Korin-in Temple Tea Ceremony Experience

Korin-in Temple was founded in 1613 and its garden was believed to have been designed by the master craftsman, Kentei. The teahouse was built in the early Meiji period (1868 to 1912) copying Yuinseki of the Urasenke, and has a reputation of being a magnificent teahouse. However, Korin-in Temple is not usually open to the public.

The Tea Ceremony Experience here gives you the real tea ceremony experience from walking into the garden, waiting at the Koshikake-machiai (the gazebo), washing your hands in the Tsukubai basin and crawling into the teahouse from Nijiri-guchi entrance.

The best quality tea powder is used and seasonal sweets from a traditional sweet maker will be provided. The tea ceremony teacher will instruct you on how to eat the sweets and how to drink the tea, after that, the teacher will show you how to make tea yourself. Inside the tea room you will be seated directly on the Tatami mat but available at your request are small chairs and tables.

Coming from Nene-no-michi street to Korin-in Temple, the tea ceremony teacher welcomes you. You are excited and a little nervous about this first time experience.

Taking off your shoes and seeing Rojizori (special garden slippers).
Stepping on the stones in the garden, being careful not to slip on them. Above you are beautiful red maple leaves in the middle of November.

The teacher will guide the guests to the gazebo, you will relax and wait until it's time to come into the teahouse.

Going through the passage and the middle gate to the Tsukubai basin. You will cleanse your hands and take care to not waste a single drop of water.

Going into the teahouse from Nijiri-guchi entrance. Once inside, it is a different world. You can see an original tea room here and then you will be guided to the next room for your experience.

The teacher will show you how to make tea. The tearoom is normally a little dark so your five senses will be sharper. The teacher will instruct you on how to eat the sweets properly. The tea will be served in front of you and you will be shown how to drink it.

For the people who find difficult to sit on Tatami mats, we have small chairs and tables.
The tearoom can be reserved by an individual, a couple, a family or a small group.

The teacher will instruct you how to make tea and serve you. This will be a precious experience.
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Shimo Kawahara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0825.
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