Tea Ceremony at World Heritage Himeji Castle - Once in a Lifetime Experience

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Tour code : 006028T

From JPY 41,500

Tour Operating : Every Day at 1:00 p.m.

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A private activity in which guests learn about the world of the traditional tea ceremony and its history. The activity takes place in a tearoom within Japan's first World Heritage Site, the Himeji Castle grounds. Experience the process of the tea ceremony: wearing kimonos, making matcha tea and having traditional sweets. Your teacher and an English speaking guide will explain the culture and the way of tea to you in depth. Beginners are welcome to join. This tea ceremony at a private teahouse will be an unforgettable experience.

Trip HighLights

  • High quality tea set, kimono rental & assistance with dressing, tea ceremony experience, matcha green tea and traditional sweets included
  • English guidance, transport to venue from Himeji Station, tea house room rental also included
  • Learn about Japanese culture and history at a tearoom within Japan's first World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle
  • Premium private plan - preparing and tasting matcha green tea and Japanese traditional sweets in a high-quality kimono

Quick Itinerary

Day 1

1:00 p.m.

Himeji StationMeeting at Himeji Station
Proceed to Joka Machi Style store
Wearing Kimono
Walking to the teahouse
Lecture on historical background information of tea ceremony and teahouse
Demonstration of tea ceremony
Matcha Experience
Tea and seasonal Japanese sweets
Taking pictures
Tour ends at about 5:00 p.m.

What's Included

Kimono rental
Matcha Green Tea & Traditional Sweets
Rental of Tea Ceremony Room
Taxi Fare
Tea Ceremony

What's Not Included


Access Information

Tour Start Point JR Himeji Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point ・From Tokyo - approx 3.5hrs by Shinkansen
・From Kyoto - approx 50min by Shinkansen
・From Osaka - approx 50min by Shinkansen
Tour End Point JR Himeji Station
Time Required About two hours
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Within the grounds of Himeji Castle

Within the grounds of Himeji Castle

Experience a traditional tea ceremony at a teahouse within Himeji Castle - Japan's first World Heritage Site and a National Treasure!

First, guests wear traditional kimono - essential for a tea ceremony. In the world of the tea ceremony, incorporating the changing of the seasons is extremely important, so our team will ensure you are dressed in a kimono that suits both you and the colors of the season.

After donning your kimono, an English interpreter guide will take you to the teahouse and explain details of Himeji City and the history of Himeji Castle itself. When you arrive at the tearoom Ro-an, your instructor will give you a lecture about the tearoom and the historical background of the tea ceremony itself.

After the lecture, it is time to experience the tea ceremony and for you to enjoy your own matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets. In addition, you can take a tea set back home as a gift.

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

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