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Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Average cost about 5000 Yen in total. I'll give you local foodie spot list Osaka/Kyoto. If you have any diet restriction, I'll arrange you the best order :)
Eat and drink like a local in Osaka
Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gems while interacting with friendly Osaka locals! With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to 2-3 standing izakayas in Kyobashi for you to try various Japanese and Osaka local foods. The places I will take you to have no English signs or menus, but not to worry, I will translate them for you! By the end of the tour, you'll be able to order your own next round of food and drinks! Come with me to eat and drink like locals, with locals. Other things to note FOOD/DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE. Please know that the experience will be taken place in STANDING izakayas and they are smoking-friendly. This experience is NOT be for those who have many food restrictions or are very specific about the dishes they want.
Private & Unique Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
How about a traditional and unique Japanese tea ceremony performed just for you, your family or your friends? Let's have a private Japanese tea party together! Come gather around and have a seat at our table (that's right, no painful kneeling on tatami mats). Enjoy the luxurious tea ceremony "Encha Mittsukazari", the most traditional ceremony of the Ōbaku Baisa-ryū School of the "Way of Tea" that has been performed ever since its foundation. You will see a variety of real tea utensils used to prepare tea in traditional style and gain deep insights into the world of Japanese tea and Zen culture. With a maximum of five guests, you can make this experience your very own and enjoy it as a private tea ceremony just for you and your group! All five guests will taste the tea prepared during the ceremony. Delight your palate with freshly prepared green tea of the highest rank, called "Gyokuro", coupled with delicious Japanese sweets. Afterwards, ask away freely about anything you are interested in: about the ceremony, Japanese tea, sweets and culture… Anything that piques your curiosity! Let's get a taste of ancient Kyoto and enjoy Japanese tea together! Notice: In this experience, we are not using Matcha, but Sencha, another kind of Japanese green tea with a different culture, though it does not fall short of Matcha in any way! Give it a try, we know you will love it!
Photos in a Kimono with Pro in Kyoto
This is the kimono photo experience! If you are interested in Premium Kimonos, check this Youtube movie. You can upgrade to these kimonos, too. ↓ https://youtu.be/c_b_83asim8 If you cannot find available day, feel free to contact me! I might be able to open the plan. If you bring your children, or if you use 2L size, please give me a message. The experience starts meeting at the Station and head to the kimono shop together. It's a 3 minutes walk, so we'll relax and have a nice conversation. When we get to the shop, you will change clothes in about 60 - 90 minutes. The kimono shop has the options for your hair set and makeup, if you need. These options need extra fee. After you change into your kimono, we take a taxi to a special area in Kyoto. The photo spot is around Maruyama Park area. Maruyama Park is beautiful Japanese nature scenery. Transportation fee is not included. Then we will start taking photos. Since I am a professional kimono photographer, you can count on me. The photo session will take around 1 hour and bit more. After the session, you need to go back to the kimono shop by yourself. You can use kimono until 17:30. *Kimono upgrade (Furisode, Houmongi, Hakama) is available with extra fee. Please ask me. Other things to note The photo data will be around 50 photos per person. The time for photo session depends on the number of people. Transportation

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Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking
" Book Binding Workshop" 1. select book cover ( you can choose from our collection of old kimono textile / old cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. stitch the interior pages of the book by hand 3. cut the edge of the book to size 4. measure the book cover & other materials 5. set and arrange all paper and make book cover 6. assemble the interior of the book and book cover 7. press by hot iron with candle 8. use pressing tools to press book 9. glue on the cover of the book -finish- Other things to note If you are the family, we are very welcome. Under 5years old children might be difficult to have standard corse. In that case, embossing class would be better ( please check another workshop of mine!
Kyoto Samurai Experience
This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. -Form Practice- Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form. -A Real Katana (Japanese sword)- After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place this target on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test. -Zen (meditation)- The course wraps up with an experience of Zen meditation. Through this deep meditation, you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword, and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life. -Other things to note- * You are allowed to take photos and videos anytime anywhere during the experience. * We do offer private bookings, please contact us through our website.
