Today you will join a small group tea ceremony led by an English speaking kimono-clad tea master. The purpose of the tea ceremony is to focus completely on the present and to make every movement on purpose without wasted effort. It is beautiful to watch a skilled tea master perform their art. Your ceremony will last about 60 minutes. You will have the rest of the day to explore Kyoto with recommendations from your private guide on day 9. Your trip can also include other activities like a Samurai Kembu class, calligraphy class, cooking class, or even a taiko drum class. Just let your Japan travel expert know what interests you and they will make it happen.