Matcha-flavored sweets are the go-to souvenirs in Japan, and we are sure you have tasted matcha-flavored something before, as they are sold outside of Japan as well!
But “matcha” refers to tea used in the Japanese traditional culture“sado (Japanese tea ceremony)”, to start with. Japanese tea ceremony is said to be a composite art where the sense of beauty, space creation technology, the etiquette and the spirit of hospitality in Japan are integrated.
Authentic matcha used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony is profound and wonderful that no processed goods can ever recreate it.
Matcha-flavored food is surely great, but we recommend experiencing Japanese tea ceremony and tasting authentic matcha, when you come to Japan!
Those who think that Japanese tea ceremony has a formal and prestigious atmosphere, do not fret; you can casually enjoy the experience at En. Do not worry about the way you dress, or what to bring. You can visit on your way to/from sightseeing. Don’t hesitate to ask to change the schedule or for your kids to participate too.
Matcha made by yourself at a tea room in a cozy ‘Kyo-Machiya'(traditional Japanese house) will be something you will long remember!
Recommendation Points・You can casually enjoy the Japanese tea ceremony, which has a prestigious image to it
・You can make matcha yourself
・It is within the popular sightseeing area, so you can drop by and there is no preparation necessary
・The traditional Japanese house 'Kyo-Machiya' atmosphere and warm handmade tea room
Each movement is so beautiful that there is not even time to blink. Do not take pictures during the demonstration, focus on each sound or scent, and feel the atmosphere of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Message from Staff
|Contents||Tea ceremony experience|
|Price||*Private session (4,500 yen pp.) must to be only your group member.|
It's basically for from 2 persons, so if you are only one, cost comes to 9000yen.
Reservation neede by Email and pay in advance.
*Group session (2,500 yen pp.) might share with other guests.
Reservation recommended and can pay in advance.
|Cancellation fee||When you cancell,please contact the temple by 5:00 P.M of the day before.|
On the day: 100%
|Group||1 people~up to 11 people|
|Notes for children||Babies and kids are welcome for family and private session so please contact them in advance.|
|Name||En Tea Ceremony Experience|
|Address||272, Matsubara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0063,Japan|
|Access||・10 min walk from Higasiyama station on subway|
・10 min walk from Gionshijo station on Keihan railway
・City Bus no. 12, 31, 46, 201, 203 or 206, get off at Chionin-mae bus stop
|Parking||Unavailable(There are toll parkings neighbourhood)|
|Closing day||January 1st～3rd|
|Opening Times||13:00～20：00 (Depends on a reservation)|
|Notes||We recommend you make a reservation in advance especially tourist seasons.|
* Private lesson needs a reservation