When visiting Kyoto, your tea options may seem limitless. Finding your perfect place to sip away the afternoon take some trial and error. Before you go, consider our short list of remarkable tea spots around the city.
Located within walking distance of the bustle of Kyoto Station, Tea Room Ceremony Juan offers a sanctuary for enjoying a cup. The owner will guide you through the method in which traditional tea ceremony is performed (available in English). Tea Room Ceremony Juan hosts workshops and also accepts reservations. Each session is ¥2000 and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
When visiting Kiyomizu Temple, stop by Camellia and take part in the art of tea ceremony. Learn how to prepare foamy Japanese matcha in a welcoming environment. Each session is ¥2000 and lasts approximately an hour.
Ippodo Tea Room and Shop is the perfect place to buff up on your tea knowledge and buy some leaves for home. Set in a beautiful building, the tea room offers the very best sencha, matcha and gyokuro. English speaking staff available! Tea classes and other activities scheduled year round.
Here you will find a traditional atmosphere coupled with extensive menu options. Yojiya Cafe boasts tatami mat rooms overlooking garden views. Take in the scenery at Kyoto’s historic Philosopher’s Walk. Yojiya focuses on the harmony between modern and traditional life.
The perfect little tea house to unwind and take in local Japanese atmosphere. Kasagiya has seasonal menu items. For example, hot tea and an azuki-bean sweets in the winter and shaved ice in the summer.
The City of Shimada in #Japan’s largest production region for #tea, #Shizuoka Prefecture, has a rap music video in English/Japanese/French (French rap sounds pretty cool). All the cool dance scenes are at a temple rather than the #teafields which disappoints but all in all I...
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