Tea Ceremony & Flower Arrangement in a Japanese traditional tea studio

Train Your Mindfulness

Offered in Japanese (English translations via Zens friend)
9.0 hours in total
Meal provided

3 Days Experience

About your host, Myoko

My name is Myoko. I manage Japanese tea ceremony classes and workshops in Tokyo. My classes are held to enrich your heart and enjoyed the traditional tea ceremony.
In Hokkaido Toyako Summit(2008), I was selected as a presenter of the Earth Literacy Program.

What to expect

Train your mindfulness and discover your new sense by using the five senses - sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing through tea ceremony “Chanoyu” with me. This activity is designed not only to taste some matcha but also to learn the deep culture of tea ceremony by experiencing a part of my daily life.


Day 1 / 3Hours: 11:00~2:00pm

What we'll do

Let’s discover the tea ceremony culture through a tour of a museum and some shopping. We’ll start off at a community place “COMMUNE 2nd” and have an introduction with coffee. We will visit my favorite tea and flower shops and buy things to get prepared for your tea ceremony lesson the next day and then go to a pre-modern Japanese art museum “Nezu museum” to explore Japanese culture!

Where we'll be

Omotesando area:
1. COMMUNE 2nd
2. Art Museum Nezu Museum
3. Tea & Flower Shop Kotobukiya
4. Flower Shop Fuuan

What is included

  • Tea ceremony kit
  • Flower

Notes

You’ll be buying a Tea ceremony kit and some flowers. The fee is not included so bring some cash or a card with you.


Day 2 / 3hours: 1:00~4:00pm

What we'll do

First, we will meet at my Japanese traditional tea ceremony studio. The studio is an architectural space designed by famous Japanese architects, and it’s nothing like you’ve ever seen before. I will teach the basic guest manner of tea ceremony and then demonstrate the whole routine as you practice what you learned through a demonstration on the table in the large tea room.Also, we will do flower arrangementThe second day is a training day!

Where we'll be

Setagaya tea ceremony salon lempicka

What I'll provide

  • Matcha
  • Higashi (Japanese traditional sweets)

What you'll bring

  • Tea ceremony Kit you bought on the first day

Notes

Please come with comfortable cloths which you can sit on the floor. Please do not wear short skirts or any exposed cloths.


Day 3 / 3hours: 1:00~4:00pm

What we'll do

Finally, we’ll go into the real tea room “茶室” for our last day to experience the whole tea ceremony routine what we have learned. Starting off with learning the basic guest manner of the tea room and reviewing what we have done. At the end of the day, you make some tea for yourself and your friend with appreciation of the last 3 days!

Where we'll be

Setagaya tea ceremony salon lempicka

What you'll bring

  • Tea ceremony Kit you bought on the first day

What I'll provide

  • Matcha and Japanese traditional sweets

What I'll give you as a gift

  • Handkerchief
  • White socks

What to keep in mind

  • Please be on time!
  • Photography is not allowed in the tea room.

Notes

Please come with comfortable cloths which you can sit on the floor. Please do not wear short skirts or any exposed cloths.


Course requirements

Maximum:5
Minimum: 3
Age: All guests meet the minimum age of 15 years
Identification Verification: Please bring your passport or any validated identification provided by the government.


Where to meet

Meeting Place : Omotesando(day1) / Setagaya tea ceremony studio Lempicka (day2-3)

Comments

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Haruna Ota
The host Myokyo was very friendly and enthusiastic. She made us feel welcome. The highlights of the experience were to arrange flower, make your own tea and drink it! The tea room was beautiful, serene and relaxing, and I felt the atmosphere of the Japanese tradition. The tea ceremony lesson was elegant and peaceful. You will understand Japanese mind better through the tea ceremony! I highly recommend this activity :)

¥ 37,000 ¥ 29,800

(19% off) + tax

CANCELLATION POLICY

2 days or less : No refund
3-7 days : 50% of activity price
7-14 days : 70% of activity price
More than 15 days : Full Refund

¥ 37,000 ¥ 29,800 per person + tax