At Camellia we are dedicated to sharing
the beautiful culture of tea with the world.
Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional Machiya, with some of the finest sweets and Matcha Kyoto has to offer. Watch a tea ceremony expert practice their craft, before trying it yourself!
All of our tea ceremonies are explained in fluent English.
Tea ceremony lies at the heart of Japanese culture, and to enjoy this centuries old ritual will provide a deeper understanding of the history, architecture and tastes of our home.
Guests who wish to dress in Kimono for their tea ceremony can book this service through our website.
C A M E L L I A ’ S T E A H O U S E S
SHARED Tea ceremony
Camellia Flower is located in the historical preservation neighbourhood of Ninenzaka, the heart of Higashiyama.
(3,000 yen per per person / 1,500 yen 7-12 years old)
10am / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm (Everyday)
Learn a little about the culture and history of tea, and discover the magic of Matcha
Watch an authentic tea ceremony
Enjoy a traditional sweet and make your own bowl of Matcha with expert guidance
Kimono option available, provided by Yume Kyoto Kodaiji (3000 yen + tax per person)
349-12 Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0826.
Higashi Yasui Bus Stop (Bus #86 / #206) - 10 mins
Kiyomizu-michi Bus Stop (Bus #206 / #100) - 10 mins
Gion-Shijo Station: Keihan Line - 15 mins
Ninenzaka Kiyomizu-dera temple Kodai-ji temple Maruyama Park Yasaka-jinja shrine Gion Yasaka Pagoda
private tea ceremony
Camellia Garden is located in a traditional, 100 year old Japanese house, beside Ryoan-ji temple (famed for its Zen garden).
(8,000 yen per person / 12,000 yen for 1 person)
11am / 1pm / 3pm / 5pm (We are closed on Sundays)
Learn about the culture and history of tea in our beautiful sofa room (overlooking the front garden)
Enjoy a traditional sweet from one of Kyoto’s most famous confectioners
Watch an authentic tea ceremony in our tearoom (overlooking the back garden)
Kimono option available by request (4000 yen per person)
18 Ryoanji Ikenoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8003.
Ryoanji-mae Bus Stop (Bus #59 / JR Bus) - 1 min
Ryoanji Station: Keifuku Randen Tram Line - 5 mins
Ryoan-ji temple Kinkaku-ji ‘The Golden Pavilion’ Myoshin-ji temple Ninna-ji temple