Mid
Oct

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2021

9:00am – 5:00pm

Taking place at Hamarikyu Gardens—one of Tokyo’s most beautiful classical gardens—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.

To attend an outdoor ceremony (to get a cushion in the viewing area) it costs ¥300 for adults while kids of primary school age or under get in for free. There are full ceremonies held in the teahouse for ¥700 but these require advance reservation in a lottery system before August 31st. For the regular tickets, you should go along as early as you can to book your place—which can be done at the Nodate ticket counter in the garden.

In case you can’t participate in this one, there is a similar event a little earlier in the month (October 5th and 6th) at the Open Air Architectural Museum.

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