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Experience a Tea Ceremony & Japanese Garden

by Hiromi
(5) Reviews
3h $ 57 per person

Highlights

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
  • Viewing Teahouse, stylized movement of tea making procedure and tea utencils
  • Tasting Japanese green tea and seasonal sweets

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57.20 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.40

Overview

In this tour you experience a tea ceremony in Japanese teahouse. And we visit Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, the Japanese garden created in 1629, designated as the Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site of the country by the Cultural Asset.

What to Expect

You experience Japanese culture and philosophy through a tea ceremony.
Tea master prepares tea by highly stylized manner called 'Temae'. You have Japanese sweet and tea in very settled atmosphere and learn spirit of Japanese culture influenced by Zen philosophy. Viewing a teahouse and tea utensils is one of the enjoyment as well.
Since I have been learning Tea Ceremony about 6 years I’m pleased to tell you the history of ‘Chado’ (the way of tea) and its aesthetics.

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden contains ponds, hills and beautifully designed bridges.
As you walk through around a big pound you encounter miniature view of oceans, rivers, mountains, countryside which has scenic beauty with nature.

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Highlights

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
  • Viewing Teahouse, stylized movement of tea making procedure and tea utencils
  • Tasting Japanese green tea and seasonal sweets

Important

Please wear confortable shoes to walk.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, fee for tea ceremony and entrance fee for Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide): About 1000yen /per person.
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel or the station
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to sit Japanese way in tea ceremony?

No. We usually sit with the style of 'Seiza' (sit on one's heels).
But you can sit comfortable way.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 5 )
Carol Carol United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Tea ceremony ”

Hiromi found a place that would do traditional tea ceremony on a Sunday which apparently is unusual in Tokyo. Hiromi and the lady who conducted the tea ceremony were both very knowledgable and interesting. Hiromi also took us to a small garden that was very peaceful and pretty yet still in the middle of Tokyo. The day was very enjoyable.

Hiromi:

Dear Carol Thank you very much for writing review. Yes, the tea house was small but uniquely created in the middle Ginza (upmarket shopping district). I hope you enjoyed experiencing making your own tea as much as watching tea master's tea making procedure. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your husband! Thank you very much.

Robert Robert United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Friendly, fun and very knowledgeable ”

Hiromi is an excellent guide! We had so much fun spending the morning with her. The walk around Koishikawa Korakuen was breathtaking and very informative, and the tea ceremony she arranged for us and guided us through was absolutely magical. When our tea ceremony master began the ritual, it was as if Tokyo had melted away and we were the only people in the whole world. Hiromi was even kind enough to fit into our plans to visit a nearby observation deck in between the gardens and tea ceremony. Thank you so much Hiromi, this was the best tour of the whole holiday! :)

Hiromi:

Dear Robert & Rebecca Thank you very much for writing the review! I enjoyed being with you very much. At the end of the tour I felt like I know you and Rebecca long time and leaving my friends behind. You appreciate what you see and experience that made my tour something special for me as well. Thank you very much. Three of us sitting on the wooden bench in the garden of the tea ceremony place, feeling nice breeze in nature and talking was very peaceful and memorable time. Hope see you again someday!

Heidi Solli Heidi Norway ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Perfect day for our family with Hiromi ”

We enjoyed our tour with Hiromi very much. She planned the tour with us in advance by correspondibg by mail and took our wishes into the plan. We have Two children aged 4 and 8 and the tour was also really Nice for them. She explained about the places we went to and helped us to do different activities along the way. She also answer all our questions we had. IT was noce to spent our frist day in Tokyo with her. I would really reccomend her to other people conciderinf ising a guide in tokyo.

Hiromi:

Dear Heidi Thank you very much for your generous review. And I'm really sorry that Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks were unexpectedly closed that day. You and your family are wonderful people. Your lovely children made me smile. I also enjoyed meeting & being with your family very much. Thank you! I wish you and your family's happiness always :)

Kelli Kelli United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Garden with a Side of Tea ”

Hiromi was a great guide. She took us on a tour of her favorite garden. This was great because she knew so much about it and shared many wonderful stories about the landscape and history. After this, we enjoyed a traditional tea ceremony. She translated and explained each part. Overall it was a great morning. I highly recommend Hiromi as your guide!

Hiromi:

Dear Kelli Thank you very much for taking my tour and writing review. I also had enjoyable relaxing time with you two. There is Japanese word "Ichigo-ichi-e". Meaning one meeting in one occasion is once-in-a-lifetime. Even though same people, same place, each meeting is different. So the moment is treasure. For me also the meeting and time time spent with you in the tour was my treasure. Again thank you very much!

Alice Alice Norway
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Wonderful morning in Tokyo ”

We had a great time with Hiromi exploring Tokyo. We were very lucky with the January weather and had sunny blue skies so she took us to a lovely park and explained the history behind it. Given that it was January 2nd and many tea houses were closed Hiromi was very limited with her options for finding us an open tea house. She found a wonderful tea ceremony perched high up in a hotel downtown which was completely authentic. Would 100% recommend Hiromi's services to anyone visiting Tokyo. Thank you!

Hiromi:

Dear Alice Thank you very much for writing review. I'm so happy to hear you had very good time! I also enjoyed being with you and your friend very much:)  Have a wonderful new year & If you ever come to Japan let me know. I'll be so happy talking more about Japanese culture. Again, Thank you!

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