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Flower Teahouse Kyoto: Private/Shared Tea Ceremony Experience

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Experience the charm of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn to prepare a perfect bowl of matcha from your host and savor local sweets.

Highlights

  • Let your senses be immersed in an authentic tea ceremony conducted in a traditional machiya, a beautiful wooden townhouse.

  • An expert instructor will teach you the basics of making perfect matcha tea, with everything provided including locally produced matcha and sweets.

  • You’re not merely following steps, you’ll be discovering the intricate aspects of the ceremony from the utensils to the layout of the room.

  • Go for the private tea ceremony option for a more personalized event. Upgrade to a kimono rental to add a more authentic touch to your experience.

  • Fun Fact: In earlier times, matcha tea was only enjoyed by aristocracy and Buddhist monks, becoming more widely affordable after the 16th century.

Inclusions

  • Shared/private tea ceremony experience

  • English-speaking host

  • Matcha, sweets, and everything needed to make tea

  • Kimono rental (optional upgrade)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Be a part of Kyoto’s tea culture

The Camellia Flower Teahouse offers an authentic tea ceremony experience and a chance to participate in a centuries-old ritual. Step inside a machiya, traditional townhouses that are disappearing due to urban development, with a warm welcome from your instructor. Before the actual ceremony, you will get a brief introduction into the history and culture surrounding tea. One traditional sweet later the instructor will be guiding you through the process of making a frothy bowl of matcha. Any and all questions are welcomed, so feel free to sate your curiosity about Japanese culture.

Your ticket options explained

You have the choice between a private or shared tea ceremony experience. The private ceremony offers your own host and tearoom, perfect for a small circle of family and friends, while the shared ceremony is a great chance to mingle with fellow enthusiasts. If you are accompanied by a guide or a translator, opt for the private ceremony which they can join at no extra cost. Kimono rental is a further upgrade for both options, adding another layer of authenticity to the experience.

  • Please do not take videos in shared ceremonies, photos can be taken with flash turned off. Short videos can be taken in private ceremonies.

Additional note

  • Tea ceremonies are conducted in English. If you intend to bring a translator or a guide, please book a private ceremony. Translators or guides can join private tea ceremonies free of charge.

  • Like strong coffee, matcha has a high caffeine content. The teahouse prefers not to serve the tea to children under the age of 6, but the final decision rests with the parents.

  • All the sweets are vegan, gluten free, and nut free.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your host at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER.

  • Address: 349-12 Masuyachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0826, Japan

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Higashiyama Yasui. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 四条山科醍醐線83A, 市営206甲, 市営207甲 and more to get you there.

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