Tea ceremony experience

Tea ceremony at Chasanraku

Heart-to heart cross-cultural exchange

At Chasanraku, we offer a private tea ceremony experience in a small but cozy tearoom.
where you can enjoy conversation with our English-speaking host.
We will introduce you to the world of tea ceremony and delicious matcha.
We are happy to welcome guests from all over the world, to answer your questions about tea and to share our culture.

High-quality organic matcha

We have carefully selected matcha cultivated locally in Kyoto using traditional organic farming methods.
This matcha has less bitterness and refreshing aftertaste.
Easy to drink for first-timers and it satisfies even gourmets.

A refined space

The authentic tatami tearoom was made using the traditional 4.5 mat design Kyoto style Japanese carpentry.
Please enjoy a sophisticated time in the space where the craftsman's skill shines. 

Programs
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Total fee = ①Basic fee (charged per group) + ②Program fee (charged per person)

Ex)
Tea ceremony & matcha making experience for 2 guests : Total 23,100yen
= (Basic fee 13,200yen) + (Program fee 4,950yen x 2 guests = 9,900yen)
Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

Plan for individuals (1 to 5 people)①Basic fee②Program fee
Tea Ceremony & Matcha
Making Experience
¥13,200+¥4,950/per person
*Child fee: ¥3,960/person
Tea Ceremony Experience¥13,200+¥3,300/per person
*Child fee: ¥2,640/person
Tea ceremony experience with a maiko *Up to 4 people¥71,500+¥9,900/per person
*Child fee ¥7,920/person
Plan for groups (6-20 people)①Basic fee②Program fee
Tea Ceremony & Matcha
Making Experience
¥33,000+¥4,400/per person(~12 people)
*Child fee: ¥3,520/person
¥4,180/per person(from 13 people)
*Child fee: ¥3,344/person

The trial fee is a combination of ① and ②.
The price will be

Ex)
Tea ceremony & matcha making experience for 2 guests : Total 23,100yen

= (Basic fee 13,200yen) + (Program fee 4,950yen x 2 guests = 9,900yen)
Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

Plan for individuals (1 to 5 people)

Tea Ceremony & Matcha
Making Experience

①Basic fee+②Program fee
¥13,200¥4,950/per person
*Child fee: ¥3,960/person

Tea Ceremony Experience

①Basic fee+②Program fee
¥13,200¥3,300/per person
*Child fee: ¥2,640/person

Tea ceremony experience with a maiko *Up to 4 people

①Basic fee+②Program fee
¥71,500¥9,900/per person
*Child fee ¥7,920/person
Plan for groups (6-20 people)
*Store reserved

Tea Ceremony & Matcha
Making Experience

①Basic fee+②Program fee
¥33,000¥4,400/per person(~12 people)
*Child fee: ¥3,520/person
¥4,180/per person(from 13 people)
*Child fee: ¥3,344/person
*Please note that the above amounts are charged per person when there Please check the program below for more detaare 2 participants or more.
iled information.

Popular experience program

Tea Ceremony & Matcha
Making Experience

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After an introduction of matcha tea and tea ceremony, you will observe the host’s skillful tea preparation and enjoy the bowl of tea that was made in front of you.
After an introduction of matcha tea and tea ceremony, you will observe the host’s skillful tea preparation and enjoy the bowl of tea that was made in front of you.
In this program, you will also have an opportunity to learn how to make a delicious cup of matcha by yourself.
I will tell you the tips to make it delicious at home.

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Price 

Total fee = ①Basic fee (charged per group) + ②Program fee (charged per person)Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

①Basic fee+②Program fee
per groupper person
¥13,200¥4,950/person
Child fee ¥3,960/person
①Basic fee per group
¥13,200
+
②Program fee per person
¥4,950/person Child fee ¥3,960/person

Ex) Reservation for 2 guests : Total 23,100yen = (Basic fee 13,200yen) + (Program fee 4,950yen x 2 guests = 9,900yen)

Duration

60 minutes

Inclusions

2 bowls of matcha tea / 2 kinds of traditional sweets

Cancellation policy

For cancellations or time changes, please contact us by 15:00 the day before. After that time, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

Tea Ceremony Experience
*Not available from March 16 to April 30

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After an introduction of matcha tea and tea ceremony, you will observe the host’s skillful tea preparation and enjoy the bowl of tea that was made in front of you.

