Kyoto Cooking Class
Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station)

Tea Ceremony   Nakagyo Kyoto


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1.5 hours

Max 8 guests

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Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station)

  • 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

Our award-winning tea ceremonies are not only enjoyable but also a comprehensive educational experience. Our expert tea master and host, and friendly staff will demonstrate the process during the tea ceremony while explaining the significance behind it the steps and the tools. You will get to learn about tea ceremony history, Kyoto, and tea ceremony etiquette.

During the tea ceremony, you will not only observe how to make matcha green tea but you will also be guided on the process of making your own by the tea master. You will be using high-quality matcha powder that will produce a brilliant cup of green matcha.

A selection of beautiful kimonos is available for you to choose from, and our staff will make sure you look your best for your unique Japanese experience. Ladies will be treated to get their hair and makeup done to match their kimono and traditional Japanese look!

If you are traveling with children under the age of 9, please make a reservation by choosing the FAMILY PLAN. Children who are younger than 9 cannot participate in the regular tea ceremony session. Please make a reservation with "Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Family in Kyoto".


What you will do


Traditional Tea Ceremony

1. Traditional Tea Ceremony

Our award-winning tea ceremonies are not only enjoyable but also a comprehensive educational experience. Our expert tea master and host, and friendly staff will demonstrate the process during the tea ceremony while explaining the significance behind it the steps and the tools. You will get to learn about tea ceremony history, Kyoto, and tea ceremony etiquette. During the tea ceremony, you will not only observe how to make matcha green tea but you will also be guided on the process of making your own by the tea master. You will be using high-quality matcha powder that will produce a brilliant cup of green matcha.

Kimono

2. Kimono

MAIKOYA is the only facility in Kyoto where you can experience real kimono and tea ceremony in the same place. Kimono Rental Kyoto A selection of beautiful kimonos is available for you to choose from, and our staff will make sure you look your best for your unique Japanese experience. Ladies will be treated to get their hair and makeup done to match their kimono and traditional Japanese look! You can take many photos by wearing an authentic kimono in the beautiful Japanese gardens of Maikoya. You can even wear your kimonos outside after your tea ceremony, and take a stroll down the historical Gion District.

The historical scenic townhouse

3. The historical scenic townhouse

Our tea ceremonies are held in a historic machiya that has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property, located conveniently in central Kyoto. The traditional townhouse is just a few minutes away from the Gion-Shijo train station and nearby popular destinations such as the Nishiki Market, the Kawaramachi, and the Kiyomizu Temple. Everyone is welcome to take pictures in the tea room and the garden, along with our unique backdrops! After all, who wouldn’t want to preserve the memory of a cultural experience?

The foundations of Zen philosophy

4. The foundations of Zen philosophy

You don’t even need to worry about the language barrier! All of our staff is fluent in English and can answer and explain anything about the ceremony. Asking questions during the tea ceremony is welcome. Our staff will teach you about the foundations of Zen philosophy that have influenced the Japanese tea ceremony: Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku, which translates into harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

Japanese sweets

5. Japanese sweets

You will also be sampling traditional Japanese sweets called wagashi, which will vary in flavors, shapes, and colors according to the season. Each experience at Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is unique just by the snacks served at each session, not just by the personalization for each guest.


About Host



I am honored to provide a tea ceremony session for foreign visitors. I will help you to take lots of pictures as you can bring your unforgettable memories back to home. I love sharing Japanese culture with people who come from all over the world and hope you will like our workshop!

KYOTO MAIKOYA is an old machiya house registered Tangible Cultural Property by the local government. It is a historic townhouse where you can feel the real Japanese culture and enjoy the tea ceremony by gazing at two picturesque Japanese tea gardens.


Area



The closest station

Gion shijo Station




How to get to the station?

From Kawaramachi Station: 10mins





Exact location provided after booking.


FAQ about Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station) | Cooking class by Shiori

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

    Up to 8 people can join Shiori's cooking class.

  • Is Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station) available for vegans?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station) has a vegan option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Shiori?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station)?

    It costs 7700 per person.

  • Is Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station) available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience Kyoto Maikoya (Gion Shijo Station) 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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