Virtual tea ceremony for teams and groups via ZOOM

Virtual Tea Ceremony (Virtual Tea Class) Virtual Tea Ceremony (Virtual Tea Class)

Tea Ceremony Experience Online by Maikoya

Tea: the world’s favorite drink. Nobody celebrates this beverage more artistically and beautifully than the Japanese. Gaining an insight into the centuries-old tea-drinking culture so intrinsic to their life remains a must-try experience. In the COVID-19 era, perhaps even more so.

NOW - direct from Kyoto - Maikoya makes it happen!

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.

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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 teamwork activity will be popular among your team members.

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How to Book our 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!

* 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.)
Or send us an email at with the title: Online Reservation. We get back to you within 12 hours.

Recommended Tools and Ingredients for Participants (OPTIONAL)

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

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
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.).

The teacher has to prepare for your meeting by wearing a kimono and setting up the tea ceremony room, which takes hours. She also has to arrange her schedule in advance.

Please therefore acknowledge that a cancellation fee applies if you are unable to participate in the meeting.

For your reassurance, check our glowing references and reviews below.

Please kindly remember that
  • 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

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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 four consecutive years from 2018 to 2022.

Maikoya Kyoto is found in a historic machiya townhouse in the heart of Kyoto, 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 and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.

Contact Us

Address: 329, Ebiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8076, Japan