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Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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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 1.5-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.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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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.
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  • 1 hour
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
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Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

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Why don’t you make your own unique souvenir of Kyoto. For yourself, for your loved ones, you can make personalized cup or bowl. And you can choose the color you like. We’ll bake your work. It takes about 3weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll ship it to your doorstep.your work will pleasantly surprise you and remind you of your travel.
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  • 30 minutes
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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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.
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  • 1 hour
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2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

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"Experience KENDO" offers authentic BUSHIDO ("WAY OF SAMURAI") learning experience through the lecture and basic motions of the traditional martial arts, KENDO ("WAY OF SWORD"). Tomoyoshi, the instructor, will give you a short lecture on how ancient swordsmanship of SAMURAI later developed into KENDO. After the lecture, you will wear all the KENDO armors and will learn the basic KENDO movements. We are confident that this is one of the most exciting and best workshops you can find in this kind! 1. We are committed in authenticity. 2. Every instructor is a Dan (Black Belt) achiever who regularly practices Kendo. 3. The main venue is the Hall of Fame, the Butokuden Dojo. 4. We have a story to tell. The instructor, Tomoyoshi, a great-grandson of the Hikone clan Samurai who fought in the “SEINAN WAR” (1877). This historic incident inspired Hollywood to create the movie called "The Last Samurai”(2003).
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  • 2 hours
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Braid Your Own Japanese Traditional Cross Knot, 'Kano Musubi' in Kyoto

Braid Your Own Japanese Traditional Cross Knot, 'Kano Musubi' in Kyoto

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Let's experience "Kano Musubi" with traditional Japanese Kumihimo braids! "Kano Musubi" is a knotting method of famous Kumihimo braids. "Kano Musubi" forms the shape of Chinese character "叶" which means that a wish comes true. Having such a lovely meaning, "Kano Musubi" is often used to close the opening of amulet cases given at the shrines. Select two colors each for you braid and stone. After completion, you can use it as a bag ornament or a key chain. As our cheerful staff will guide you carefully, beginners are welcome as well!
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  • 45 minutes
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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop, theory and practice, is conducted by licensed tea masters and is unique in Kyoto. It is set in the Grand Tea Room inside the Jotokuji Temple just 3 minutes walk from Gojo station, or 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station. The ceremony starts with a tour of the Temple followed by the explanation of the history and cultural importance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is educational and enable you to understand the modesty of the Japanese character. The artistic ceremony is performed by the licensed Tea Master and many visitors refer to it as mesmerising. You will then practice the making of the matcha tea by yourself under the guidance of the Tea Master. You will receive a souvenir certificate of attendance after about two weeks.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Ramen workshop in beautiful Gion

Ramen workshop in beautiful Gion

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Ramen is one of the world’s most popular meals, but few people have mastered the art of home-cooked noodles. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare the perfect bowl of soupy ramen, from blending ingredients to cutting the noodles using hand-forged Japanese knives. After you’ve mastered the basics, sample your freshly prepared meal, along with ginger chicken and salad. Workshops include a complimentary craft cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
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Kimono Wearing Experience-Fun to Wear Wearing-Fun to Know-

Kimono Wearing Experience-Fun to Wear Wearing-Fun to Know-

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プ ラ イ ベ ー ト Private lessons! The instructor will support you carefully! ! 資格 Qualified instructors will support you at your own pace according to your needs. 場合 If you bring your own kimono, no troublesome return work is required! 〇Because all things related to dressing will be rented free of charge, don't you feel at ease and feel free to start the first step of the kimono? ○ On the second floor of the Kyomachiya, you can experience dressing up slowly な が ら You can enjoy the leisurely dressing experience while feeling the local life of Kyoto which is different from the sightseeing spot. * You can access Arashiyama, Kinkakuji, Gion, etc. with a single train, so please consult with the staff of more than 30 years in Kyoto planning your trip!
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  • 1 hour
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Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony: Camellia Flower Teahouse

Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony: Camellia Flower Teahouse

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Tea ceremony lies at the heart of Japanese culture, and to enjoy this centuries old ritual will provide a deeper understanding of the history, architecture and tastes of our home. We want your time with us to be a rich and enjoyable one, and to that end we encourage guests to not only participate but actively ask any questions they might have about Japan and tea ceremony. At Camellia authenticity and inclusivity are very important, and we strive to provide memories our guests will treasure.
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  • 45 minutes
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Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level

Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level

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Ninja culture is not something visitors to Japan can just easily immerse themselves in, but this 2-hour, hand-on lesson offers an exclusive experience. In a small group of no more than six people, learn ninja techniques including ninja breathing, ninja meditation, and how to wield a ninja sword.
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  • 2 hours
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Craft a Kiyomizu Souvenir Cup in 30 Minutes

Craft a Kiyomizu Souvenir Cup in 30 Minutes

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Rather than just visiting Kiyomizu-dera, one of Kyoto’s most popular temples, make contact with traditional Japanese culture during a ceramics session. You’ll learn about the centuries-old craft of kiyomizu-yaki (pottery making), and use an electric potter’s wheel to shape your own original, handmade cup. Plus, the option to ship your souvenir to your home country removes the hassle of transporting fragile goods. 
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  • 30 minutes
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Wear a Samurai Armor in a Samurai Studio Kyoto

