The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

Beginners to experts embracing Japan's tea culture

Venue: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum When: Early Oct 2022

The first installation of the 2018 Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was held at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum over the weekend of October 13th and 14th. The ceremony has been taking place annually since 2008, and was designed with the purpose of spreading Japanese culture both domestically and on an international scale.

The event at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum presented a fantastic opportunity for both complete beginners and seasoned experts to enjoy the long-standing traditions behind the enjoyment of the leafy beverage. For guests who spoke minimal Japanese, there were plenty of support staff able to offer translation services, making the intricacies of tea ceremonies much easier to understand.

There were both indoor and outdoor tea ceremonies available to participate in at the event. These were priced between 300 and 700 yen, and included a perfectly prepared cup of matcha and various seasonal Japanese sweets.

A further event will take place this coming weekend on the 20th and 21st of October at Tokyo's picturesque Hamarikyu Gardens.

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

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Want to know more about Japanese tea ceremony? Then attend Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony! This autumn, at Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural..

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Getting there

The closest station to the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is Musashi Koganei, on the JR Chuo Line. The museum is approximately 30 minutes on foot from the station.

The Hamarikyu Gardens are located under 10 minutes on foot from Shiodome Station, serviced by either the Toei Oedo or Yurikamome lines.

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Elena Lisina a year ago
I wanted to visit that museum as well because when I visited Koganei Park, the museum was already closed. I bet it's great museum!
Kim Author a year ago
Ah yes it's just a short-term event, usually held in October each year for about 2 weeks. Unfortunately though this year it's not on because of coronavirus concerns, which is understandable. Hopefully next year it will be back up and running!
Sleiman Azizi 3 years ago
Did you feel that it properly captured the feeling of the tea ceremony?
Kim Author 3 years ago
Absolutely! It's something I try and be mindful of at any event. There was also something nice about being fully present in the moment!
Elizabeth S 3 years ago
What a great place to experience this amazing tradition which brings people together for a moment, or a life long friendship. Such is the tea ceremony.
Kim Author 3 years ago
It really was special! They make the event so accessible to anyone who is interested in learning about tea ceremonies - I had a great time!
Đăng Trần Hải 3 years ago
That is a good place to enjoy Japanese culture
Kim Author 3 years ago
I highly recommend it if you have the chance to go in future years!