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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop

  • Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) in Kyoto
  • Learn the carefully-practiced ritual and elegant customs of this ancient Japanese ceremony
  • Enjoy your tea ceremony inside a private room at Ju-An, a special center dedicated to this special ritual
Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop
From US$43.25
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Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this 50-minute private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn more about the intricacies of this timeless custom. A private guide is included.
What to Expect
Thanks to the proactive professionalism of Ju-An, the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony has become a tourist attraction for visitors of Kyoto as well as the rest of Japan. The form, beauty and spirit of this quintessential ancient Japanese custom paired with the Japanese mindset of omotenashi (hospitality) and ichigo ichie (one chance in a lifetime) make this workshop one of the highlights of your trip to Kyoto. Ju-An strives to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our honorable guests can cherish and remember for the rest of their lives.
The Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An is the only authentic, zen-consecrated Japanese tea ceremony room in Kyoto where you can experience Japanese tea ceremony in the form of a private workshop.
Ju-An is unique in Kyoto in that it was purposefully built exclusively for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is not a cafe or tea shop but a dedicated chashitsu for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony, chanoyu. much like those found in temples and shrines in Kyoto.
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Experience

A very nice teahouse. Everything was fine and perfect. We enjoyed it so much. We learned everything about the tea ceremony and we have had a great time.

Thank AlexandraElisa
Reviewed 4 days ago
great learning experience with delicious tea!

We learned about the tradition of tea ceremonies in Japan. We also saw a demo and got to practice making tea. It was a really enjoyable experience!

Thank Adventurer765794
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Japanese Tea Ceremony 101

Divided into 4 parts - introduction, demo, make your own and history. It was a really interesting and informational session. Marcie (not sure if right spelling) was our host. She imparted her knowledge in the ceremony as much as she could during the time frame....More

Thank LynD827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Private tea ceremony near Kyoto station

We attended a private tea ceremony with Marcie. Booking was easy and she even managed to move appointments to give our family a private ceremony. It is tucked away on a side street near Kyoto Station. Location is easy but not very pretty or tranquil....More

Thank Smilecreator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tea Ceremony Experience

Tucked away on a side street very near Kyoto Station is the Ju-An Tea Ceremony Workshop. This is only a one hour experience but Masumi does a fantastic job teaching and explaining the different aspects of a Japanese tea ceremony. A full tea ceremony would...More

Thank Thomas P
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6 July 2018|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Check the website but I believe below 12 is child I believe. There are specific times to sign up for on the website and she is very responsive to let you know if those times are not available what is open.