Rikyu's idea of "tea ceremony" is the hospitality with uniquely authentic sensibility that is considered as a part of beauty in Japanese tea culture.

Rikyu believed that the tea ceremony is for people to spend a leisurely time with tea, feeling and appreciating the fragility of nature and the four seasons (what is born in spring, summer, autumn, and winter, and what dies and decays), without excessive hospitality. This Rikyu’s idea is called "wabi and sabi".

Rikyu-no-Ma is a room where you can experience the beauty of the tea ceremony as Rikyu proposed.
We hope you will take the time to relax and experience the beauty of Japanese tea culture at Rikyu-no-Ma.

Tea ceremony experience is optional. Please make a reservation at the time of booking your stay.
7th Floor – RIKYU –

Flow of the Tea Ceremony Experience

1. Basics of tea ceremony
Technical terms, vocabulary, and tools used will be explained.
2. Rei (bowing) and viewing the tokonoma (alcove)
Upon entering the tea ceremony room, we first greet each other by sitting in seiza.
We will then look at the hanging scrolls and flowers, and ask about the meaning of the hanging scrolls.
3. Viewing the tea ceremony
A demonstration of "otemae," the general etiquette of tea ceremony, will be shown to the guests.
4. Receiving tea
The tea served by the instructor will be served.
The guests thank the instructor for the tea before they receive it by saying "Otemae choudai itashimasu" (Thank you for the tea).
5. Making tea by yourself
Guests will experience making tea by themselves using the tea utensils.
Of course, the instructor will teach guests how to use the utensils and how to prepare the tea step by step.
6. Commemorative photo
A commemorative photo will be taken at the end of the class.

Please enjoy the aroma of green tea and sweet Japanese sweets.



50 min.


5,000 yen per person

Please Note

Even if you make a reservation, the tea ceremony experience may not be available due to seasonal reasons. 
In such cases, we will contact you in advance and will issue a refund.



If you would like to experience a tea ceremony, please select it as an option when you book your stay.

Our tearoom is designed to accommodate a small number of guests, in keeping with the original teahouse style. For this reason, we limit the number of participants to 4 at a time.

If you would like the tearoom experience with 5 or 6 people, we ask that you do so in two separate sessions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

①Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
②Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Cancellations can be made for a full refund up to 15 days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made between 14 days prior and the day of the event or for no-shows.