Eat, train, and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) meal. Discover the history, training, and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and meals are both covered.
Pottery is an art form deeply embedded in Japanese culture. As a visitor, it can be difficult to find a way to experience it. This tour offers just that. You can learn how to make pottery from a sensei (teacher) in central Tokyo.
Turn something old into something new during this lesson in the Japanese art of "Kintsugi," the practice of repairing broken pottery. Stemming from a Japanese belief that breakage and repair are part of the history of an object, rather than a reason to throw them away, your class involves repairing damaged items with lacquer mixed with gold. Don a "samue" as you refinish one traditional pottery item, leaving with a newfound appreciation for Japanese aesthetics and a unique souvenir.
In 4 hours, you will experience Japanese culture and hospitality at home. Experiences include origami, handmade udon, Japanese food, sushi and tempura. Experience matcha and Japanese sweets after meals. We make with you. Drinks (sake, beer, shochu and soft drinks) are free. As a souvenir, Keiko writes your name on colored paper in calligraphy. Through this experience, you will become a member of your home (homecoming TAKA) and make friends all over the world. The next time you visit our home, we welcome you as a family!
Creative, craft-loving travelers will love the opportunity to make their very own Daruma dolls in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo. These cute, round dolls are considered to be good luck charms, and you can write your own wish on the doll to help it come true. Decorate the doll to your own tastes, and have a unique and personalized souvenir to take home with you.
Learn the ancient arts of the ninja during this fun-filled introduction to key ninja techniques, culture and weapons. Get suited up in an authentic ‘ninja gi’ outfit as you begin your mental and physical training with an instructor in the ways of the ninja. Among the skills you’ll learn during your session are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also gain a newfound appreciation for key ninja philosophies like protecting others, community and freedom and have plenty of time for photo-taking at the end.
This tour is perfect for travelers with a sweet tooth, or those who are interested in arts and crafts. Learn how to make intricate Japanese Wagashi sweets during this fascinating small-group experience. Discover the history of this unique skill from an experienced chef, and make four seasonally-inspired sweets. Some may argue that the sweets are far too beautiful to eat, but you’ll get a chance to taste one at the end.
-our instrctor has more than 10 years experience in Battodo (swordsmanship)
-plus acquired silver medal once, bronze medal twice in the all Japan championship during the past 3 years.
-our instructor is bilingual in English and Japanese, he explains participants about not solely key points culture and history of samurai and classical martial arts.
-Guided by an instructor swordsman with more than 10 years of experience
-Demonstration by instructor swordsman with more than 10 years of experience
-Experience using real swords used in the past
-The only serious facility in Asakusa
Become an expert calligrapher in this hands-on dynamic session near Tokyo Tower!
Here in Japan, calligraphy is more than just writing. We inherited our complex writing system from China over a thousand years' ago, and there's hundreds of years worth of story, evolution and meaning behind each character, and in turn, how we approach calligraphy.
Our professional, bilingual calligraphers teach you this fascinating history and more, equipping you with the skills and techniques that Japanese calligraphers have been perfecting for centuries. All in the confines of our state-of-the-art Grand TJT experiences room! All customers make their very own calligraphy wall piece, the perfect souvenir from your trip to Japan.
Discover the art of bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in an artistic shape, during this hands-on experience near Tokyo. Head to Bonsai-cho and learn various techniques for shaping and pruning bonsai trees while a guide answers any questions you may have. Learn about the history of bonsai, visit a bonsai garden or the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, and get an overview of everything bonsai.
If you want a souvenir that is completely different to anything you might find in the shops, create your own in this glass blowing experience at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute. Choose what you want to create, as well as the color, shape, and design, and, under close instruction, create your own unique glass artwork.
Embrace your inner samurai during this immersive 1-hour swordsmanship and shuriken workshop in Tokyo. Under the guidance of a trained professional, you’ll learn traditional warrior stances such as Hasso, Johdan, and Gedan and practice sparring with a partner. Your instructor will also explain the history behind samurai swordsmanship and its role in Japanese culture. The class will be offered in a traditional ‘dojo’ and you will use a real wooden sword as you learn.
Step back in time to the old days and experience Japan like a ninja. This small-group class (maximum six people) introduces you to such ninja techniques as ninja meditation (Kuji-In) as well as the use of samurai weapons, including the sword. Get insights into Japanese fuedal times as you practise.
