4 hours
Activity Level

Sapporo Retreat – Experience Forest Therapy and Japanese Tea Ceremony with an English-Speaking Guide

  • Let’s enjoy a relaxing walk in the woods of central Sapporo and try forest bathing, a Japanese practice of connecting with nature.

  • This is a casual and simple version of the Japanese tea ceremony, where you can sit on a chair and wear whatever you like, without following strict etiquette.

  • Having tea at a table is a relaxing way to enjoy it, but it doesn’t change the essence of the Japanese tea ceremony.

  • Wrap up the tour with a Japanese lunch with your guide.

  • You’ll have an English-speaking guide. Feel free to join us.

How about experiencing Japanese culture in Sapporo? Sapporo may have a short history, but it has a lot of traditional culture that you can enjoy in a casual and easy way. You can learn how the Japanese appreciate nature and things through various activities.

At Maruyama, in the center of the city, you can feel the seasons and nature with all your senses. In the Table Tea Ceremony, you can sit on a chair and focus on making tea. You can also see how the teacher keeps the tradition of tea ceremony without being too formal.

At the end of the tour, you can have a delicious Japanese lunch with an English-speaking guide and talk about your experience. Feel free to ask him or her anything you want to know about Japanese culture.


Sapporo city

No. e000025 Sapporo Retreat – Experience Forest Therapy and Japanese Tea Ceremony with an English-Speaking Guide

Area Sapporo city
Length 4 hours
  • Group of 2 : JPY34,000 per person
  • Group of 3to5 : JPY26,000 per person
  • Group of 6to10 : JPY20,000 per person
Season All year round
Group size Minimum: 2/ Maximum: 10
Activity level 1*★☆☆☆☆
  • 09:30
    Meet at Maruyama Koen Station, Exit 3
  • 09:45-10:30
    Walk through the woods in Maruyama Park (forest bathing)
  • 10:45-12:00
    A Table Tea Ceremony
  • 12:15
    A Japanese lunch with a guide
  • Around13:30
    The tour ends around Maruyama Koen Station

* Please note that the schedule may change depending on the weather and road conditions on the day.
Meeting point Maruyama Koen Station, Exit 3
Price includes [Included]
・An interpreter(English)
・Table tea ceremony fee
Clothing ・Walking shoes
・Clothes that are comfortable to move around in
・Warm clothing such as fleece(Oct - Apr)
Items to bring ・Towels
Notes [Cancellation policy]
The following charges will apply for cancellations made by customers:
・11 days to 9 days before...20%
・8 days to 2 days before…30%
・One day before...40%
・On the day of the trip before the meeting time...50%
・Cancellation after the start of the tour or no-show...100%