Traditional Tea Ceremony in Nagano City

Traditional Tea Ceremony in Nagano City

Tea ceremonies or ‘cha-do’ in Japanese, offer a respite from the pace of modern life and provide time to relax and relish the sanctity of each moment and movement in life. Originally introduced from China, these ceremonies were refined over centuries to take on a distinctly Japanese appreciation and retain their popularity and significance to this day. For guests wishing to participate in the meditative experience of having ‘matcha’ (powdered green tea) prepared for you and then enjoyed in a traditional tea room, ceremonies are performed twice weekly – Mondays from 14:00 to 15:00 and Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00 – at the Patio Daimon complex, nearby Zenko-ji Temple.


Taking approximately 30 minutes, please ensure that you are at the venue at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop.

Advance booking by email is required 3 days in advance.


Mon 14:00-15:00 (last entry at 14:30) & Thur 11:00-12:00 (last entry at 11:30)

Mon & Thur


From Nagano Station: exit the station from the Zenko-ji Exit and take the bus heading for Zenko-ji Temple from bus stop No.1. Get off at the Patio Daimon bus stop and cross over the road to the Patio Daimon complex. Look for the signs taking you to the tearoom.

Reservation by email is required. Maximum of 4 participants. Please let us know in advance if you have any physical challenges, allergies and other things.