Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2024

9:00am – 5:00pm

Taking place on successive weekends at Hamarikyū Gardens (October 14-15) and the Edo Tokyo Outdoor Architecture Museum (October 21-22), 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 either an indoor or outdoor ceremony, it costs ¥800. Some of these ceremonies will need to be booked in advance however tickets for the one conducted in English can be bought on the day.

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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