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Kyoto: Traditional Townhouse Tour, Kimono & Tea Ceremony

Activity provider: Tondaya, Co., Ltd.

Kyoto: Traditional Townhouse Tour, Kimono & Tea Ceremony

Activity provider: Tondaya, Co., Ltd.

From US$ 88.44 per person

Try on a kimono and learn about Japanese hospitality on a townhouse visit in Kyoto. Relax with soothing matcha green tea in a beautiful traditional tea room.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German, Japanese
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  • Visit a traditional tea house in Kyoto
  • Take part in a tea ceremony
  • Wear a 100% silk Japanese kimono
  • Explore the Machiya to learn about its unique history, art, architecture
Full description

Visit a traditional Japanese townhouse known as a machiya, and partake in a tea ceremony in traditional attire in Kyoto. First of all, after you arrive, a kimono made of authentic silk will be quickly fitted for you. Explore the machiya, built in the Meiji period.

After that, discover three storehouses and the six tsuboniwa gardens where you can feel the flow of seasonal wind.

Arrive at the tea ceremony room, Rakuju, and the detached tatami room where Noh plays were performed. Tea is an inseparable part of Japanese culture. Hear an explanation of the tea ceremony in the tea room and watch a tea ceremony performance. Feel as if you were transported back in time to the Meiji period and experience the spirit of Wabi-Sabi. Feel free to take as many pictures as you like during your stay and experience Japanese culture to the fullest.

  • Entrance fee
  • Machiya tour guide
  • Tea ceremony
  • Kimono dressing
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at Tondaya -Nishijin Japanese Cultural Experience Museum, 697 Ishiyakushichō, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-8226, Japan.

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What to bring

  • Socks

Not allowed

  • Bare feet
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