Find out how we work to create an itinerary tailored to you.
Tea Ceremony in Kanazawa
One of the most fascinating of Japanese customs, the tea ceremony has a rich history and is still an important part of contemporary Japanese life. This experience allows you to practise the ceremony yourself in a teahouse hosted by a tea-master.
Today you will be met at your hotel by your guide who will help interpret the tea ceremony and escort you to a tea house in Kanazawa.
As you arrive, you will first explore the sculptured garden that surrounds the tea house, aiding to the serenity of the whole experience and your guide can help you understand the links between gardening and tea in Japanese traditions.
You will be introduced to the Sado (tea art) Master and then be taught the history of the ceremony. Immersed in etiquette and highly ritualised, the ceremony has been part of Japanese society for centuries. With the quiet reflection interrupted by careful breaks in the silence as the tea master brews the thick green tea, it is easy to fall under its spell.
After the ceremony, your guide can assist with directing you back to your hotel or elsewhere in the city should you wish to travel around independently.
Places to stay
Holiday ideas featuring this experience
Staying in beautiful hotels and indulgent Ryokans, this fantastic route takes in the neon lights of Tokyo, historical Kanazawa, remote Ago Bay and the refined gardens and temples of Kyoto. Make it extra special with unique and very private experiences.
For those wanting to get under the skin of Japan and explore the country in a bit of depth, this journey takes in the best of both urban and rural Japan without rushing. Explore Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt Fuji, as well as coastal Kanazawa and historic Takayama.
The perfect itinerary for those wanting to combine Kyoto and Tokyo with some of Japan's more authentic destinations. Trek along the ancient Nakasendo Walking Trail for two nights along with visiting Kanazawa, one of Japan's more historic cities.
This is a fantastic option for first time travellers to Japan, wanting both highlights and variety. Enjoy the neon lights of Tokyo, the ancient gardens and geisha districts in Kyoto, the samurai quarter in Kanazawa as well as idyllic Takayama.
One of our favourite in depth journeys, this unique itinerary explores the best of Japan. From Hiroshima to The Nakasendo Walking Trail and from Kyoto to Kanazawa, this wonderful two-week journey really brings the true essence of Japan to life.