Halal Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

In Itinerary, Tokyo, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Inspiration, Travel post Covid-19 by Giannisa Ovie

Unlock the magic of Tokyo: Ready to embrace the charm of Tokyo in a stunning kimono? Imagine immersing yourself in the graceful world of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony while adorned in exquisite attire. Brace yourself for an extraordinary fusion of culture and style! Unveil the wonders of Tokyo’s Halal Japanese tea ceremony in this captivating article. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey and discover the beauty that awaits you!

Ginza street Tokyo halal travel guide

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Ginza (銀座) is undoubtedly on the top list of districts you must visit in Tokyo. Known for its vibrant array of department stores, boutiques, art galleries, and culinary delights, this bustling hub never fails to captivate. Amidst the bustling streets and spirited crowds, lies a serene haven that promises an unparalleled experience: Chazen. Step into this oasis and immerse yourself in a Muslim-friendly Japanese tea ceremony in the heart of Tokyo. Halal Travel Guide proudly presents this extraordinary article in collaboration with Food Diversity. So, delve in, indulge, and let the enchantment unfold!

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Begin Your Journey in a Stunning Kimono!

Embrace the grandeur of a traditional ceremony by adorning a splendid kimono set from a nearby rental shop, just a stone’s throw away from Ginza Station. With their English-speaking staff, communication becomes effortless, ensuring a worry-free experience. Seek their expert guidance to find the perfect colour and pattern that complements your style. Let them skillfully dress you in the intricacies of the kimono, ensuring every layer falls gracefully into place. Get ready to step into a world of timeless elegance and unforgettable moments!

A woman chooses a kimono in Ginza, Tokyo

Shared with permission from Food Diversity

Explore the Charms of Ginza on Foot

Now that you’re dressed in your fabulous kimono, let’s take a leisurely stroll to the enchanting tea ceremony venue, shall we?

Oh, and don’t forget, you’re in the trendiest district of Tokyo! Pause and capture moments amidst the vibrant shops and bustling crowds. Picture-perfect moments await you!

Immerse Yourself in an Enchanting Tea Ceremony!

Amidst the bustling shops and contemporary allure of the area, you’ll find the iconic Kabuki Theater (Kabukiza), where captivating traditional kabuki performances come to life. Dating back to the 17th century, kabuki is a revered Japanese dance-drama that has earned its place on UNESCO’s prestigious List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Kabuki Kabukiza Theater Ginza Tokyo

Taken from Smart Magazine

You won’t miss the striking Kabuki Theater building as you explore, beckoning you to capture a picture-perfect moment before venturing to the neighbouring tea ceremony venue. Prepare to be captivated by the fusion of cultural wonders that lie ahead!

Meet The Instructor

Halal Tea Ceremony Instructor Ginza Tokyo

Takeda sensei, the tea ceremony instructor.

As you step into the enchanting venue, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting your dedicated instructor, who will lead you through the ceremony with utmost care. Allow us to introduce Takeda Sensei, a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience conducting captivating tea ceremonies and 20 years of instructing mastery. Get ready to embark on a journey of tradition and grace under her expert guidance.

Mind the Do’s and Don’ts

Prepare to be captivated as you begin your tea ceremony journey. First, immerse yourself in an enlightening video that unveils this ancient art’s sacred do’s and don’ts. Next, embrace the hands-on experience of grinding matcha powder with the chausu, a traditional hand mill. This precious ingredient holds the key to the authentic tea ceremony.

Now, step into the hallowed tea ceremony room and prepare to embark on a Muslim-friendly Japanese tea ceremony in the heart of Tokyo! But before you do, indulge in a purifying ritual by washing your hands under the gentle flow of a traditional bamboo spout.

Traditional Japanese bamboo spout

A traditional bamboo spout.

Getting Started

You have to get inside the room by using a door called nijiriguchi. It’s a small door where you have to lower down your head and body to get inside. This door has its history, which you will hear during the tea ceremony. There are many histories behind every movement and detail of the ceremony. Thus, this ceremony is recommended for those who are keen on history.

Nijiriguchi a small door

Nijiriguchi, a small door that leads into the tea ceremony room.

The instructor will guide you to make your own tea. Other than making tea, you’re going to taste some Muslim-friendly Japanese sweets. Made simple from beans and sugar, but it tastes so delicious that it makes you cry!

Halal Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo.

Make your own green tea!

Wagashi traditional Japanese confectionery

Wagashi (和菓子), traditional Japanese confectionery.

Excellent Muslim-Friendly Service

Prayer room Ginza Tokyo

A prayer room is available too!

Later on, when the praying time comes, worry not because Chazen provides a prayer room, including the prayer mat and wudhu place. Once you finish with your tea-making activity, don’t forget to get yourself some souvenirs, like some Japanese-style tea ceremony-related items.

Here you go, the cost detail, if you want to experience everything that is mentioned above. Firstly, the tea ceremony experience only costs 3,500 yen. Secondly, the tea ceremony plus kimono expenses range from 6,800〜8,500 yen depending on the type of kimono you rent.

Thank you to Food Diversity for partnering with HTG for this article! Surely, more articles about Tokyo are coming up. But for now, are you ready to experience a Muslim-friendly Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo?

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The Author

Giannisa Ovie

Assalamu’alaikum, hi!
I’m Gia, the Digital Content Creator of Halal Travel Guide. I’m an Indonesian living in Jakarta. Besides writing (mostly about travel-related topics), I’m also keen on travelling and cooking. My love language is food, and I’m a cat person. I hope you enjoy this article! ☺️

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