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Zen Tea Ceremony with Lunch in Tokyo

by Eriko
(3) Reviews
3:30h $ 74 per person


  • Traditional tea house - experience a real tea ceremony
  • Shinto Shrine - visit an ancient shrine off the beaten path
  • Observatory - enjoy the view of Tokyo

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Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
74.40 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior


Enjoy the authentic tea ceremony followed by lunch in a traditional tea house with a beautiful Japanese garden.
There's so much more to tea ceremony than simply enjoying tea with sweets. It captures all the elements of Japanese philosophy - the beauty of imperfection, stillness, and simplicity. Let's enjoy the moment together through this cultural experience.

What to Expect

You'll be invited to the private tea ceremony planned for you. The matcha tea ritual is a bonding experience of mindfulness, respect and a focus on the moment. It will give you a deeper insight of Japanese culture. Enjoy your lunch overlooking a Japanese garden, then witness a beautiful demonstration of the tea ceremony and enjoy a bowl of tea with Japanese confection. You can also have a tea making experience with the tea master. I'll provide information in English throughout the ceremony. After the ceremony, I'll show you an ancient shrine and an observatory to enjoy the view of Tokyo.

Organized by Eriko

Local Guide
(3) Reviews


  • Traditional tea house - experience a real tea ceremony
  • Shinto Shrine - visit an ancient shrine off the beaten path
  • Observatory - enjoy the view of Tokyo


**Minimum Notice: 10days**
・Please give as much notice as you can.
・We will ask you to remove your shoes before entering the tea house.
・Please inform us in advance if you have any food allergies or spacial dietary.

What‘s included
Lunch (traditional lunch box),
Matcha green tea,
Japanese sweets,
Tea making experience with the tea master,
Photographs taken during the ceremony,
Tour around the tea house,
What‘s not included
Meeting Point
Oji station
Ending Point
Oji station
3:30 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM , 10:00 AM , 1:30 PM , 2:00 PM
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Eriko

Local Guide

(3) Reviews

Contact Eriko
Response Time 3 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( Professional )

Konnichiwa I’m Eriko. I'm passionate about showing people around Tokyo that I call home. Tokyo is truly a city of many faces and has something for everyone from ancient temples, high-tech culture, to quirky themed restaurants.

My great grandfather was a kimono maker in the early 1900's, and I am honored to wear the kimonos that he created. Growing up in a tiny wooden house which used to be a great grandfather's studio in an old town of Tokyo, I came to appreciate Japanese culture. And I'm privilege to share that with many visitors today.

I believe there is no one-size-fits-all travel plan and your itinerary should be as unique as you are. It's rewarding to be a small part of someone's journey broadening their horizons and writing their own story. We embrace the differences and find more things in common. I'm looking forward to being your guide and becoming your first Japanese friend! read more

Reviews ( 3 )

1 week ago |   by Frederick

“ tour of tokyo ”

great guide .took care of everything. very knowledgeable. best thing we ever did. erika was also flexible in what we wanted to do. she went above and beyond expectations. would do it again. thank you erika

1 month ago |   by Emmanuel

“ Young, hip guide in kimono! ”

We enjoyed touring with Eriko. Our 12 year old son enjoyed the modern sites of Tokyo, and Eriko took us mainly to Odaiba. She speaks perfect English and very knowledgeable.

2 months ago |   by Mike

“ Night tour ”

Eriko was very pleasant and fun to be with.

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