige
29 September 2018|
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Response from Riling S | Reviewed this property |
I was also a solo participant and the hostesses were happy to help take pictures after the ceremony was finished. You can take pictures of the tea master as she purifies the equipment and prepares the tea for you to drink... More
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Dyan G
15 August 2018|
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Response from Berlly L. D | Reviewed this property |
with kimonos costume around one hour.
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reveden
29 May 2018|
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Response from Berlly L. D | Reviewed this property |
I believe she will enjoy it as well.
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