Kimono Tea Ceremony & Japanese Kaiseki Lunch in Tokyo

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¥20000 / person
¥18000 / person

When visiting Maikoya Tokyo, there are many opportunities for experiencing traditional Japanese activities. You do not want to miss having Kiseki cuisine  in Japanese restaruran with beautiful garden. Kaiseki means a formal style of Japanese food.

Fist, you will have tea ceremony at Maikoya Tokyo. Tea ceremony and kimono experience in Tokyo by award-winning tea house MAIKOYA. We offer traditional Japanese green tea ceremony and kimono wearing experience in English every hour at our conveniently located venue. We have many beautiful kimonos to choose from and our staff will make sure you look your best in a kimono before partaking in once in a lifetime tea ceremony experience.

Our tea house used to be in Kyoto Fushimi Inari and recently moved to central Tokyo; now only walking distance from Shinjuku, Harajuku, Meiji Jingu Shrine and a stop away from Shibuya and Tokyo(OUR LOCATION). We allow our guest to choose private tea ceremony or small group sessions and select from so many designs and styles of kimonos in our collection. Our friendly staff will explain everything in plain English.

After that, you will have Kaiseki cuisine which will be served in popular Japanese restauran which is just 3minutes on foot from Maikoya Tokyo. Kaiseki lunch or dinner is very popular now. Historicaly, they are served before the tea ceremony. Kaiseki includes a menu of one soup and some dishes made with a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients.

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Kaiseki LunchInformation

  • The lunch can be enjoyed anytime between 11:30 AM ~ 14:00 PM  (Your reserved time session is for KIMONO TEA CEREMONY MAIKOYA TOKYO. Please double check your reserved session and show up on time. This is the directions to Maikoya )
  • The restaurant is a 5 minute walk from Maikoya and the staff will give you clear directions
  • The menu has no nuts and no pork. However, if you are vegetarian or gluten-free, the menu may not suit your needs.
  • The restaurant has been rated as the top 10% in Kyoto on major review sites.
  • The restaurant has a very authentic feeling with traditional design and two small gardens.
  • Kaiseki meal is a Japan-only experience with nicely decorated seasonal dishes cooked in 5 different styles (cooked, boiled, steamed, fried and pickled).
  • The menu includes fish, soup, fried vegetables, rice, pickles and dessert.
  • Since Kaiseki meal changes every season, the menu slightly varies, but the service and the dishes usually look like the picture above.

The restarurant is used for Mansion of famous beautician. You can enjoy historical architecture. Also, they have beautiful Japanese garden.

 

 

From the moment you choose your kimono and have the professional staff wrap it the proper way you will be enveloped by the tradition and spirit of the lunch. As you are immersed in the event, you will find yourself transported to a different time. The traditions of the Maiko reach back to the 17th century. Experience for yourself the rituals that make the kimono lunch so memorable. The Kyoto kimono lunch is available for both visitors and residents. You will never think of lunch in the same way.

 

  •  Choose the colors and details of your kimono.
  • An introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals
  • This is taught by a friendly instructor who speaks English
  • You will be encouraged to try traditional green matcha tea and Japanese styled sweets
  • Explanations of the ceremony’s history and technique in simple English
  • Enjoy Kaiseki cuisine which is the traditional fresh seasonal foods served in the multiple course meal at popular Japanese restaurant
  • Take pictures in beautiful Japanese garden

Please note that our cancellation policy is of one week before, otherwise we will charge you a cancellation fee as below.

* 10% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel from 7 to 3 days prior to your reservation date.

* 50% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel from 3 to 1 days prior to your reservation date.

* 100% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel from 1 day prior to your reservation date.

Review

Blandville
Blandville
11:21 05 Mar 20
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Joakim Sundén
Joakim Sundén
08:12 04 Mar 20
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
Marsha L
Marsha L
02:54 04 Mar 20
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
Alisa Ediger
Alisa Ediger
05:48 28 Feb 20
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Annie Teri
Annie Teri
14:00 09 Feb 20
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Kathryn Geiger
Kathryn Geiger
04:09 17 Jan 20
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
Chelsea Southe
Chelsea Southe
08:04 04 Jan 20
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
Dan Dexter
Dan Dexter
23:16 01 Dec 19
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
Xenia Uth
Xenia Uth
05:54 16 Nov 19
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Naomi Bonnici
Naomi Bonnici
11:18 18 Oct 19
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making. The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
Kristel Topalova
Kristel Topalova
16:04 25 Sep 19
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more
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    Kimono Tea Ceremony Tokyo MAIKOYA

    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.
    Maikoya Tokyo is found in a tranquil tea house near the Meiji Shrine, just a walking distance from Shinjuku, Harajuku. We are only one stop away from Shibuya and Tokyo Station!
    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 Tokyo 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: 03-6273-8818            Email: tokyo@mai-ko.com