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Machiya Tour and Tea Ceremony Experience at Nishijin Tondaya in Kyoto

 

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Description

Enter the enchanting world of old Kyoto at the Nishijin Tondaya estate, where you can tour the machiya before taking part in a tea ceremony, dressing in silk kimono or enjoying a Kyoto lunch. Tour this example of old Kyoto, a money exchange house from the late 1800s. In 1999 Nishijin Tondaya was designated as a cultural asset of Japan, and now is dedicated to preserving the historic customs of the women of Kyoto. After your tour of the beautiful machiya, experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Don't worry if this is your first time, the knowledgeable professionals of Tondaya will take you step-by-step through this age old custom. You can enhance your tea ceremony experience by wearing a kimono, and learn how to move gracefully while wearing this gorgeous, refined piece of silk art!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (17:00 local time) to 1 business days (17:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Machiya Townhouse Tour

This tour may not be booked on its own. Please select one or more add-ons of your choice for a full experience.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-01-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $15

Inclusion

  • Guide
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00

Duration

  • 0 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:00:00 Check-in at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1
Machiya Tour and Cultural Experience
Learn about this piece of living history, before taking part in your selected cultural activity.
Day: Day1
09:30:00 Check-out at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • This tour may not be booked on its own. Please select one or more add-ons when booking this course.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • 25min by bus No.9 from Kyoto station
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    20min by bus No.12 from Shijo karasuma
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    3min walk from Imadegawa Omiya bus stop (City bus)

Machiya Townhouse Tour and Tea Ceremony

Tour the historic building, then experience a traditional tea ceremony.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-01-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $61

Inclusion

  • Guide
  • Tea ceremony
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00

Duration

  • 1 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:00:00 Check-in at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1
Machiya Tour and Cultural Experience
Learn about this piece of living history, before taking part in your selected cultural activity.
Day: Day1
10:00:00 Check-out at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • 25min by bus No.9 from Kyoto station
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    20min by bus No.12 from Shijo karasuma
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    3min walk from Imadegawa Omiya bus stop (City bus)

Machiya Townhouse Tour with Tea Ceremony and Japanese Lunch

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-01-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $106

Inclusion

  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

11:00,  12:00,  13:00,  14:00

Duration

  • 1 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

11:00:00 Check-in at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1
Machiya Tour and Cultural Experience
Learn about this piece of living history, before taking part in your selected cultural activity.
Day: Day1
12:30:00 Check-out at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • 25min by bus No.9 from Kyoto station
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    20min by bus No.12 from Shijo karasuma
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    3min walk from Imadegawa Omiya bus stop (City bus)

Machiya Townhouse Tour, Kimono Dressing Experience and Tea Ceremony

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-01-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $121

Inclusion

  • Guide
  • Kimono dressing
  • Tea ceremony
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

11:00,  12:00,  13:00,  14:00

Duration

  • 1 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

11:00:00 Check-in at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1
Machiya Tour and Cultural Experience
Learn about this piece of living history, before taking part in your selected cultural activity.
Day: Day1
12:30:00 Check-out at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • 25min by bus No.9 from Kyoto station
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    20min by bus No.12 from Shijo karasuma
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    3min walk from Imadegawa Omiya bus stop (City bus)

Machiya Tour, Kimono Dressing Experience, Tea Ceremony and Japanese Lunch

Get the full Kyoto machiya experience, topped off by a delicious handmade lunch of local delicacies.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-01-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $167

Inclusion

  • Guide
  • Kimono dressing
  • Tea ceremony
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

11:00,  12:00,  13:00,  14:00

Duration

  • 2 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

11:00:00 Check-in at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1
Machiya Tour and Cultural Experience
Learn about this piece of living history, the classic Kyoto style machiya.
Day: Day1
Tea Ceremony
Participate in the elegantly formal tea ceremony, where each item and motion is a work of art unto itself.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dressing
Wear a lovely silk kimono and enjoy seeing how you look in this amazing style.
Day: Day1
13:00:00 Check-out at Nishijin Tondaya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • 25min by bus No.9 from Kyoto station
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    20min by bus No.12 from Shijo karasuma
    Get off at "Ichijo-modoribashi Seimei-jinja mae" 3min walk from bus stop (City bus)
    3min walk from Imadegawa Omiya bus stop (City bus)

Activity Detail

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Socks are required to enter Nishijin Tondaya. Please bring a pair with you or you may purchase a pair upon arrival.

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