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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Kyoto, Japan
Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
  • Combine two integral parts of Japanese culture during your time in Kyoto
  • Experience a tea ceremony for a first-hand cultural experience
  • Wear a traditional kimono to enhance your experience
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eigh people
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Kimono costume
Green tea
Hairstyling (simple style)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

329 Ebiyachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8076, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergies or Halal, vegan, vegetarian preferences.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maikoya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "It was so cool to dress up in the kimono color of our choice and take pictures with the backgrounds they’d set up." See review


136 Reviews
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A must do in Kyoto
, Mar 2020
A must do if you are in Kyoto. My husband and I had the best time with our master Emily. They speak a perfect English and they were so careful to make sure we are all fine :) I'm simply loved my experience and the tea was delicious
Great experience
, Feb 2020
Loved this experience. When we got there, they helped us dress in the kimono of our choice with undershirt and capris type pants underneath - both provided. They also did our hair and let us choose a hair accessory. It was so cool to dress up in the kimono color of our choice and take pictures with the backgrounds they’d set up. The kimonos are absolutely beautiful. The tea ceremony was informative and unique. They gave us a mochi dessert and another sweet before we made the matcha green tea. The tea was bitter and definitely not for me but it definitely felt authentic. We learned the history and reasons for the tea ceremony and got to take more photos during the ceremony. Over all, a very cool experience with very friendly staff that I’ll always remember from my Japan trip.
Great experience!
, Dec 2019
They were very accommodating with our reservation after we messed up so I was very appreciative about that and how professional they were. The ceremony was beautiful and we learned a lot, my wife and I enjoyed it a lot. Everyone there were very nice and friendly, I’d recommend this to anyone interested in the Japanese tea ceremony!
Amazing experience!
Diana D
, Oct 2019
It was so fun to get dressed up and learn about a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. All the workers there were so nice and considerate, and did my hair beautifully, I kept it for the rest of the day! Loved it and highly recommend it!
great experience
, Oct 2019
the kimono dressing and tea ceremony were excellent activity for all of us. the staff was very polite and kind.
A step back in to the culture
, Oct 2019
An enjoyable hour spent dressing up in the traditional costumes and then taking the traditional tea in a described step by step manner. Knowledge and practical skills of the host were phenomenal.
Great experience
, Sep 2019
The fun part is dressing in a kimono and having your hair done. Was a good learning experience for the tea ceremony, lovely to watch.
Touristy and contrived
, Jul 2019
The women who usher you into the area to dress in kimonos were very sweet but I felt a bit like cattle. The whole experience is well suited to someone who wants a photo opp but for me, it felt very touristy and contrived, with the tea ceremony under fluorescent lights in an office building. I wish instead we’d attended one at Gion Corner.
Kind Staff/ Not quite as expected
, May 2019
The staff was very kind and the kimono choices were great. However, the ceremony was much shorter than I expected it to be and the studio was hard to find. Right out side of the studio though is a nice area to shop and walk around, so that was nice.
Great end to a wonderful short trip...
Rachel L
, Jul 2018
Great end to a wonderful short trip to Japan. We booked this experience a few hours before having only been in Kyoto for the day, and were amazed at the immediate confirmation. The place was easy to find and close to a metro station. Once we arrived we were guided to the kimono location which was a short walk away, the kimono shop had some very nice ladies who were very helpful in choosing the perfect kimono. The kimonos are in multiple colors and cater to everyone tastes.Once we were all kitted up we headed back to the tea ceremony venue, when we arrived the guides were nice enough to take multiple pictures of us in poses. The tea ceremony itself was very peaceful, informational and the tea was yummy! After the ceremony was offer they told us we could wear the kimono for the rest of the day which was very nice. While we were there we saw a samurai class which looked fun, sadly we didn't have enough time. Thanks again for the great experience.

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