Art of Tea, Spirit of Zen

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony:
Tea, Cuisine and Sweets

Led by experienced tea master
Conveniently located in Shibuya area

Cha-kaisekiTraditional tea ceremony mealWagashi MakingFusion of art and sweetsTea Ceremony600-year tradition in heart of TokyoMaking ScrollsLearn art of calligraphy

Tea Ceremony and
Cha-kaiseki Meal

Participate in an authentic tea ceremony with a traditional multi-course meal of seasonal ingredients, including specially selected Japanese sake.

Reviews

Reviewed by Nadia Harto

Absolutely Fabulous!!
Must try Experience, Real Authentic Japanese art and Hospitality.
Much recommended, will come again.

Reviewed by Ian

The Most Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience
Most teaceremony experiences are in the form of a performance.
You don't experience the feeling of host and guest that is the original purpose of "the way of tea"---a framework for communication and meditation. Of course, as a guest without knowledge of the tea ceremony you can only be a spectator not a true guest and participant.

Mat-Cha-Doh does an excellent job of teaching you to be more than a spectator of the ceremony. With an interpreter and instruction you are a participant in what is more than a ceremony---a meeting of host and guest within the framework taught by the Urasenke School of Tea. And surrounded by an authentic tea house with wood from the great temples of Nara, and centuries old tea ware, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience!!

Workshop Fees and The Details

  • Tea Ceremony and Cha-kaiseki meal
  • Price: 20,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Futako Tamagawa
  • Includes: Tea ceremony
  • Wagashi Making: Fusion of art and sweets
  • Price: 15,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Wagashi with high-grade Uji matcha tea
  • Tea Ceremony: 600-year tradition in heart of Tokyo
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Sampling of green teas and wagashi
  • Making Scrolls: Learn art of calligraphy
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 1.5hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • * Fees include taxes.
  • * Minimum number of participants is 2.
  • * Please refer to each section for its cancellation policy.
  • * Please consult us when;
    • - your group includes children under 12 years old.
    • - you are a group of more than 7.

Wagashi Making
Fusion of art and sweets

Learn how to make wagashi tea ceremony sweets. You will prepare sweets using seasonal motifs like spring cherry blossoms and learn how to shape, color and design your own sweets. And you can eat the results! A perfect souvenir for your family back home.

Reviews

Reviewed by Janice

Amazing Experience
I'm sure most of you would take a step back when you look at the cost, but honestly, how often do you travel to a new country and by-pass all the tourist-y spots to experience their culture in-depth?

This is the perfect opportunity to experience one of Japanese's most beautiful culture --- tea and wagashi. You will learn about the ingredient, techniques, and how they use simple colors or shapes to capture the essence of seasonal beauty. All ingredients were made from scratch by our lecturer.

The green wagashi with pink tip is the flower bulb of a pink peony, captured at the moment it is about to bloom. It's absolutely amazing to see how colors are created and the various tools you can use to create its shape.

I would go again if I can! It's so much fun and our translator is very professional and accommodating.

Reviewed by Gianni

Good Experience for the Dessert Enthusiast!
The wagashi making experience was very enjoyable! We were able to create three different wagashis (two of each design) and enjoy them with green tea. The technique was the highlight of the experience, and definitely something that I will use when I return from vacation.

Workshop Fees and The Details

  • Tea Ceremony and Cha-kaiseki meal
  • Price: 20,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Futako Tamagawa
  • Includes: Tea ceremony
  • Wagashi Making: Fusion of art and sweets
  • Price: 15,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Wagashi with high-grade Uji matcha tea
  • Tea Ceremony: 600-year tradition in heart of Tokyo
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Sampling of green teas and wagashi
  • Making Scrolls: Learn art of calligraphy
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 1.5hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • * Fees include taxes.
  • * Minimum number of participants is 2.
  • * Please refer to each section for its cancellation policy.
  • * Please consult us when;
    • - your group includes children under 12 years old.
    • - you are a group of more than 7.

Tea Ceremony
600-year tradition
in the heart of Tokyo

Free yourself from the stress of the modern world with a simple bowl of matcha tea. Join a traditional tea ceremony in a classic tea house in the heart of Tokyo.

Reviews

Reviewed by Dolce

Tea immersion!
I must admit, I thought that this might be a bit pricy, even with the review rebate, but it was totally worth it.

The guide picked us up at the station wearing a kimono and spoke perfect English. The walk to the tea room was very pleas-ant, and everyone was so welcoming.

The tea room was beautiful (and located in an apartment, which was kinda neat) and the teacher was very nice. Her matcha was delicious, and we got to try to make our own too (along with lots of sweets, yay), to varying degrees is success.

At the tea store the owner let us sample 4 different kinds of really unusual green teas, and the lady at the sweets shop loaded us up with even more yummy treats. It was a great in-depth view into the world of Japanese tea.

My husband and I learned so much and had such a great time, thank you!

Reviewed by Will Diaz and Michael Kelly

Lovely
A truly enjoyable, professional and deli-cious experience!
Thank you all so much for a lovely afternoon. (Will Diaz)

So educational and interesting!
I experienced a taste of history. (Michael Kelly)

Workshop Fees and The Details

  • Tea Ceremony and Cha-kaiseki meal
  • Price: 20,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Futako Tamagawa
  • Includes: Tea ceremony
  • Wagashi Making: Fusion of art and sweets
  • Price: 15,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Wagashi with high-grade Uji matcha tea
  • Tea Ceremony: 600-year tradition in heart of Tokyo
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Sampling of green teas and wagashi
  • Making Scrolls: Learn art of calligraphy
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 1.5hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • * Fees include taxes.
  • * Minimum number of participants is 2.
  • * Please refer to each section for its cancellation policy.
  • * Please consult us when;
    • - your group includes children under 12 years old.
    • - you are a group of more than 7.

Making Scrolls
Learn art of calligraphy

Japanese tea ceremony rooms have an alcove considered a sacred place and adorned with a special scroll. Learn to make a scroll and write Japanese calligraphy. You can take the result home as a beautiful memory of your stay in Japan.

Workshop Fees and The Details

  • Tea Ceremony and Cha-kaiseki meal
  • Price: 20,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Futako Tamagawa
  • Includes: Tea ceremony
  • Wagashi Making: Fusion of art and sweets
  • Price: 15,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Wagashi with high-grade Uji matcha tea
  • Tea Ceremony: 600-year tradition in heart of Tokyo
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • Includes: Sampling of green teas and wagashi
  • Making Scrolls: Learn art of calligraphy
  • Price: 13,000 yen per person
  • Duration: 1.5hours
  • Location: Toritsu Daigaku
  • * Fees include taxes.
  • * Minimum number of participants is 2.
  • * Please refer to each section for its cancellation policy.
  • * Please consult us when;
    • - your group includes children under 12 years old.
    • - you are a group of more than 7.

Access

  • * All plans include a pick up service by an interpreter at the train station closest to the facility.
  • * All facilities are within a 5-10 min walk from the train station.