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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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My family and I booked a Tea Ceremony during our trip to Japan. We didn’t know anything about Tea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albert S
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We attended a private 45 min tea ceremony at this lovely, unassuming little tea house and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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!
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272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I booked a Tea Ceremony during our trip to Japan. We didn’t know anything about Tea Ceremony when we booked a session. We were really glad we booked ours in En. Teachers were open, friendly and knowledgeable. They made the ambiance serious...More

Thank Albert S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended a private 45 min tea ceremony at this lovely, unassuming little tea house and it was one of the unexpected highlights of our stay in Kyoto. The very charming and gracious teacher had a soothing musical voice and a wealth of knowledge in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The experience was pleasant and interesting but it ended poorly when a staff person pushed the door open and told us we overstayed and needed to “get out.” In fact, the ceremony had just ended and the rudeness and suddennness of the interruption were In...More

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice way to spend 50 minutes. Lovely ladies, interesting facts, a good insight. Happy to recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful, tranquil experience in Kyoto. Fascinating to learn about the movements and meanings behind the tea ceremony. Small groups, so book ahead!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tea ceremony experience was very interesting, but it would definitely be improved had I done more research and had additional questions ready to ask. The entire experience takes 45-minutes and it was very prompt on the start and end time, as they had multiple...More

1  Thank Clove77
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We booked a group tea ceremony and we really enjoyed our time there. The staff is really nice and they speak English well. The explanations are really clear and you learn a lot about Japanese « tea culture ». It was nice to made our own matcha...More

1  Thank Lauriane M
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were so impressed with this experience. The two Japanese ladies were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They explained the ceremony, demonstrated it (with such elegance and grace) and then helped us make our own cups of matcha. A thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile experience! (Helps if...More

Thank DrOpp
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is a simple yet beautiful experience demonstrating the elegance of a host in a Tea Ceremony. After the demonstration and explanation you are invited to make your own tea - to practice the skills shown. Our host was respectful and the process one of...More

1  Thank Jackie J
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The whole ceremony from start to finish was amazing. There were 4 of us in total and we were taken through the history of the tea ceremony and had an opportunity to make tea for each other. Our host was a charming lady called Seiko...More

1  Thank AnnieC_11
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Gion
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
...More
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Lynda M
13 July 2017|
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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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pannaiah
27 January 2017|
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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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