Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023

9:00am – 5:00pm

Taking place on successive weekends at Hamarikyu Gardens (October 22-23) and the Edo Tokyo Outdoor Architecture Museum (October 29-30), this event is a showcase of one of Japan’s unique cultural assets—the tea ceremony.

This isn’t just for enthusiasts; the idea seems to be to make it as accessible as possible with both indoor tea ceremonies (in the famed tea house in the middle of a salt water pond) and outdoor ceremonies. There will even be ceremonies conducted in English.

Tickets and reservations

To attend an outdoor ceremony (to get a cushion in the viewing area) it costs ¥500 for adults while kids of primary school age or under get in for free. There are full ceremonies held in the teahouse also for ¥500. For 2022, all tea ceremonies require advance reservation in a lottery system before September 31st.

You can always hope for cancelations, just ask at the ticket counter 20 minutes before a session. There will also be other performances and cultural sights to see on the day.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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