Greetings from OKAMI
An Authentic and Enriching Experience
Kyoto Samurai House, a 300-year-old samurai residence, once home to the esteemed Mori family, descendants of Mori Ranmaru, a devoted servant of Oda Nobunaga. The family resided here to safeguard the nearby Nishi Honganji temple, a revered World Heritage site. The tea room, complete with a tea garden and nijiriguchi (small crawl-in entrance), remains unaltered since the Mori family's occupancy.
Experience the rich culture and traditions of Kyoto at this historic samurai residence, offered in several languages. Our goal is not to provide a run-of-the-mill tourist experience, but to immerse you in an authentic and enriching slice of traditional Kyoto, complete with warm hospitality that will make you feel as though you are visiting the home of a close Japanese friend.
Enrich Your Life
Experience the serenity of a traditional tea ceremony in our authentic tea room, located within a 300-year-old samurai house. Savor the taste of organic matcha( powered green tea), prepared ceremoniously, and learn to make your own matcha with a bamboo whisk.
Time: 11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Discover the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement, dating back to the 6th century, with our Ikebana experience. Learn the fundamentals and philosophy behind Ikebana and discover the tradional Japanese way to arrange fresh flowers.
Time 14:00, 16:00
¥4000 (10 kinds)
Experience the unique flavours of Japan's signature rice wine - sake or Nihonshu. We offers a variey of authentic, locally brewed sake from different regions of Japan. Unlock the secrets of sake with English explanantions while indulging in appetizers, Cheese, Yakitori or Oden.
Authentic Silk Kimono and Yukata are available for sale. Enjoy any of our experience with the option of renting a kimono for 2 hoursin the house for ¥3000. For guests who purchase a kimono over ¥6000, we offer dressing up service for indoor shooting only.
Kimono for sale
Experience the elegance of traditional Kyoto culture with our stunning collection of secondhand kimono priced from ¥2000〜 We offer English explanations to help you fully appreciate the beauty of kimono. Please make a reservation by email at least one day in advance, choosing from 14:00 or 16:00.We do not accept walk-in customers due to private cultural experiences taking place in the house. The house is normally closed to protect the privacy of our guests.
Indulge in the popularity of Japanese Whisky with our special offer! ¥2000 for 3 shots of Whisky choosing from Yamazaki, Yamazaki 12, Hibiki, Hibiki 17, Yoichi, etc. Plus an extra shot is availabke for only ¥500. This exclusive price (alomst cost price) is our way of thanking guests who join our cultural experience.
in the authentic Samurai house tea room with Nijiriguchi
Experience the way of tea and highest grade of Matcha
¥3500 per person for Group
¥5000 per person for Private
Experience the way of tea in our historical and traditional tea room in a 300-year-old samurai house with our authentic Tea Ceremony. Learn about how to enjoy the powered green tea (Matcha) in a ceremonial way and try your hand at making your own matcha with a bamboo whisk.
Our tea whisks are handcrafted from Takayama, Ikoma city and our Matcha is organic Matcha locally sourced from Kyoto.
For our private sessions, we serve only the highest grade of organic Matcha.
Authentic Silk Kimono
Optional Kimono Rentals 2 hours / ¥3000
Authentic Silk Kimono and Yukata are available for rentals and sale.
For guests who take part in the culture experience can wear kimono for 2 hours with ¥3000 in the house. (Indoor shooting in samurai house only)
Optional Kimono Rentals 1 hour / ¥2000
Sake tasting can be enjoyed with kimono, ¥2000 for 1 hour (Indoor shooting in samurai house only）
Kimono Rentals 24 hours / ¥10000
You can go out and take outdoor photos and you can return at your hotel.
Kimono for Children
¥3000 (Kids can wear Shichi-Go-San Kimono)
¥3000 (You can take picture with Ninjya stars)
¥3000 (You can take picture with sword)
Create an unforgettable memory!
Tea ceremony & Kimono Rental /¥6500 per person (minimum 2 people)
Enjoy the traditional tea ceremony experience lesson with authentic silk kimono. Please arrive 45 minutes early for the dressing up kimono. For ladies, can also try on a Japanese wedding Kimono for free.
Our tea ceremony time are 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00
For a private session of tea ceremony and Kimono rental, the cost is ¥8000 per person (minimum 2 people).
Reservation required 1 day in advance.
VIP Plan / ¥10000 per person 2hours (minimum 2 people)
Enjoy a private tea ceremony while dressed in an authentic silk kimono, and savor your choice of 5 different local sake or 3 shots of Whisky with appetizers. Lady can also try on a Japanese wedding kimono.
As a special gift we offer sake cups and one kimono for lady.
Reservation required 2 days in advance.
Otemae lesson for foreigners
Learn and practice the art of tea ceremony, Otemae in our authentic tearoom in the teamaster lesson. Enjoy the freedom to practice whenever the tearoom is available. Lesson fee for 7 days is ¥28000 with accommodation options available for an additional cost. Please contact us for more details.
Experience the beauty of a traditional Japanese wedding called Chakonshiki held in the tea room with wedding kimono. Highly recommened to couples and honeymooners, this unique ceremony is also a great way to celebrate an anniversary!
Our service will begin in September 2023.
Booking Tour Guide & Walking tour
Looking for a tour guide for your Kyoto adventure? Our guide coordination service can provide English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Cantonese-speaking guides. Starting from ¥3000 per hour. We also offer a variety of walking tours, ranging from various half-day to full-day experience in Kyoto.
an 8-minute walk from Kyoto Station.
It is located on Higashi Nakasuji Street, approximately 50 meters north from Shichijo Street