Tokyo Cooking Class
【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】

Vegan Tea Ceremony   Setagaya Tokyo
★★★★★ 1

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

1.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

Very popular!
Why don't you enjoy matcha experience with beautiful Japanese sweets?

✅You can have an authentic tea ceremony experience in the tea room.
✅Excellent access in about 5 minutes from Shibuya and Shinjuku.
✅The event will be held in Shimokitazawa, a town popular with young people for its used clothes and cafes.
✅Private tour with two Japanese guides.
✅A guide will pick you up at Shimokitazawa station.
✅This event is held by a lecturer who has a long career in Omotesenke.
✅You can relax in the private tea room.
✅In addition to tasting matcha, we explain the "spirit of tea" in English.

Weeknights and Saturdays and Sundays are also available.
Please feel free to request!

  • Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition closely tied to Zen Buddhist principles, and a popular way to experience Japanese culture. There are several variations on this ritual. At its base, powdered green tea (matcha) is prepared and served in accordance with strict rules. Oftentimes, wagashi (Japanese sweets) is served alongside the bitter green tea.

Cooking Class Information

This tour offers an authentic tea ceremony experience with OMOTESENKE instructors in a convenient tea room in Shimokitazawa.
You can also see the real life of Japanese people because we'll take you to a tea room in a residential area in Setagaya Ward.

A lecturer from OMOTESENKE will show you how to make OMOTESENKE style matcha, and serve Japanese sweets and matcha.
Let's master the behavior of guests in a Japanese house and learn the manners and spirit of tea in a tea room.
Of course, you can try making your own matcha!

We also explain the beautiful spirit of Japan in the tea ceremony.
You can do a digital detox in the tea room.
Please enjoy it as a meditation time.

What to bring: Please bring socks (preferably white). Please refrain from wearing shorts or too short skirts.
*There is also a sitting support tool. If you don't like sitting up straight, you can hold the event at the table.


About Host


host-Mayuko

Mayuko

★★★★★ (1)

Hello, I'm Mayuko, professor of tea ceremony of the OMOTESENKE Tradition.
In 2008, I opened a tea ceremony class of the OMOTESENKE school in Shimokitazawa. And I have been teaching the spirit of tea ceremony to many people for 16 years.
Would you like to experience the beautiful traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo?


Area



The closest station

Shimokitazawa Station




How to get to the station?

From Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station: 5mins




Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!



Exact location provided after booking.


Reviews of Cooking Class

Erin Fairborn Stammer, United States of America

★★★★★

Hi Mayu-san, it was a pleasure to be welcomed into your lovely home for the tea ceremony this past week in Tokyo. You were a very kind host and beautifully dressed in your kimono. You took the time to explain the tea room and each step of the ceremony and the significance of the rituals. The treats were also very yummy! I really felt honored to experience this special moment while visiting Japan. Thank you again. Sincerely Erin Fairbairn-Stammer

Mar 2024


host-Mayuko

Response from Mayuko
先日は、茶道体験にいらしていただき、ありがとうございました。私も楽しかったです。先住民族の儀式にも似ているという感想が印象的でした。また、日本にいらした時にお目にかかれたら嬉しいです。水上麻由子


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FAQ about 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 | Cooking class by Mayuko

  • How long is this cooking class by Mayuko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.

  • How to get to the place where 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 being held?

    Please go to Shimokitazawa Station which takes 5 mins from Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station. Then Mayuko (host) will pick you up there!

  • What is the maximum capacity of Mayuko's cooking class?

    Up to 4 people can join Mayuko's cooking class.

  • Is 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 available for vegans?

    Yes, 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 has a vegan option.

  • How much does it cost to join 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】?

    It costs 8500 per person.

  • Is 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 available for vegetarians?

    Yes, 【Private Tour】Authentic tea ceremony experience near Shibuya【Vegan OK】 has a vegetarian option.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.


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