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Tea Ceremony Experience En

272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Do it only if you have ample time in Kyoto

Giving it 2 starts only because of the ladies conducting the ceremony, who were very polite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Unique Experience

A little pricey, but definitely worth it if you're looking to scrape the surface of the meaning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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En is a small Japanese-style teahouse in the Gion area of Kyoto. You can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience first hand. Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is a name given to an art that synthesizes the preparation and drinking of tea together with spirituality, history, architecture, the appreciation of handmade tea utensils. En offers a participatory introduction to Japanese tea ceremony for everyone to enjoy!
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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible2%
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272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giving it 2 starts only because of the ladies conducting the ceremony, who were very polite, helpful and tried to demonstrate and explain the meaning of the tea ceremony and how it plays a part in Japanese culture. The rest of the experience deserves no...More

1  Thank elenavict
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little pricey, but definitely worth it if you're looking to scrape the surface of the meaning behind a tea ceremony! My family and I really enjoyed seeing the ritual for which tea is made, and being taught how to properly make the tea ourselves...More

Thank caseylynn1031
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The tea ceremony was sadly not what we expected. The part where the lady showed us in silence how a traditional tea ceremony was held was very nice. But after that, the part where we made a matcha by ourselves was in such a hurry,...More

4  Thank kritische-reiserin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my trip! Here's a tip, if you sit to the right of the lady explaining the meaning of the tea ceremony, you get to have an extra cup of tea. The tea ceremony is explained for its cultural...More

Thank Nicolelynnbenton8
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Our host was very informative, and taught us a little more about the traditional art of tea ceremony, and the history of how it evolved over time. All in all, a worthy piece of culture to understand and appreciate. Most importantly, delicious tea! Expect to...More

Thank eventidephoenix
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When I read other reviews I wonder if we went to the same thing! For around US$25 this was expensive and just felt touristy...it was nice to learn about all the intricacies that are involved in the making and serving of tea, but we felt...More

Thank Anna186394
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We loved going to En to learn and experience a true Tea Ceremony. The hosts were very friendly, they explained every part of the ceremony, and at the end, we all had some tea. It's great to have a true Japanese experience. It was only...More

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If Kyoto has you all temple and shrined out, but you still want to experience a part of Japanese culture, give a tea ceremony a go! The centre where the ceremony takes place is located near Gion and is easily accessible from public transport. The...More

Thank CraigJH
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place is really good such a cultural experience and at a really low cost. Its only 2500 yen for an hour and is defintly worth while if you want to understand a little more about the respectful Japanese people.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We were slightly templed out so we were looking for another experience in Kyoto. We tried to book via phone call but couldn't understand the recorded message so just showed up at En. The staff were so kind, were happy to see us and asked...More

Thank Claire A
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Where can experience a tea ceremony dressed up in a kimono?
27 January 2017|
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Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Hi !! I am staff from Tea Ceremony En, and we had some guests who wants to do the tea ceremony with Kimono. It might be good experience but unfortunately, we do not provide Kimono rental. But there are many Kimono rental... More
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