Tea Ceremony for two with English explanations in Tokyo?

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We'll be staying at Shiodome in June for our honeymoon and would really like to take part and learn about a traditional tea ceremony. We'll be traveling to the main areas so it doesn't need to be near the hotel.  I had looked at Keio Plaza hotel but it's not clear if they give English explanations.  Not sure if a modern hotel can really recreate a traditional feeling but I'm sure it would be good.

I notice there's a tea ceremony with a Japanese mom on this website but that has minimum of three people and it will only be the two of us (also not taking bookings currently). Something like that sounds ideal so if anyone can suggest a similar experience near the main tourist areas we would appreciate it!

I should add that it doesn't matter if we take part where it is just the two of us or it is done as part of a larger group

Thanks,

Pete
kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 3 years ago

New tea ceremony plan is posted on Hub Japan:

The plan above will be held at a temple in Asakusa. It seems like they have a traditional feeling :)
Pete Smith

Commented almost 3 years ago

Thank you, that looks ideal.

kunoichi

Commented almost 3 years ago

You are welcome :)

Matt Watson Matt Watson, Living in Japan

Answered almost 3 years ago

You could email them and ask if only two people would be ok. They might be cool with it. Or just charge you for three people.

You could also check out Reddit's Japan page and ask around to see if anyone else will be in Japan when you want to attend the tea ceremony.

Other than the one on this page, I don't know of any that will be in English and Japanese. Usually, classes are aimed at people who want to learn the tea ceremony, and take about a year to complete, even the most basic level. http://en.hisui-tokyo.com/sado
They do have a visitor section, but I don't know if they will hold a session for only two people.

Most of the other English tea ceremonies that I know of are attached to Language Schools or cultural experience tours, like the one on this site.

Hope this helps. Best of luck.
Pete Smith

Commented almost 3 years ago

Thanks for the answer, that is helpful.

Pete Smith

Commented almost 3 years ago

I've had a look at the link http://en.hisui-tokyo.com/visitors and all of the experiences sound good, I've asked if they will take 2 people and if they can provide English explanations. Thanks again for your answer

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