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Experience a Tea Ceremony & Japanese Garden

by Hiromi
(8) Reviews
3h $ 72 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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72.00 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.00

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 ( 8 )
Kevin Wong Kevin Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tea ceremony and walk ”

Hiromi was a wonderful guide, patient with our kids and very well informed.

Hiromi:

Dear Kevin Thank you very much for writing the review. I had very good time with your family. Your children was smart & open minded. I can't forget when your daughter, Natalie (sorry, if I was wrong with her name) 's smile saying 'Oishii (tasty)' when she drunk green tea. I always wish your family's happiness :)

Erika Erika Italy ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wounderful trip and great experience ”

I spent a lovely morning with Hiromi in Kagurazaka and Yanaka Ginza. She made our trip very interesting and she also made it possible for me to see a real tea ceremony with a master. It was so interesting and entertaining! I am truly happy with my choice and I really recommend Hiromi as a guide for your stay in Tokyo.

Hiromi:

Dear Erika Thank you very much for writing review. It was very nice meeting with you. Most tea houses close on Dec. 30th. So we visited actual tea master's training house.Tea master was a cheerful man. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the experience. It was interesting experience for me as well. I hope to join a tea ceremony with you wearing your beautiful Kimono next time!

Adam Adam United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic Solo Tour in Tokyo ”

I could not be happier with Hiromi as a tour guide and educator about Tokyo and Japan. I had a one day tour on my first trip to Japan/Tokyo, and she helped me plan sights to go and visit, was deeply informative, open to my questions, flexible when I wanted to see an additional garden, and generally a delight to spend a day with. She was professional to the highest degree, communicating promptly, arriving early, helping me in all places I was a bit lost but never pushing or judging. Her knowledge is deep and accessible, and she really tailored the tour to my interests and questions. Highly recommend!

Hiromi:

Dear Adam Thank you very much for writing the review. Yes, we visited a lot of places and that was fun! I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I had very good time, too. Thank you very much for being my guest. The review like this really encourages me. Hope see you again someday. There are many more places to see in Tokyo. Thank you :)

Carol Carol United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months 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
3 months 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!

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