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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience at Gionji Temple in Tokyo

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    What to Expect
    If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, how about a Japanese-style tea ceremony experience led by the head priest at a serene temple surrounded by lush green? While you are there, you can also take a tour around the main hall of the temple with over 1000 years of history and take pictures, one of many reasons why a lot of international visitors have enjoyed this unique experience. The session can be experienced by a small group in an intimate setting at the temple’s tea house. This is a perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the beauty of Japanese culture.

    Stop At:

    • Jindaiji Tourist Office, 5-12-7 Shindaiji Motomachi, Chofu 182-0017 Tokyo Prefecture

    Sample Menu

    • Tea
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gionji Temple, 2-chōme-18-1 Sazumachi, Chofu, Tōkyō-to 182-0016, Japan
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Instructor
    • Japanese tea and sweets
    • Tax
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • A stool will be provided for those who have difficulty sitting in the seiza(sitting on the heels) position.
    • If you have any food allergies, please be mindful and let us know in advance as we serve matcha green tea and Japanese sweets.
    • Please bring a pair of white socks with you and wear them before entering the tea room.
    • Please remove your watches, bracelets, rings, necklaces, and other accessories in order not to damage teaware.
    • Please note that the host speaks only limited English. if you need an interpreter, we’ll try to find an valuator interpreter (tips are appreciated, for the transportation expenses)
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    • English
    The ceremony was beautiful and enjoyable with fun and engaging story telling prior to and after the ceremony by the head priest. After the ceremony, we were treated to a tour of the temple.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: eight one management co.
    9 reviews
    Hong Kong, China
    The Wagasi is beautiful and yummy. The teacher is professional, can speak limited English. The shop is not big and
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    Jason K
    The head priest was friendly and funny.
    The ceremony was beautiful and enjoyable with fun and engaging story telling prior to and after the ceremony by
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    Joel S
    Great experience!
    Greeted at Toro station by Jun in person before taking us on a pleasant walk to our first bonsai garden. Spoke
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    Manuela O
    Wonderful experience!
    The kimono experience was definitely a highlight of our trip to Japan. Our dressers, Ru and her mother were very
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    Sydney, Australia
    Fantastic Experience
    We had an amazing time at this workshop, they were very friendly and gave lots of tips on what to see in the local
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    Explore Tokyo in a different way
    I can highly recommend this event for people who want to explore this great city in a different way. The trail
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    What a fantastic bonsai experience
    Really amazing experience with June, our teacher/guide. Start of with Bonsai city itself. Off Toro station, it
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    Sydney, Australia
    Something fun and different
    Really enjoyed learning about Japanese archery and trying it out. Really fun! Went to a local sports gym from the
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