お寿司を作って抹茶も楽しみましょう
Don't you think that it would be wonderful to make sushi at home? At first, Yumiko showes and explains all Japanese seasonings. Next you will make tamagoyaki or Japanese omelette. And then you make two different popular styles of sushi: nigirizushi and makizushi. You can learn some useful skills as well as sushi history. I bet you enjoy two different ways of making sushi. I think you can hold a happy sushi party when you go back home. ( We have vegetarian and vegan friendly menus. We try to meet your needs as much as we can. Feel free to make your request. ) In the end of this course, Yumiko will serve a bowl of matcha or powdered green tea with Japanese sweet. If you have enough time, you can make a bowl of match by yourself :-) Why don’t you try it?! Note: if you are allergic to some foods, please let me know.
Learn to play a traditional harp
Learn to play the traditional Japanese musical instrument "KOTO", and enjoy tea ceremony experience, delicious green tea and seasonal Japanese sweets! ^^^^^^^^^^^^ The traditional Japanese stringed instrument, the koto, is renowned for both its healing tones and elegant shape. During this workshop, you will have a chance to play the koto and hear and feel for yourself the echoes of antiquity that ring in each note of this beautiful instrument. First, I'll explain about the history of Koto. Koto has long histroy. And I play the classical Koto song for demonstration. Next, let's learn the tuning of Koto. This instrument has various tunings of scales, but this time we will make a basic tuning together. And next, let's learn how to read the score. It is a unique score that is completely different from the Western score. Then, put the finger picks of Koto and play it together. Feel the beautiful sound you make and enjoy Japanese song! After playing the koto, you will be served matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese sweets in a tea ceremony by a master from the Urasenke tea school. It is a home-like tea ceremony, so let's relax and chat. Spend an emotionally fulfilling time with me in this calming environment to creatively explore and stimulate all five of your senses. We have prepared a variety of workshops which allow participants to explore and hone their five sense Other things to note If you can't find our house and arrive late or something happens, don't hesitate to call us 07052623770 or send the message in this site.
For Book Lovers! Kyoto Craft Workshop
Session 1 " Book Binding Workshop" 1. select book cover ( you can choose from our collection of old kimono textile / old cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. stitch the interior pages of the book by hand 3. cut the edge of the book to size 4. measure the book cover & other materials 5. set and arrange all paper and make book cover 6. assemble the interior of the book and book cover 7. press by hot iron with candle 8. use pressing tools to press book 9. glue on the cover of the book Session 2 ” Embossing ”  1. choose one or two words from Name/ Date/ Kyoto. Or, one line of your expression like poem or philosophy. 2. choose letter style from letter presses ( Western or Japanese/ Kanji -old Chinese characters ) 3. design to set letter press on the back page of your book cover 4. practice the technic of embossing several times 5. try to emboss with golden leaf ( silver / other colors ) please check photos for each process. -finish Other things to note This course is best suited for adults and families with kids over 13 yrs. old. If you’d like to enjoy a more family oriented class please choose our other course Traditional Kyoto Style Bookmaking.

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Stamp-Book Making & Explore with Maestro
" Temple Stamp Book ( Gosyuincho ) making @ bookmaking studio 1. Choose one for your book ( enjoy our beautiful collection of vintage kimono textile / cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. Making the interior page by Washi papers ( temple special style ) learning technic with special blush & glue for the book 3. Listen to the story how the craftsmanship are in Kyoto watching old machine works 4. Measure the book cover, other materials & cut those to the size 5. Highlight : learn how to make the Book-cover with bamboo & paper in traditional way ” Embossing ”  We offer you the special opportunity to use our special machine & letterpresses, Those are you can’t experience anywhere in the world because the machine was made for the professionals and enough old. Some of them are the last forms in the world actually. Of corse, you need practices to get the point before embossing your own books using golden leaf ( or other colors like silver, red, blue, white ) –finish “Explore ( Let’s go out from studio ! ) “ About 5mins walking up to the shrine to get the first stamp by monks at shrines or temples neighbors. On the way, the road ( so called, Monster Street ) itself is enough historic, meaningful and interesting. The craftsman, Kimono maker and old shops around corner. Experience real Kyoto ! Other things to note It’s better to join the class before visiting some temples & shrines if you collect stumps there. Good matching to family activity !! Great & Only one souvenir with you when you leave local & professional studio.
