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Tea Ceremony Experience En

272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Our first experience of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony - we loved it! The two ladies were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa C
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Culturally informative and elegant

I obsessed about where we should have our tea ceremony and picked En which was a great choice. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco
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En is a small Japanese-style teahouse in the Gion area of Kyoto. You can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience first hand. Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is a name given to an art that synthesizes the preparation and drinking of tea together with spirituality, history, architecture, the appreciation of handmade tea utensils. En offers a participatory introduction to Japanese tea ceremony for everyone to enjoy!
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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272 Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0063, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3782-2706
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first experience of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony - we loved it! The two ladies were friendly, warm and knowledgeable. Not only did we have a beautiful demonstration of the ceremony, but we were also able to make our own tea. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I obsessed about where we should have our tea ceremony and picked En which was a great choice. The two ladies who conducted the service were friendly, interactive and informative. It was far more complicated of a ritual than I expected and had an elegance...More

1  Thank work2travel09
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We went with a group, and were welcomed by an unpleasant host who made it all clear it was about the money. Commercial attitude where one group after the other joins the ceremony. You get a what you get pretty much everywhere else, meaning the...More

Thank Kris L
明子 寺, Owner at Tea Ceremony Experience En, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry you weren't happy with the staff who was in charge of your group for reception work when you arrived. She would like to explain about money clearly because we have cancellation policy etc. The host in a tea ceremony and the receptionist are...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. It was a very special privately arranged ceremony for just the two of us. Momoko was very informative and gave us the insights into the nature of the ceremony. Once this was done Momoko left the room then returned and went through the whole...More

1  Thank wolfman857
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I thought this was very cool to see the tradition and learn about Japanese tea ceremony's. I didn't feel rushed as others mentioned. It's crazy how meticulous the ceremony host has to be!

Thank jessicasona
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent time at the tea ceremony and I disagree with the comments that suggest it is bad value for money. The tea ceremony is usually only practiced with close family and friends and is an invitation only event so we felt it...More

1  Thank This_treacle_pie
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Giving it 2 starts only because of the ladies conducting the ceremony, who were very polite, helpful and tried to demonstrate and explain the meaning of the tea ceremony and how it plays a part in Japanese culture. The rest of the experience deserves no...More

2  Thank elenavict
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A little pricey, but definitely worth it if you're looking to scrape the surface of the meaning behind a tea ceremony! My family and I really enjoyed seeing the ritual for which tea is made, and being taught how to properly make the tea ourselves...More

2  Thank caseylynn1031
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The tea ceremony was sadly not what we expected. The part where the lady showed us in silence how a traditional tea ceremony was held was very nice. But after that, the part where we made a matcha by ourselves was in such a hurry,...More

4  Thank kritische-reiserin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my trip! Here's a tip, if you sit to the right of the lady explaining the meaning of the tea ceremony, you get to have an extra cup of tea. The tea ceremony is explained for its cultural...More

Thank Nicolelynnbenton8
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Lynda M
14 July 2017|
Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! We still have some spaces everyday so please choose your suitable date and starting time from the below. Our availability for everyday: 1pm (Private session) 2pm (Private/ Group session) 3pm... More
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27 January 2017|
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Response from ruim122 | Property representative |
Hi !! I am staff from Tea Ceremony En, and we had some guests who wants to do the tea ceremony with Kimono. It might be good experience but unfortunately, we do not provide Kimono rental. But there are many Kimono rental... More
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