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Where to go for a Tea Ceremony?

From the old merchants house from the Nineteenth Century, to an experience linking tea with Samurai and Geisha, here is a selection of some unique places for a Tea Ceremony, a quintessential Kyoto experience.

Ohara Village

Retrace the steps of a forgotten princess in this sublime mountainside village just 40 mins north of Kyoto

Wazuka - Japanese Tea Town

Wazuka is a traditional Japanese tea town, with picturesque scenery and mind-clearing, heart-warming Japanese tea. Its tea industry dates back more than 800 years with 300 families making tea today. There is a teatopia festival each November, and it makes a great day trip from Kyoto or Nara. Why not try its tea flavoured soba.

The Battle of Sekigahara

The Battle of Sekigahara in modern day Gifu Prefecture, fought between East and West Japan on October 21, 1600, was history’s bloodiest and most decisive samurai field battle.

Blood or Dew

Chikatsuyu offers more than an overnight stop for travellers walking the Kumano Kodo from Takijiri-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha.

Kyoto

Once known as Japans capital, Kyoto is the heart of culture and history in Japan. With lively streets, unique finds, and contemporary comforts; Kyoto still manages to uphold many of its traditions. Stunning gardens and beautiful temples run through the city and its outskirts. Kyoto is also home to Japan's largest Geisha district, Gion. A trip to Kyoto is a must on any itinerary if you want to immerse yourself in this beautiful Japanese culture.