Explore spiritual power spots in Nara!
Many foreign tourists to Nara usually visit only the major sites in Nara city, but Nara, as the birth place of Japan, has a lot more to offer. If you are rather disappointed by too modernized Japan, and looking for something deep, then, Yamato is waiting for you to be discovered! After meeting at JR Nara station, I will take you to my favorite Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple by trains and walking. Both of them are surrounded by beautiful nature, and its origins are full of history and legends. As a spiritual power spots, they have been worshipped by the people from all over Japan over 1300 years. •Explore the oldest and the first ranking shrine in Yamato, “Ohmiwa Shrine” with history since the time of mythology. •Drink the holy spring water of Sai shrine from sacred Mt. Miwa, believed to heal any diseases. • Visit Hase Temple deep in the mountain with seasonal beauty with flowers to worship one of the biggest wooden statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy. Along the way, I will explain the Japanese history, difference between Shintoism and Buddhism, and spiritual wisdom and traditions and more. Any questions are welcomed, too. Other things to note; Please join the tour with comfortable shoes & clothing. With respect, please be reminded not to talk loudly or take photos in a sacred ground. The tour may take longer due to the train schedule.
Experience Kendo in Kyoto
"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 the ancient swordsmanship of SAMURAI later developed into KENDO. He will share ancient SAMURAIS' heroic stories, including his great-grandfather, Yoshishige Hayashi. He will also share the controversial influence of BUSHIDO values on this nation and his family into extremism, especially during the period of WW2. He will end his story on how redemption came and led him to the current inner peace and the life of a pacifist. After the lecture, you will wear all the KENDO armors and will learn the basic KENDO movements. In the end, you will get to do the KENDO match with each other. Upon completing the workshop, you will receive a beautifully designed “Certificate of Experience”. Tomoyoshi will teach you everything in English. Q&A is always welcomed. Photo-taking is freely allowed. His wife, Tomoko, who also has rich Kendo experience will assist ladies and children in any necessary way. It is a very safe activity but exciting enough to meet your adventurous expectation. We are confident that this is one of the best workshops you can find of this kind!
Sharpen Japanese Knives in Osaka
【About booking】 ※If there isn't opened date/time you want, please ask me ※To experience sharpening knives, I need to confirm to the factory, and might ask you to reschedule in case the factory can't have us. ※We need to order your knives in advance (knife type / engravings), so please answer to the message you get after booking from me ASAP. ※We can't change knife types or engravings after we order. 【In this tour】 Go to the knife museum to learn about histories of Japanese knives and see how Japanese kitchen knives are made. You'll be surprised by the number of knives there. Move to a knife shop to learn how to sharpen a knife and sharpen your knife. Also forge handles by yourself after learn from a professional. At the end of the tour, you get your own kitchen knife with your name on it. You'll get excited sharpening knives! If you sharpen knives regularly and correctly, you can use them for over 10 years. 【Choose one from below】 #1. Santoku knife(all-purpose) #2. Petit knife(fruits knife) #3. Deba knife(for dressing a fish) #4. Yanagiba knife(for sashimi and sushi) 【Other cautions】 ※ Lefthand users pay ¥3,500 extra for knife #3 and #4 to the factory on site to make a left-handed knife Other things to note If there is no opened date and time which you want to join, please ask me
Braid silk bracelet like anime heroine
Enjoy 1.5hours with Michiko and Toshiko by making traditional “kumihimo” silk braid with your only-one design and colors, and complete it into your own bracelet, key fobs, or misangas! First choose your favorite design from two beginner- level patterns we prepared. Choose four color threads either by your own choice, or by our combination recommendation. Then we will help you to set the threads to the classic tool for braiding called “Marudai” (as you saw in the famous movie "Your name") and now you are ready! The kumihimo braid is created by moving the weighted spools of thread in a clock-wise fashion along the circular wooden board. The kumihimo is then produced through the center hole of this tool. Hosts will help you challenge how to braid for about 30-40minutes and gradually you may feel yourself like the anime heroine. Halfway, decide the length of braid by choosing which accessory you want to make, and finish your braid! Last step is to attach the parts for the accessory you have chosen. Make your own fantastic souvenir of Nara! (Please note that technically you cannot make exactly the same bracelet as in the movie...) Other things to note Delay for more than 30 minutes may be treated as unrefundable cancellation.

