We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN

18 Ryoanji Ikenoshitacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-3238
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Highly recommended!

The tea ceremony with Maya was definitely a highlight of our trip. Her English was excellent and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JacJacJacE
via mobile
Seriously over-priced

There are two camellia garden tea ceremony locations in Kyoto-one near Gion and the other a 30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Georgina M
,
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Read all 57 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Kyoto's popular tea ceremony house Camellia has opened a new branch near Ryoanji temple. We call is Camellia GARDEN. Because you can enjoy tea ceremony by seeing a beautiful Japanese garden! It's PRIVATE ONLY We offer a exclusive experience of luxurious tea ceremony in a gorgeous 100-year-old house. Zen in Ryoanji and tea ceremony at Camellia... How perfect it is!
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
18 Ryoanji Ikenoshitacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
CONTACT
Website
+81 75-525-3238
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kyoto
from USD 126.20
More Info
from USD 65.20
More Info
from USD 65.20
More Info
from USD 145.70
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"ryoanji temple"
in 4 reviews
"authentic experience"
in 3 reviews
"private experience"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful culture"
in 2 reviews
"japanese culture"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful experience"
in 3 reviews
"japanese house"
in 2 reviews
"highly recommend this experience"
in 2 reviews
"an absolute"
in 2 reviews
"learn how"
in 2 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 2 reviews
"aya"
in 4 reviews
"tradition"
in 5 reviews
"housing"
in 2 reviews
"master"
in 3 reviews
"meditation"
in 3 reviews
"serenity"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tea ceremony with Maya was definitely a highlight of our trip. Her English was excellent and she explained everything really well. A great experience!More

Thank JacJacJacE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear JacJacJacE, It was a pleasure welcoming you to Camellia Garden. Thank you for writing such a generous review, it makes us exceptionally happy to know that you will leave Japan with some fond memories of tea ceremony here. I'll be sure to pass on...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two camellia garden tea ceremony locations in Kyoto-one near Gion and the other a 30 minute drive from city centre. Make sure your taxi driver takes you to the right one. We booked a private ceremony and while the host was very nice...More

Thank Georgina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Atsuko M, オーナー at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Georgina, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Garden. It's most unfortunate that your journey to Camellia Garden was less than smooth. Sadly, there are some things out of our hands and taxi drivers are one of those. We are confident that the highly...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I arrived very late after accidentally going to the wrong location first (we did not realize there was more than one Camellia - oops!) Not only did they stay open late to accommodate us, we had the most wonderful and special experience....More

Thank murphycolleen45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear murphycolleen45, Thank you for your review, it's great to know you left with such strong memories of your time here! We understand that visitors usually won’t be familiar with the layout of Kyoto and so every now and again people may be delayed, but...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was one of the best experiences I had in japan. I strongly recommend it. I think it is the best tea ceremony venue in Kyoto. You need to make a reservation ahead especially if it is a high season. Even if you don't like...More

1  Thank Nada A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nada, Thank you for joining us at Camellia Garden. It is very gratifying to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time here so much, and such a thoughtful review means a great deal to us. We hope that we’ve helped create another Matcha...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 May 2018

My husband and I booked a private tea ceremony at Camellia GARDEN. The location was beautiful (especially with the light rain going outside) as was the tea ceremony itself. We enjoyed wagashi and pleasant conversation prior to the start of the ceremony, then experienced the...More

Thank overthecascade
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear overthecascade, Thank you for leaving such a kind review, it was a pleasure to have you visit us. We are very lucky with our location, sitting amongst some of Kyoto’s finest temples & gardens. It’s great that you took the opportunity to visit Ryoan-ji...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I forget the young woman's name, but she was very friendly and welcoming and spoke fluent English. Did a great job of explaining traditions. Beautiful home and views of small garden; peaceful on a rainy day. Enjoyed traditional sweets, even received gifts to take home...More

Thank Rob B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rob,

 Thank you for visiting us at Camellia Garden, and for your kind words. We’re very glad you could enjoy the house and gardens. 

 While the tea ceremony itself is more often than not performed on the floor, we appreciate that this is not...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Me and my spouse are on our honeymoon and had a week in Kyoto. This was definitely one of the highlights. Was a lovely relaxing atmosphere. The gardens are lovely and was just perfect. Would recommend it to everyone. Definitely know their stuff and the...More

1  Thank Emily W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Emily, May we take this opportunity to congratulate you again on your wedding and wish you a very happy married life. Of course (as you mention) the only way to finish your Matcha is with a short, elegant, appreciative slurp, and we’re glad to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Relaxing atmosphere, full immersion in 5 century culture of tea ceremony. Meditation harmony and serenity around tea with Japanese garden view.. All 5 sense are involved.. Pleasant location in the north-western part of Kyoto with 2 fantastic Templs in the walking vicinity - real bonus...More

Thank NataliaBoyko
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Natalia, It was a pleasure welcoming you to Garden, and it is always wonderful hearing our guests have had an enjoyable and relaxing time. We opened Camellia Garden with the aim of creating a calm atmosphere where guests can relax away from the bustle...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I never thought I would be telling people that one of our honeymoon highlights was the amazing private Tea ceremony that Aya put on for us in her Garden Room - it was everything you would hope for from a trip to Japan: Intimate, Genuine,...More

1  Thank alexandra n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alexandra, It is always wonderful to welcome newlyweds to Camellia! We were so happy you chose to visit us as a a part of your honeymoon. Congratulations again! From the moment our guests enter through the gate, we want them to feel that they...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

What an experience! We had an awesome time at the Camelia Tea Garden Ceremony. From the time I made the reservation via their website until the day of the ceremony itself, everything went perfectly. Aya is the best! She was very responsive to all my...More

1  Thank mae_the_queen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camellia-Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Camellia Tea Ceremony GARDEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mae, Aya and Maya were so happy to welcome you to Camellia Garden! We have only recently launched the Kimono plan you enjoyed at Garden, and we are pleased to be able to bring this extra level of authenticity to the whole experience. In...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 427 hotels in Kyoto
R&S Hotel Kyoto Omuro
2 reviews
.59 km away
Hotel Chrysantheme Kyoto
28 reviews
1.06 km away
Hanazono Kaikan
34 reviews
1.21 km away
Kamishichiken Oku
1 review
1.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Okonomiyaki Katsu
324 reviews
.21 km away
Handmade Udon Shofukutei
6 reviews
.41 km away
Ryoanji Aioi
6 reviews
.38 km away
Seigeiin
36 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Toji-in Temple
82 reviews
.41 km away
Shunko-in Temple
20 reviews
.86 km away
Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University
16 reviews
.51 km away
Tenkyu-in Temple
5 reviews
.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ShankShama
20 September 2017|
Answer
Response from SeanOz69 | Reviewed this property |
It isnt a public garden, its a private home where you make a booking to experience a traditional tea ceremony. the tea ceremony is performed by a traditional japanese garden belonging to the home. i think bookings need to be... More
2
Votes