Tea ceremony in Kyoto Townhouse

Kyoto city, Japan

Experience hosted by Kimi

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Recently matcha green tea has become very popular all around the world. As you may know, matcha plays a very important role in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. However, learning about Japanese tea ceremony means much more than just learning to make matcha.

Let's find the concept and philosophy behind this performing art. At first, you will learn the basic concepts and ideas of tea ceremony. You will also learn how to behave in a tea room and appreciate its decoration.

Next, you'll watch a demonstration of "the way of tea". We think you will enjoy the quiet and serene atmosphere. And now let's make your own tea! We will tell you how to drink it, and also serve you a specially selected Japanese cake.

Come, step into the world of profound spirituality and set your soul free, and let's have fun together!!

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Other things to note
* Please arrive on time. We cannot allow latecomers to join a session once it has started.

* The average number of participants is 6-7 people, but please note the maximum count is 12 people.
Recently matcha green tea has become very popular all around the world. As you may know, matcha plays a very important role in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. However, learning about Japanese tea ceremony means much more than just learning to make matcha.

Let's find the concept and philosophy behind this performing art. At first, you will learn the basic concepts and ideas of tea ceremony. You will also learn how to behave in a te…

What's included

  • Food
    wagashi sweets
  • Drinks
    Matcha
  • Equipment
    Tea utensils

Meet your Host, Kimi

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1,692 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Kimi. I'm honored to introduce tea ceremony for foreign visitors. I've practiced tea ceremony for 7 years in Yabunouchi School. Our utensils and decorations are supervised and carefully selected by our tea master and my aunt who is also a tea master. I'd love to share how profound the spirituality of tea ceremony is, and how fun it would be adopting it into your daily life!

As we work as a team, please let me introduce our best staff.
-Shoko: I touched tea ceremony for the first time when I was 8 years old. I've taken Urasenke School lessons for 25 years. Please feel the mental richness of our tradition getting away from your busy life.
-Hitomi: It's 10 years since I started to learn tea ceremony in Omotesenke School by my mother's recommendation. Please let me show our traditional, meaningful yet efficient style of tea ceremony.
Hi, I'm Kimi. I'm honored to introduce tea ceremony for foreign visitors. I've practiced tea ceremony for 7 years in Yabunouchi School. Our utensils and decorations are supervised and carefully selected by our tea master and my aunt who is also a tea master. I'd love to share how profound the spirituality of tea ceremony is, and how fun it would be adopting it into your daily life!

As we work as a team, please let me introduce our best staff.
-Shoko: I touched tea ceremony for th…
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Where you'll be

Ami Kyoto: It is a unique opportunity to be able to spend time inside a traditional Japanese townhouse. Ours is about 80 years old and we think you'll agree it is still beautiful. Please come and immerse yourself in a quaint, yet elegant space. You can also attend the workshops below that are registered with Airbnb!

- Calligraphy Experience in Kyoto Townhouse by Kasho Shirai
- Ikebana Experience in Kyoto Townhouse by Kimiko Yamamoto

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 1,692 reviews.

Yao
March 2020
Thid was a wonderful experience as our first tea ceremony experience. Kimi was able to make the experience welcoming and special. We would definitely recommend this experience to friends and family. Thank you so much Kimi.
Haily
March 2020
I had an absolutely amazing experience at Kimi's tea ceremony and matcha making class. Kimi was warm, welcoming, and answered all of our questions patiently. The class was interactive and informative. I would highly recommend Kimi's tea ceremony to anyone visiting Kyoto.
Alesha
March 2020
This was a great experience and it was fascinating to watch and learn the history of the tea ceremony. Kimi was very kind and knowledgeable. I would recommend!
Andrew
March 2020
We had an incredible and intimate matcha tea ceremony experience! Kimi has a wonderful wealth of knowledge and experience! We learned so much and the tea tasted sooo good!
Joanne
March 2020
Absolutely amazing experience! Kimi is so nice and welcoming and really teaches you about her craft. Would recommend to everyone wanting a more intimate tea ceremony experience.
Stéphanie
March 2020
Super expérience grâce au savoir-faire et à l'hospitalité unique de Kimi. Nous avons été pris en charge dès le début et notre hôte a fait en sorte que nous nous sentions détendus et bien installé pendant toute la cérémonie du thé. Kimi parle dans un anglais parfait et explique très clairmenet le processus et les différents aspects de la cérémonie. Nous avons adoré la voir préparer le thé avec autant de soin et le goût du matcha était incroyable. Elle a même été d'accord de refaire une partie des gestes à la fin de la séance pour que je puisse prendre des photos. Nous reviendrons refaire une cérémonie avec elle la prochaine fois que nous viendrons à Kyoto et vous recommandons ses services les yeux fermés !

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.