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Experience Japanese Tea Ceremony and Heritage Temples

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    kansai tour

  • Locations

    Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

  • Price
    $200 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    12:30 pm

  • Starting Location

    JR Kyoto Station

  • Price Includes

    Tea ceremony lesson fee, one-day bus pass, admission to two temples

  • Notes

    Minimum passenger count is 2. Unless two persons reserve this tour for the same day, an event will not be executed. The payment is requested for being made in Japanese yen (20,000 yen per person).


  • Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is the name given to a synthetic art that encompasses not only the making of tea, but also tea-room architecture, the appreciation of tea utensils and bowls, and Zen Buddhism. Japanese tea instructor demonstrates tea ceremony in English.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu,
  • Ginkakuji temple, (Silver Pavilion) is a Zen temple along Kyoto's eastern mountains (Higashiyama). In 1482, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa built his retirement villa on the grounds of today's temple, modeling it after Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), his grandfather's retirement villa at the base of Kyoto's northern mountains (Kitayama). The villa was converted into a Zen temple after Yoshimasa's death in 1490.


Trip Info

Experience culture steeped in tradition and participate in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. Visit two temples, Kinkakuji, the ‘golden pavilion’ and Ginkakukji, the ‘silver pavilion’ while learning the history behind these two ancient monuments which are UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites in Kyoto.

Your adventure awaits!

kansai tour

Mayumi Otsuji is a certified tour guide specializing in the Kansai region in Japan. While currently working as a tour-guide and conference interpreter and translator, Mayumi also teaches an interpreter and translation course at Kansai Foreign Language University and Simul Academy, a professional language school, both of which are based in Osaka.

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