Tea Ceremony and Tutorial near the Golden Pavilion Temple

50 mins
Arts & Crafts
Tea ceremony


Experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony at an authentic tea house, only 3 minutes from the Golden Pavilion Temple. A professional instructor shall enlighten you about the history of this tea culture along with showing you how to make powdered green tea.

Why to buy

  • Experience the authentic tea ceremony of Japan
  • Learn to make your own cup of matcha tea
  • Take home Japanese calligraphy of Zen words as souvenirs


Choose a time-slot that suits your schedule and head to the vibrant district that is home to the Kinkakuji temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The traditional tea house is just a few minutes walk from here and is surrounded by shops, museums, attractions, and eateries. There are lots of things you can do, both before and after your tea ceremony.

Once you have arrived, meet your special instructor who shall then proceed with the ceremony. You will learn about the concept of Harmony, Reverence, Purity, and Tranquillity during the tea ceremony. The right way to make the powdered green tea and the authentic style of drinking the tea shall be shown. Also, understand the history and roots of the tea culture of Japan.

They say that the sight of the tea flower in the vase cleanses your sight, the sound of the boiling and bubbling water in the kettle along with the dripping water from the bamboo pipe cleanses your ears and the final taste of tea cleanses your mouth.

A 50-minute long performance and quiet reflection later, your mind and soul shall be at peace and you will walk out feeling rested and rejuvenated. Take home a Japanese Calligraphy souvenir with you when you leave.

Taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional guide
Entry to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden pavilion)
Japanese Calligraphy Souvenir
Option of hotel transfers
Japanese Tea
Food & Beverages
Hotel Transfers
Personal Expenses


50 mins
Monday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Tuesday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Wednesday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Thursday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Friday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Saturday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Sunday 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 
Language used
Type of Guide/Tour
Tour Escort
Child allowed age
0 - 11 years
Meeting point
43baba-cho kinugasa kita-ku kyoto city (3 minutes from the Golden Pavilion temple by foot)
End point
Same as the starting point

Good to know

  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Infant seats are available.

Additional Information

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is offered as an option for an additional charge of 3,000 JPY per group.
  • Maximum 10 people are allowed per booking.

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to your booking for the cancellation policy.


1 Kinkakujich, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8361, Japan
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