KIMONO TEA CEREMONY KYOTO MAIKOYA

Tea Ceremony and Kimono experience in Kyoto Best Activities and tours in Japan

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Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience MAIKOYA - Kyoto

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Kyoto tea ceremony is a ritualized way of making Japanese matcha green tea and properly drinking it in a traditional tatami room. As the only recipient of the Best Travelers' Choice award, Maikoya holds kimono tea ceremony, private tea ceremony and geisha tea ceremony everyday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the historic Gion District and Central Kyoto. The tea ceremony in general lasts for 45 minutes and the price ranges between $22 and $100 whether you prefer a private session or a small group.

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  • Cultural Event for large group Kyoto

We offer four traditional types of tea ceremony in Kyoto:

Kimono + Tea Ceremony

Kimono + Tea Ceremony

(Approx. 60min - 90min)

  1. Wear traditional Japanese kimono.
  2. Authentic tea ceremony led by a host who speaks English.
  3. Drinking Japanese green tea and eating Japanese sweets.
  4. Take many photos at Maikoya or the nearby temple.
Private Tea Ceremony

Kimono + PRIVATE Tea Ceremony

(Approx. 60min - 90min)

  1. There will be no one else except you in the tea ceremony session. Ideal for families with small children or those who are looking for a very special experience.
  2. Wear traditional Japanese kimono.
  3. Traditional tea ceremony led by a host who speaks English.
  4. Drinking Japanese green tea and eating Japanese sweets.
  5. Take many photos at Maikoya or the nearby temple.
Geisha Tea Ceremony Kyoto

Geisha Tea Ceremony Kyoto

(Approx. 60 mins.)

  1. You join a traditional tea ceremony session led by an apprentice geisha called maiko. Maikoya is the only venue in Japan that conveniently provides such kind of service!!
  2. Drinking Japanese green tea and eating Japanese sweets in an authentic tea ceremony room.
  3. Have a conversation with the apprentice geisha (maiko) with the presence of an interpreter.
  4. Take many photos at Maikoya with the apprentice geisha.
Casual clothes Tea ceremony

Casual clothes Tea Ceremony

(Approx. 40mins.)

  1. You partake in the group tea ceremony session without wearing kimono.
  2. Traditional tea ceremony led by a host who speaks English.
  3. Drinking Japanese green tea and eating Japanese sweets.
  4. Take many photos at Maikoya or the nearby temple

Maikoya Tea Ceremony Venues other than Kyoto

Kimono Tea Ceremony Tokyo Maikoya

If you only have a limited time in Japan and you are trying to decide doing tea ceremony in Tokyo or Kyoto, you also have an option to choose Kimono Tea ceremony Tokyo Maikoya which is located in Shinjuku. This location is only one stop away from the Shibuya Crossing and a walking distance from Shinjuku Gyoen, Meiji Jingu, Harajuku and the Robot Restaurant.

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Kimono Tea Ceremony
Osaka Maikoya

If you are staying in Osaka and wondering about doing tea ceremony in Osaka or Kyoto, you have an option to choose Kimono Tea ceremony Osaka Maikoya which is located near the Dotonbori area. This location is ideal for those who are staying near the Central Osaka area and planning to visit Osaka Castle.

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Kimono Tea Ceremony MAIKOYA Reviews

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Must do in Kyoto

We went and experienced the Kimono tea ceremony and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. I highly recommend! Wearing the kimonos was so much fun and they were beautiful! Plenty of time for photos and they provided a thorough explanation of the ceremony.

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Tea Ceremony experience

I highly recommend! The whole experience was incredible! The instructor was phenomenal, with great technique, history, and so so kind. The whole experience was certainly one you have to experience while in Kyoto!

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Once in a lifetime

This unique experience has been something I’ve always dreamed of being able to participate in. We were warmly welcomed, allowed to pick a beautiful kimono to wear and taught the basics of a traditional tea ceremony. This is an experience I will always treasure. Located only a mile from the traditional tea houses of Gion in a Kyoto.

Geisha Tea Ceremony MAIKOYA Reviews

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Tea ceremony

Amazing experience with the best staff highly recommend. Had tea with the geisha kimonos were stunning. Valuable experience.

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Most Enchanting and Memorable

We were so lucky to have the Geisha rather than the trainee perform this for us. She was just so so feminine and majestic in her dance then showing the very calming tea making process. We then were asked to make our tea using the process shown and traditionally drink the tea after eating the sweets.....very different than I had imagined. This experience was one of those memorable occasions you will recount forever.

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Tea ceremony not to be missed

I have always been fascinated by the geisha culture and hence decided to pay more than the standard tea ceremony. It was so worth it and I can honestly say one of my best experiences ever not only in japan but having travelled extensively.

Why Tea ceremony in Kyoto?

  • Because it is like traveling in time as you practice this ancient ritual in the same area where it was born and flourished 400 years ago.
  • The three most common tea ceremony schools were established in Kyoto.
  • Kyoto has been considered the cultural capital of Japan.
  • Kyoto tea ceremony has already been the topic of many movies and dozens of academic studies.
  • This experience is one that is a definite must on a Japanese vacation bucket list.

Why tea ceremony at Maikoya?

  • The staff will help you put on a traditional kimono and do your hair which will make this experience authentic, memorable and informational.
  • A friendly host who speaks English will walk you through step by step of a traditional tea ceremony.
  • You will use the unique utensils and have an explanation of the delicate moves of your host as she prepares your tea.
  • After the host, you will make your own tea by using traditional tools.
  • A friendly tea host will explain the correct etiquette and symbolism for this ceremony in plain English.
  • You can also freely visit Maikoya's tea ceremony museum with authentic tea ceremony artifacts dating back to 1600's.
  • You will have an opportunity to try traditional sweets given during this ritual.
  • The ceremony will be held in a traditional tatami tea room with beautiful historic decor.
  • Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.
  • Nowhere else can you discover the cultural history and refined technique used in every action and item witnessed throughout this ceremony.

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