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Stock up on matcha (抹茶, fine green tea powder) at Ippodo Tea Co. to concoct green tea-flavored drinks and confections from your own kitchen! During your visit, take a seat at the tea room to enjoy a spread of brews prepared the traditional way. They also offer to-go cups, perfect for a quick pick-me-up!
Slip on a Kimono at Maikoya Osaka to discover what femininity and strength mean to those wearing the ceremonial robe. A local will take you through a Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional home setting. Sit on the tatami (畳, Japanese for “rice straw mats”) with your legs tucked under you as a ritual of over a hundred years is graciously shared with you. The tea is as rich as the culture that made it, so savor each sip!
Camellia FLOWER is a small teahouse at the heart of Higashiyama, one of Kyoto’s historic districts. Settle into a classic tatami (rice straw mat) room for a special cup of Matcha, prepared through a traditional Japanese ceremony! The host leads with a brief introduction, followed by the tea-brewing rites. Then, it’s your turn! Serve your own cup and savor the bold robust flavors of green tea, paired perfectly with a sweet dessert!