Standard Price of 30,000 JPY (Same Price for 1~1000 participants)
This is the most popular online team building service we provide virtually. The package starts with a live interactive Bamboo Forest walking tour led by a college professor followed by a 15-minute relaxing meditation session and ends with a calming tea ceremony experience. Since this activity combines the best parts of our most popular virtual experiences, all the participants enjoy every moment of it.
The cost is 30,000 JPY REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. Please just put “15” as the number of participants. The cost DOES NOT change even if you have 1000 participants.
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Maikoya is the largest team building company in Japan that already served many Fortune 500 companies including Google, Uber, Unilever, ExxonMobile and also many other MNCs and Japanese corporations. What sets Maikoya apart is we adjust each event based on the preferences of our guests without any additional cost and we are aware that one size fits all approach is not ideal when it comes to online team building experiences.
Team Building & Group Bonding Activities Maikoya
Live Bamboo Forest Walking Tour
This experience starts with a live interactive bamboo Forest tour led by a college professor. Your team members will feel like as if they are walking on the streets of Kyoto, traveling tens of thousands of miles away…
This is an interactive live virtual tour led by a professional tour guide that lasts around 20 minutes.
The tour guide will explain the history of the picturesque Bamboo Forest.
The tour guide will also inform you about the connection between nature, zen and culture, preparing for the zen meditation session. You will feel like you are walking in Kyoto.
Woman walking along a path lined with tall bamboo trees, Arashiyama
Zen Meditation Session
After the immersive bamboo Forest tour that inspires your curiosity you will then experience the world famous zen meditation, favorite of most of our guests…
This is an online meditation experience that lasts around 15 minutes.
You will learn the correct posture and sitting style of zen meditation in addition to effective breathing techniques.
The session starts with 5 minute breathing exercise followed by 5-minute singing bowl exercise and then finishes with the full body scan meditation.
Participants feel relaxed, calm and refreshed after the activity.
Online Zen Mediation Kyoto Japan Maikoya
Now it is time to calm down more but also discover an ancient tradition. Our guests are thrilled that they not only watch the demonstration but also get to experience a hands on cultural activity they will remember forever…
This is an online tea ceremony experience that lasts around 15-20 minutes.
The session starts with the story of tea ceremony and how it relates to mindfulness
The host demonstrates the traditional way of preparing and drinking green tea
Guests have an option to just watch or also join the activity online. They are not required to, though they can, bring a traditional tea whisk and matcha powder. All they need to bring is a tea bag, a piece of sweets or cookie and a small size bowl along with some warm water. We clarify the procedures once you reserve the event.
Online Tea Ceremony Virtual Tea Class
Your team members will appreciate this unique opportunity to virtually travel to the ancient capital of Japan and get a hands on experience of calming tea ceremony. We have served so many team all around the world and we are looking forward to serving your team as well.
Humbling experience. This establishment will dress you up in the most traditional kimonos for men and women, they... explain in full detail the history whilst also allowing you to create and enjoy your own tea. The treats are the best I have had since coming to Japan on my holiday. Would highly recommend for couples to do together as a sweet date.read more
Both a fun and a meaningful experience.The staff are all so friendly you feel at home the minute you walk in the... door. They have several options. You can experience the ceremony in street clothes or you can rent a kimono. You can have a private ceremony or join a small group and make friends.You are lead into a traditional Japanese tea room. You do not have to sit on the floor. They will gladly provide at stool, so do not be afraid to ask. In front of you will be a large cup for the matcha tea. There will also be two small sweets. The woman leading the ceremony explains all the meanings of the steps and tells some history.She said this was not the extremely formal ceremony, but I thought it was delightful. There are plenty of opportunities for photos, but no videos.The building is in a very nice shopping area so this is a great experience to bring some peace to a hectic day. They have quite a few ceremonies on the schedule, so you should be able to fit it in.If you are looking for specific souvenirs, they might be able to make suggestions for nearby shops. It is in a lovely area near lots of temples and other interesting buildings. Have fun!read more
