Tea Ceremony

Join in one of Japan’s most distinctive rituals and see why refinement and subtlety are by-words in Japanese culture.

In classical kimono and following canons of etiquette established nearly 1,000 years ago, a master devoted to the art and spirituality of “The Way of Tea” will prepare and serve you a bowl of matcha, or powdered green tea, and a traditional Japanese sweet to nibble.

Performed with all the formality and reverence that time-honored custom decrees, our Winter/Spring 2019 tea ceremonies take place February 9, March 23, and April 6 and 7, at 1:00 pm. The ceremonies are not intended for children under the age of 15.

(All our Winter/Spring tea ceremonies have sold out. Check for new dates when we reopen for Fall 2019 on October 1.)

Advance reservation and ticket purchase is required; please RSVP to with your name, telephone number, and the number in your party. Tickets are $15 per person and non-refundable; you may purchase them on online by clicking on “Events” at the top of any page of this website. A drop-down menu will appear; click on “Buy Tickets” and follow the instructions you see.

If you must later cancel your attendance, notify us promptly by email, so that we may accommodate others who wish to participate.

Whether you obtain your ticket online or purchase it in person, you will also be charged applicable admission to the Gardens upon arrival for the event. Members of Yume Japanese Gardens enjoy free entry, and pay only the $15 ceremony charge.

For these events, please park in the lot behind our main gate on North Alvernon Way, or on East Justin Lane, one half block south of Yume. Non-resident parking is no longer permitted on East Hampton Place, on the north side of the Gardens.