Same-day tickets" will be sold at the venue! Many tea ceremony programs will be available for participation on the day of the event! Coming soon! Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023 October 14 and 15 (Hamarikyu Gardens), October 21 and 22 (Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum) Sweets will be served with "Kaishi" and "Kashikiri", So even those who have no experience in tea ceremony can participate easily!
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo will hold the "Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023," bringing together different schools of tea ceremony in an atmospheric venue, where visitors can enjoy a variety of programs that transcend styles.
This year's event, the 14th in total, will be held on October 14 (Sat.) and 15 (Sun.), 2023, at the Hamarikyu Gardens (Chuo-ku, Tokyo), and on October 21 (Sat.) and 22 (Sun.) at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ( The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony will be held at two venues in Tokyo for a total of four days.
The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony is a large-scale tea ceremony that is open to everyone, including those who have never attended a tea ceremony before, children and young people who are unfamiliar with the tea ceremony, and people from other countries.
The photo shows the "Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony" held until last year.
You can participate without any equipment!
All tea ceremony programs come with 《tea and sweets》.
In general, it is considered good manners to bring a piece of Japanese paper called "kaishi" to put sweets on and a toothpick called "kashikiri" to cut sweets into bite-size pieces. However, at this event, sweets will be served with "kaishi" and "kashikiri" so that even participants with no experience in tea ceremony can easily participate.
Same-day tickets will be sold at the venue!
At both venues, advance registration is required for the indoor (Japanese-style room) "Tea Ceremony" (registration has already closed), but you can participate in other tea ceremony programs on the day of the event by purchasing a "Same-day ticket" at the venue.
The "Same-day ticket" fee (including tax) includes the cost of tea and snacks. The amount varies depending on the program.
Tea ceremony programs for which same-day tickets are available
Nodate: Hamarikyu Gardens, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Nodate" is a tea ceremony in which participants sit on chairs and enjoy tea in a refreshing outdoor setting. Participation fee is 800 yen per person per session.
Nodate in English: Hamarikyu Gardens
Nodate is a tea ceremony in which the culture and manners of the tea ceremony are explained in English (consecutive interpretation). The fee is 800 yen per person per session.
Nodate for High School Students: Hamarikyu Gardens
Students from the tea ceremony clubs of Tokyo high schools will serve tea outdoors. Fee: 800 yen per person per session.
Tea Ceremony in English: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
English consecutive interpretation will be provided to explain the history of the tea ceremony and its manners. The fee is 800 yen per person per event.
Tea Ceremony with Children: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Children of junior high school age and under can enjoy tea ceremony indoors with their parents while learning the etiquette and spirit of hospitality of the tea ceremony. Participation fee is 500 yen per person per session.
How to purchase "Same-day tickets
Please purchase "Same-day tickets" at the Same-day Ticket Sales Tent inside the venue.
Please pay the entry fee in cash or by cashless payment (transportation system IC card, nanaco, Rakuten Edy, QUICPay, WAON, iD).
Credit cards are not accepted.
Notes on Participation
Allergenic substances for snacks to be served at the event are listed on the official website.
Please confirm the information on the snacks to be served at the program you wish to participate in before purchasing tickets on the day of the event.
Please refrain from participating in the event if you have a fever or any other health condition.
Outline of "Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023
Outline of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023
Date: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023
Hours: 10:00-16:20 (Tea ceremony program begins at 9:00)
Location: Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(Open 9:00-17:00, admission until 16:30)
Admission: ¥300 for adults, ¥150 for seniors 65 and over, and free for elementary school students and younger, and junior high school students residing or attending school in Tokyo.
Free admission for elementary school students and younger, and junior high school students residing or attending school in Tokyo.
Access: ・Shiodome Station and Tsukiji Ichiba Station on the Toei Oedo Line, and Shiodome Station and Tsukiji Ichiba Station on the Yurikamome Line,
7-minute walk from Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line, Tsukiji Ichiba Station on the Yurikamome Line
7-minute walk from Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Yurikamome Line. 12-minute walk from Shimbashi Station on the JR, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Toei Asakusa Line.
