Traditional tea ceremony Experience

Participate in the formal
service of thick tea - koicha.

Thick Tea Ceremony Experience

The tea ceremony is a microcosm of Japanese culture as a whole. It encompasses the different arts and crafts and synthesises them into one. As a short-term visitor to this country your time here is limited. As it takes years to master and understand the tea ceremony, I can’t teach the whole of it in one day. But what I can, and will do, is to at least give you an insight in the beauty and value this ritual has to offer.

As experienced and accredited masters in this tradition we will help you to cognitively understand its culture by providing thorough explanations in English. But mainly we will allow you to feel the emotional energy that works underneath the surface of such an intimate gathering. 

Join us for a genuine encounter with Japan’s rite of tea. You will take part in one of the most formal forms of tea ceremony, namely the service of thick tea – koicha, which constitutes the climax of a full 4 hour tea gathering.


approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

$500 USD per session

max 3 persons
(inquire for sessions with larger groups)

Your host

Tyas Sōsen

Qualified Instructor in the Way of Tea as taught by the Enshū school. Nihoncha Instructor.

Learn more about Tyas Sōsen.

What Visitors Say

We all had a fantastic time and learnt so much about the ritual of tea. We all left a bit mind blown about the quality of different matcha’s.
M. Rankin
Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience
Your knowledge of the ceremony history was fascinating. We were so glad to learn about it rather than just experience the tea.
Chris D P
Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience


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The Tea Crane

424-2 Kasugachō, Kamigyōku, Kyoto, 602-8023 JAPAN



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