Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience in Tokyo

The Japanese tea ceremony is a thousand-year-old tradition. One that many people have heard of, but not many understand. There’s a long string of rules, etiquette and subtle intricacies that go into a traditional tea ceremony – and partaking in one is a real eye opener. It’s certainly well up there on the list of must-dos while in Japan.

Japanese tea ceremony ritual

Below, you’ll find a straight-to-the-point mini guide with all the info you need to book yourself onto one of the best, most in depth traditional Japanese tea ceremonies in Tokyo.

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Nadeshinko Tea Experience

The Nadeshinko company offer a tea ceremony experience complete with full kimono attire. The lady taking the ceremony speaks English and guides the guests through the tea ceremony process, explaining the details and rituals.

The kimono dressing is pretty serious and the women there take real time and care to get your kimonos perfect. I visited with five female family members, it took them hours to get fully dressed and they loved it!

A family of kimonos

We won’t go into detail on what the tea ceremony process as learning about it from the Japanese is half the fun and they do a fantastic job of explaining it. So, here you’ll find price options, location and booking information.

  • Nadeshiko option – Kimono and tea ceremony including green tea, sweets and a photograph holder with your name written in Japanese. – 5000 Yen (we recommend this option)
  • Kimono option – You’ll be dressed in traditional kimonos – 3000 Yen
  • Kids kimono option – 3000-4000 Yen
  • Tea ceremony option – includes making a bowl of tea – 4000 Yen
Japanese tea ceremony customs

Optional additions

  • Furisode garment for women – 1000 Yen
  • Hakama garment for men – 500 Yen
  • Go for a 15-minute walk in your kimonos – 500 Yen
  • Make a bowl of tea – 1000 Yen
Japanese tea ceremony experience day guide

How to book

Reservations are made by phone or email, preferably a week in advance. However, they may be able to fit you in on short notice if you ask.

Women wearing kimonos for traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo

Location

You can find the exact location using these coordinates in Google Maps 35.715106, 139.794963

Or paste ‘Nadeshiko kimono teaceremony Nadeshiko’ into the Google Maps search bar.

Map of Japan tea ceremony guide
Japanese tea ceremony

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