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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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Ninja Experience at the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle

【OUTLINE】An actor who has made a success in Power Rangers and hitorical dramas will teach you how to act like a Ninja using various tools such as Shuriken (a star-shaped flying-blade) and Katana (Japanese sword). At the beginning of this plan, you will get your own Ninja name with which you will become a real Ninja throughout the experience. From children to adults, everyone can enjoy this plan at Himeji Castle.【HIGHLIGHTS】A real actor who was in Power Rangers will be the instructor. Ninja experience at the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle. You will get either an original Shuriken or a Ninja headband. Taking photos in a Ninja costume (Let’s make memories that are unique to Japan!)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$87.00
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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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Himeji Castle Walk in a Kimono Selected by a Professional - Couple Plan -

【OUTLINE】A plan recommended especially for a couple. Everything necessary for kimono is ready for you two! You will be fully dressed up with a simple hair arrangement in only 30 minutes. Leaving your luggage at the shop, you can travel light in the World Heritage Himeji Castle.【HIGHLIGHTS】・Choose kimono for a couple with a professional kimono fabric dealer ・The ideal location for a walk in kimono, a 2-minute on foot from the World Heritage Himeji Castle ・High quality kimono that only kimono specialty shop can offer ・Hair ornament, sandals, bag and shawl can be used free of charge ・Dressing with a simple hair arrangement is ready in only 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$84.00
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Sword Making Demonstration and Make Your Own Samurai Knife in Hyogo

【Outline】Traveling one hour from Shin-Osaka by a bullet train or one hour from the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle, by car, you will get to the mountain full of nature. A swordsmith craftsman certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs will welcome you. After watching the demonstration of real sword making by the certified craftsman, you will experience the last process of making a Samurai knife. You will be able to bring back the knife to your country as a deposit baggage.【Highlights】 ・Watch the demonstration of the traditional work of the swordsmith up close at the workshop which produces Japanese swords・Experience the making process of a knife. ・Take Take back home your self-made samurail knife.・Direct teaching you from swordsmith.・Enjoy the "Raku-shita Buddha" as you'll experience it in a neigberhood full of rich nature. ・Learn the history of Japanese swordsmith from interpreter guide (option).
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$180.00
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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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US$56.00
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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$47.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
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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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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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Wear Japanese kimono and experience tea ceremony

As the first step, you can learn the basic concepts and ideas of OMOTENASHI, through tea ceremony. You will also learn how to be in the traditional costume Kimoni. about learning Japanese life style. Please contact us for further details.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kimono rental

We have everything from cute kimonos to trendy kimonos. Everything you need is available here. Please come home with me. Japanese-style bags and slippers are included in the rental fee. You can also add a hair set as an option.
  • Duration: 15 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00
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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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Workshop experience of making Japanese sweets with clay based on authentic Japanese sweets

Please make Japanese sweets in clay with the motif of authentic Japanese sweets.After completion, we will hold a tea ceremony with genuine Japanese sweets and green tea. after thatTown house rental space with a taste * Please have a smartphone photo session at Marumoto indoors freely.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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If you are new to Orne. Why don't you make a sparkling corsage that brings you good luck? Just put on, 1 second adult beauty!

Why don't you try to create a "unusual corsage" that people around you don't have a happy spiral.Corsage itself is Orne ☆It is chosen by those who value their sense of value rather than fashion!It is an item that can not be bought normally,Orne is still rare existence ☆ MiOften "What is Orne? "And, I am happy to ask questions.※ Orne is a word combining ornament and metallic.Expressed the beauty and geometric pattern of the plantThing.Just put on this pink corsage,I see more complexion better.Pink is the color that makes women look beautiful ♪When you become beautiful, you can open up your feeling anew!With sparkling, gold material,Pronoun of high-class ribbon, ribbon of wooden horseYou can use it!Thankfully, we are coming to the classroom from home and abroad to make this corsage.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$93.00
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One hour from Osaka Learn How to Make Only One Samurai Knife with Your Name

【Outline】Traveling one hour from Shin-Osaka by a bullet train or one hour from the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle, by car, you will get to the mountain full of nature. A swordsmith craftsman certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs will welcome you and teach you carefully how to make a Samurai knife there. Also, the knife will have your name engraved which should be a special memorabilia of your trip. You will be able to bring back the knife to your country as a deposit baggage.【Highlights】 ・Mold the Japanese sword steel material into a Samurai knife・Experience of fire making(Mold steel material by using a hammer )・Create Hamon (blade pattern) which is unique to a Japanese sword by quenching・Take back home your self-made samurai knife・Observe the making process of Japanese swords (Samurai sword) (option)・Learn the history of Japanese swordsmith from interpreting guide (option)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$421.00
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Stroll around the Himeji Castle and the Japanese Garden in your favorite Kimono

【OUTLINE】Let's walk around the Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, and its castle town wearing cute antique kimono! You can choose your own favorite one from over 1,000 varieties. The staffs who have a good taste will make you look the best in the traditional Japanese costume. While you explore the castle, please visit Koko-en Japanese Garden and enjoy Matcha tea and Japanese sweets.【HIGHLIGHTS】・You can choose your favorite one from over 1,000 antique kimono・A popular plan introduced by bloggers from overseas・The staff offer you a plan of Koko-en Garden in Himeji Castle with Match tea and Japanese sweets. ・Have a tourist map with the highlights recommended by the local staff who knows the area very well
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
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Scent bag making workshop

Scent bag making workshop! Enjoy carrying your favorite fragrance with you anywhere you go♪Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism. Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan? You can make your original scent bag by mixing your favorite fragrances and putting it in Kinchaku, a Japanese-style drawstring bag♪ The size of the bag is suitable for carrying about with you, so you can feel relaxed with the fragrance when you are tired.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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Himeji Castle Walk in Kimono Selected by a Professional Kimono Fabrics Dealer

【OUTLINE】You can rent a kimono at a kimono fabrics shop which is a 2 -minute walk from Himeji Castle. Everything necessary for kimono is ready for you! You will be fully dressed up with a simple hair arrangement in only 30 minutes. Leaving your luggage at the shop, you can travel light in the World Heritage Himeji Castle.【HIGHLIGHTS】・Choose your favorite kimono with a professional kimono fabric dealer ・The ideal location for a walk in kimono, a 2-minute on foot from the World Heritage Himeji Castle ・High quality kimono that only kimono specialty shop can offer ・Hair ornament, sandals, bag and shawl can be used free of charge ・Dressing with a simple hair arrangement is ready in only 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Photography Class

Reylia and Johnna Slaby are artists born and raised in Japan. As a team, they create plans and projects that supports the art scene in Japan.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Work with our incense artisans

Let’s make senko, an incense stick, with our artisans!Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism. Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan? Senko is a kind of incense and a long slender stick. We would like you try your hand at making an incense, which is very difficult even for artisans.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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$233.00
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Experience Tea Ceremony with Calligraphy

The tea ceremony experience is also possible to hope for you by yourself.Matcha to use is delicious with luxury goods.Elegant sweetness of Wasanbon sugar confectionery is attached.Calligraphy experience is to select kanji of your favorite words and make a work,The written work will be a memorable souvenir.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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