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Private Tea Ceremony with Kimono at a Traditional house by Maikoya Kyoto

Private Tea Ceremony with Kimono at a Traditional house by Maikoya Kyoto

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Tea ceremonies are an authentically Japanese ritual, and in this activity you’ll get the chance to participate in the ancient ritual. Dress in a kimono or summer-weight yukata (if you wish) for some beautiful souvenir photos. You’ll learn about the traditional ceremony and the implements used, and get the chance to try the matcha (green tea) and Japanese sweets.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$62.65
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Adorable Sushi Roll Art Class in Kyoto

Adorable Sushi Roll Art Class in Kyoto

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Learn to make artistic sushi rolls during your own private ‘kazarimaki’ class in Kyoto. Kazarimaki is the art of making designs within a sushi roll, using edible pigments extracted from plants to create colorful patterns in the sushi. Your instructor also provides a kimono (for women) or other traditional garments (for men and children) to wear during the experience.
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  • 1 hour
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$62.10
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Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local in a Beautiful Wooden House in Kyoto

Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local in a Beautiful Wooden House in Kyoto

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Enjoy a cooking class in an atmospheric setting—a beautiful wooden house in Kyoto. The cooking experience introduces you to local recipes that you wouldn’t be able to find in restaurants, and techniques that have been passed down through many generations of the host’s family. Dishes prepared vary depending on the time of year, but sample menu items could be chikuzenni (braised chicken and vegetables), braised burdock root, and miso soup.
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  • 3 hours
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$77.95
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Private Market Tour & Japanese Cooking Lesson with a Local in her Beautiful Home

Private Market Tour & Japanese Cooking Lesson with a Local in her Beautiful Home

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Travelers who love Japanese food and want to learn how to make it at home will enjoy this cooking lesson experience. Tour a local market and learn about Japanese ingredients, as well as how to select the best ones. Take a cooking lesson in your instructor’s home, and also see how the locals live and dine. Enjoy eating what you produce afterwards.
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  • 4 hours
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$106.67
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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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$44.30
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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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Private Tour - Have You Ever Tried? Experience the Skill to Make a Kimono.

Private Tour - Have You Ever Tried? Experience the Skill to Make a Kimono.

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There are still many kimono shops in Kyoto and high-quality kimonos are made there. There are a lot of kimono related shops in a small area in Kyoto because kimono consists of many parts such as cloth, kimono ties, and accessories. You will visit facilities where you can make a kimono cloth yourself on this tour! There are much more techniques in making a cloth than you think like dying. You can experience such techniques originated in Kyoto at specialized shops! Choose your favorite shape, color, and pattern and make your own one of a kind cloth! Don’t forget to book your tour to make your own kimono cloth, with your otomo guide!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

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When visiting the historic city of Kyoto, you see many women walking around in authentic kimono. If you want to try wearing kimono yourself, this experience is for you. Dress in a furisode (formal, long-sleeved kimono), traditionally worn by unmarried young women. Experienced staff help you dress. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights and take photographs.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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$137.69
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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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$78.76
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Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

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Become a Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, as you are transformed by professional staff in a real teahouse in Kyoto’s Gion district. Enjoy dressing in traditional kimono and being made up, including a beautiful hair ornament. Have photographs of your transformation taken in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$138.81
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Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto : Couple plan

Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto : Couple plan

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Sign up for a Japanese makeover in Kyoto with this photography experience. Designed for a couple, this makeover includes being photographed in traditional dress as a maiko and a samurai. Women will wear a kimono and have Japanese make-up applied while men wear a kimono and obi. Take photos home to capture the experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$222.49
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Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

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Take home more than just memories from your vacation in Kyoto following a makeover and photo shoot in a traditional Japanese tea room. Ideal for families and couples, this package results in a physical transformation and includes plenty of digital photos. Plus, you can choose from multiple start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
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$127.98
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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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$71.60
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Kyoto Geisha Tour, Gion With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private 3 Hours

Kyoto Geisha Tour, Gion With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private 3 Hours

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For outsiders, Japanese culture can be difficult to grasp but this guided tour offers the chance to get a locals' eye view of one of the most traditional of Japanese settings. Accompanied by a guide, stroll through the historic streets of Kyoto's Gion district, famed for its scenic cobbled streets lit by paper lanterns, traditional architecture, and association with geiko and maiko culture. Visit Pontocho alley, one of Japan's oldest nightlife areas, and stroll by geisha teahouses as your guide offers insights into local culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$83.90
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Private Cooking Lesson and Meal with A Kyoto Local

