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Japanese sweets making and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo Shinjuku
Japanese sweets making and tea ceremony experience in Tokyo Shinjuku by award-winning tea house MAIKOYA. We offer traditional Japanese tea ceremony and sweets making experience in English multiple times a day at our conveniently located venue.
Wagashi sweets making in Tokyo followed by an authentic tea ceremony. You will make a Japanese confectionery and Green tea in the heart of Tokyo. You will later experience the tea ceremony with the confectionery you made.
Japanese sweets making experience in Tokyo. This course consists of:
A) Japanese seasonal confectionery making
B) Green Tea
C) Tea Ceremony – You can eat the confectionery that you made
D) Wearing traditional Japanese outfit
And Have Lots Of Fun!
In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to wear traditional Japanese clothes, taste the green matcha tea and eat unique Japanese sweets specifically made to match the tea’s flavor. All workshops will be in English and will last around 90 minutes in a traditionally decorated room. This is a once in a lifetime event to experience an activity that has been practiced for hundreds of years.You will not only enjoy the calming tea ceremony activity but also get a hands on experience of Japanese cooking and Japanese sweets making. What is best, Japanese sweets change season to season, so, you are likely to have a very unique cultural activity for sure.
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. There are a range of different cooking courses for you to choose from, including lunch, dinner and confectionery classes. The last one is very unique as Japanese desserts have a distinctive flavor as the history of cooking in Japan didn’t include processed sugar till only a few hundred years ago. You will learn even more about the flavors of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great meal as well!
The Japanese Cooking Workshop provides you will a once in a life time experience: learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! Tokyo is considered the food capital in Japan and there are many appetizing dishes from the area for you to try. Not only will you get to eat this delicious food, but learn how to make it yourself so you can make a feast back at home!
What can you expect in this Tea Ceremony Workshop? We show off cultural activities with a difference!
- Traditional clothing available for you to wear (you will wear traditional outfit but not kimono!)
- A friendly host will explain the correct etiquette and symbolism for this ceremony
- Try traditional food and drink given during this ritual
- Held in a traditional tearoom with beautiful historic decor
- Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.
Your workshop will include:
- An introduction to Japanese sweets making and basic information about wagashi
- This is taught by a friendly instructor who speaks English
- The instructor is a professional who has had years of training in the Japanese Tea Ceremony
- You will be encouraged to try traditional green matcha tea and Japanese styled sweets
- Only traditional tea ceremony utensils will be used
- The workshop will be taught to a small class of 6 or so people
- Relax in a classroom decorated in traditional Japanese décor and architecture
- Explanations of the ceremony’s history and technique will be explained described
- Located in the Maikoya Tokyo building in central Tokyo
- If you give notice, guides can pick you up from your chosen train station in Tokyo.
*Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
*A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
*Held in a Japanese styled kitchen
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience to cook wearing Kimono costume
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.”
Learn Japanese culture with all of your senses – especially your your own of wonder!
Children are welcome for this course, however since there will be something dangerous such as hot stoves and sharp knives in a kitchen room, they must be given strict parental supervision.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
IncludedGreen tea and waterIngredients for Japanese sweets makingUtensils
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
Kimono Tea Ceremony Tokyo MAIKOYAJapan's only tea ceremony venue that received the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award, MAIKOYA has a beautiful tea ceremony house with a garden located in the heart of Tokyo. The tranquil tea house near Meiji Shrine is a walking distance from Shinjuku, Harajuku and only a stop away from shibuya and Tokyo station. The participants at Tea Ceremony Tokyo Maikoya are also allowed to wear a kimono and even walk outside in the nearby gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen, or the Meiji Jingu Shrine if they choose to. After all the hustle and bustle on the busy streets of Tokyo, you can finally have your moment of zen and enjoy a unique kimono wearing experience at Tea Ceremony Tokyo Maikoya. Directions to our location in Shinjuku