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Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

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Learn traditional Japanese tea making from a licensed tea master and experience a tea ceremony with organic matcha tea and Japanese sweets in Kyoto.


  • Discover the art of tea making from a tea master in Kyoto, and have some matcha in a traditional tea ceremony in a small group.

  • Immerse yourself in the culture by making English tea as you follow the instructions from your licensed instructor.

  • Enjoy a tea ceremony experience with sweets and green tea prepared by the master using utensils reflecting the seasons.

  • Fun Fact: Affluent merchants, powerful warlords, and scholars competed with each other to organize the most lavish and refined tea ceremonies during the 16th century.


  • 45-min tea-making experience

  • Licensed tea master

  • Tea ceremony

  • Tea & traditional sweets

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Making Tea the Traditional Way

Get an introduction to the refined art of the Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto through this tea-making experience. Upon arrival at the tea house, meet your instructor, a licensed tea master, and get to know the customs of the tea house. Your 45-min session will start with a brief on the history of making tea and how it emerged as an art form. Adorned with calligraphy from Urasenke school's 15th grand master, this experience has also been selected by many guests from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It's Tea Time!

Following the instructions of the tea master, learn how to make tea in the traditional style. Enjoy the traditional sweets to accompany your steaming hot cup of tea. Your instructor will perform the matcha tea (powdered green tea) making ceremony, demonstrating the proper techniques and etiquette involved in the process. The tranquil process will captivate you, and the taste of the perfect cup of matcha is sure to make your palette happy.

Important Information

  • Chairs are available for guests who have difficulty sitting on the floor.


  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 10 to 12 people in 1 group.

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 3 and under.

  • Note that the following is not allowed during this experience: videography.


Daily: 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, & 4:45pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Tea Ceremony Koto.

  • Address: Japan, 〒603-8377 Kyoto, Kita Ward, Kinugasanishi Goshonouchicho, 37.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Kinkakujimichi. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 市営12, 市営204乙, 市営205乙, 市営59, 市営M1 to get you there.

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