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  This workshop offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki meal followed by tea ceremony, a representation of Japanese culture. In this workshop, guests are served “Cha-kaiseki” a formal Japanese coursed meal prior to the tea ceremony. By choosing the appropriate ingredients and the cooking method, hosts prepare the guests for the intense tea later. The main dish of the course is “Nimono-wan”, a simmered dish. A refined dish which illustrates the season in a beautiful bowl. The broth is subtly flavored to enhance the flavor of the main ingredients and warms your stomach. The most popular “Nimono-wan” of the season is […]

Tea Ceremony Experience; Enjoy the Fall in Japan which is ...


We have the perfect plan if you are looking to welcome overseas guests with an exclusively Japanese cultural experience. Many of our guests have purchased our plans to entertain their friends and colleagues. All plans take place in a conveniently located area close to Shibuya. “Authentic cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony” has received good reviews as it can be used as a private experience as well as for business or training purposes. It takes place at an undisclosed private tea house. Our plans are also popular as gifts for friends. Each plan represents Japanese charm, the nature and the seasons unique […]

Mat-Cha-Doh offers plans to experience Japanese traditional culture, which also ...



  “Chaji” is a tea gathering where the host serves seasonal food and sake to the guests. This is an expression of the thoughtfulness on the host’s part that the guests should “fill the stomach prior to taking matcha tea”. Sake can be an important aspect of tea gatherings. It helps to create a warm and familiar atmosphere. When selecting an appropriate brand of sake, the host normally considers the season, the taste, the origin, the brand and its rarity as he/she keeps the guests in mind. “Hiyaoroshi” is absolutely one of the best choices this season. This sake can […]

A Japanese Sake, ”HIYAOROSHI” – An essential for Gatherings at ...


  A Buddhist monk Eisai (1141~1215) brought back tea from China and spread the “tea culture” in Japan. It is said to be the beginning of “tea ceremony”. Eisai, a founder of Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, wrote the first book specialized on the topic of tea. It is called “Kissa-yojoki (A Note on Drinking Green Tea for Good Health)” The book introduced the custom of drinking tea. Thus, he is known as the father of Japanese tea culture. When Eisai was training in China as a Zen monk, drinking tea was a popular custom. He learned the medicinal […]

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We welcomed a group of Bolivians and their Japanese friends as our guests today. It was a wonderful gathering thanks to the sophisticated and cheerful ambiance they brought into the tea room. Our guests enjoyed today’s formal meal. They showed a keen interest in the ingredients and preparations so our chef explained the menu in detail. You could really see the true spirit of the tea ceremony in this interaction. That is, “Ichi-za Konryu”, where the host and guests contribute in creating perfect harmony.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony […]

Tour Report – Jun 3rd, 2017


We welcomed a wonderful couple from Indonesia this time. They love Japan and in fact this is their 5th visit here. They’ve left us a great feedback that this trip was one of their best. They thoroughly enjoyed the authentic style of the workshop which consists of Matcha, Cha-kaiseki and Sake. They even asked for a third round of matcha tea! The couple liked the sake we served that they purchased the same brand to take back home. It was a complete pleasure for the staff as well. Looking forward to seeing you next year!   If you are interested […]

Tour Report – May 27th, 2017



  Let us introduce “hira chawan”, a tea bowl featured only in summer season. Sen-no-Rikyu, known as the Sage of Tea, succeeded in shaping the style of tea ceremony we see now. In his “Seven Rules of Tea”, the ultimate guide of entertaining guests, he states one of the rules is to “provide a sense of coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter” Imagine 400 years ago, when there was no air conditioner. It required utmost consideration to the weather when serving a bowl of tea at the best condition possible. Its spirit manifests in the style of […]

The spirit of hospitality dictated by the “Sage of Tea” ...


     Enjoy cooling down using all of your senses, in the midst of summer in Japan. In May, a hearth is replaced by a portable brazier (furo, 風炉) and the equipment are arranged for summer. During the cold months, a hearth is placed close to the guests where as in summer, the heat is positioned far from the guests. “Keep it cool in summer and warm in winter so that the host can offer tea to the guests in the best possible condition” is the principle passed on from our predecessors. We invite you to feel the coolness with […]

A hint of early summer enjoyed in our tea ceremony ...



  We welcomed a wonderful group from LVMH Fashion Group China with our interpreter, a Mandarin Chinese speaker. They chose Mat-Cha-Doh to host their VICs when they were in Tokyo. They were in Japan for the first time to visit their flagship shop, CELINE GINZA SIX. They joined the Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony as a traditional Japanese cultural experience. Much to our joy, we received the following message: “We really had a great time with you and enjoyed a lot in experiencing the Japanese Green Tea Culture.“ “We hope that we can meet again in Japan.”   If you […]

Tour Report – Apr. 19th, 2017


We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Connecticut, USA in our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo” yesterday. We are very happy that they are interested in Japanese tea culture, listened to our talk intently and asked many questions.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC

Tour Report – Dec. 24th, 2016



We welcomed a wonderful family that came from Illinois and Florida, USA to our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo” yesterday. We had a very lovely time that is full of their kindness and a lot of smiles. We were really happy to meet them.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

Tour Report – Dec. 21st, 2016


We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Vancouver, Canada in our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo”. They are studying Japanese now in Japan using summer vacation. Because they are familiar with Japanese culture, we had a very lovely time together.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC

Tour Report – Aug. 11th, 2016