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Feel the subtle art of traditional Japanese tea ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, called sado, chado or chanoyu in Japanese, is a ceremonial way of preparing and drinking matcha, powdered green tea, in a traditional tearoom with tatami floor. Though brought to Japan in the 9th century by a Buddhist monk on his return from China, tea only had been in widespread use of all social classes by the 13th century. Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591) is considered the father of the modern way of tea, particularly the tradition of wabi-cha that has a greater emphasis on rustic simplicity. Beyond just a hot drink, the tea ceremony represents the true essence of Japanese hospitality, by observing certain rules and aesthetic values in a distinctive and calm atmosphere. Today, tourists to Japan can experience this cultural activity at some traditional gardens or culture centers. Best destinations are Kyoto and Uji. In most cases, you can expect to see how true tea ceremony is performed, taste the green tea, and learn about the basic points of this important event.

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Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, the ancient Kyoto shrine of fox statues and thousands of red torii gates

Learn about the life and motivation of Geisha in the Gion district in Kyoto as well as enjoy the vibrant nightlife there

Be immersed in Japanese culture in Kyoto, exploring some of its 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Revel in the nature beauty of Sagano lush bamboo grove while walking through its path and Togetsukyo Bridge

Participate in traditional art classes in Kyoto: Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony

Travel back in time while watching a geisha’s performance in Higashi Chaya district, visiting Kanazawa Castle or Kenrokuen garden

Head to Nara Park to meet friendly semi-wild deer and visit Todaiji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

Take your time for relaxation in the small town Toi of Izu Peninsula, famous for onsens overlooking Suruga Bay and Mount Fuji

Admire the quaint beauty of Kamakura city, home to the famous Great Buddha and Hasedera Temple

Have a chance to taste different Japanese beers in Yokohama Kirin Beer Factory

See Sumo-wrestlers from up close at a Sumo Stable’s morning training session in Tokyo

Explore the different facets of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku, from old temples to trendy streets

Wander around the sacred town Nikko’s attractions, including Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall

Kyoto → Nara → Izu Peninsula → Tokyo

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, the ancient Kyoto shrine of fox statues and thousands of red torii gates

Learn about the life and motivation of Geisha in the Gion district as well as enjoy the vibrant nightlife there

Be immersed in Japanese culture, exploring some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Take a pleasant walk through Sagano lush bamboo grove plus a visit to Tenryuji Temple

Participate in traditional art classes in Kyoto: Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony

Head to Nara Park to meet friendly semi-wild deer and visit Todaiji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

Explore the photogenic Kifune Shrine and its tranquil surrounding Kibune village

Board on a traditional rowboat cruising along the picturesque canals of Omihachiman Canal District

Witness the mystical sunset from Ukimidou, the famed floating temple hall on Lake Biwa

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