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AuthenticTeaCeremonyInJapaneseTinyHouse

Bunkyo City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Mari

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

I will guide you to a small room when you get to my home. We called the waiting room 'Yoritsuki'. Please leave your luggage here and wear white socks which I prepared and then drink hot water. --- In the old days the roads were not paved and tabi(Japanese socks) was easily soiled. But colored tabi looked not so dirty. Therefore they decided to wear white tabi before entering the tea room for emphasizing cleanliness. This custom came down to the present day. Hot water means "I'll make today's tea with this water." ---
And then enter the tea room. I will show you my demonstration of tea-serving at first. Please relax and enjoy Japanese sweets and powdered green tea, matcha.
After that, it's your turn. Don't worry! Not all. I'll teach the act of folding the fukusa. It needed to purify some tea utensils. Then, please enjoy to serving tea.
Other things to note
We'll spend the duration of the ceremony in a seated kneeling position, so please wear appropriate attire. You may be uncomfortable in a miniskirt or stiff jeans, for example.
I will guide you to a small room when you get to my home. We called the waiting room 'Yoritsuki'. Please leave your luggage here and wear white socks which I prepared and then drink hot water. --- In the old days the roads were not paved and tabi(Japanese socks) was easily soiled. But colored tabi looked not so dirty. Therefore they decided to wear white tabi before entering the tea room for emphasizing cleanliness. This custom came down to…

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What's included

  • Food
    Exclusive Japanese sweets
  • Drinks
    Matcha tea from Kyoto
  • Equipment
    White socks
    Fukusa
From $38
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mari

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been studying the Japanese tea ceremony for 15 years, and now hold a master license in the craft. I made tea room at home and start to teach tea ceremony in my house.
I love to travel abroad and know the other culture.
I'm looking forward to meeting you soon.
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Where you'll be

My experience will take place in my house in the Yanesen district, a residential neighborhood in central Tokyo. The area is also home to several shopping streets and very nice old architecture, should you wish to explore after the tea ceremony.

2 reviews

Laura
March 2020
Great experience, lovely to see inside mari's home, she first served tea then instructed me how to make it. Very friendly and delicious sweets
Joshua
March 2020
Excellent!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 6 and up can attend.