Rie

Rie

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I offer tea ceremony experiences very close to the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji), one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites in Kyoto! The Japanese tea ceremony is said to be a "comprehensive art including the art of the spiritual exchange between the host and the guests, tea utensils, flower arrangement, calligraphy, spiritual discipline and more". It is one of the traditional criteria for beauty and elegance in Japan. I welcome the guests from all over the world! Let's enjoy this moment together and have a bowl of tea!

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26 Reviews for Rie

  • Tomoko Tomoko

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto Rie was a wonderful teacher and spoke very good English. My husband and I loved the tea ceremony. If you're going to be at Kinkakuji, this is definitely worth booking since it's so close.

  • PloY PloY

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto I had a private tea ceremony lesson with Rie yesterday. I booked a lesson at5pm but I couldn't make it. So I called her and asked if she could put me in a later schedule instead. Since I already paid $143(2adults+1baby). My fingers crossed for the answer because it's my fault and I was just trying to ask her for that. She called me back and told me that she will put me in 6:30pm class. Thanks Rie! She is nice. But I am not recommend you to take your child under 5 years old with you. Because Japanese culture respects the ceremony very much, everything have to be neat and peace. And it's somehow hard to control the baby likes 1-year old boy not to interrupt(walking, touching, screaming) while the lesson is going on. By the way, I think it's okay activity to do once you're in Kyoto, but not with kid.

  • Jessica Jessica

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto This tea ceremony was a wonderful experience that I'm very glad I was able to have for my first visit to Japan. The hostess was very knowledgeable in the way of tea, and very accommodating. Due to an accident I had many years ago I cannot sit in the traditional kneeling Style, so she was kind enough to get me a chair you can also rent kimonos from her for an extra $30 to make the experience even greater

  • Cherie Cherie

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto Amazing experience , very friendly and an awesome environment

  • Shannan Shannan

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony with Special Sweets in Kyoto My husband and I had our Tea Ceremony in June 2016. This was one of the highlights of our trip! The precision and thought that goes into every element was fantastic, from the cups to the tea itself. Rie was absolutely wonderful. She thoroughly explained everything as well as answering all of our questions, really letting us learn about the whole event. We went after the Golden Temple nearby (literally a block away) and it made for the perfect day. I recommend wearing comfortable clothes, as you will be seated on the floor. We also happened to be there on a day that our hostess was being interviewed for the Kyoto paper, and we were all featured in it! Choose this tea ceremony and you won't regret it.