Our tour guide was very nice and polite. We booked this garden tour, but her knowledge was limited about the garden. We also felt very rushed and did not have enough time in this absolutely beautiful place. From the description I thought the tea ceremony was in a tea house in the garden, but it was in Ginza, an area away from the gardens. The tea ceremony was in a very nice hotel, the setting was authentic and I felt like we had a very good representation of a tea ceremony. We finished early so Hiromi was kind enough to walk us to Ginza shopping area and left us there to explore.
Thank you very much for writing the review. I also felt uncomfortable to rush you and your friends at the Japanese Garden. But since tea ceremony place was booked at certain time, there was time limitation...Yes, in this tour we visit Japanese Garden & tea ceremony, 2 places. Yes, I don't know about the garden 100 %. So that makes this garden more interesting to me. There is always new discovery. Your feed back encourages me to improve my tour quality. Thank you very much, I appreciate :) Have a wonderful days in Japan! And since your group loved taking pictures a lots, hope you had many lovely picture of Japan.