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Experience an authentic tea ceremony at 'Taiseian' tea room in Nara

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US$ 30.56
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What to Expect

In the old tea room built in the late Edo period, you can enjoy authentic matcha green tea and sweets.
It is important to get a sense of the season in a Japanese tea ceremony, so you will enjoy the scenery of the garden and be served seasonal sweets.
It is also an entirely private experience, so you can sit back and relax.
Enjoy the Japanese tradition by participating in a tea ceremony. You can learn about the origin of the "spirit of hospitality'' of the Japanese people. The owner is also a fortune-teller who excels at love and luck fortune-telling (optional). We recommend that you experience our love and luck fortune-telling; it is bound to be a memorable experience!

About two hundred years ago, at the end of the Edo period, Taiseian was built at Horyuji Zenzouin by the great monk Kakugen of Horyuji Temple. It was subsequently relocated to its current location. According to the records of Horyuji Temple, Kakugen, who was familiar with the tea ceremony, sent letters to his fellow monks, invited them to enjoy tea at the tea room. Wouldn't you like a taste of green tea at such a historic tea room of Horyuji Temple?

Stop At:

• Hōryū-ji, 1-1-1 Hōryūji Sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma-gun, Nara 636-0115, Japan
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nara Ikaruga Tourism Waikaru, 1-chōme-6-30 Hōryūjihigashi, Ikaruga, Ikoma-gun, Nara 636-0112, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Matcha tea and sweets
  • Socks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In order to enter the tea room, please be sure to wear socks or "tabi"
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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