Always been curious about Japanese tea ceremony? Wondering how to make matcha tea the traditional way? The Japanese Tea Ceremony in Asakusa will answer all of your burning questions. In a relaxed and casual environment, you’ll learn all about the wonders of Japanese tea ceremony, the tradition’s rich history, and of course, how to make matcha teas! You will learn proper Japanese tea ceremony etiquette from an expert, along with the do’s and don’ts of making the matcha tea. And what goes better with tea than some delicious Japanese sweets? You’ll get a taste of cute Japanese confections during this Japanese tea ceremony experience.
Tea culture was first introduced to Japan by the Chinese and was mainly enjoyed by the wealthier class who showed off their extravagant ceramics and knowledge during tea drinking gatherings. Simultaneously, a different type of tea gathering evolved, which focused on simplicity, with roots in Zen Buddhism. The tea ceremony that is practiced today can last several hours, and there are many subtle etiquette rules that you might not notice, if not for insights from an expert tea ceremony instructor.
Highlights of a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Asakusa:
- Find out all about Japanese matcha tea from a Japanese tea ceremony expert
- Learn about the utensils used in the Japanese tea ceremony
- Practice tea ceremony etiquette
- Make and serve matcha tea
- Enjoy Japanese confections (tea and sweets are a matcha made in heaven!)
- Insights into the practice of tea ceremony from an expert during a 1-hour session
- Tools for Japanese tea ceremony, like whisk and bowls
- Matcha green tea
- Sweet Japanese confections
- Price of transportation to and from the event meeting point
The Japanese Tea Ceremony in Asakusa is great for groups! If you are a single traveler or have a group of 20 or more, please let us know in the additional information section upon booking.
Asakusa: Easily explored on foot, Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s low cities. With its famous Sensoji, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa is overflowing with a rich history and is a center for traditional culture. Asakusa used to be Tokyo’s leading entertainment district with a number of kabuki theaters, where the area was also a major red light district. However, most parts of Asakusa were destroyed during the Second World War, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo’s most visited tourist spots. Here, you’ll find the grand Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street which strings a line of local stores for snacks and souvenirs. Asakusa is also home to numerous temples and shrines, with shopping districts and other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums. It’s the kind of place that will make you feel like you’ve been part of it from the start.
Meeting Time and Meeting Location:
The meeting point is at the cooking class location. This cooking class in Tokyo is located in between historical Asakusa and Kappabashi Kitchen Town. The exact location and video guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
- 5-minute walk from Tawaramachi on the Metro Ginza Line
- 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express
- 13-minute walk from Asakusa Subway Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the event place.