Japanese Garden & Tea Ceremony

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Tour Number

Activity Level

570791


Categories

Other, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover Japanese Aesthetics


In this tour we visit Japanese Garden; Koishikawa Korakuen created in 1629. The garden consists of 4 different areas. They represent the river, mountain, countryside, the ocean. You will enjoy beautiful different scenery as you walk around the central pond. The garden has been designated as the Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site of the country by the Cultural Asset.
After that, we visit the Tea house/room. You experience Japanese culture and philosophy through a tea ceremony.
Tea master prepares tea by highly stylized manner called 'Temae'. You have Japanese sweet and tea in a very settled atmosphere and learn the spirit of Japanese culture influenced by Zen philosophy. Viewing a tea house and tea utensils is one of the enjoyment as well.
Since I have been learning Tea Ceremony about 7 years I'm pleased to tell you the history of 'Chado' (the way of tea) and its aesthetics.

Itinerary

This is 3 hours tour.
- Japanese Koishikawa Korakuen
- Experience of Tea ceremony*

*The Tea houses/rooms differ depends on availability
of the places at that time.
I try to reserve good tea house from your location.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Public transportation

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - Fee for Hotel pick up
- Fee for tea ceremony (green tea, Japanese sweets)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1500 JPY - Payments for public transportation.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Restrictions

I don't drive a car, I use mainly public transportation. If you are not comfortable to walk long time I arrange a taxi.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hiromi was a marvellous tour guide. Punctual, well prepared, gentle, patient and kind. She really made our trip to Tokyo!
Lisella Hutton

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