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.