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Tea Ceremony Experience En

272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Very unique experornce

I thought this was very cool to see the tradition and learn about Japanese tea ceremony's. I didn't... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
via mobile
Personal insight into a Japanese tradition

We had an excellent time at the tea ceremony and I disagree with the comments that suggest it is... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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En is a small Japanese-style teahouse in the Gion area of Kyoto. You can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience first hand. Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is a name given to an art that synthesizes the preparation and drinking of tea together with spirituality, history, architecture, the appreciation of handmade tea utensils. En offers a participatory introduction to Japanese tea ceremony for everyone to enjoy!
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I thought this was very cool to see the tradition and learn about Japanese tea ceremony's. I didn't feel rushed as others mentioned. It's crazy how meticulous the ceremony host has to be!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent time at the tea ceremony and I disagree with the comments that suggest it is bad value for money. The tea ceremony is usually only practiced with close family and friends and is an invitation only event so we felt it...More

Thank This_treacle_pie
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Giving it 2 starts only because of the ladies conducting the ceremony, who were very polite, helpful and tried to demonstrate and explain the meaning of the tea ceremony and how it plays a part in Japanese culture. The rest of the experience deserves no...More

2  Thank elenavict
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A little pricey, but definitely worth it if you're looking to scrape the surface of the meaning behind a tea ceremony! My family and I really enjoyed seeing the ritual for which tea is made, and being taught how to properly make the tea ourselves...More

1  Thank caseylynn1031
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The tea ceremony was sadly not what we expected. The part where the lady showed us in silence how a traditional tea ceremony was held was very nice. But after that, the part where we made a matcha by ourselves was in such a hurry,...More

4  Thank kritische-reiserin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my trip! Here's a tip, if you sit to the right of the lady explaining the meaning of the tea ceremony, you get to have an extra cup of tea. The tea ceremony is explained for its cultural...More

Thank Nicolelynnbenton8
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our host was very informative, and taught us a little more about the traditional art of tea ceremony, and the history of how it evolved over time. All in all, a worthy piece of culture to understand and appreciate. Most importantly, delicious tea! Expect to...More

Thank eventidephoenix
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When I read other reviews I wonder if we went to the same thing! For around US$25 this was expensive and just felt touristy...it was nice to learn about all the intricacies that are involved in the making and serving of tea, but we felt...More

Thank Anna186394
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We loved going to En to learn and experience a true Tea Ceremony. The hosts were very friendly, they explained every part of the ceremony, and at the end, we all had some tea. It's great to have a true Japanese experience. It was only...More

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If Kyoto has you all temple and shrined out, but you still want to experience a part of Japanese culture, give a tea ceremony a go! The centre where the ceremony takes place is located near Gion and is easily accessible from public transport. The...More

Thank CraigJH
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Lynda M
13 July 2017|
Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! We still have some spaces everyday so please choose your suitable date and starting time from the below. Our availability for everyday: 1pm (Private session) 2pm (Private/ Group session) 3pm... More
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27 January 2017|
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Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Hi !! I am staff from Tea Ceremony En, and we had some guests who wants to do the tea ceremony with Kimono. It might be good experience but unfortunately, we do not provide Kimono rental. But there are many Kimono rental... More
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