Kyoto Cooking Class
Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya

Tea Ceremony   Nakagyo Kyoto


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Vegetarian

1.5 hours

Max 8 guests

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Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya

  • 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

Try an authentic Japanese tea ceremony with kids in the heart of Kyoto!

Only Tea Ceremony venue to win the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award
four years in a row.

KYOTO MAIKOYA relocated to 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.

Our tea ceremony is the perfect opportunity to teach kids the importance of focus and being mindful of others, along with instilling a deep appreciation for arts and tradition.

This experience usually lasts 90 minutes, the same as a regular tea ceremony. We will also make sure you have plenty of time to take family pictures while everyone wears a kimono!


What you will do


A modified tea ceremony for families!

1. A modified tea ceremony for families!

Our tea ceremony experience for families is a customized tradition. It is suitable for younger participants and satisfy adults’ expectations at the same time. child tea master Our expert tea master and host, and friendly staff will be demonstrating and guiding the group on how to prepare the matcha tea. Kids are sure to enjoy the hands-on experience of making their own drink! Since matcha tea may be a bit strong for kids, we will also provide the options of orange juice and matcha latte just in case. It’s not only enjoyable but also a comprehensive educational experience. You will be given a background on the tea ceremony, its significance in Japanese culture, and the steps for preparation.

Traditional kimonos for the whole family

2. Traditional kimonos for the whole family

We provide a variety of sizes and styles for kimonos, suitable for everyone in the family! The staff will be assisting and teaching you how to properly put it on. Girls and ladies will be given a hairstyle suitable for their kimonos. Kids can also wear other local costumes such as the samurai hakama or the ninja uniform if they prefer.

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?

Japanese sweets

4. 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 for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya | Cooking class by Shiori

  • Is Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya available for vegans?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya has a vegan option.

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

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

  • How much does it cost to join Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya?

    It costs 7150 per person.

  • Is Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families Kyoto Maikoya has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Shiori?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.

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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