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Samurai Training with Modern-day Musashi
In this activity, you will wear the proper training gear and hold real katana swords to train just like the samurai did. The experience of handling a katana correctly and cutting through objects will be something you will never forget. The content of this experience: 1. Getting dressed in the training gear 2. Learning how to draw and sheath the katana safely 3. Learning how to swing the katana correctly 4. Cutting rolled tatami mats with a real katana 5. Watching the master's katana performance Your instructor will be the dojo master of a katana martial art school called “Yushin-Ryu,” and your guide/interpreter will be Shogo from the YouTube channel “Let’s ask Shogo (1.4M subscribers).” Any questions about samurai, katana and Japanese culture will be answered, so feel free to ask us anything you’d like.
Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Premium Kimono Tea Ceremony at Maikoya with the Garden
You will make a green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style Japanese tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. First, you will chose your kimono. I will help to make sure that you are dressed correctly also your hair match the traditional styles. You will a selection of kimono in sizes appropriate for women, men, boys, and girls . Second, I will give you an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be held and you will make a green tea (Matcha), drink it, then eat Japanese sweets (Wagashi) which is suitable for the green tea. Lastly, you are allowed to take pictures in the tea ceremony room after the ceremony and in front of our unique backdrops! Other things to note ・You have an option to do the tea ceremony by sitting on a chair. Please let me know in advance! ・Children who are younger than 9 cannot participate in the regular tea ceremony session.
Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Average cost about 5000 Yen in total. I'll give you local foodie spot list Osaka/Kyoto. If you have any diet restriction, I'll arrange you the best order :)
Eat and drink like a local in Osaka
Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gems while interacting with friendly Osaka locals! With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to 2-3 standing izakayas in Kyobashi for you to try various Japanese and Osaka local foods. The places I will take you to have no English signs or menus, but not to worry, I will translate them for you! By the end of the tour, you'll be able to order your own next round of food and drinks! Come with me to eat and drink like locals, with locals. Other things to note FOOD/DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE. Please know that the experience will be taken place in STANDING izakayas and they are smoking-friendly. This experience is NOT be for those who have many food restrictions or are very specific about the dishes they want.
Private & Unique Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
How about a traditional and unique Japanese tea ceremony performed just for you, your family or your friends? Let's have a private Japanese tea party together! Come gather around and have a seat at our table (that's right, no painful kneeling on tatami mats). Enjoy the luxurious tea ceremony "Encha Mittsukazari", the most traditional ceremony of the Ōbaku Baisa-ryū School of the "Way of Tea" that has been performed ever since its foundation. You will see a variety of real tea utensils used to prepare tea in traditional style and gain deep insights into the world of Japanese tea and Zen culture. With a maximum of five guests, you can make this experience your very own and enjoy it as a private tea ceremony just for you and your group! All five guests will taste the tea prepared during the ceremony. Delight your palate with freshly prepared green tea of the highest rank, called "Gyokuro", coupled with delicious Japanese sweets. Afterwards, ask away freely about anything you are interested in: about the ceremony, Japanese tea, sweets and culture… Anything that piques your curiosity! Let's get a taste of ancient Kyoto and enjoy Japanese tea together! Notice: In this experience, we are not using Matcha, but Sencha, another kind of Japanese green tea with a different culture, though it does not fall short of Matcha in any way! Give it a try, we know you will love it!
