Tea Ceremony KOTO is a great place to try a traditional Japanese tea ceremony when in Northwest Kyoto. It’s very close to Kinkaku-ji Temple and it would make a nice add-on to a visit to the temple.
Tea Ceremony – image © KOTO
Tea Ceremony KOTO offers private and group tea ceremonies in a nice tearoom a short walk from Kinkaku-ji Temple in Northwest Kyoto. It’s a great place for a casual introduction to the refined art of the tea ceremony.
Tea Ceremony – image © KOTO
You can join a group tea ceremony for Y1980 – Y2700 yen, or you can reserve a fully private tea ceremony for just you and your family or friends for Y5400 per person. The tea ceremony takes about 45 minutes and includes a Japanese sweet. You will be given a chance to try whisking your own tea.
This is a nice place to take a break and learn something when exploring the temples and gardens of Northwest Kyoto.
Exterior KOTO – image © KOTO
37 Kinugasa-Nishigoshonouchi-cho, Kita-ku
Price: tea ceremony from Y1980 per person
Non-smoking area: Yes
1min walk from Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 204 or 205 from Kitaoji Station, Karasuma subway line
Telephone: Reserve by email (see website below)
Website: Official Website (English)
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