Language barriers can make traveling around Japan a challenging experience for a first-time visitor. This lesson is the perfect antidote for foreign visitors who don’t speak Japanese. Learn essential communications skills, such as how to order at restaurants, how to ask where something is, and lots of useful phrases for the trip. No need to worry about being stuck in a classroom—the tour goes to a local jazz cafe, and a standing bar, so you’ll get to see cool local spots as you learn.
Chado, a tea ceremony that has roots in Zen, was established in Japan more than 400 years ago. Its fundamental form and style has never changed, and there are still many people studying and enjoying the culture worldwide. A
Tea room is a space in which people experience mindfulness, and the tea-making process provides spiritual discipline.
This is a chado school licensed from Urasenke Chado School in Kyoto, one of the biggest chado schools in the world. Ms. Mika Soka Haneishi, the owner of the school is a first degree instructor of Urasenke. She has been practicing Chado for over 23 years.
This is not tourism—it is rather an immersion in culture.
Become a real ninja for the day during this 60-minute experience at the Jidai Academy Dojo in Tokyo. If you’ve ever want to learn about the techniques and culture of the ninja, this entry-level class is a great starting point. Don a real-life ‘ninja gi’ outfit to begin your training, making sure to pose for a few photos first. Among the skills you’ll learn are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also discover the ninja philosophy of ‘ku’ or no-self, focusing on minimizing conflict.
Experience authentic, traditional and historical Ninja training in English. Best things to do in Asakusa, Tokyo for Activity, Group, Couple, Solo, Kids, Family, Martial arts, Workout, Rain, Evening, City, Indoor and All seasons. You can watch performance and learn ninja techniques, spirits and arts, ninja stars, ninja sword, samurai sword, ninja blowgun, various weapons, body operation and meditation with costumes.
・ Agreement book prepares Japanese, English, Chinese
・ We explain tile tile in Japanese, English bilingual
・ It has been introduced in more than 90 media in Japan and abroad
・ We prepare exclusive gloves for security
・ It is possible to try on half coat, karate clothes and Jiu-jitsu clothes for free
It is a friendly and friendly pottery experience by an active professional potter.
Ceramic art is an art that expresses life.
Ceramics have been developed by the ancestors who have tried to enjoy, express, and enjoy seasonal dishes.
A friendly professional instructor, from learning about the history of Japanese pottery, the features of pottery in various parts of Japan, and Japanese aesthetics such as “wabi” and “sabi” to actually making pottery with “rokuro” using Shigaraki soil. Will lecture carefully one by one.
You can make your own pottery that combines art and practicality.
Make your favorite works such as coffee cups, sashimi dishes, and platters.
Explore traditional Japanese culture with this guided experience in Tokyo. Begin with a class in authentic calligraphy and learn to write your name using kanji, the characters used in Japanese writing. Then, enjoy an authentic tea ceremony featuring Japanese sweets and matcha that you can whisk yourself. Finish with a trip to the picturesque Shinmei Hikawa Shrine.
With a history reaching back to the 16th century, tea ceremony is a profound practice deeply associated with all that makes Japan special: its unique sense of beauty; its tremendous sense of hospitality; its undoubtable zen nature.
We aspire to reproduce that genuine heart behind the ritual of tea ceremony in all of our sessions. Our bilingual tea masters ensure that you can understand and appreciate each part of the ancient ritual by taking you through each traditional step of the practice - preparing for you delicious matcha green tea and "higashi" sweets to enjoy, and explaining the profound traditions and philosophies behind the ancient ceremonies. You can then try making tea in the processes of the tea ceremony yourself.
Tombodama are intricate and colorful glass beads that are used for jewelry, hair accessories, or even as collectables. Expand your understanding and appreciation of these tiny beads by having a hands-on experience in a Tombodama studio. Make your own glass bead containing gold and silver leaf, and take it home as a special souvenir.
Experience the essence of Japan at its vibrant best with Edo Kiriko, a traditional Japanese craft in which delicate patterns are carved onto glass. Select your favorite design from over ten beautiful patterns to carve along the sides or bottom, and carefully box your glass for taking back home.
・30 seconds on foot from Asakusa Station
・Select your favorite design from over ten samples to carve along the side and bottom
・Take home a souvenir you made yourself