I booked on the day and there were many available slots for me to attend. The whole experience with Yuri, our tea... hostess, was amazing. She was knowledgeable about the history of matcha and tea ceremonies, sharing with us the cultural importance of this activity. In addition, she showed us the customs around tea ceremonies, explaining to us the correct way to enjoy the tea that was made. It was overall a wonderful experience and a must in Kyoto.Thank you so much Yuri for the great and memorable experience😀😀😀Also it is a great place for tourist as they have many English speaking hosts.read more
Absolutely enjoyed our experience. The whole tea ceremony is beautiful and meditative. It was just two of us so it felt... very intimate and relaxed. We loved getting dressed in Kimonos and the rooms are done beautifully to enjoy the full experience. Highly recommend.read more
When it came to doing the tea ceremony, I really love. It drink tea or like drinks. But, the we loves tea and was so so... happy Me happy lifetime. i booked this tour and arrived lately. i had hired push bikes but i sure what to do with them. The Tea found us some room to store the bikes which was amazing Food. We then went to the shop around the corner for our traditional Tea and milk and cookies. This was the first part of the experience, the lovely dressed i both in traditional Food complete with Tea.The Fish tank was nicely Organized by some Catfish and Melons. So i love Tea. I now understand that Tea is Amazing for Golden brown Tree's and stuff. So now that the Empire are going Tea. I Drink love Hot Tea.read more
When it came to doing a tea ceremony, I wasn’t really keen. I don’t drink tea or like hot drinks. But, the wife loves... tea and was keen so happy wife happy life. We booked this tour and arrived early. We had hired push bikes but weren’t sure what to do with them. The host found us some room to store the bikes which was amazing. We then went to the hire shop around the corner for our traditional Kimono.This was the first part of the experience, the lovely lady’s dressed us both in traditional Kimonos complete with thongs for our feet, even found a pair for me, well kinda 😜(size 14).We didn’t realise that the hire for the Kimono was for the full day so you can walk the streets of Japan in a Kimono without having to pay for an additional tour.We the. Walked back to the Tea Ceremony for our tea. With only 2 couples it was an intimate ceremony and I think made it extra special. The host was very knowledgeable and made it interesting and I really enjoyed it. I even enjoyed the tea more than I thought. Would definitely recommend this to others.To make the most of the Kimono we then walked to the Samurai Museum.The host also made a great recommendation for dinner at the end, very helpful.read more
An amazing casual tea experience. The tea master Bear was very kind and welcoming. She kindly offered me a tour of the... geisha museum where i learned a lot of interesting information. I would definitely recommend this place.read more
Really brilliant and intimate tea ceremony experience. We took the group booking + kimonos. End to end we were there... almost two hours and loved every minute. It’s also in a great shopping district !read more
I took my two daughters to this, and it was amazing! They let us choose beautiful kimonos to wear, we chose a flower... for our hair and they did our hair beautifully! Then we began the ceremony which was very informative and very special. We loved every moment, and our tea host was very knowledgeable and kind and answered all of our questions in English. I cannot recommend it enough!read more
Very excellent service from the staff. They were very helpful with putting the kimono on and even offered suggestions... for sashes and hair ornaments. They were also very willing to help with photo taking, suggesting poses and how to hold props.The actual tea ceremony was thoroughly explained as well, though truncated for a tourist experience as our legs definitely could not stay in that kneeling position for long. Would recommend to anyone who would want to experience a ceremony.read more
Excellent tea ceremony. Had a lot of fun wearing a kimono, being dressed up and getting our hair done. Lots of photo... opportunities too! Learned about proper tea ceremony. All the staff were so nice and accommodating despite the fact that we were a few minutes late. Would recommend this ceremony to anyone visiting Kyoto!read more
This was just wonderful. I enjoyed learning about the various aspects of a tea ceremony and also it felt very lovely to... have someone share the traditional fashion of their culture. The atmosphere was very nice and accommodating of foreigners. Kimonos in various sizes. And lessons and communication in English. Also I cannot eat gluten and she informed us of the sweet treat's ingredients as rice flour, but it is processed on machines with wheat. This was very helpful Easy to get to as well. I truly enjoyed it and will recommend this location to friends. Arigatou.read more