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Tea Ceremony Experience 茶道、呈茶体験

Get a taste for Ishikawa’s tea culture in tranquil surroundings

The tea ceremony is integral to the history and culture of Ishikawa. The Maeda family, who ruled the area during the Edo period (1603–1867), were particularly fond of the art and encouraged it to flourish. They invited top tea masters to Kanazawa to further the practice and development of the tea ceremony.

Today, matcha, or powdered green tea, can be enjoyed at a number of traditional-style tea rooms in Ishikawa. At some tea rooms, visitors can whisk their own matcha while participating in a tea ceremony. Reservations are usually required. Others are less formal and serve walk-in visitors matcha and traditional sweets in picturesque, traditional-style settings.