Geisha & Maiko tea ceremony

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Price
¥10500 / person
¥8400 / person   (+ tax)
Another 10% OFF for 10 or more people

The geisha tea ceremony is available in KYOTO everyday. Please click here  to reserve your spot.

The geisha tea ceremony is available in KYOTO everyday. Please click here  to reserve your spot.

The geisha tea ceremony is available in KYOTO everyday. Please click here  to reserve your spot.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Once in a lifetime experience
*Learn about the history and the traditions of geisha and also tea ceremony
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout

The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maiko Kitchen offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

NOTE

Instead of sitting on the floor, we also give you an option to do the tea ceremony performed by sitting on a chair (It is called Ryurei-shiki in Japanese). Please mention the number of people who will need chairs when booking. You will see a box titled “order notes.”

*This activity needs cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Tea ceremony no doubt is the most unique Japanese activity as it helps you understand Japanese history, values, religion, Japanese communication style and Japanese drinking culture at once. Did you know that you can enjoy tea ceremony experience more and learn more about the culture when your instructor is a geisha in training? In this workshop, a Maiko will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony. This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha.

The activity involves

  • Traditional tea ceremony led by a geisha in training
  • Drinking matcha green tea
  • Eating Japanese sweets (wagashi)

 

 

 


  • Included
    Kimono(optional)
    With kimono12:00pm
    With your casual clothes (NO kimono) 12:30pm is the starting time
  • Not Included
    Transportation
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Maps
  • Organizer

    Maikoya Osaka

    Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is a leading cultural experience provider in Japan and the only tea ceremony experience that has received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020.
    Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.
    Join us at Maikoya Osaka as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.

    Contact Us

    Tel:  06-6556-6257            Email: osaka@mai-ko.com