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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience at Gionji Temple in Tokyo

Chofu, Japan

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Immerse yourself in the serenity of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The head priest of a verdant temple leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience well-being, mindfulness and harmony, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
  • Japanese tea ceremony led by the head priest of beautiful Gionji temple
  • Prepare matcha (green tea) and eat Japanese sweets
  • Visit an authentic temple with over 1000 years of history
  • Easily fit this experience into your schedule with multiple times offered through the day
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Japanese tea and sweets

Departure Point

Gionji Temple, 2-chōme-18-1 Sazumachi, Chofu, Tōkyō-to 182-0016, Japan

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A stool will be provided for those who have difficulty sitting in the seiza(sitting on the heels) position.
  • If you have any food allergies, please be mindful and let us know in advance as we serve matcha green tea and Japanese sweets.
  • Please bring a pair of white socks with you and wear them before entering the tea room.
  • Please remove your watches, bracelets, rings, necklaces, and other accessories in order not to damage teaware.
  • Please note that the host speaks only limited English. if you need an interpreter, we’ll try to find an valuator interpreter (tips are appreciated, for the transportation expenses)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY eight one management co.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Product code: 59185P7

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