Sweets Making & Kimono Tea Ceremony in Tokyo
Make your own wagashi for your tea ceremony!
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are best paired with matcha tea during a tea ceremony. Join our sweets-making workshop so you can learn how to make the treats for your kimono tea ceremony after class!
You will first be introduced to the basics for making the seasonal wagashi by our friendly instructor. After the session, you will be participating in an authentic, traditional Japanese tea ceremony where you will learn how to prepare a matcha green tea!
KIMONO TEA CEREMONY TOKYO MAIKOYA
1-chōme-12-2, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
TOKYO MAIKOYA is found in a tranquil tea house, just a walking distance from Asakusa, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree. It is easily accessible from Tokyo Station.
*Children under 7 can not enter this venue. If you have a child under 7 in your party, you can not make the reservation for this experience.
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Sweets Making & Kimono Tea Ceremony in Tokyo
Lasts approximately 90 minutes
A traditional kimono
- You will be choosing from our kimonos for you to use for the whole workshop and tea ceremony. Our staff will be assisting in putting it on. For the ladies, we will help with styling your hair to suit the design of your kimono
Traditional tools used in making wagashi
- These are olds and other materials in traditional wagashi making.
- Basic and seasonal ingredients for the sweets workshop will be provided. You will be using rice flour, sweet red bean paste, coloring, as well as seasonal ingredients if available.
Tea ceremony utensils
- You will be using a tea bowl, whisk, and tea cloth.
Matcha Tea Powder
- Along with hot water, you will be having fresh matcha during the tea ceremony.
You will be given an overview lesson on traditional Japanese sweets and the process of making them by an experienced instructor in English, and in Japanese, according to your preference.
After the sweets-making class, you will be participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony where you will learn a little bit about the ritual and learn how to create matcha tea from the fine powder and hot water. You can enjoy your beautifully created wagashi along with the matcha.
¥12000 / person
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What can you expect during your workshop?
You will be putting on a traditional kimono and apron before proceeding to the room where you will learn how to make the wagashi. Our workshops are held in a Japanese-style tatami room with historical and cultural designs.
You will be introduced to the wagashi and be given a basic overview of the subject so you can proceed with the hands-on class. The host is a professional with years of experience in making wagashi and performing the tea ceremony. You will be receiving instructions and guidance in English or Japanese, whichever you prefer.
The host will first be demonstrating the process then guide you to making your own. You will be learning about the proper etiquette along the way, and the ost will explain the symbolism and significance of the process and common designs.
The best part? You’ll get to taste your creations!
After the class, you will be participating in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. The instructor will be giving you an overview of the tradition along with the methods and a brief history of the tea ceremony.
You will be observing a demonstration and receive guidance as you learn to follow along. A great combination of handmade wagashi and a bowl of matcha will be ending your session with us! You will surely have an enjoyable cultural experience with us with your specially made treats and drink.
MAIKOYA is the only facility in Tokyo where you can experience real kimono and tea ceremony in the same place.
A selection of beautiful kimonos is available for you to choose from, and our staff will make sure you look your best for your unique Japanese experience. Ladies will be treated to get their hair done to match their kimono and traditional Japanese look!
You can take many photos by wearing an authentic kimono in the beautiful Japanese gardens of Maikoya. You can even wear your kimonos outside after your tea ceremony, and take a stroll down the historical Asakusa District.
How long does the workshop last?
The sweets-making and kimono tea ceremony package lasts for about an hour and a half on average.
Can I walk outsite while wearing the kimono?
We charge a small rental fee if you would like to use our kimonos outside the teahouse. However, if the weather is not good, we may not give this option.
Do you provide additional services like hair and makeup?
For the ladies, we provide hair styling services along with kimono asssistance. Makeup servces are not available.
Is there a kimono included?
Yes, a kimono will be provided before the workshop and be worn throughout the whole session. Our staff will be happy to assist you in putting it on and styling the ladies’ hair.
Can I wear a kimono if I’m pregnant?
We will not require you to wear a kimono if it is uncomfortable for you. If you are in your first or second trimester, you can still choose to wear it.
Do you have a souvenir shop?
Yes. We provide matcha tea, tea ceremony sets, calligraphy sets, and much more available.
Do I need to book in advance?
We recommend booking with us in advance so you don’t have to wait in line, especially during peak seasons in early April and mid-November. This is also cheaper and more convenient.
How old are the children who can join?
Provided that there is an adult or guardian with the child, the recommended age starts from 3 years old. Children younger than 3 are not charged. If you plan on bringing infants and toddlers, please be sure to keep a minimum disturbance.
Are wagashi vegan/vegetarian, halal, or kosher?
The recipes followed during our classes are vegan and vegetarian-friendly! The plant-based treats are also halal and kosher. We highly recommend letting us know if you have any preferences or diets anyway just to make sure.
Do you accept groups?
Yes! Our sweets-making class is recommended for all kinds of groups, couples, and families. We also offer our services for a team-building activity for corporate groups.
Is a tea ceremony included?
Yes! This package includes a traditional tea ceremony after the cooking class. The sweets created during the workshop will be used so you can enjoy your hard work with a relaxing bowl of matcha.