Experience a tea ceremony or wearing kimono at Bonsai Museum

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Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony and kimono experience in a traditional Japanese-style house in Tokyo! You can see not only beautiful Japanese architecture but also selected bonsai art displayed in the garden. It will be an unforgettable experience!

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  • Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese-style house
  • From the tea room you can see beautiful Bonsai art displayed in the Japanese-style garden
  • Enjoy taking pictures both in the room and the garden while wearing Kimono
  • Make powdered green tea by yourself
  • Ladies can put on the beautiful long-sleeved Furisode kimono

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Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo (nearest station: Mizue on Toei Shinjuku line)


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Meet your host :
Kazuko
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Intermediate)

Hi! I'm Kazuko.

I used to feel like an busy person (housewife and mother), but once I entered the tea room wearing Kimono, I spontaneously rediscovered the female elegance inside me. Enjoy the Japanese tea ceremony tradition with me. I'm looking forward to welcoming you!
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Reviews (72)

  • Mylene Mylene

    Kimono

    I had an amazing experience! The kimono was gogeous and the teacher nice and helpful! I definitely recommend it! Probably my best memories of my trip to Tokyo :)

  • Gwen Gwen

    A highlight of our trip!

    Our host was so nice and knowledgeable, and the event was in such a beautiful location. We all had an amazing time experiencing this slice of Japanese culture.

  • ELIZABETH ELIZABETH

    Beautiful, playful and delicious!

    I thought a tea ceremony sounded a little up tight when I planned it and wasn't sure what to expect about wearing someone's kimono, BUT I was so wrong and it turned out of be one of my favorite memories! The bonsai museum is beautiful and our host immediately made us feel so welcome, she was very very sweet and brought us into a dressing room where we got to pick our outfits. She dressed me in front of a mirror in a orange silk kimono with a green and silk corset belt, I LOOKED AMAZING and it was SO FUN, then she put a really cool outfit on my husband and let us walk around in the bonsai gardens for a really long time and take tons of fun photos!! Then the tea ceremony started and we sat in a little traditional tatami mat house and she boiled water and made matcha and showed us how to drink it out of pretty bowls. LOVED IT SO MUCH!!

  • Suki Suki

    Wonderful experience

    Amazing experience and beautiful environment. Very elegant tea ceremony. You should try once in your life!

  • Joanne Joanne

    Beautiful place and highly recommend the tea ceremony. Most delightful.

    Beautiful place and highly recommend the tea ceremony. Most delightful. Everyone there was very friendly.

  • Florine Florine

    Great place to experience a more relaxing, cultural side of Tokyo

    We booked the tour to do a tea ceremony wearing a Kimono.
    The setting in this beautiful traditional style house, with the smell of wood and the subtle sounds of running water from the garden on the background, brings your mind at peace immediately. Choosing a colourful Kimono to wear and being dressed in it was a lot of fun and created some nice opportunities for beautiful pictures, but the highlight was the tea ceremony itself. Our host explained very well the traditions behind the ceremony and her careful preparation of the tea made the experience very moving. Strolling around the beautiful garden with the bonsai trees made it complete.
    Thank you for a great tour!

  • Juliette Juliette

    Our kind host accommodated us with a lot of information about the tea ceremony and helped us with great photo opportunities with the kimonos

    Having the tea ceremony under the cherry blossom tree in a cozy little room was perfect. I love the bitterness of the tea and love observing the ceremony through the experienced hands of our host. It was a quiet but quaint process, so precise and structured. Learning the proper route to holding the bowl, how to enjoy the cherry blossom Wagashi was yummy and fun. The Bonsai trees were amazing. I took so many photos during my stay. Last but not least the kimono was gorgeous. I love the bright and festive colors of mine. My partner and I really enjoyed our time in the clothes. Taking small steps around the building in the thick Kimono really felt like a step in the past. It was great to experience and so aesthetically pleasing!

  • Daria Daria

    An unforgettable touch of Japanese culture

    The tea ceremony is an outstanding experience, and colourful kimonos gave us the best photos of the trip. :) The Bonsai Museum itself is worth visiting too, and it's a nice place for the ceremony: you can hear the sound of water outside while you're taking your sips of the matcha tea. Kazuko-san has been very friendly and responsive: she encouraged us to relax, explained all the details and even gave us presents as a keepsake. We are very grateful to her.

  • Stephanie Stephanie

    me and my mom had a wonderful experience!!

    our host kazuko was wonderful, she provided good information on how to get to the museum. She was so kind! trying on the kimono's was alot of fun. The tea ceremony was wonderful, Highly recommend! Thank you so much!

  • Milin Milin

    Super although weather was not there

    i was surprised by the amount of bonsai they have, all so unique and beautiful. don't forget to walk on each on the different level so it gives you a great view

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