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 Kyoto’s finest sweets and Matcha. Watch a tea ceremony expert practice their craft, before trying it yourself!

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.

All of our tea ceremonies are explained in fluent English.

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

FLOWER TEAHOUSE

east kyoto


SHARED Tea ceremony

3,000 yen per person for shared tea ceremony

private tea ceremony

6,000 yen per person for private tea ceremony

9,000 yen for 1 person private tea ceremony

Camellia Flower is located in the historical preservation neighbourhood of Ninenzaka, the heart of Kyoto’s famous Higashiyama district.

We are a short walk from the temples of Kiyomizu-dera, Kodai-ji and Chion-in, Maruyama Park, Yasaka-jinja shrine, and the geisha district of Gion.

10am / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm (Every day of the year)

45 minutes

GARDEN TEAHOUSE

west kyoto


private tea ceremony

8,000 yen per person for private tea ceremony

12,000 yen for 1 person private tea ceremony

Camellia Garden is located in a traditional, 100 year old Japanese house, beside Ryoan-ji temple (famed for its Zen garden).

11am / 1pm / 3pm / 5pm (We are closed on Sundays)

1 hour



the SHARED experience

  • 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)

the PRIVATE experience

  • Learn about the culture and history of tea with your own tea instructor

  • Enjoy a traditional sweet from one of Kyoto’s most well-known confectioners

  • Choose to make your own bowl of Matcha, or have one made for you

  • Kimono option available, provided by Yume Kyoto Kodaiji (3000 yen + tax per person)

the GARDEN experience

  • 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)

camellia garden LOCATION

camellia flower LOCATION

 

349-12 Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0826.

by bus

  • Higashi Yasui Bus Stop (Bus #86 / #206) - 10 mins

  • Kiyomizu-michi Bus Stop (Bus #206 / #100) - 10 mins

by train

  • Gion-Shijo Station: Keihan Line - 15 mins

nearby attractions

Ninenzaka Kiyomizu-dera temple Kodai-ji temple

Maruyama Park Yasaka Pagoda

Yasaka-jinja shrine Gion

 

18 Ryoanji Ikenoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8003.

by bus

  • Ryoanji-mae Bus Stop (Bus #59 / JR Bus) - 1 min

  • JR Bus (Kyoto Station to Shuzan line) - 1 min

by train

  • Ryoanji Station: Keifuku Randen Tram Line - 5 mins

nearby attractions

Ryoan-ji temple Ninna-ji temple Myoshin-ji temple

Kinkaku-ji ‘The Golden Pavilion’

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CAMELLIA IS THRILLED TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED TRIPADVISOR’s Certificate of excellence for the fifth year running!

Thanks to all our guests for your love and support.


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