Tea expeience and Ueno Park

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Setsuko Kubotera

US $189.00 / Group

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This tour offers you a unique experience of exquisite Japanese tea. You will learn about the world of Japanese tea while making it, tasting it and even eating tea leaves. This amazing course is held in a cozy tea shop which was designed by Kuma Kengo, the architect who designed the national stadium for the 2020 Olympics.
After the tea experience, the tour visits Ueno Park, a place of relaxation for citizens and the nation’s center of art. The best time to visit is when the cherry blossoms of 1,200 trees are in bloom during late March to early April. In particular, the cherry blossoms spreading widely over the Shinobazu Pond is just stunning!

Hi, I’m Setsuko. I’m a tour guide with national certification, and I would be happy to guide you—whether an individual or a group— around Tokyo or the surrounding regions such as Hakone, Kamakura, or any of Kanagawa’s other fascinating locations. While exploring major attractions, I’d be happy to show you some of the off-the-beaten path locations that reveal our unique culture and life. Please come visit and experience the world’s most vibrant city of Tokyo with me!


Sample Tour Timeline

10:30 AM
Kabukiza tower in Higashi Ginza

東京都中央区銀座4丁目12−15

10:30 AM
Kabukiza tower in Higashi Ginza

東京都中央区銀座4丁目12−15

11:00 AM
Jugetsudo tea room in Higashi Ginza

A one-hour tea experience provides you with full and interesting chance to learn about Japanese tea. It includes 4 different types of tea for you to taste as well as delicious sweets, some of which are delicately baked with green tea powder. You also learn to make tea and enjoy the wonderful tea aroma.

11:00 AM
Jugetsudo tea room in Higashi Ginza

A one-hour tea experience provides you with full and interesting chance to learn about Japanese tea. It includes 4 different types of tea for you to taste as well as delicious sweets, some of which are delicately baked with green tea powder. You also learn to make tea and enjoy the wonderful tea aroma.

12:30 PM
Ueno Park

As one of the nation's first parks, Ueno Park has provided a pleasant and comfortable space and time for visitors since 1873. Along the refined avenue, stately buildings of national museums line up, and the spacious park ground gives a pleasant atmosphere you’ll never experience in other places in Tokyo. There are also quite a few old temple buildings and monuments telling the history of Edo (Tokyo) in the 17th -19th centuries.

12:30 PM
Ueno Park

As one of the nation's first parks, Ueno Park has provided a pleasant and comfortable space and time for visitors since 1873. Along the refined avenue, stately buildings of national museums line up, and the spacious park ground gives a pleasant atmosphere you’ll never experience in other places in Tokyo. There are also quite a few old temple buildings and monuments telling the history of Edo (Tokyo) in the 17th -19th centuries.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Kabukiza tower in Higashi Ginza

What's included
Things you need
  • Admission fee(approx. US $30.00 /per person)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $5.00)
Notes:

We may drop by a restaurant or a cafe for a light meal if requested.

Guest Requirements

N/A

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Available Dates
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Guest Reviews by 1 users

rated by 1 users
Aug 7, 2018

I really recommend this tour to everyone. Me and my friend met Setsuko at Higashi Ginza Station. She was waiting next to the exit and we had no trouble finding our way to there. After we met, we wa...

I really recommend this tour to everyone. Me and my friend met Setsuko at Higashi Ginza Station. She was waiting next to the exit and we had no trouble finding our way to there. After we met, we walked straight to Kabukiza Tower. We arrived little early so Setsuko taught us about the history and culture of Kabuki. Little after we arrived, we entered Jugetsudo Tea Room and participated in tea ceremony. The tea ceremony took about 1 hour and we got to try many different types of traditional Japanese teas. Each tea had different ways to drink and it was really fun to make and drink different kinds of teas in traditional fashion. We also got to taste traditional Japanese desserts with the teas and they were delicious. I even bought some tea for my family cause I really liked the teas I had there. After the tea experience we headed to Ueno Park with Setsuko. Ueno Park was an amazing place to visit. It was so peaceful and calm. There were many old temples there so I went into some of the temples and wished good luck for myself and my family lol. It was just so relaxing to walk around the peaceful and beautiful park after the tea ceremony. Setsuko knew a lot about the history of the park so she taught us everything about the park and it was really interesting to hear about the samurais and emperors that used to live in the park area.
Me and my friend really enjoyed this tour. It didn’t take much of our time and I feel like I learned a lot about Japanese tradition in short amount of time. Setsuko was really nice and her English was very good so I had no problem communicating with her. Everyone will definitely love Setsuko and this tour. RECOMMENDED!

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Colin James
Aug 7, 2018

I really recommend this tour to everyone. Me and my friend met Setsuko at Higashi Ginza Station. She was waiting next to the exit and we had no trouble finding our way to there. After we met, we wa...

I really recommend this tour to everyone. Me and my friend met Setsuko at Higashi Ginza Station. She was waiting next to the exit and we had no trouble finding our way to there. After we met, we walked straight to Kabukiza Tower. We arrived little early so Setsuko taught us about the history and culture of Kabuki. Little after we arrived, we entered Jugetsudo Tea Room and participated in tea ceremony. The tea ceremony took about 1 hour and we got to try many different types of traditional Japanese teas. Each tea had different ways to drink and it was really fun to make and drink different kinds of teas in traditional fashion. We also got to taste traditional Japanese desserts with the teas and they were delicious. I even bought some tea for my family cause I really liked the teas I had there. After the tea experience we headed to Ueno Park with Setsuko. Ueno Park was an amazing place to visit. It was so peaceful and calm. There were many old temples there so I went into some of the temples and wished good luck for myself and my family lol. It was just so relaxing to walk around the peaceful and beautiful park after the tea ceremony. Setsuko knew a lot about the history of the park so she taught us everything about the park and it was really interesting to hear about the samurais and emperors that used to live in the park area.
Me and my friend really enjoyed this tour. It didn’t take much of our time and I feel like I learned a lot about Japanese tradition in short amount of time. Setsuko was really nice and her English was very good so I had no problem communicating with her. Everyone will definitely love Setsuko and this tour. RECOMMENDED!

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