Savor the grace of a traditional tea ceremony and learn more about the art with a tea master who speaks fluent English. To get your mind in the right mood first, however, we’ll visit Kinkakuji, then have an okonomiyaki lunch. Afterward you’ll dress up in kimono for our session with the tea master. The tea ceremony is all about elegant restraint, so instead of the colorful kimono usually rented out you’ll put on simpler, more formal kimono provided by the tea master. Our tea ceremony is fully private, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
We then proceed to the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts where you can see demonstrations of various arts like lacquerwork or inlay. If you wish you can take the craft workshops, which allow you to make your own souvenir item under the guidance of a crafts master; workshops are for your own account. We end the tour with a visit to nearby Heian Shrine. You have the option to enter the shrine’s garden if you wish (additional 600 JPY), or let us take you to a hidden chocolate shop before returning to Kyoto Station.
|Availability||November 14-December 9,2018||1-2||176.00/165.00|
|Starts from||Kyoto Station||7-8||156.00|
|Inclusions||guide, all transport, lunch, admission fees||9-10||156.00|
|Temperature||Expect 5-15 C, possibly colder|