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Tours (Cultural Activities, Things to Do in Tokyo)


    Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! This tour provides a full five-course traditional Cha-kaiseki (cuisine served before tea ceremony) and a tea ceremony experience in a special facility with a tea ceremony room. An oasis of calm and traditional beauty in the midst of urban Tokyo. * The venue is a private facility and not open to the public.   Highlights Experience the formal way of tea, which includes a five-course traditional Cha-kaiseki cuisine prepared by a chef with more than 20 years experience followed by a tea ceremony.  You can also enjoy Japanese […]

Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in ...


Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! We will introduce to you a cultural experience of making Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and later serve it with Uji Matcha tea (ground green tea). The lesson is fun and simple. The size of an average wagashi is very small, about 4 x 4cm (1.6 x 1.6 in). In such small pieces, you will explore the amazing stories of four beautiful seasons of Japan, its history and various seasonal events. Wagashi and Matcha, in fact, are the basic key items of Japanese traditional tea ceremony.   Highlights You will be guided […]

Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo



Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! Guests can participate in a tea ceremony room, 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.           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) […]

Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo


  Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! Japanese calligraphy, which is closely related to the tea ceremony is now available as a workshop. A hanging scroll with calligraphy is displayed at a TOKONOMA, an alcove, the most important part of the tea ceremony room. Learn the essence of Shodo and find yourself through the practice of self-expression using Kanji characters. Your work will be mounted on a scroll and presented to you to enjoy at home.   Highlights Grasp the idea of Shodo   Make an original piece using a specially selected character with an ink-dipped brush.   The […]

Shodo Experience (Japanese Calligraphy) in Tokyo



  A global cosmetic company has adopted our cultural workshop plan as one of their bicultural exchange programs for their staff. Our plan provided them a visit to a private tea room in Futako-tamagawa where they experienced a tea ceremony followed by a gourmet Japanese bento box. The main theme of the event was “to explore the marketing opportunities through the unique experiences in Japan”. Two sub-themes were set as, “Why does matcha fascinate people worldwide?” and “What is the essence of matcha?”. Each guest tried to search for answers from a lively conversation with our host at an authentic […]

Mat-Cha-Doh’s Workshop Program Adopted as a Training Trip “Explore the ...



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Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We welcomed a wonderful couple visiting from Long Island, a suburb of Manhattan, NY today. They wished to experience a truly authentic style of tea ceremony during this visit to Japan. I was impressed by their meticulous attention to detail as I was going through each step. I explained to them how I incorporate the fundamental spirit of tea ceremony, “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility (和敬清寂)” in my practice. They said they were able to see it in my performance. “A lovely memory, thank you”, they said. I felt so happy and lucky […]

Tour Report – Oct. 12th, 2018


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo Our guest today was a wonderful couple from Los Angeles. They both decided to try an authentic tea ceremony because they love matcha so much. They were ready to absorb everything about tea ceremony from its history, manner and its principle. We especially had fun the latter part of the workshop where they had to prepare tea by themselves. They said they would do this again when they get back home. Because of their warm and humorous personality, the tea room was filled with an enjoyable spirit. Our male guest is a professional […]

Tour Report – Aug. 13th, 2018



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo   We welcomed guests from Toronto, Canada today. They have traveled to Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iceland and at last, arrived in Japan the day before. It was their first visit here. It was their first time experiencing the tea ceremony and drinking real matcha. They had seen pictures and videos of tea ceremonies and always wanted to experience it first hand. We were very impressed with how seriously they tried to undertake each task. They tried to sit in a formal way when we were explaining the meaning of each gesture; how to […]

Tour Report – Apr. 2nd, 2018


Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo It was a gorgeous day with cherry blossoms in full bloom everywhere. Today, we welcomed a group of international guests from France, Spain and Japan to our Japanese sweets workshop. Our guests work for a company which develops ingredients for cosmetics. The international members who were attending a training session in Japan participated in our plan as a part of welcome events hosted by the company. Our group were mainly ladies, jolly, elegant and upbeat! However, once the workshop started, they tackled the job seriously and their pieces turned out beautifully. […]

Tour Report – Mar. 25th, 2018



In the tea ceremony meal, it is accompanied by sake as the host pours a bowl of sake to each guest and conversely the guets to the host. The “Hassun” dish consists of an assortment of delicacies from the mountain (plant-based) and the sea. The wooden serving tray and chopsticks, placed diagonally, should be moistened with water. This subtle presentations gives the pure and clean impression in kaiseki meal.        Please refer to our tour plan:  http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

“Hassun (八寸)” should be enjoyed by taste as well as ...


