Online Tea Ceremony [Virtual Tea Classes Available Daily]

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¥490 / person
¥441 / person
Online Tea Ceremony Virtual Tea Class

Online Tea Ceremony Virtual Tea Class by Maikoya

Tea Ceremony Experience Online by Maikoya

You would normally enjoy a tea ceremony in a traditional tearoom with traditional utensils. We want you to retain that opportunity – despite COVID-19.

And that’s why, we are NOW offering online tea ceremony sessions and classes direct from our Kyoto teahouse.

Whatever your level, enjoy this virtual experience, gain insights into perfect tea making and uncover hidden meanings in this ancient tradition with our expert instructor.

Just one click is enough to reserve – enjoy this lovely experience as early as tomorrow!

Authentic Virtual Tea Ceremony

Via ZOOM, escape from the daily routine for around 45 minutes to our online tea ceremony.

It all unfolds as our kimono-clad teacher greets you from our traditional tearoom. Relax, enjoy and take on board this unforgettable experience, particularly ideal to any tea lovers or Japanophiles among you.

Online Tea Ceremony Virtual Tea Class


The package includes:

(each lasting around 10 mins.)

  • Explanation of the tea ceremony tradition and concepts
  • Demonstration of the traditional tea ceremony
  • Practice how to hold and drink from the tea bowl
  • Q&A


How to Book our Online Tea Ceremony

Online tea ceremony
  • Step 1: Please reserve via this page. We will send you a confirmation email.
  • Step 2: We will email you a link to the online video call 24 hours prior to your meeting. Just click on the link at your reserved time slot and enjoy the experience!
  • Or send us an email at with the title: Online Reservation. We get back to you within 12 hours.

* Please always reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
* Feel free to share the zoom link with immediate friends and family but not publicly.
* We ask for your cooperation in refraining from recording the zoom session in full.
(Partial recording is acceptable.)


Notes on Reserving Your Tea Ceremony Online

Reservable time slots are Japanese Standard Time

(use to work out the best time for your location). 

Please join the meeting using a device with a video camera and microphone
(iPhone, MacBook, Airbook, webcam, etc.).


1-10people: ¥4900 / groupe
11+: ¥490 / person

*for adhoc inquiries


Recommended Tools and Ingredients for Participants (OPTIONAL)

Preparing the following is ideal but if you don’t have them to hand, worry not.

online tea ceremony set

The teacher will make all arrangements accordingly.

  • A tea bowl. Or, if you have no tea bowl available, simply use a bowl from your kitchen
    8-20 cm in diameter (any medium-sized bowl is OK)
  • Hot water in a thermos flask or container
  • Matcha powder OR any teabag – including regular black teabags
  • Anything sweet (e.g. a small dessert, cookie) on a small plate
  • A handkerchief

Watch our demonstration video!

Please kindly note that

Maikoya Tea Ceremony Venue in Kyoto where we teach the tea culture to the whole world

  • Maikoya was one of the pioneering institutions in Japan to provide online cultural experiences that have attracted media coverage
  • Maikoya is the largest experience provider of its kind in Japan, with branches in three major cities and catering to over 100,000 guests
  • Maikoya is the ONLY three-time consecutive TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winner in its category in Japan
  • Maikoya is the only traditional tea ceremony venue in Japan to have earned over 2500 five-star reviews on Google and other platforms

Watch a sample video about our online experience

User Voice

“I was given a tea ceremony experience from Kyoto Maikoya as a gift from a friend in August. As someone who has been fascinated by the traditional Japanese arts and ways for all of my adult life I found it a most authentic experience, even though I was in Australia and we participated via zoom.  The tea master was gracious and generous, ensuring that I understood the significance of each step of the ceremony.  Though her English was most understandable, a translator was handy if required. The tea room was beautifully appointed and I felt welcomed into that space even though it was a virtual encounter. A very satisfying experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Kyoto Maikoya.”

M. Johnson, MD Victoria, Australia

Online Tea Ceremony is also ideal for team building


Team-building through Tea has already proved a game changer for many multinationals, just some of which include Uber, Unilever, Gucci, ExxonMobil and so on.
Bring your company colleagues, groups, and teams along for a relaxing and enjoyable journey of discovery. Perfect for those newly on board! A ZOOM session no-one will want to miss. Universities, companies, groups and more.
Collectively embrace a virtual and visual feast. Our kimono-clad instructor shows how to make the perfect bowl of powdered green tea and sheds light on this unique and treasured tradition.If you have any questions, just send us an email at with the title: Online Reservation. We get back to you within 12 hours.


Virtual Tea Ceremony

Virtual Tea Ceremony by Maikoya

Maikoya is the only culture-focused team building company in Japan that served thousands of guests from worldwide companies including but not limited to Uber, Unilever, Gucci, ExxonMobile and more. We offer Japanese team building events in Tokyo for organizations interested in unique team bonding activities either online or offline. We are also the largest cultural experience provider in Japan with 4 physical locations including a full-fledged museum. We put a lot of effort into preparation, so you can rest assured that the Japan related team work activity will be popular among your team members.

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Team Building & Group Bonding Activities Maikoya


Team Building & Group Activities

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  • Included
    Online Tea Ceremony
  • Maps
  • Organizer

    Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Kyoto

    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 Kyoto is found in a historic machiya townhouse in the heart of the Gion District, where the rich culture of Japan is most concentrated.
    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 Kyoto 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.

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