Experience Japanese Tea-Ceremony

There is a complex culture associated with Japanese tea ceremony. To many foreigners it may simply look as though people are enjoying a cup of tea, but in fact it is much more complex than this.

Tea ceremony is the serving of tea, ritualized over time and rooted in Zen Buddhism. It symbolizes aesthetic simplicity and represents the fundamental Zen principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

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In Japanese the word chanoyu means "hot water for tea," but its simple art is a fusion of many Japanese arts which focus on preparing and serving a bowl of tea. The space in the tea house and the gardens, the art of choosing utensils and the dishes and sweets that will be served must be perfect, in order to perform the tea ceremony procedures correctly.

Tea ceremony culture is deeply rotted in the Japanese cultural idea of “Wabi-sabi.” Since Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic system, it is difficult to explain, but simply put it is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional. With our program you will spend a relaxing time experiencing Japanese tea ceremony culture.

Tour Schedule

This is an optional tour, so please choose a basic tour and then add this.


DayPlaceTimeDetail scheduleMeal
1Yamagata Station9:00 a.m.
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12:00
After Breakfast in the lodge, we will go to the room where Tea Ceremony will be held. There we will learn about and experience Japanese tea ceremony. This tour will be finished at 12:00. We will take you to the airport or station.