50 minutes (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Kyoto's most beautiful temples. Enhance your visit to the temple by taking part in a traditional cultural experience—a tea ceremony. During the experience, learn about the history of tea culture, and how harmony, purity, reverence, and tranquility are linked to the tea ceremony. It's a great way to taste authentic Japanese green tea, and to also learn fascinating insights about tea rituals that you wouldn't find out about otherwise.
- Enjoy a special cultural experience of a tea ceremony at a temple
- Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkaku-ji Temple
- Learn new skills—get the chance to make tea yourself
- Expand your knowledge of the history of tea culture
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Departure & Return
Japanese Culture Experience Caren , 17-2 Murasakino Kamisekiryūchō, Kita Ward, Kyoto, 603-8211, JapanThis activity will end right where it started.
In front of Daitokuji Temple Gate.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A maximum of 10 people per booking
- Stroller 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- OPERATED BY CAREN
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple?
A:The policies on social distancing are:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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