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Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony

Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

My grandmother, aged 85, and my mother, aged 63, are professional Japanese tea ceremony teachers. I have been taught by them from an early age—almost 20 years in total. They have been teaching it for over 40 years, and some students started coming to class before I was born. After living abroad, I realized even more how important cultural heritage is. I would be happy to become a bridge between…
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What we’ll do

You're welcome to participate in a Japanese tea ceremony hosted by me. It will be held at my private family home in Tokyo, where the atmosphere is very cozy and friendly for up to six guests. First, we will gather in the tea room. Once the ceremony gets started, I will discuss its nature and give you a brief history. I will serve you a seasonal sweet and a bowl of tea as part of the demonstration…

What else you should know

Bring a pair of socks, as bare feet are not allowed on tatami mats. Please do not wear rings, as they may cause damage, scratches, or cracks on the ceramic tea ceremony tools. Photo: Atsuko Tanaka

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Traditional sweets Each guest will have—wagashi—seasonal Japanese sweets that perfectly match with green tea.
Drinks
Matcha tea I will serve a cup of matcha to each guest, and you are invited to make your own for the second cup.

What to bring

A pair of socks (if you're bare foot)

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Where you'll be

We will conduct our experience in a tea room built specifically for our house. It's a good size, but not super spacious. Every tool we use for the ceremony is valuable, and some of them are nearly a century old. A wide range of tools are available and used for different events, according to seasons.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Bring a pair of socks, as bare feet are not allowed on tatami mats. Please do not wear rings, as they may cause damage, scratches, or cracks on the ceramic tea ceremony tools. Photo: Atsuko Tanaka
Maiko
tea ceremony
Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony
16 reviews
From $71/person
16 reviews
From $71/person