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The Tea Room Juan is a genuine and truly authentic Japanese Tea Room built exclusively for conducting the Japanese Tea Ceremony and adorned with precious utensils and decor. It complies with all the bespoke characteristics of a genuine and fully...more
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709 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumadori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku | Ryokan Ginkaku, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-1138-4480
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice experience with Masumi as the host , who explains, demonstrates and creates a lovely atmospehre. We have registered the night before the ceremony and received some reduction for paying in advance (2000 Yen instead of 2500 Yen per person, approx 20 USD for...More

Thank rafaely
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a private tea ceremony in advance and it was a lovely experience. Everything was explained in detail and Masumi prepared the matcha tea for us to try, once we had been shown how to make the tea we were able to try making...More

Thank jonandmarkuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ceremony was incredible! Masumi Kirihata did everything possible to make it an unforgettable experience, it was very explanatory. Thank you !!!

Thank Lucia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good tea ceremony in Kyoto, very peaceful vibe and the matcha tea is excellent and very different from regular green tea. We bought the "tools" to make it back home after the ceremony!

Thank Julien M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I attended the tea ceremony during our summer trip to Japan. Masumi was very accommodating and professional. The ceremony was relatively short, but just the right amount of time to experience and ask questions, and continue our trip.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time at the tea ceremony - it was very relaxing and a very traditional informative experience. It is definitely very slow and very quiet so this would be better for you if you're wanting a very traditional ceremony, but Masumi was...More

Thank mauragciotola
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went to this and really enjoyed it. Host was very friendly and informative. Ready to answer any questions. The process itself was incredible, each movement so specific and detailed. A beautiful art. Highly recommend it :)

Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a fairly short event, very simple explanation of a Japanese format tea ceremony. Under an hour, but economical and informative.

Thank hamtraveler2015
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We booked this after reading reviews online. It was a very beautiful and almost spiritual ceremony Masumi did lovely job of explaining the history of the ceremony as well as all about matcha tea. Masumi’s English and her presentation was flawless. The location was a...More

Thank Mickey J
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Masumi demonstrated the tea ceremony and showed myself and family how to make the tea and follow the traditions. She was really good at showing the traditions and and discussing the importance of the respect needed to perform the tea ceremony. We all really enjoyed...More

Thank Mark D
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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1 July 2018|
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Response from jenjobunjo | Reviewed this property |
We booked the night before- I think it was nearly midnight when I e-mailed her and we finalised in the morning!
Aileen Y
4 April 2018|
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Response from BjornarRognstad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Aileen Y. The cermony is in English. A good way to understand the different parts of a Japanese tea ceremony.
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Amy Z
22 October 2017|
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Response from Aru F | Property representative |
No, normally there is a dress code for attending the tea ceremony but when you come to Ju-An you will leave your shoes at the entrance of the chashitsu and then proceed inside waring your socks. Best regards