二子玉川のお茶室に、広告代理店 MRM//McCann Tokyo の皆様(19名)をお迎えしました。社内交流イベントの一環として、抹茶道の体験プログラム「茶道と日本食を愉しむ」をご活用いただきました。   イベントの目的 「部署の垣根を超えた交流」「グローバル企業として、改めて日本を見つめ直す(知っているようで知らなかった日本を知る)」「究極のカスタマーエクスペリエンス、茶道のおもてなし文化を学ぶ」でした。非日常の空間に身を置いたことで、いろいろな壁が取り払われ、良い意味で、自由な時間を過ごしていただけたようです。多くのコミュニケーションが生まれました。また、それぞれに、日本文化の在り方、美しさを感じ取っていただけたようです。   イベントレポート 今回は、お茶室をよりリアルに体験いただくために、襖を閉め、照明を落とし、千利休の時代に戻ったかのような雰囲気の中、5名ずつの4回に分け実施しました。どの回も大変盛況で、主客の会話が尽きず、延長の連続となりました。お茶室から出てこられる皆様の笑顔と達成感がとても印象的でした。     茶道と合わせて、茶懐石の献立から構成されたお弁当と日本酒(伯楽星 宮城県)も体験いただきました。本来のお茶のスタイルに近い形となります。      抹茶道では、様々なイベント(社内交流、オフサイト、チームビルディング、新人研修など)でご活用いただけるプランをご用意しています。目的、人数、日程、ご予算に応じてカスタマイズ可能ですので、まずは、お気軽にお問い合わせください。    プログラムのご案内: http://mat-cha-doh.com/enterprise フォームからのお問い合わせ: https://goo.gl/forms/l6U42XKAgvsF9OT42 メールでのお問い合わせ: info@mat-cha-doh.com

3月13日 MRM様 社内交流イベント「茶道と日本食を愉しむ」



Join us in making cherry blossom themed Japanese sweets. Let’s enjoy the most beautiful season in Japan. You will be greeted by the cherry blossoms in bloom on the walk to the workshop venue.    Please refer to our tour plan: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

The season for cherry blossoms is almost here!


There are two reasons. By eating sweets, it balances the bitterness of the green tea that follows. Another reasons is that it alleviates the strong effect of tea on your digestive system if sweets are taken first. It shows the hospitality of the tea masters.      Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/  

Sweets are served before a bowl of green tea. Why?



The Peach Festival, or “Hinamatsuri”, celebrated on March 3rd is to wish for the healthy growth and happiness of young girls in Japan. We’ll display hina-ningyo or classic style dolls and celebrate the occasion with a meal and sweets with families and friends. We adults will enjoy the sweets with matcha green tea. Here’s to a healthy and wonderful year for all girls!  

The Peach Festival Tea Ceremony


Feel and enjoy this beautiful season by experiencing the workshop on formal tea ceremony (Japanese “Cha-kaiseki” meal and tea ceremony) . Cha-kaiseki offers a traditional course meal consisted of seasonal ingredients both pleasing to the eyes and tastes great paired with Japanese sake.      Please refer to our tour report: https://goo.gl/muEnEf Detail on our plan: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

A hint of spring is in the air.



The most popular and casual one is called “O-usu” or thin tea as shown at the left. It is prepared with plenty of hot water in individual bowls. The formal tea, considered as the highlight of the tea ceremony, is “O-koicha”, thick tea. It is prepared with generous amount of matcha green powder whisked with little hot water in a bowl that is shared among the guests. Thick tea is rich in flavor compared to thin tea. Mat-Cha-Doh provides a workshop where you can sample and compare both types of tea.    Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/

Did you know that there are two ways to prepare ...


We are currently planning our next tea gathering centered around our red “Oribe” dishes. The Oribe style of pottery is known for unconvetional designs. The dishes shown left are originally crafted for serving food but could also be used for tea ceremony. We are currently researching the best way to incorporate the dishes playfully into our ceremony, a joyful process for any tea disciple.      Please refer to our tour report: https://goo.gl/muEnEf  Detail on our plan: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

We are currently planning our next tea gathering.