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Discover Zen Spirit

Discover Zen Spirit

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks, 1 ticket and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm a certified city guide of Bunkyo-city, and a founder of cultural event group M&PJapan. I have been training tea ceremony and Ikebana since childhood. At university I studied Japanese history and culture in Tokyo. I used to teach ikebana at my own studio. When I moved to Holland with my husband and daughter, I introduced Japanese traditional cultures to friends from around the world for seven…
Makiko
Makiko
Makiko
Makiko

What we’ll do

Encounter the spirit of chanoyu, Japan's traditional zen tea ceremony long cherished by many samurai. We'll taste delicious sweets and matcha tea and visit beautiful historic gardens that will make us feel close to nature even in the center of Tokyo. We'll jump back to the 17th to 19th centuries to explore the roots of Japanese people in the Edo period.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Matcha green tea
Tickets
some documents
Equipment
Sweets

What to bring

Be sure to wear or bring your own socks for the tea ceremony

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Where you'll be

Walk the sprawling grounds of the Higo-Hosokawa Garden, where samurai feudal lords owned homes and mansions in the Edo period. Our tea ceremony is in Shoseikaku, a venue next to the garden's pond. We'll also visit Sekiguchi Bashoan, where the famous haiku poet Matsuo Bashō lived.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Makiko
Discover Zen Spirit
56 reviews
From €61/person
56 reviews
From €61/person