Every year Ume matsuri at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine is held on February 25th. One of the main events along with viewing plum blossoms is the special outdoor tea ceremony “Baikasai”. Hot matcha tea and traditional Japanese sweets are usually served by Maiko. If you like drinking a hot cup of matcha tea then you should try one here.
The shrine grounds offer you to 2000 plum tree blossoms from early February to mid March. You can enjoy walking through the plum grove paths inside the shrine area. They look beautiful when they are in full bloom and the Plum’s sweet smell comes from the colorful blossoms.Hours : The tea ceremony by Maiko: 10:00 to 15:00 Access : Kyoto City Bus number 50 or 101 from JR Kyoto station to Kitano Tenmangumae