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Experience a Tea Ceremony & Japanese Garden


Tokyo
3 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiromi.

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden (Japanese Garden)

  • Visit tea house and experience tea ceremony. Viewing tea house, stylized movement of tea making procedure and tea utensils

  • Tasting Japanese green tea and seasonal sweets

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel or the station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

Important

Please wear comfortable shoes to walk.
I usually reserve a tea house
- Tea house nicely built inside of the hotel by professional tea house architect. You will forget you will be inside of the hotel (The place is used for formal tea ceremony. It is traditional style, sitting on Tatami mattress)
or
- Detached traditional tea house surrounded by beautiful Japanese garden (It is ryurei style (sitting on chair).)
It depends on the availability of the tea houses. But if you have preference, please let me know in advance. I try to reserve the one you like.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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.

What kind of tea house do we go?

I usually reserve a tea house
- Tea house nicely built inside of the hotel by professional tea house architect. You will forget you will be inside of the hotel (The place is used for formal tea ceremony. It is traditional style, sitting on Tatami mattress)
or
- Detached traditional tea house surrounded by beautiful Japanese garden (It is ryurei style (sitting on chair).)
It depends on the availability of the tea houses. But if you have preference, please let me know in advance. I try to reserve the one you like.

Can I have half day or one day tour including tea ceremony?

Yes. please see my half day or one day customized tour. In that case tea ceremony fee is not included. You need to pay tea ceremony fee (bet 2,200 JPY - 3000 JPY), directory at the tea house.

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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Reviews ( 25 )
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Rico Rico United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Amazing tour of Tokyo with a great tour guide! ”

Hiromi was an amazing tour guide. She was very quick to respond to inquiries and worked with me to create a personalized tour of Tokyo. She even helped me find my Japanese pancakes that I wanted and could not leave Tokyo without trying them. She is very knowledgeable, her tour hit all the highlights we wanted, she navigated the crazy Tokyo subway like a pro and got us to each destination without any issues. Hiromi is awesome, if you come to Tokyo, please do yourself a favor and hire Hiromi!!!! Thanks for a great tour!!!!!

Hiromi:

Thank you very much for writing great review!! It was very nice meeting 2 of you! The pancake place you chose was great discovery for me as well. Thank you for giving me interesting experience. I will not forget the wonderful time we shared together :)

Rajiv Rajiv United States ( Family with kids )
Good
11 months ago

“ Polite Gide ”

Hiromi was a polite and knowledgeable guide.

Hiromi:

Thank you very much for writing the review. It was bit cold and rainy day. I hope you didn't catch a cold. Have a wonderful days in Tokyo!

Jo Jo Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fantastic garden and tea ceremony ”

We had a wonderful time walking around the beautiful gardens but the highlight of the day was the tea ceremony. Absolutely amazing!

Hiromi:

Thank you very much for writing the review. The review really encourages me. I would like to make further efforts to give great tours to my customer. It was very nice meeting you and your family ! Have a wonderful time in Japan:)

Michal Michal Korea
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Well organized and prepared ”

Hiromi was well prepared for the tour. She took me to some interesting places and i was able to accomplish what i was looking for. I would just add a comment..compared with other similar tours i took, the tour would be much better if Hiromi would throw in more interesting facts about Japan in general as we walk from place to place and not just when we get to the place. She definitely answered all my questions but other tourguides i had were able to bring up very intetesting facts about Japan and tbe lications we were visiting that I would never ask about because i would not know to ask.That nade those tours so much more intetesting.But that is just FYI....

Hiromi:

Dear Michal Thank you very much for writing the review. Customer's feed back is very important for me to make my tour better. I appreciate the review. I hope many nice photos you have taken in the tour leave you lots of good memory of Japan.

Alexis Alexis Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An insightful tour ”

Hiromi was on time and polite and new the Japan rail system like the back of her hand! She was so kind and helpful and very well informed about the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Gardens and was about to educate my mother and I. It was great spending the day with Hiromi and I highly recommend her to everybody!

Hiromi:

Thank you very much for writing review. It was very nice meeting you and your mother. During the tea ceremony, I could see you and your mother are very interested in Japanese culture. It is my pleasure to know that I could introduce some part of our culture. Thank you for being my guest. Hopefully see you again some day :)

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