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“A wonderful experience with wonderful people!”

Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Welcome to Kyoto! How about authentic tea ceremony in a beautiful traditional house just five minutes from Kiyomizu Temple? Japanese tea ceremony has more than 400 years of history, the most elevated way to fully enjoy a bowl of tea. Spiritually and physically, we would like you to feel the air as well. You will watch a tea ceremony performance and then you will get a chance to make tea. Please come by and have a bowl of tea with us!The session starts on the hour every hour, from 10:00 to 17:00. One session is 45 minutes and 2000 yens per person includes a bowl of tea and a sweet. Cash and credit card accepted.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 5 July 2014

What an incredible and memorable experience!!! My mum and I visited Camellia in April and loved every minute of the ceremony! We were able to e-mail and book, prior to visiting. We actually met the lovely ladies of Camellia at the Kiomyzudera Temple and they walked with us to the tea house. They were so friendly and welcoming and clearly explained the history and practices of macha and tea ceremonies in a fun and informative way. We were even given the great opportunity to make a cup of green tea ourselves! I would encourage anyone visiting Kyoto to go here; you'll have a great time!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My group and I loved this place! The tea ceremony itself was great and the people couldn't have been nicer! They went above and beyond when helping us find our next destination. They wrote out directions for us in English and Japanese then called the place for us to make sure we didn't need a reservation. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. All for a great price too! Definitely a place to check when you're in Kyoto

3  Thank LexiFrias
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This tea ceremony is a great opportunity to experience the Japanese culture with the privilege of a commentary in fluent English (a rarity when travelling in Japan). In a traditional building and setting you watch the performance of a tea ceremony, learn about it's history and meaning and get to taste the prepared tea (it really doesn't taste too bad!!!). Afterwards you can try to mix and whisk your own green tea.
I think this tea ceremony is a great addition to any sightseeing day in Kyoto as it is a truly Japanese tradition combined with tourist friendly explanations (any other questions are welcome too). For solo travellers it can be really hard to find locals with sufficient English to give you an insight into the life in Japan. Here you can fill the gap.

2  Thank Jungleangie
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

What a great experience! A wonderfully performed tea ceremony, with explanations in absolutely fluent English. You can ask questions, practice frothing your own matcha tea, and have a marvellous time. Forget all the other tea houses and touristy "tea ceremonies" - go to Camellia!

3  Thank Markus H
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Amazing experience! The lady explains everything about tea ceremony. It was a pleasure to take part in that! Incredible atmosphere!

1  Thank Katarzyna M
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