Tea Ceremony, Kimono Fitting and 2 hour Sightseeing Tour
Tour Code : TPT00021 | Tour Type : Cultural Tours
About this Tour
This is a great opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, try Japanese Kimono and take a few pictures, then go explore and shop in Ginza in Kimono!
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or sado, and it is much more than making and drinking of tea. It has evolved into a compilation of art forms in life, from aesthetic items such as china, architecture and garden to philosophical ideals and religion. In recent years, matcha has reached yet another level of popularity when it is incorporated into sweets and soft drinks all over the world. In this tour, you will be ushered to a Tatami room, sit quietly to experience zen calmness, and drink tea from a delicate china. Are you ready for the taste of quiet refinement and serenity?
After a brief moment of inner enlightenment, it is now time to enjoy material things by getting dolled-up and go shopping! Professional kimono dressers will help you put on kimono before going out to Ginza. After strolling around and taking a few snapshots in the world renowned fashion and cultural centre in kimono, you will treasure this experience for years to come. It’s time for you to enjoy two of the main Japanese cultural experience at first-hand in Ginza!
*During the “Tea Ceremony” portion of the tour, you will not just taste tea. You will take part in the tea making process from grinding tea leafs with stone to whisking powdered green tea.
Popular sightseeing spots after tea ceremony
• Shopping at Ginza
• Imperial Palace
• Kabuki theater