Westin Hotel Awaji

Take a moment to experience an authentic tea ceremony


Tea ceremony workshop

Awaji Yumebutai is a cultural resort complex surrounded by the ocean and abundant nature. At one corner of the complex is a tearoom designed by world class architect Tadao Ando where you can experience the world of the tea ceremony. How would you like to experience authentic tea ceremony practices while learning about the history of the art?

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  • Architecture unique to Tadao Ando that exists in harmony with the island's nature.
  • The corridor that connects to the tearooms uses Awaji roof tiles that originated on Awaji Island.
  • The spacious tearooms have an open space surrounded by greenery.
  • You should also pay attention to the decorations such as the hanging scrolls and flowers.


  • Daphne

    It was nice to have the whole process explained first before doing it ourselves. The place was beautiful!

  • Gracie

    Learning the traditional tea ceremony

  • Chris

    The tea ceremony demo with two guests gave the experience a lot more meaning and made it essier for us to do it after. The modern architecture exterior of Tadao Ando, contrasted with the traditional tea ceremony interior, made the experience more special.

  • LaurierTiernan

    I liked the explanations by the older silver-haired gentleman whose name I forgot. I also enjoyed the explanation of the different teas and different sweets.

  • Dalila Nardelli

    The best experience!

  • Martin Collado Francisco Javier

    The event in general

  • Barry

    The full immersion into this Japanese culture was a delightful experience, and the sweets were very yummy.

  • Sebastien

    Tea ceremony roleplay.

  • Polly

    Beautiful hotel, the staff is super lovely and informative about the ceremony. Great experience!

Experience information

Name of facility
Westin Hotel Awaji
Name of experience
Tea ceremony workshop
2 Yumebutai, Awaji, Hyogo 656-2306
Business hours
Reservation required (reservations must be made at least one month in advance)
Time required: About 2 hours
No holidays
27,200 yen (tax included)
* The price is for one guest in a group of four participants. This will differ depending on the number of people, so please check to confirm rates.
* This includes a complete set of equipment needed to take part in a tea ceremony in a tearoom for 2 hours.
* This includes an interpreter (for English).
Accepted payment methods
JCB, VISA, Mastercard, DC, UFJ NICOS, American Express, Diners Club
Number of guests accepted (groups)
4 to 12 people
Telephone number
Sales department Ken Yamazaki: 0799-74-1116
Multi-language support
Official Website
Official Website (English)