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Taste tradition with a tea master

1 reviewTokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Mari

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Stimulate the senses in a historic Japanese tea ceremony

Kaiseki—a traditional multi-course dinner—hails from Japan’s Edo period, where it was served prior to the tea ceremony. We will gather in the tea ceremony room of a lifelong practitioner for our unique sensory experience, beginning with a homemade kaiseki lunch. This rare culinary tradition, comprised of multiple small dishes, comes with its own set of manners, which I will explain as we eat. We’ll then learn how to make Japanese tea, engaging our visual, auditory, tactile, taste, and olfactory senses. During the ceremony, we will show you how to drink your tea in a mindful way for maximum relaxation.

Mari's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    We will serve a traditional kaiseki meal as part of the tea ceremony.. Excl...
  • Drinks
    Matcha tea from Kyoto
From $125
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mari

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1 Review
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I have been studying the Japanese tea ceremony for over a decade, and now hold a master license in the craft. I co-host this event with my teacher, a ceremony expert with over 70 years of experience in this branch of traditional Japanese hospitality. She first started practicing this delicate art at age three.
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Where you'll be

Our experience will take place in an old-fashioned Japanese house in the Azabu-Juban district, a residential neighborhood in central Tokyo. The area is also home to several shopping streets, should you wish to explore after the tea ceremony.

1 review

September 2017
It was the best ever ! I could stay there forever !! Incredibly friendly master ,delicious meal and super traditional Japanese tea. No doubt, I will come back again next time , for 100% sure !

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We’ll spend the duration of the ceremony in a seated kneeling position, so please wear appropriate attire. You may be uncomfortable in a miniskirt or stiff jeans, for example.