$320 USD per person
Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.
Calm your spirit with the ancient ritual of samurai tea ceremony (Kobori-ensu style)
Location: Meguro, Tokyo
4 people max.
Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
(French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)
Sadou is the meditative art of preparing and drinking powdered green tea in a process that has its beginnings in 12th century Japan. While there are various branches, buke sadou started as the tea ceremony enjoyed by members of the Tokugawa shogunate family, lords and samurai. Reflective of its military origins, buke sadou is characterized by some unique differences that allowed for easy access to the samurai’s sword. Enjoy the depth of the frothy, bitter green tea perfectly countered by the blossoming sweetness of traditional wagashi sweet in this practice of ceremonious hospitality.
What you’ll do
Learn about the culture of tea ceremony and its customs. Enjoy koicha (thick green tea, which is the top ceremonial grade matcha), and then usucha (light matcha) with wagashi, Japan's seasonal sweets.
What to wear
Please wear socks
Who can attend
Children must be 7+
Session 1 (13:00 - 15:40)
40 minutes from Tokyo Station.
Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.