Start your Kyoto vacation at the Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An, set in a tranquil Japanese garden, you will leave your Kyoto holiday with the lasting memory of your private workshop at the Chashitsu Ju-An.
This private workshop runs daily and is conducted in English; since it is private, all of the attention will be on you while you learn the principles and inner workings of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Ritual and words such as: Wa - Kei - Sei - Jaku - Chashitsu - Kissaten.
Each private workshop lasts about 50 minutes during which you will learn and observe the way of tea in a tranquil, uplifting atmosphere.
You will also be given guidance on making matcha green tea by yourself using a bamboo whisk, followed by a Japanese sweet delicacy and a going away donut/snack. You will also receive a personalized certificate of attendance about four weeks after your private workshop session.
Thanks to the proactive professionalism of Ju-An, the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony has become a tourist attraction for visitors of Kyoto as well as the rest of Japan. The form, beauty and spirit of this quintessential ancient Japanese custom paired with the Japanese mindset of omotenashi (hospitality) and ichigo ichie (one chance in a lifetime) make this workshop one of the highlights of your trip to Kyoto. Ju-An strives to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our honorable guests can cherish and remember for the rest of their lives.
The Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An is the only authentic, zen-consecrated Japanese tea ceremony room in Kyoto where you can experience Japanese tea ceremony in the form of a private workshop.
Ju-An is unique in Kyoto in that it was purposefully built exclusively for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is not a cafe or tea shop but a dedicated chashitsu for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony, chanoyu. much like those found in temples and shrines in Kyoto.