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Experience a Tea Ceremony & Japanese Garden


Tokyo
3 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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

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

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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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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 confortable shoes to walk.
I usually reserve a tea house
- Tea house nicely built inside of the hotel (traditional style using, sitting on Tatami mattress)
or
- Detached tea house inside of the Japanese garden (It is ryurei style (sitting on chair). The garden is beautiful)
It depends on the availability of the tea houses. But if you have preference, please let me know in advance. I may not able to guarantee the tea house you like, but I try to reserve the one you chose.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 tea house
- Tea house nicely built inside of the hotel (traditional style, sitting on Tatami mattress)
or
- Detached tea house inside of the Japanese garden (garden is beautiful but it is ryurei style; sitting on chair)
It depends on the availability of the tea houses. If you have preference, please let me know in advance. I'm not able to guarantee the tea house you like, but I try to reserve the one you like.

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 ( 24 )
4.5 (24) Reviews
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Rajiv Rajiv United States ( Family with kids )
Good
2 weeks 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
4 months 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, Republic of
Very Good
6 months 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
6 months 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 :)

Meir Meir Israel ( Family )
Good
7 months ago

“ Nice 1 day in tokyo ”

We met in the morning and went through all the agreed itinerary. The tour was good - not exiting.

Hiromi:

Thank you very much for writing review. There may be lots of walking in the tour...? Any way it was very nice meeting you and your artistic family.

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