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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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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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US$33.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Living Buddhism

Visitors to Kyoto quickly realize how crowded the city’s famous temples are. This tour is unique in offering the opportunity to visit a major yet quiet, uncrowded Buddhist temple complex, featuring the largest wooden building in the world. The temple is popularly known as Higashi Honganji and is located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce you to the fascinating history of this temple together with the doctrines and iconography of the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism with which it is affiliated. Following your visit to Higashi Honganji, the tour moves to nearby Shosei-en, a large, temple-affiliated, traditional Japanese garden, complete with ponds and tea houses. Dr. Victoria will explain the history of Japanese gardens and tea houses as well as answer any questions you may have about Buddhist beliefs and practices in general.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Japan Kyoto Matcha Experience

Hello. It is YUKA. I have been learning Japanese tea ceremony and flower arrangement for a long time. After studying in China, I have been giving lectures on Japanese language and culture, especially tea ceremony and flower arrangement, for more than 10 years at Chinese universities. So you can enjoy Japanese culture experience in Chinese. Of course, English and Japanese are also OK.I love to talk to various people.
  • Duration: 60 to 80 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 80 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Painting Experience-Fun to Draw, Fun to Create-

 Flow of plan1 Greetings, explanation of how to use the brush (5 minutes)2 paper sketches & practice (10 minutes) (For foreigners, call on a calligraphy experience where you write your name in Japanese. Please take it home as a work.)Let's draw on 3 fabrics! Combine your favorite color (40 minutes)4We do heat treatment and give work on the spot (5 minutes)Let's draw your favorite character and picture freely with your favorite color!There are no rules for producing works! Let's enjoy it at will, totally freely! Of course, if there is a consultation such as "what kind of design is good", the staff will be happy to support you, so please rest assured.With a small number of people, please enjoy the production slowly.You can sit in the chair and enjoy painting at your own pace in the renovated Kyomachiya store. After the experience, heat treatment on the spot, so you can take your work home.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Sakura Family Club - Enmachi Daruma Temple

Your children can enjoy experiencing “Zen” through Zen training experience and crafts at a 300-year old quiet Zen temple which includes 8000 “daruma” dolls. They can touch real Zen and Kyoto and may know Zen spirit while immersing in real Zen temple? Features: 1 Edutainment to feel Kyoto 2 Designed and provided by professional local mothers 3 Both children and parents can enjoy Kyoto - While your kids are enjoying, adults can also enjoy real "Zen" spirit through tea ceremony at the historical tea house and Zen meditation next to Buddha. Why don't you immerse in a historical Zen temple with your family?* We accept only one or two families at once, so you can feel private.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$232.00
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Sakura Kids Club - Karasuma Gojo

Your children can learn many fun things while experiencing Kyoto!The image of Kyoto is a city of shrines and temples and a place only adults can enjoy, but local mothers can tell you that Kyoto actually has many hidden gems which can be enjoyed by family members of all ages including kids. Local mothers with experience traveling and/or living abroad who can speak foreign languages have made this program in which kids can enjoy learning while experiencing Kyoto through culture and meeting locals to ensure visitors to Kyoto can enjoy their time here.While kids are enjoying their time at Sakura Kids Club, parents can enjoy a more relaxing time sightseeing, shopping, and more around Kyoto.  *You can see how your child is doing through our web cameras
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wedding ceremony in bridal costume & meal plan in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】This plan offers a bridal couple a chance to dress Japanese-style bridal costumes and have a wedding ceremony in the Geihinkan, a Registered Tangible Cultural property of Japan or our garden, and have a meal and drink.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Meet Maiko-Dance performance and commemorative photo together-

Enjoy a live Maiko dance performance in Kyoto.Experience the charm and grace of Maiko up close.During this authentic Maiko experience, you will learn a little bit about Maiko culture.You can have Japanese tea and sweets during you are waiting for your turn for photo taking.Includes a commemorative photo session with the Maiko, who will present their own 'Senjafuda' name card to you personally.This special price is only available between April 1-May 29, 2019
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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【Journey and Kimono】 Let's go to Katsura Rikyu, wearing antique kimono.

Our shop is the kimonos dealer handling the rental kimono that is closest to Katsura Rikyu. If the purpose of the trip is to feel the history of the land and air, I recommend that you go to Katsura Rikyu by wearing a kimono.So we will propose a one-day course of our shop.10:00 Arrival at Katsura Rikyu (There is a possibility that Saturdays and Sundays are pretty well arranged)11:00 Obtain worship tickets at Katsura Rikyu.11:30 Kimono selection at our shop · dressingIf worshiping time is from 14:3012:30 Lunch at Katsura station neighborhood (I will tell you the recommended place)14: 30 Katsura Rikyu Sightseeing16:00 Walking around the city18: 00 Kimono return
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$465.00
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Sakura Kids Club - Enmachi Daruma Temple

Your children can enjoy experiencing “Zen” through Zen training experience and crafts at a 300-year old quiet Zen temple which includes 8000 “daruma” dolls. They can touch real Zen and Kyoto and may know Zen spirit while immersing in real Zen temple? Features: 1 Edutainment to feel Kyoto 2 Designed and provided by professional local mothers 3 Both children and parents can enjoy Kyoto - While your kids are enjoying, adults can also enjoy real "Zen" spirit through tea ceremony at the historical tea house and Zen meditation next to Buddha. Why don't you immerse in a historical Zen temple with your family?* We accept only one or two families at once, so you can feel private.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.00
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琴 Experience ~ Enjoy playing ~ Enjoying ~

 10 years old  10:00 / 14:00How about private lessons and live chopsticks at Kyomachiya? A lecturer with a master's license will teach carefully. After learning a brief explanation of koto, how to play, etc., let's actually play the sound! If you like, you can play several songs and play with a professional performer. Finally, you will receive a certificate of experience. In the shop that has been renovated Kyomachiya, please sit in the chair, play chopsticks and listen to it, and enjoy a relaxing time.~ ~ Flow of the plan ~ 1 Greetings, explanation of the chopsticks 5 minutes 2 put nails together How to hold, how to play 10 minutes Challenge playing "Sakura Sakura" to play 3 chopsticks! → Concert 15 minutes Change to 4 Nogi Tone Several songs practice & concert 15 minutes 5 performances by professional performers 10 minutes 6 Handing out experience experience certificate Photo & question time 5 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Photo session in the bridal costume plan in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】This plan offers a bridal couple a chance to dress Japanese-style bridal costume and have their photos taken in our Japanese-style and western-style gardens, as well as inside the Geihinkan, a Registered Tangible Cultural property of Japan.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$1,003.00
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Experience easy make cute ogre tile

I was born into the third generation of a Japanese shop, I'm the generation of the 5th generation if you include the time before the business became the corporation it is today. I studied tile construction in the construction and host a historic tile tour experience program I have been surrounded by the tile culture since I was born. I can only speak a little English, but my friend will help as an interpreter. If I'm alone, I will use a translator.
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) Workshop in Kyoto on 17th August 2019

Ms. Yamada Etsuko, an expert of Furoshiki Wrapping teaches you how to use Furoshiki daily. Furoshiki is a square cloth which people has used for wrapping for years in Japan.Furoshiki literally can hold various objects regardless of its size and shape. It's reusable and it replaces ideally for plastic or paper bags. Ms. Yamada also develops Furoshiki to use as shoulder and hand-bags. You'll learn how you can enjoy Furoshiki and arrange Furoshiki in your daily life. It is really a rare opportunity to have Ms. Yamada in Kyoto!! Don't miss out.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.00
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