Wear a Samurai Armor in a Samurai Studio Kyoto

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Immerse yourself into the world of Samurai warriors on this fascinating experience. Avoid long visitor lines by having entrance tickets to the Samurai and Ninja Museum included. You’ll see authentic Samurai armor and historical artifacts that you wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else in the world. A highlight is trying on traditional Samurai armor and posing for photos which will get emailed to you.
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  • 2 hours
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Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

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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.
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  • 40 minutes
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Ninja hands-on 1-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto --Entry level

Ninja hands-on 1-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto --Entry level

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You could learn some ninja techniques by hands-on training in English. One hour original and unique training which can not be found other place. You can learn breath control of ninja like Yoga. Also basic walking of Japanese martial arts and Ninja walking.
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  • 1 hour
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Japanese Pottery Lesson in Kyoto

Japanese Pottery Lesson in Kyoto

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Experience Japanese pottery lessons at the Kiyomizudera Studio that is located near the famous Kiyomizu Temple, just next to the five-story pagoda “Yasaka-No-Tou” (Yasaka Pagoda). In the midst of the historical gem that is Kyoto, you will learn to create Japanese pottery as a true artisan would.
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  • 40 minutes
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Tea Ceremony in Kimono with licenced teacher

Tea Ceremony in Kimono with licenced teacher

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Are you searching [REAL] tea ceremony place? There are many places in Kyoto,but almost places does NOT have licensed teacher. We are certificated by Kyoto tourism Assosiation.Our licensed teacher teaches you Japanese traditional tea ceremony in correct way. Of course,our teacher can provides you various answers that you want to ask. Also you don't need to sit straight on Tatami mat in our tea ceremony,so it is very comfortable for everyone even for kids and elderly people. We are preparing the course which can enjoy powdered green tea easily also at home. Please contact us freely for reservation and an inquiry.
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  • 1 hour
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Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

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When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Michiyo opens her Kyoto home to visitors to cook a meal and share conversation. Enjoy learning to make authentic Japanese cuisine, from dashi (fish broth) to chirashi sushi with your Kyoto native host. Enjoy sitting down together to for a meal with paired alcoholic drinks to accent your delicious food.
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  • 3 hours
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Workshop to Make Your Original Notebook

Workshop to Make Your Original Notebook

【Outline】 &PAPERS is run by the studio producing paper-covered boxes, established 100 years ago in Kyoto. While following the tradition, they like to harmonize it with craftsmanship focusing on amusement for further development. In this workshop, you can make your notebook with the original paper from Kyoto. After the experience, enjoy shopping at the gift shop and have lunch or a light meal at the cafe in the studio.。 【Highlights】 1. Customize the covers, paper, ring, and clip as you like and create your notebook easy to use 2. Have a name pressed on the cover to make it very original. A nice souvenir for your friend or family 3. The original washi paper from Kyoto, carefully hand-printed at the Yuzen-print paper studio *Yuzen is a Japanese dyeing method for fabrics, popular with its colorful and refined patterns 4. The covers made carefully by the craftsmen at the Kyoto studio, applying the traditional technique of creating paper-covered boxes
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  • 30 minutes
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Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

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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.
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  • 1 hour
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Calligraphy (PRIVATE) in Kyoto Shodo Experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Calligraphy (PRIVATE) in Kyoto Shodo Experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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Discover the techniques behind Shodo calligraphy by having an art class in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about buying paint, brushes, or paper, as all equipment is provided. You’ll learn the link between calligraphy and meditation, and the history of this beautiful art. Your tutor will teach you how to write your name in calligraphy, and you’ll have the opportunity to take photographs too.
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  • 1 hour
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Kimono Wearing & Daitokuji Zen Temple walking with Japanese lunch

Kimono Wearing & Daitokuji Zen Temple walking with Japanese lunch

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・Choose your favorite kimono and our staff will help you to wearing kimono ・Our professional kimono instructor will guide you about kimono history ・Visit Kinkakuji Temple with wearing kimono. it takes just 3minutes from our activity place and enjoy the take picture at kinkakuji temple ・After visit kinkakuji temple then take japanese lunch at Kinkaku where is famous local restaurant ・After lunch, you take off kimono and go to the Ryuanji-temple(Stone temple)
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Zen Meditation for Life in Kyoto

Zen Meditation for Life in Kyoto

Kyoto has been the principal home of Zen since its introduction to Japan from China at the beginning of the 13th century. Kyoto is therefore rightly famous for its Zen-influenced gardens, etc. However, the heart of Zen is the practice of meditation, for meditation is the very meaning of the word “Zen.” Given this, it is ironic there are so few opportunities for short-term visitors to Kyoto to have more than a brief introduction to Zen meditation while visiting Zen temples. Thus, this workshop is unique in providing an extended, in-depth introduction to both the theory and practice of meditation (zazen) under the guidance of American-born, Sōtō Zen Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Rev. Victoria will introduce you to both the theory and practice of Zen meditation, employing traditional meditation cushions (or chairs if needed) in a private meditation hall. By workshop completion, participants will become confident in their ability to continue meditating on their own.
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  • 3 hours
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