Exploring Tea Culture in Kyoto

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Breathing New Life into the Tea Ceremony 

Specializing in tea ceremony and a strong believer in art being made available to anyone and everyone, The Art of Travel has created a wide range of Japanese cultural experiences with our own tea ceremony specialist. Through his extensive network of connections and his own natural talent, he has been successful in spreading Japanese culture while also adding unmatched character to each experience.

Raised partly in Europe and the Middle East as the son of a diplomat, our tea specialist began his training over ten years ago. At barely 30, he brings a modern touch to the ancient tea ceremony tradition at his small teahouse in Kyoto. He is dedicated to promoting this art form to a younger audience, and his multilingualism enables him to do this on an international scale. An architect by training, he is well embedded in the Kyoto cultural scene. As next-generation tea practitioner trained by a high-ranking master, he adds warmth to every interaction.

A tea ceremony with this young master is included in many of our Japan Insider Collection trips, and can easily be added to a Japan Custom Journey with us as well.


 A Wealth of Offerings

The Art of Travel has developed a wide range of Japanese cultural experiences that can be held at this expert’s charming traditional home. Activities available thanks to his wide range of connections include calligraphy lessons, flower arrangement, sake dinners or tastings, and other hands-on experiences. This is no better way to enjoy an intimate view of Japanese culture than with this fascinating gentleman in the capital of traditional culture itself, Kyoto.

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