See in detail

Price 

Total fee = ①Basic fee (charged per group) + ②Program fee (charged per person)

Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

①Basic fee+②Program fee
per groupper person
¥13,200¥3,300/person
Child fee ¥2,640/person
①Basic fee per group
¥13,200
+
②Program fee per person
¥3,300/person Child fee ¥2,640/person

Ex) Reservation for 2 guests : Total 19,800yen = (Basic fee 13,200yen) + (Program fee 3,300yen x 2 guests = 6,600yen)

Duration

45 minutes

Inclusions

a bowl of matcha tea / a piece of traditional sweet

Cancellation policy

For cancellations or time changes, please contact us by 15:00 the day before.
After that, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

Tea Ceremony with Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)

Tea Ceremony with Maiko
(Apprentice Geisha)
*Up to 4 people

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Normally a world off limits with the “regular customers and invitation only” policy of Kyoto’s geisha districts, but at Chasanraku we offer the unique opportunity to meet a real Maiko (apprentice geisha) in our tearoom in this authentic tea ceremony experience.

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Price 

Total fee = ①Basic fee (charged per group) + ②Program fee (charged per person)
Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

①Basic fee+②Program fee
per groupper person
¥71,500¥9,900/person
Child fee ¥7,920/person
①Basic fee per group
¥71,500
+
②Program fee per person
¥9,900/person Child fee ¥7,920/person

Ex) Reservation for 2 guests : Total 91,300yen = (Basic fee 71,500yen) + (Program fee 9,900yen x 2 guests = 19,800yen)

Duration

70 minutes

Inclusions

1 cup of matcha green tea, 1 type of Japanese sweets (namagashi), and a souvenir

Maiko's plan application

Please be sure to read through.


■ About reservations
Please apply at least 2 weeks before the plan date.

■ About payment
For this plan, we ask that you pay in full in advance.
You can pay by credit card (PayPal) or bank transfer.
Please note that the reservation will be confirmed when the payment is confirmed.
In addition, please bear the transfer fee.

■ Cancellation policy
Until 15:00 8 days before: 0%
After 15:00 8 days before, until 15:00 2 days before: 40%
After 15:00 two days before, until 15:00 the day before: 80%
After 15:00 the day before: 100%

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Introduction (10 minutes)

First of all, our Chasanraku staff will introduce the history of tea ceremony and maiko culture.

Tea ceremony experience (30 minutes)

Maiko will perform tea ceremony.
Please enjoy this special moment observing her elegant performance and drinking the tea she made in front of you.

Conversation with maiko (15 minutes)

You will have a rare opportunity to have a conversation with maiko.
Our staff will help interpret the conversation.

Dance performance (5 minutes)

Maiko's main role in the tatami room is, as the name suggests, "dance".
Please take a look at the beautiful dance that is being refined through daily practice.

Photo opportunity (10 minutes)

As a special memory of your trip to Kyoto, you can take group or individual photos with maiko

Kimono dressing and matcha tea making experience(Rental Kimono Jupan x Chasanraku collaboration plan)

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This is a limited collaboration plan with Rental Kimono Jupan.

*Japanese only

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Price (per person)

4,400 yen(Tax included) + Kimono dressing fee

*Please note that the above amounts are charged per person when there are 2 participants or more.
The price for 1 participant will be 13,200yen.
In the case of one participant, it will be 5,500 yen. 

Required time * Required time varies depending on the number of people

30-45 minutes

Inclusions

a bowl of matcha tea / a piece of traditional sweet

Cancellation policy

For cancellations or time changes, please contact us by 15:00 the day before.
After that, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

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Kimono dressing (45 minutes to 1 hour) *Required time varies depending on the number of people

From orthodox to retro and modern kimono, you can change your kimono at "Rental Kimono Jupan", which has an outstandingly stylish collection.

rental kimono planJupan HomepagePlease check and let us know which plan you would like.