Sponsor : Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo
Co-organizer : Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Association
Supported By： Chuo City
Special Cooperation ： Tokyo Federation of Flower Arrangement and Tea Ceremony, Tokyo High School Cultural Association Tea Ceremony Division
Note ： The program may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other reasons.
Programs to be held
The fee for the tea ceremony program includes tea and sweets.
What is Hamarikyu Gardens?
Hamarikyu Gardens is a representative garden of the Edo period (1603-1868), with two duck ponds and the "Shioiri Pond," which is fed by seawater from Tokyo Bay.
Until the 1640's, the garden was a large ashi field used by the Tokugawa family for falconry, but it was almost completed in its present form during the reign of Ienari Tokugawa, the 11th Shogun of the Edo period. During the Edo period, the garden was called "Hama Goten," but at the time of the Meiji Restoration, it became a detached palace owned by the imperial family, and its name was changed to "Hama Rikyu.
In November 1952, the garden was designated as both a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Special Historic Site under the National Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties, making it one of the few metropolitan gardens of its kind in Japan.
Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum
Date ：Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023
Hours: 10:00 - 16:15 (Tea ceremony program begins at 9:30)
Venue Location ：Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park, 3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
(The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and admission is until 4:00 p.m.)
Admission: Free during the "Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023" (October 21 and 22)
Access: 5 min. by Seibu Bus from Bus Stop No. 2 or 3 at the north exit of Musashi Koganei Station on the JR Chuo Line.
Get off at "Koganei Park West Exit" and walk 5 minutes.
Seibu Shinjuku Line "Hanakoganei Station" South Exit, 5 min. walk.
From Seibu Bus stop "Minami Hanakoganei",
From Seibu Bus stop "Minami Hanakoganei", 5 min. walk from "Koganei Koen Nishiguchi" bus stop.
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo
Supported by: Koganei City, Koganei City Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Special Cooperation ：Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Edo-Tokyo Architectural Museum, Tokyo Tea Ceremony Association
Note ：The program may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other reasons.
The fee for the tea ceremony program includes the cost of tea and sweets.
What is Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum?
It is a metropolitan outdoor museum that opened in Koganei Park in Koganei City, Tokyo in March 1993 as a branch of the Tokyo Metropolitan Edo Tokyo Museum (Sumida Ward, currently closed for major renovation).
The museum aims to pass on to the next generation as a valuable cultural heritage the historical buildings of high cultural value that existed in Tokyo from the Edo period to the mid-Showa period. 30 buildings that could not be preserved on-site were relocated, and their exteriors and interiors are restored, preserved, and exhibited. Inside the buildings, materials used in daily life are displayed to recreate various aspects of life and commerce in each era.
Reference: What is the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony?
The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was started in 2008 based on a legend that Toyotomi Hideyoshi held a grand tea ceremony called "Kitano Ocha-no-yu" at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto in October 1587, and a total of 230,000 people have visited the event so far. The festival offers a number of tea ceremony programs that allow everyone to experience the spirit of hospitality and enjoy the culture of tea in a casual manner.
In 2020, the event was cancelled to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection. In the following fiscal year (2021), the event was also cancelled, but video content related to the tea ceremony was made available online. In 2022, all seats for the tea ceremony program were sold on an "advance application only" basis, and the event was held for the first time in three years at two venues in Tokyo (Hamarikyu Gardens and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum).
The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony allows not only participants in the tea ceremony program but also visitors to each venue to enjoy the scenery and unique atmosphere of the tea ceremony by watching the outdoor "Nodate" tea ceremony and the participants enjoying tea at close range.
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Official website: https://tokyo-grand-tea-ceremony2023.jp
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TEL： 03-6426-0558(Weekdays 10:00-17:00)