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Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families in Osaka
Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition celebrated all around the world. It was a secret meeting opportunity for the samurai and considered as a Japanese art form. A typical tea ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and requires absolute silence which may not be suitable for all kids. At the same time we believe, Japanese tea ceremony is a perfect way to teach kids the importance of focus, turn taking and relating to others. More importantly, we believe all kids should be able to experience Japanese culture during their trip to Japan. So we simplified the process just a little, to help families who are visiting Japan to enjoy this timeless experiences.
Your experience includes
- Traditional kimono dress up (hairdo for ladies)
- Trying Japanese sweets
- Drinking Japanese tea (optional orange juice or matcha latte for young kids)
- Explanation of the tea ceremony ritual and the importance of silence and focus in plain English
- Sitting on the chair while doing the ceremony, we can also allow you to sit on the floor and sit on your knees if your kids are OK with it
- If the kids want, they can choose to wear other local outfit such as a samurai kimono or a ninja costume
This experience in total lasts for about an hour and the tea ceremony lasts about 20 minutes.
This experience is cheaper than the regular kimono tea ceremony since this activity is relatively shorter and adjusted for young participants.
This activity includes wearing the traditional Japanese kimono so you can perform the cultural ritual and also take lovely kimono pictures as a family!!!
Note: It is not guaranteed that this will be a private experience as they may be other families. For private experience please reserve “private tea ceremony” by clicking on the back button.
Note: There needs to be at least 3 participants including one child to reserve for this activity.
MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257