Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony: Camellia Flower Teahouse

45 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


We want your time with us to be a rich and enjoyable one, and to that end we encourage guests to not only participate but actively ask any questions they might have about Japan and tea ceremony.

Our small team, fluent in English, are here to help make your time a memorable and authentic one. Tea ceremony is the perfect way to enjoy Japanese culture and experience a taste of Kyoto.

Inclusivity is very important to us, and all are welcome.
Chairs and tables are available for those that have difficulty sitting on the floor.
All our sweets are vegan, nut free and gluten dress.
Although we offer kimono rental, you do not need to wear kimono and please dress as you feel comfortable.
Children are more than welcome.
Feel free to take photos throughout the experience (please be mindful of other guests and please turn off the flash).


  • Tea bowls, tea scoops and tea whisks are provided so that guests can make their own bowl of Matcha.

What to expect


At the start of your session, your host will welcome you with a brief introduction to the world of matcha. Tea ceremony lies at the heart of Japanese culture, and to enjoy this centuries old ritual will provide a deeper understanding of the history, architecture and tastes of Kyoto.

Before performing an authentic tea ceremony, your personal instructor will explain a little about the steps involved in the ceremony, the utensils used and the importance of the rooms decoration and layout. Guests will enjoy a seasonal sweet with their tea, and there is plenty of time for asking questions and chatting with the host.

The experience ends with each guest having the opportunity to make their own bowl of frothy matcha, mastering the basics of tea making.

We want your time with us to be a rich and enjoyable one, and to that end we encourage guests to not only participate but actively ask any questions they might have about Japan and tea ceremony. All our instructors speak English fluently and hail from one of Kyoto's three main schools of tea ceremony.

At Camellia authenticity and inclusivity are very important, and we strive to provide memories our guests will treasure.

Stop At:

• Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Chairs and Tables are available
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2020

It was poring rain and freezing cold and we welcomed the warmth of the old tea house. Our tea master Nao, was outstanding. She spoke excellent English and explained all the rituals and philosophies of the tea ceremony. The setting is beautiful, and Nao's performance was ryrthic and relaxing. T...

March 2020

Unforgettable experience with a wonderful, kind person - her voice is so soft that gives you the feeling of tranquility!

August 2023

It was a great experience joining this tea ceromoni. The host was very frienly and explained everything very well in english.

Fabio R
July 2023

great experience with great overview of how the tea ceremony works, showing in a private setting how to perform the whole activity

July 2023

We enjoyed the traditional tea ceremony with my extended family and really enjoyed it. Seiko as our host and she was lovely. Thanks for sharing your love for tea with us.

July 2023

Charming host Loved learning more about Japanese history and culture Great location near Gion Definitely a must do visit in Kyoto

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