Experience a tea ceremony in the cool Arashiyama based Chasanraku
Chasanraku — Experience an authentic tea ceremony only a short 5-minute walk from the Raiden “Arashiyama” station
When you think of Kyoto teas, Uji is likely the first thing to come to mind, but at Chasanraku, they don’t limit themselves to teas grown in Kyoto and Uji. Chasanraku has gathered tea from all across Japan and in their tea ceremony, introduce the characteristics and flavors of each individual one.
Chasanraku also have an authentic tradtitional tea room, where you can experience tea ceremonies for yourself.
We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to take part in one of these tea ceremonies. With the help of an iPad, the teacher showed us pictures and taught us about the history and methods of Japanese tea ceremonies, all with incredibly easy to understand English explanations
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and the teacher will kindly answer any query.
In addition to the tea ceremonies, Chasanraku also operate as a café that offers tea, lunch and depending on the season, Kakigaori, Japanese shaved ice.
Chasanraku can cater to both English and Chinese (reservation required) speaking customers, so we highly recommend anyone looking for an authentic tea ceremony experience with easy to understand explanations to check them out.