Classes and events

Ippodo offers classes on preparing Japanese tea that communicate its appeal. For events, Ippodo provides catering services in which staff suggest the ideal Japanese tea or teas for your event, and then prepare and serve the tea in person.

Classes on preparing Japanese tea

The flavor of Japanese tea can change in many different ways depending on how it is prepared. We offer five classes on preparing tea—focusing on the very basics of how to produce different flavors—for matcha, gyokuro, sencha, bancha, as well as a class in English. Select the class that meets your needs.

  • Venues

    Kyoto Main Store and Tokyo Marunouchi Store

  • Classes

    Matcha class, Gyokuro Class, Sencha Class, Bancha Class, and a class in English

  • Fee

    From 2,750 yen (incl. tax)

  • Duration

    60 min.

We also offer a variety of other events based on the seasons and other themes, such as combining the topic of Japanese tea with food, utensils, or music. There are lots of fun options to choose from. Our wide range of choices for presenting Japanese tea can suit whatever needs you might have.

Classes and event schedule

Online classes

Ippodo online classes can be taken wherever you like. We are planning a wide range of options, from classes on the basics of how to prepare Japanese tea to classes that include information about utensils and pairing tea with food. Catchup streaming is available for online classes, allowing you to view a class later if you miss the original schedule!

  • Venues

    Online (Using Zoom)

  • Fee

    From 4,950 yen (Catchup streaming is available if you miss a class.)

  • Duration

    60 min. or more

Class schedule

Custom classes

We also offer classes that are tailor-made to allow groups to enjoy tea just the way they want, whether it be for business or training purchases, or just for a gathering of friends. Each class is designed specifically to accommodate the wishes of the customer. Feel free to contact us for a quote.

  • Venues

    Kyoto Main Store and Tokyo Marunouchi Store

  • Minimum no. of participants

    10

  • Fee

    Planning fee: From 52,500 yen; lecture fee: From 3,300 yen / participant
    * Traveling expenses will also be added to quotes for events at non-Ippodo venues.

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Onsite Japanese tea catering

Ippodo offers catering services as well. Have our expert staff serve freshly made Japanese tea for parties or events at your business or store. We’ll set up the tea preparation area onsite so that everyone will be able to enjoy watching the tea being prepared and served. Just tell us what the theme of your party or event is, and we’ll propose a tea menu that is a good match.

  • Fee

    Planning fee: 110,000 yen + tea menu + staff fee, etc.
    * Traveling expenses will also be added to quotes for events at non-Ippodo venues.

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