Experience Tea Ceremony

An Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience


Receive A Comprehensive Initiation in the Rite-Of-Tea.

1 hr 30 mins
JPY 15,000 per person

A personal and exclusive tea ceremony experience in Kyoto. Discover what the essence of tea ceremony is during an exclusive service of “real tea” – thick tea. Receive personalized guidance and instruction provided by two fully-accredited masters of the Japanese rite of tea. And, simultaneously deepen your understanding of traditional Japanese culture as a whole. Detailed explanations and guidance in English. [max. 10 persons]

Booking information

A Personal, Authentic Tea Ceremony
1 hr 30 mins.

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun
14:00 ~15:30

Location & Contact Details
Tel: 090-4292-7496
Email: contact@the-tea-crane.com
Shōryō-an (松梁庵) at Meikakuji temple



The Rite of Tea is perhaps the most compact microcosm of what makes Japan’s cultural traditions some among the world’s most extraordinarily refined ways of doing things.

Japan’s culture is one that had, by the eighteenth century, acquired the world’s highest rate of literacy among women, developed the world’s most eco-friendly recycling-system, its best printing and lending-library industry, and its most health-supportive basic cuisine.

And, of the revolutions caused by any of the accession to total hegemony by the Tokugawa military dictators, the mid-nineteenth-century Westernization of Japan, or even the Allies’ post-World-War-Two Occupation, none has ousted the rite of Tea from its central place in the maintenance of traditional culture:

Buddhist priests (of both genders) and nuns practice it, geisha practice it, famous Japanese sportsmen practice it, desperately-lonely housewives practice it, LGTB participants practice it, little schoolchildren practice it – and all of these practicants unfailingly exhibit astonishing health and vitality.

It is an astounding thing with which to engage; and from its beneficent powers have we ourselves both gained massive psychological and physical support.

And we that, with both love for our guests and passion for what we thereby share, day after day run this Workshop, as our greatest hope sustain the wish that at least a little of so healing an effect may in turn reach you, our visitors to Kyoto.

Please come; and let us together share serious fun.

From your Workshop hosts:
Tangetsu-an Tyas Sōsen
Kyūgetsu-an Stephen Sōshun

Pricing and Payment

Reservations should be paid in advance. Upon making a reservation, the booking party will receive a PayPal invoice via email, which allows for a wide range of secure payment methods. Your booking is confirmed only when your payment has been received.​

For guests who, for articulate reasons, are somehow restricted to timely pay the online invoice, we can occasionally make an exception. For those guests, cash and credit card payment at the time of visit can be arranged.

As a general rule, the payment confirmation from PayPal will serve as your receipt of payment. Should for specific reasons a handwritten or other formal receipt be necessary, please inform us ahead of time. We reserve the right to refuse requests for an alternative receipt on the day of the session.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made until JPT 6:00 pm, 7 days prior to the date of your reserved session. A full 100% refund will be issued.

Cancellations received within 1 week to 2 days prior to your session will be refunded for 50%.

Cancellations made within 2 days from your scheduled session, on the day, or no-show will not be refunded.

PayPal service fees charged during the initial transaction may be deducted from the total amount refunded.

Refunds will be issued via PayPal within 30 days from the scheduled activity date.

We reserve the right to cancel any reservations before their scheduled time of commencement. Full refunds without deduction of service fees will be issued through PayPal.

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