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Samurai School in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1- or 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors. Take the 1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art, or choose the 2-hour course, practicing more complex movements using a sword and folding fan. When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion.  This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience + Samurai Show

Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$14.00 USD
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Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

Kids and adults alike will love this Ninja experience in Kyoto. It’s informative, it’s fun, and it’ll give you some cool ninja skills to show friends at home. No need to buy anything in advance as ninja costume rental is included. You’ll learn how to throw ninja weapons, have a photo shoot, and go on a treasure hunt. The day will also be enriched by going on a tour around the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$27.00 USD
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Kyoto Samurai Show and Samurai Sword Experience in Kyoto

Travelers who are fascinated by Japanese Samurai traditions will love this Samurai show and sword experience in Kyoto. This is an impressive choreographed performance that’s like an energetic dance. As well as the show, visitors can check out the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum and attend a Samurai sword lesson, where you’ll learn how to hold the weapon and the proper slash techniques, and other specific tips.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Calligraphy and Make your own Kanji T-shirt in Kyoto

You can get your own Kanji t-shirt in 2 hours. You will have 3 kinds of FUN!1. Fun of Learning, 2. Fun of Making,3. Fun of Wearing1st Fun is learning about Japanese calligraphy. You will learn about Kanji history and Japanese calligraphy tools. We practice how to make black ink, how to use a brush, how to write basic lines.Then, practice the kanji you chose. You can choose specific kanji you want to write, or just tell me the images you want to write in English, or you can find it from our Kanji List.We tell you the tips for writing the kanji.2nd Fun is making your own t-shirt.First, we make a silkscreen to print the ink to a t-shirt.Next, choose the color of t-shirt and the color of ink.Then, print the ink to the t-shirt through the silkscreen.Finally, press the t-shirt with heat by a machine so that the ink will not disappear.3rd Fun is wearing your own Kanji t-shirt.Please wear your own t-shirt with the Kanji you actually wrote.It is the one and only t-shirt.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Origami [Japanese traditional paper folding]class in Kyoto

Learn the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami in the friendly atmosphere of Kyoto! Create tiny paper cranes, seasonal flowers and more, with help from your expert instructor. You can take it away your own Origami and our original booklet with how-to-make!
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Ikebana (Japanese traditional flower arrangement) class in the center of Kyoto

The art of flower arranging[Ikebana]has began about 1400 years ago with the beginning of Buddhism in Japan.People wishing to honor Buddha with gifts of flowers wanted them arranged artistically.The first style was the Rikka style. These arrangements were formal and difficult to compose.Buddhist priests used an even simpler style, and Kado, the study of flower arranging, became more popular than ever.Harmony is the goal of the art of flower arranging, and the basis for arrangements is the triad of Heaven-Earth-Human.Don’t you try to make your own beautiful flower arrangement with Kado master?
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$55.00 USD
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Learn The Katana 'Sword' Technique of Samurai and Ninja

Discover the ways of a true Japanese warrior during this 90-minute lesson covering sword skills, poses and Shuriken (star) throwing. Gain some inspiration for your training as you watch a performance by three Samurai and a ninja. Then suit up in a traditional kimono, ninja costume or samurai armor as you learn the sword cutting technique of ‘tate,’ combining a balance of posture and mental focus. Finish your day by performing a ninja scene and try throwing a rubber version of the Shuriken (ninja star). An instructor and costume are included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kyo-Yuzen Dyeing Workshop

Enjoy dyeing experience!! We have been dyeing kimono fabric for 100 years. Dyeing fabric like a professional in an hour Kyo-Yuzen workshop. You can select one pattern from two patterns what Flower rabbit and Dragons, also select two colorways from 12 colorways  and dye it by using screen that a craftsman really uses. Pagong professional artisans will teach you of dyeing. The fabric which you dyed will be sewn to make a tote bag. After 1month, It will be delivered to you. This workshop is really easy. Beginners and children (More than a primary schoolchild) can enjoy it.We recommend our workshop to a memory of travel Kyoto with your family, partner and friends.Please feel free to join workshop.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Samurai Experience & Guided Tour of Samurai Ninja Museum

Learn about Japan’s fascinating samurai and ninja history through a museum tour, where you’ll see real clothing and equipment used by these legendary figures. Don’t struggle to understand the explanation plaques, as you’ll get a guided tour in English. Get the chance to dress up in samurai costume (or typical women’s dress if you prefer), learn how to use a samurai sword, or experience non-martial traditional activities.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto Ninja Experience for Adults

