Tea Ceremony Experiences in Kyoto

Kyoto is the home of the Japanese tea ceremony, with the Uji region of Kyoto Prefecture being famous for its high-quality matcha. During your stay in the cultural capital of Japan, learn about and participate in the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. Through airKitchen, you can additionally learn how to make traditional dishes, like sushi and wagash, as part of your tea ceremony experience with your Japanese host.

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FAQ About Tea Ceremony Classes in Kyoto

  • Which tea ceremony classes are offered in English in Kyoto?

    All tea ceremony classes in Kyoto on airKitchen are offered in English.

  • What is the best cheap tea ceremony class in Kyoto?

    Popular cheap tea ceremony classes in Kyoto include Wagashi Classes : Kiku (Chrysanthemum) from Nerikiri dough & tea ceremony.

  • How much does it cost to join a tea ceremony class in Kyoto?

    On average tea ceremony classes in Kyoto cost ¥6029 per person (based on airKitchen prices).

  • Which tea ceremony class is popular in Kyoto?

    Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha(Tea ceremony)! is popular with other travelers visiting Kyoto.

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Immerse Yourself in the Japanese Tradition of Tea Ceremony

As a city steeped in tradition, Kyoto is a popular place to experience the Japanese tea ceremony. The tea ceremony has its roots in Kyoto, and today it is home to the three main schools of the Japanese tea ceremony. Each part and process of the tea ceremony carries strong intention and cultural significance – the layout of the room, the tea used, the sequence of steps, the movements of the server, and so on. Learning about the components of this ritual helps travelers understand Japanese values of harmony, austerity, and grace while participating in a uniquely Japanese tradition.

Learn Directly From a Kyoto Local in Their Home

With Kyoto being the home to the Japanese tea ceremony, there are many options to choose from for those interested in experiencing this traditional ritual in Japan’s cultural capital. However, what makes the airKitchen tea ceremony experience unique is that it takes place in the home of a local Japanese host. This enables participants to not only experience and learn about the tea ceremony, but to also catch a glimpse of what an ordinary home and life looks like for Kyoto’s locals.

Enjoy a Cup of Japan’s Best Matcha in Kyoto!

Located in Kyoto Prefecture and neighboring Kyoto City is the city of Uji, which is famous for its green tea that has historically supplied the tea ceremonies of Kyoto. Enjoy the famous Uji matcha through an airKitchen tea ceremony class in Kyoto. You’ll find many of the classes pair the tea ceremony with other cooking courses, especially for wagashi (Japanese desserts), since customarily the tea ceremony includes the enjoyment of these traditional sweets. It is tough to compete with the taste of Uji green tea prepared in the Japanese tea ceremony, so don’t miss out during your stay in Kyoto!