Kyoto Cooking Class
Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House

Tea Ceremony   Nakagyo Kyoto
★★★★★ 1


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1 hours

Max 4 guests

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Tea Ceremony At Local Teacher's Home

  • 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

You can share in an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony in authentic Japanese style house.
You will learn Japanese history and details and
1) How to participate in the tea ceremony
2) How to make matcha tea
3) How to make matcha and the polite manner
If you come with friends or family, you can make tea for each other.
I am a licensed teacher from the Omotesenke school of tea here in Kyoto. Please come and join us for a real experience of the tea ceremony. I can help you understand the significance of the Way of Tea, and welcome all your questions. We are the member of Kyoto City Tourism Association.

*Please let me know if you would like to use the chair.
* You can take your pictures.
* The class lasts for about 60 minutes
* Only participants for experience are available to enter the tea ceremony room.
* You need to be our place no later than 5 minutes before the experience.
* Once a session begins, you cannot enter the classroom. Your reservation is regarded as cancelled at this moment.
* A cancellation charge of 100% will arise to cancel on the experience day.
* Please be sure to check the location and time carefully before you come to class.

About Host



★★★★★ (1)

Hi, I’m Aya, owner of SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture in Kyoto,Japan.
I was born in Kyoto in 1967 and I still live in the center of town as teacher for various kind of Japanese traditional culture.
I had 3000 or more guests from all over the world since I opened my classroom in the summer 2018.
I hold a number of teaching licences in Tea, Ikebana and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes.
Also I am qualified instructor of Japan Sushi Academy for sushi.
My husband is a descendant of a large trading family from the Edo period called Ito. His ancestor became the Shogun’s garden advisor and developed the Somei Yoshino variety of cherry blossom which is now the Japanese national flower.
We are pleased to offer you our cultural classes for you!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
See you at my class!


The closest station

Kyoto subway tozai-Line Nijo jo mae station

How to get to the station?

From Kyoto Statioin: 15mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Shannon Adkins, United States of America


My brother and I enjoyed our tea ceremony with Aya so much! I was a little nervous going into it but Aya made me feel at ease, providing clear and friendly direction. She also shared a lot of interesting history with us as well as recommendations for food and shops in the area. I will be attending another class with Aya in the future when I return to Kyoto! Thank you!!

Mar 2020

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Response from Aya

FAQ about Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House | Cooking class by Aya

  • How long is this cooking class by Aya?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1 hours.

  • Is Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House available for vegans?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House has a vegan option.

  • How much does it cost to join Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House?

    It costs 7700 per person.

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

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

  • Is Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony in Local Tea Master's House 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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