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Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo - July 18th, 2015

Description

Thank you very much for your interest in this tour!

Guests can participate in a tea ceremony class at a tea master's home, followed by visits to Japanese specialty shops of green tea and wagashi (Japanese sweets). You will enjoy Matcha (ground green tea) and wagashi at the tea ceremony as well as a sampling of various green teas and wagashi at the shops.


Highlights


  • Enjoy a tea ceremony in a casual setting at a tea master's home.

  • At a long-established tea shop, you will enjoy a tasting of different teas and a lecture on green tea by the shop master.


  • Visit a wagashi (Japanese sweets) store and sample from their wide range of offerings, from traditional to nouvelle.



Details


[12:30~12:45]
Meet at Toritsu-Daigaku Station. Welcomed by interpreter (English).
Participants take a short car ride as they are guided to classroom. 


[12:45~13:40]
Tea ceremony class: Free your mind through the ritual of tea!
  1. Enjoy the finest quality green tea and traditional Japanese sweets from famous confectioneries.
  2. Try out for yourself the unique and fun Japanese way of making green tea.
  3. Learn about tea utensils, hanging scrolls, and the etiquette of flower arrangements.

[13:40~13:55]
Walk from the tea ceremony classroom to a tea shop.


[13:55~14:25]
Visit to specialty green tea and Japanese sweets shops.
Souvenirs available!
  1. Doien tea shop – Includes green tea sampling
    Participants are taken to this shop specializing in green tea, a commodity now experiencing a worldwide boom due to the increasing interest in healthy living and Japanese food.
  2. Hachinoya traditional Japanese confectionery – Includes japanese sweets sampling
    Participants are taken to this specialty Japanese confectionery, which creates beautiful traditional sweets carefully prepared by artisans with choice ingredients.

[14:25~14:30]
Tour ends at Toritsu-Daigaku Station.
Interpreter escorts participants to station.


Special Service

  • Photos taken during this tour are later given as a present to participants over the internet.

What you need to bring

  • You will need to take your shoes off in the tea room so please wear socks or stockings.
Event Timeline
Sat Jul 18, 2015
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM JST
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Venue
Omotesenke Yukyuan,(Meguro-ku, Tokyo )
Tickets
Regular Price (per person) ¥9,000
Private tour additional charge for a group of 2 to 4 ¥15,000

On sale until Jul 15, 2015, 12:00:00 AM

Venue Address
1-37-19 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0033 Japan
Organizer
Mat-Cha-Doh(抹茶道)
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