Experience making matcha (30 to 45 minutes) *Required time varies depending on the number of people

You will experience making matcha in the tea room of Chasanraku.
I will tell you the tricks to make it delicious at home.

Arashiyama sightseeing in kimono

Please enjoy Arashiyama sightseeing until the kimono return time.

*After dressing, you can come directly to Chasanraku, or after sightseeing in other places.
Please make a reservation for the matcha experience at your desired time.
*Please pay separately for Rental Kimono Jupan and Chasanraku.

Tea ceremony + matcha making experience
~For groups (6 to 20 people)

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We have a space that can accommodate up to 20 guests at a time for tea ceremony experience.
If your group has 6 to 12 guests, we offer tea ceremony in a large tatami room.

If your group has 13 to 20 guests, we will have tea ceremonies in two rooms - one in the tatami room and another in a room with tables and chairs (table style tea ceremony).

In this program, first you will see the demonstration of tea ceremony, then enjoy making matcha on your own.

See in detail

Price 

Total fee = ①Basic fee (charged per group) + ②Program fee (charged per person)
Children rates apply to children aged 7-12. Children under 6 years old or younger are free
(tea and sweets are not included)

①Basic fee+②Program fee
per groupper person
¥33,000¥4,400/person(~12 people)
Child fee ¥3,520/person
¥4,180/person(from 13 people)
Child price ¥3,344/person
①Basic fee per group
¥33,000
+
②Program fee per person
¥4,400/person(~12 people)
Child fee ¥3,520/person
¥4,180/person(from 13 people)
Child price ¥3,344/person

Ex) Reservation for 6 guests : Total 59,400yen = (Basic fee 33,000yen) + (Program fee 4,400yen x 6 guests = 26,400yen)

Duration

60 minutes

Inclusions

a bowl of matcha tea / a piece of traditional sweet

Group plan application

Please be sure to read through.

■ About reservations
Please apply 8 days before plan date.

■ About payment
For this plan, we ask that you pay in full in advance.
You can pay by credit card (PayPal) or bank transfer.
Please note that the reservation will be confirmed when the payment is confirmed.
In addition, please bear the transfer fee.

■ Cancellation policy
Until 15:00 8 days before: 0%
After 15:00 8 days before, until 15:00 2 days before: 40%
After 15:00 two days before, until 15:00 the day before: 80%
After 15:00 the day before: 100%

FAQ

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept most major credit cards – VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, DINERS and Discover.

Do you have chairs in the tearoom?

Basically we enjoy tea ceremony sitting directly on the tatami floor.
But for those who find it difficult to sit on the floor, we can prepare stools in the room. If necessary, please let us know in advance.

Can I purchase matcha and tea utensils?

Yes. Matcha tea, tea bowls and more utensils are available in our shop.

Do you have a dress code?

Nothing in particular, but please refrain from wearing strong perfume to enjoy the delicate aroma of the tea.

May I take photos or videos during the session?

Please refrain from taking videos during the tea ceremony experience.
It is ok to take photos but to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the ceremony, we would
appreciate it if you do not focus too much on taking photos.
You can take videos during the matcha making experience.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes, all the programs above require reservations.
Please contact us using the dedicated application form or by e-mail.

Can a tour guide or an interpreter attend a session with his/her guests?

Yes, tour guide or an interpreter can sit with their guests in the tearoom (complimentary)
Please refrain from attending the session when there is no room for an extra person.

Access

ADDRESS

7 Tsukurimichi-cho, Saga Tenryuji,
Ukyo-ward, Kyoto city, Kyoto, 616-8304 JAPAN

TEL

075-354-6533

CLOSED

Irregular holidays

ACCESS

JR Sanin Main Line: 5 minutes walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station
Keifuku Electric Railway (Randen): 3-minute walk from Arashiyama Station

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