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Real Japanese Tea Gathering Once-in-a-lifetime Experience in Hyogo - with unbiased reviews

Real Japanese Tea Gathering Once-in-a-lifetime Experience in Hyogo

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【OUTLINE】 You can try "Chaji," the real pleasure of Tea ceremony which is a traditional Japanese art. An associate professor will teach you earnestly the process and manners of Chaji, the traditional Japanese tea gathering in an authentic tea house reserved just for you. It is a special program that you can experience only here and recommended for both beginners and return customers who want to enjoy the tea ceremony more deeply. Only one group per day can enjoy the superlative time here. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 Only one tea house you can experience the real tea gathering in Japan. A luxurious experience in a tea house fully reserved for one group a day. You can experience a series of "Chaji" tea gathering from Kaiseki to tea and sweets. Guidance in English (instruction sheet, translation machine) and interpreter You can make Japanese sweets and/or wear kimono as an option The activity is available for all weather since it is taken place inside the house
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1012-44 Sayooka
1012-44 Sayooka, Taishi, Ibo-gun, Hyogo 671-1575, Japan
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    【DETAILS】 Many people think that tea ceremony is just making and drinking tea according to defined manners. But Japanese tea ceremony is actually a comprehensive art form that deals with a wide range of fields such as art, flower arrangement, architecture and gardening, Kaiseki(traditional Japanese cuisine) and confectionery. And "Chaji" refers to a formal tea ceremony entertaining guests with Kaiseki, Koicha (thick tea) and Usucha (weak tea). You can meet the Japanese spirit of hospitality in a tea house near Himeji. An associate professor of Chaji will teach you all about the tea ceremony such as table manners, how to appreciate a tea room and how to walk in the room. The tea house is equipped with various refined artifice to enjoy the tea ceremony as a comprehensive art form. In addition, this tea room was designed to accommodate people who are not used to sitting on a Tatami mat! One of the highlights is eating Kaiseki served in a formal tea gathering. You can see a unique way of cooking rice in a teakettle for boiling water over the hearth in the tea room. Try to make a charcoal fire using a bamboo blowpipe to cook rice. When it is ready, enjoy beautiful Kaiseki using seasonal ingredients with the cooked rice. The main event is tasting matcha in the room with the lighting Japanese candles. A seasonal Japanese confectionery is followed by Koicha (thick tea) served in a formal tea ceremony. Koicha is made by kneading tea powder with a small amount of hot water. You may be surprised at how thick it is but try to appreciate its aroma and rich texture. Lastly, you will make Usucha (weak tea) by yourself. Enjoy the creamy flavor of the tea with the form on the surface. As an option, you can make Japanese sweets, and/or you can attend the tea gathering wearing kimono. You would rarely come across a program rich in content like this. So regardless of your experience, Take this opportunity and try a special Chaji in Himeji!
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You'll end at
1012-44 Sayooka
1012-44 Sayooka, Taishi, Ibo-gun, Hyogo 671-1575, Japan
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1012-44 Sayooka, Taishi, Ibo-gun, Hyogo 671-1575, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All the items necessary for tea gathering (Japanese tissue, and etc.)
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  • Most travellers can participate
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  • Duration: 5h
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