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The tea garden is a style of Japanese garden associated with the tea ceremony, certain types of restaurants, and occasionally Japanese houses. The Japanese tea garden traditionally functions as an approach up to and around the Japanese tea house. Guests enter the garden and slowly proceed along garden stepping stones to a Japanese garden bench known as a machiai.

Once summoned, guests enter the teahouse and enjoy the Japanese tea ceremony that is orchestrated by their host. They drink Japanese tea, admire the host's artwork and tea accessories, and reflect upon seasonal beauty.

 When the event is concluded they leave the tearoom and again proceed along the stepping stones to return to the world of daily events.

Nearly every Japanese person has had exposure to the tea ceremony, and millions - most of them women - participate in the tea ceremony on a regular basis. Few can afford an authentic detached teahouse, so in reality many tea ceremony events are held in the ordinary tatami mat rooms of traditional Japanese houses.

End your day with a performance at Gion Corner, the famous stage for traditional arts and Geishas.

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