Private Cooking Lesson and Meal with A Kyoto Local

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Join your host Midori in her home and watch as she cooks a traditional Japanese meal. You can choose from one of three set menus that she offers - Teriyaki Chicken (teriyaki chicken, 2 seasonal vegetables, miso soup, rice), Maki Sushi (maki sushi, tamago yaki, 1 seasonal vegetable, miso soup) or Kansai Street Snacks (okonomiyaki, takoyaki, yaki gyoza, miso soup). Midori likes to create dishes from simple and easy recipes that you can easily recreate back home. This will be a cooking demonstration where you will watch Midori cook using seasonal and traditional ingredients. The cooking portion of the experience will last one hour, after which you will sit down and share a meal together. After the meal, if you're interested, Midori can even take you to the local supermarket to buy a few local Japanese ingredients to take back home.
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  • 3 hours
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$106.67
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Adorable! Instagrammable! Decorative Sushi Roll—Two Kinds

Adorable! Instagrammable! Decorative Sushi Roll—Two Kinds

Most Japanese can’t make “kazari maki” (art sushi rolls) without a teacher. Enjoy an up-close encounter with Kyoto culture—and fill your Instagram feed for days—on this cute cooking class. Working with natural food colorings and traditional ingredients (including vegan and vegetarian options), design and shape picture-perfect sushi creations. Your teacher will help you don authentic Japanese dress: “samue” for guys, kimono for girls, and traditional outfits for the kids.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$93.15
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Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto!

Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto!

Learn the serene practice of traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a tea house near beautiful Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. An experienced teacher leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience a centuries-old practice, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
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  • 45 minutes
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$36.58
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Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

The springtime “sakura” season in Kyoto is best celebrated with a personal guide to show you the best spots for “hanami,” or cherry blossom viewing. In local style you’ll head off the tourist trail and join traditional festivities. Feast on typical Japanese snacks and seasonal dishes with a picnic under the drifting blossoms. Then experience “yozakura”— nighttime blossom-viewing of weeping cherry trees illuminated against the sky.
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  • 4 hours
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$218.14
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Kyoto Cooking & Rolled Sushi lesson for lunch, Dinner with Sake Tasting

Kyoto Cooking & Rolled Sushi lesson for lunch, Dinner with Sake Tasting

kyoto cooking experience with Sake Tasting near by Zen Temple, daitokuji  This program will give you a step-by-step guide to help you get started on your first experience of local Kyoto food culture during your trip. Not only will you learn about traditional Japanese cuisine—the tools, ingredients and its methods—you will learn about Japanese culture as well. Our special instructor will explain the 5 different dashi ingredients used in Japanese cuisine, how to make miso soup, Japanese egg rolls, Kyoto vegetable dishes, sushi rice, sushi rolls, and hot tofu. Before you enjoy the meal, all guests are welcome to try 5 kinds sake—traditional rice wine—and powdered, green tea ice cream. Vegan, vegetarian and halal menu options are also available.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Clear your mind with Calligraphy Experience in Kyoto

Clear your mind with Calligraphy Experience in Kyoto

Calligraphy expresses your personality, and it gives insight into your way of life. It touches the heart and clears the mind. This experience is not only about drawing calligraphy. You'll also learn about its background and the history of the Japanese language.
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  • 45 minutes
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Kyoto Samurai Sword Fighting Experience

Kyoto Samurai Sword Fighting Experience

Learn about martial arts and sword fighting during a hands-on experience at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. You'll find out what it's like to be a samurai as you learn basic techniques and practice with a sword. This is a great way to gain insight into a piece of Japanese culture.
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  • 1 hour
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$76.79
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kyoto

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kyoto

Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Kyoto and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Kyoto, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
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$299.00
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Matcha experience

Matcha experience

体 験 It is an experience specializing in “getting green tea and sweets”! There is no point etc. I just want to drink green tea! I want to know how to drink! It is perfect for those who ○ Although it is a Japanese-style room with tatami mats, you can sit comfortably and have a good time. ○ Enjoy a relaxing tea in the atmosphere of Kyoto. Enjoy the local atmosphere of Kyoto, which is different from sightseeing spots. ○ A small bird comes to drink water in the garden at the back of Kyomachiya, and you can feel the passing of the four seasons. If you get stuck in the crowd, take a rest and spend some relaxing time. 合 わ せ Please enjoy along with various experience plans. The tea room is located in the building next to Kyomachiya Kiotto, so you can change your mind and have some tea. (With simultaneous experience discount)
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  • 20 minutes
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Experience a Traditional Japanese Doll Workshop in Kyoto

Experience a Traditional Japanese Doll Workshop in Kyoto

*OUTLINE Make, feel, and learn about Japanese dolls. Let's bring back great memories! Experience and learn dressing traditional Japanese dolls, in a workshop with more than 100 years of history!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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