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Participate in a Traditional Tea Ceremony — Tokyo

Learn the significance of tea drinking in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
DurationDuration40 min
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffExcluded
Minimum AgeMinimum Age6 years old
LanguagesLanguagesEnglish / Japanese
MealsMealsNot Included
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationStarts at JIDAIYA Meijikan

What's Included

  • An introduction to the history and spirit of tea ceremony given by the instructor (sit on a chair)
  • Learn the manners of the tea ceremony and have Japanese sweets and Matcha tea (sit on a chair)
  • Using the authentic tools, make tea by yourself (sit on a chair or on the tatami mat)
  • An experience wearing kimono is available (separate booking is necessary)
  • An upscale plan in a tatami-floored room is available (optional)
  • Tea ceremony experience (including Matcha and sweets)

What's Excluded

  • Participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Learn how to make and drink tea
  • Take heaps of photos to share with family and friends!
  • Option to upgrade tour deal to dress in a kimono

What to Expect

Take part in a traditional tea ceremony in Japan. On this tour, you'll learn about the history of this ancient event, how to use the utensils, and participate in the ceremony.  

For instance, you'll prepare Matcha according to the guidance of the instructor. The instructor will show you how to drink tea according to Japanese tradition. Be sure to take photos during the experience!


  • Check-in: Introduction to the tea ceremony
  • Demonstration of making tea
  • Try making tea by yourself
  • Commemorative photos

Things to note:

  • Time: 40 to 50 minutes depending on the number of participants. If the kimono dressing plan is added, another 40 to 60 minutes are necessary
  • Meeting point: JIDAIYA Meijikan / 2-3-5, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
  • Access:
    • A 1-minute walk from the Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple 
    • A 3-minute walk from Exit 2 on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    • A 1-minute walk from Exit A4 of Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line 
  • Language support: English, Japanese
  • Children 6 years and over may take part in the program 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A group of 8 or smaller may join other travellers' parties 
  • If you prefer to experience only by yourself, please let us know at the time of reservation
  • If you should come late, the time may be shortened or cancelled. Please come in early


Terms & Conditions:

This tour's advertised price and net rate does not include the Japanese Consumption Tax.

Cancellation Policy:
  • 7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
  • 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
  • The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
  • Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation


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