Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony 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 sake (rice wine).

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  •  The venue is an oasis of calm in urban Tokyo. Experience Japanese culture in a beautiful tea room complete with precious art and tea utensils.

  • The owner of the venue himself, a professional Ura-senke teacher at its second-highest rank, will treat you to tea and explain the history and ritual of the ceremony.

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Contents

  1. Cha-kaiseki

    • Enjoy a five-course traditional cuisine formally served before tea ceremony specially prepared by a chef with more than 20 years experience.
    • Sake (rice wine) is also available.
  2. Tea ceremony: Free your mind through the ritual of tea

    • Enjoy the finest quality green tea and traditional Japanese sweets from famous confectioneries.
    • Learn about tea utensils, hanging scrolls and the etiquette of flower arrangement.
    • Try for yourself the unique and fun Japanese way of making green tea.

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Location

  • Private venue in Futako-Tamagawa, Tokyo.
  • Meet at Futako-tamagawa Station Exit (Outside). Welcomed by interpreter (English).

Duration

  • 2.5 hours

Price

  • 20,000 yen per person – includes interpreter (English or Mandarin Chinese) fee and souvenirs.
  • Private tours: add 20,000 yen per group

    * Cancellation Policy:  Full amount will be refunded if contacted up to 7 days prior to the event. Otherwise no refund will be granted.

Souvenirs

  • Wagashi (Japanese sweets) from Hachinoya Confectionery.
  • Photos taken during tea ceremony are provided later over the internet.

Notes

  • You will need to take your shoes off in the tea room, so please wear socks or stockings.
  • The tea ceremony room is a sacred space. Please note the following:
    • Please wear tops with sleeves (short sleeves are OK) that cover the shoulders.
    • Please make sure you wear something that will cover your knees. Do not wear shorts or mini-skirts. Any fabric is acceptable.

Food Allergies/Religious Restrictions

Please inform us of any food allergies or religious restrictions in advance.

  • For those with allergies or religious restrictions, we will gladly substitute other ingredients.
  • For those who do not eat meat, we offer Shojin or vegetarian cuisine based on the dietary restrictions of Buddhist monks.
  • For those who do not drink alcohol, we offer Japanese tea or mineral water.

Booking Request

✉  info@mat-cha-doh.com

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by Ai on Mat-Cha-Doh
What a wonderful venue!

I really enjoyed the Japanese chado culture in this tour! The authentic tea room made me feel calm. The atmosphere was so nice.
During the tea ceremony I was excited to touch the precious utensils which were collected by the host,Mr.Doi.
After tea time we had cha-kaiseki cuisine that was so beautiful and so good.
All my senses were satisfied by this artistic experience!

Thank you for participating in our tour. We were really happy to meet all of you.
We were impressed that you have a rich knowledge about Japanese tea culture.

Let's keep in touch.

Thank you and best regards,
Mat-Cha-Doh

by Shinichi Shuto on Mat-Cha-Doh
Extraordinary experience for everyone !

If you would like to try something unforgettable, a special experience that you can only experience in Tokyo, Japan, I would recommend, Mat-Cha-Doh's tea ceremony. This unique tea house is located in a hidden area near Futako Tamagawa Station facing the Tamagawa River. On the penthouse floor of a modern building there is a traditional Japanese tea room with a contemporary flair. You will see the beautiful Tamagawa River from the tea house. You will experience an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony from a Tea Master in a traditional and formal ceremony. From the Tea Master you will learn about the Japanese spirit, about Wabi-Sabi and the Japanese Tea Ceremony through its history.

You don't need to worry if this is the very first time you're participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Tea Master will instruct you in the process of the tea ceremony, step by step. In addition, there is a Noh Theater next to the tea house where you will enjoy Kaiseki cuisine after the tea ceremony.

If you want to experience traditional and historical Japanese culture and the real Japanese sprit, Mat-Cha-Doh is one of the best options in Tokyo.

Thank you Shinichi.
We had a nice Christmas time with you both.
We were glad that we could talk to you about Japanese tea culture in our tea room.

Let's keep in touch.

Thank you and best regards,
Mat-Cha-Doh

by Amy on Mat-Cha-Doh
Great Experience

It was a great experience! The tea room was beautiful, the food was good.Teamaster Doi told us a lot about tea culture. Whisking powdered green tea was a bit tricky but it was fun.

Thank you for your message. We had a really good time with you.
We are very glad that we had much in common to talk about.


Let's keep in touch.

Thank you and best regards,
Mat-Cha-Doh

by Marty on Mat-Cha-Doh
If you want to experience the Japanese aestheticism- - -

If you want to experience authentic Japanese aestheticism in Tokyo, this is the place. Just off from crowded Futago Tamagawa Station, this hidden tea room locates at a penthouse in a modern condo from where you may over look the Tamagawa River. What surprises you is the room is with much of aestheticism of the Tea Master, Mr. Doi. He will courteously invite you to the Beauty of Wabi Sabi.
Carefully chosen hanging scrolls, utensils and tea cups in a dimmed tea room are truly antique, some are some hundred years old, which are delicately coordinated to the season when you visit. You will appreciate a cup of matcha hearing sound of silence.
Mr. Doi is also a veteran actor of Noh play. His passion to the Japanese beauty made him to build his own Noh stage here. You will taste subtle flavor of Kaiseki cuisine prepared by Chef, Mr. Fuyuno, on the Noh stage.
Not like at museums, you can reside, touch and taste beauties here. If you are little fed up with some touristic events in Tokyo, this program gives you an opportunity to invigorate and deepen your experiences of Japan.

Thank you for participating in our tour. We were really happy to meet all of you.
We were impressed that you have a rich knowledge about Japanese tea culture.

Let's keep in touch.

Thank you and best regards,
Mat-Cha-Doh

by Kazu on Mat-Cha-Doh

You can meet the jenuine experience of Japanese tea ceremony. Actually there are so many matcha events, just like tea parties with matcha flavored drinks in Japanized facilities for tourists, and unfortunately, a lot of people have misunderstood that “ I’ve completed matcha experience” with such cheap tricks. However, the Matcha-do will produce authentic experience with amazing matcha, sophisticated cuisines and surprising antiques. Master Doi is the real one of Ura-Senke director, under the roots of Senno Rikyu. You can meet the context of Japanese hospitality through his services, postures and air.

Thank you for your lovely message.
We were really enjoyed spending time with you in our tea room.
We hope that you keep close distance from Japanese tea culture.

Thank you and best regards,
Mat-Cha-Doh


About Mat-Cha-Doh

We at Mat-Cha-Doh provide Japanese cultural experiences in Tokyo centered around Cha-do, the way of tea, said to be the epitome of Japanese culture. We focus on Matcha (ground green tea), the main item of Cha-do, and its amazing powers. We offer information on a Matcha-energized healthy life through our blogs, online shop, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.