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).



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


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


  • Pickups and drop-offs.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Chairs and Tables are available
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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

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

November 2022

Abbiamo partecipato con la nostra bimba di 3 anni. È stata un’ esperienza meravigliosa e che rifaremmo altre 100 volte. Molto consigliato

February 2023

We spent a pleasant hour learning about the Japanese tea ceremony with our lovely host. It was nice to hear a little bit about the history, training and evolution of tea ceremonies and matcha. Very informative and a great insight to the culture! We enjoyed our pre-tea sweet very much too!

January 2023

Fantastic! Ai lead us through the tea ceremony and explained the importance of it in Japanese culture (which put in context a lot of things we had seen in shrines and castles around Kyoto). The matcha tea was excellent and we were given special New Years sweets that were delicious! Her precision ...

January 2023

Camellia Flower Teahouse was fantastic. Our host was so lovely and explained the history of tea ceremonies perfectly. We loved our matcha tea ceremony experience here.

August 2022

Despite the hot weather, the family and I really enjoyed tasting the green tea and sitting in the calm and relaxing atmosphere of Camellia Flower Teahouse. Our tea master Nao-san, gave us a very simple but thorough explaination of all the steps of the tea ceremony and why each step is taken. Nao-...

Tera M
March 2021

Camellia Flower Teahouse is not only a sacred moment to witness a Japanese tea ceremony, but an invitation to a seemingly secret world stemmed in honor, history, tradition, and intention. My husband and I not only understood how to make delicious matcha tea by the end of our session, but we gain...

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