This is the ultimate ninja experience for adults. You’ll have a lot of fun, and increase your knowledge about ninjas too. You won’t have to worry about what to wear, as ninja outfit rental is included. Highlights include throwing ninja stars (shuriken), and using a ninja blowgun. At the end of your experience, a visit to the Samurai and Ninja Museum is included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Ikebana Experience in Kyoto Townhouse

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. This traditional and formal art may seem esoteric, but this is not the case. Anyone is capable of creating a fantastic work of art by themselves after acquiring the basic concepts and fundamental skills of this art.Learning ikebana promotes a better understanding of the Japanese view of nature; a crucial step in appreciating the unique aesthetics, emotions and thoughts that merge to create this visual art form. Flower arranging used to be a required "mannerism" for well-educated men, such as samurais or monks.Since you have travelled to this "strange island" it would be a waste not to experience our genuinely unique culture!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop, theory and practice, is conducted by licensed tea masters and is unique in Kyoto.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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$26.00 USD
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Kimono wearing experience in kyoto

・You can choose your preference kimono from all kinds ・We will help to wearing kimono and arrange Hair UP・After wearing kimono, you can walk around for take picture at Kinkakuji-temple・It takes just 3minutes from our activity to kinnkakuji-temple・If you want to extend for wearing kimono, you should pay addiditional charge.・Entrance fee・Bottle water
  • Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
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$41.00 USD
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Kyoto - Make a handmade Goshuin book to collect calligraphy from temples!

A Goshuin-cho (a book in which to collect seals and stamps from the temples and shrines you visit) is a great souvenir from Japan. Even more special is making one yourself. In this workshop in Osaka you will learn how to make your own notebook by hand, selecting the paper and creating your own unique design.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Japanese Calligraphy Private Class in the center of Kyoto

As for Japanese words or a phrase for your writing on this occasion, we have a lot of kinds in kanji character in advance for your reference so that you may choose anyone from them that you want to have a try to!Of course,you can take it away your own calligraphy to your home in arranged and covered with beautiful Japanese traditional paper!If you already have your favorite words in mind that you wish to do with, you can also have a chance for it. (*Please contact us before you get to our place)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Pottery Wheel Trial - Basic plan in Kiyomizu, Kyoto

Kyoto is known for its ancient traditions and magnificent craftsmanship, and on this experience, you’ll learn the basics of pottery from highly skilled pottery artists. You won’t have to worry about bringing anything with you as all materials and equipment are provided. If you’ve never tried pottery before, you’ll be put at ease, as your instructor will demonstrate, then assist you in your own pottery experience. Choose what object you make, pick custom glazes, and you can even choose to have your pottery delivered to you.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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PotteryWheel - A full-fledged ceramic art to learn from the historical pottery

*Clay from Uji.*The our original color of the glaze is called “Hanshi”. What is ″hanshi″? The glaze is transparent. Its mottled pattern has a warm pink tonality. The slight roughness of the clay is simple, And soft and conveys a heartwarming impression.*We can send a work all over the world by EMS.*After completing the work, it takes about 1.5 months to 2 months to hand it over.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$39.00 USD
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Sekka Shibori Scarf Class

You can see and learn shibori (the oldest dyeing method in Japan) in-person and will have deeper appreciation of Japanese hand crafts.
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
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Japanese Flower Arrangement at Golden Pavilion

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that was once practiced by Samurai warriors. Discover this ancient tradition by having a class near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Golden Pavilion. No need to worry if you’re new to flower arranging—your instructor will explain the history of the art, the basic principles, and will guide you through techniques as you create your own flower masterpiece.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kyoto - Traditional Japanese Washi Papermaking

If you love to create, and want to learn a traditional Japanese art, try making Washi paper. Enjoy designing paper using seasonal pressed flowers and leaves. Make a set of postcards, a table-mat, wraparound lampshade, or tapestry panel. Bring home a unique handmade souvenir in only 60 minutes. Or, choose to add an additional hour so you can make more gifts for friends and family.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kyoto Japanese Traditional Hand Fan Drawing Experience

In this course, you can make your own "Sensu"(Japanese hand fan) while learning traditional Japanese crafting techniques. From Kanji and other Japanese characters to Cherry blossoms and bamboos, we offer a variety of sample drawings for you to choose from. Anyone, from children to the elderly, can easily make his own Sensu. If you are planning a family vacation, we guarantee that this experience will satisfy all of your family members.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Zen Meditation at Hidden Temples

Immerse yourself into Japanese Zen meditation experience by learning from a professional Zen master (Monks) in Kanazawa. you’ll gain valuable skills that you can use at home. Also you’ll touch Japansese buddhist culture through charm making or Shakyo (copying of a Sutra). You can bring back your making.Temples for this experience are located in most famous temples area which is Teramachi or Higashiyama in Kanazawa.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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