来我家一起做精進料理,素食vegan
我可以在JR 「太秦站」或是岚电 「有栖川站」接你们。 开始上课的方式---首先说明一下今天的菜谱,用什么调味料,食材来做素食料理。 接下来,先教客人怎么做高汤。每个人亲自做所有的菜。做好了后一起聊着吃饭。吃饭了后喝着三种烘焙茶吃我做的甜点。 我希望客人回家后能做同样的菜! 其他注意事项 ●若有您想做的菜,請提前告訴我,按照您的希望授课。其它的料理,没有指定的话,我自行安排。 ●若您不想和其他人一起上课的话,您可以包场体验。 包场费---20000日元, 1~3人参加都可以。
Walk on backyard Arashiyama, world famouse sightseeing spot
Speaking of Arashiyama, you will imagine bamboo path, Tenryu-ji Temple, Togetsu-kyo Bridge, and souvenir shops! But that's wrong. Walk on the backyard of Arashiyama, a tourist spot. You will be surprised. Right persons for this experience are ... 1) The persons who loveI Japanese history 2) Nature lovers or animal lovers 3) The persons who want to enter the mountain stream 4) photographers Unique points 1) Small group size (maximum 5 guests) A chance of Lucky man-to-man guide. 2) Enjoy wildlife from a small world to wild birds, and let's shoot them with your camera. 3) I will tell you the story of the Empress "Kachiko" (786~850). Her family clan is distance ancestor of Hiro SAGA, who was a wife of Aishin-Gioro Pu Jie, the younger brother of Aishin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last emperor of Ching. 4) Let's cross the river to the opposite side. You will find how the stream is fast and strong. Itinerary: 9 Kilometer hiking Arashiyama St. 10 am ~ bus departure 10:15 ~ Kiyotaki (hiking start point) ~ Ochiai riverbed (Lunch) ~ Crossing the river ~ Rokucho-toge mountain path ~ Kachiko's imperial mausoleum (off-limits) ~ Otagi Nenbutu-ji temple (famous for 1100 luohans) ~ Nijo-in Temple (Saga loyal family's temple) ~ Arashiyama Park (observation hill) ~ Bath for foot (option, ¥200) ~ Farewell beer (option) ~ Arashiyama St. (around 4 pm) End of service.
Photos in a Kimono with Pro in Kyoto
This is the kimono photo experience! If you are interested in Premium Kimonos, check this Youtube movie. You can upgrade to these kimonos, too. ↓ https://youtu.be/c_b_83asim8 If you cannot find available day, feel free to contact me! I might be able to open the plan. If you bring your children, or if you use 2L size, please give me a message. The experience starts meeting at the Station and head to the kimono shop together. It's a 3 minutes walk, so we'll relax and have a nice conversation. When we get to the shop, you will change clothes in about 60 - 90 minutes. The kimono shop has the options for your hair set and makeup, if you need. These options need extra fee. After you change into your kimono, we take a taxi to a special area in Kyoto. The photo spot is around Maruyama Park area. Maruyama Park is beautiful Japanese nature scenery. Transportation fee is not included. Then we will start taking photos. Since I am a professional kimono photographer, you can count on me. The photo session will take around 1 hour and bit more. After the session, you need to go back to the kimono shop by yourself. You can use kimono until 17:30. *Kimono upgrade (Furisode, Houmongi, Hakama) is available with extra fee. Please ask me. Other things to note The photo data will be around 50 photos per person. The time for photo session depends on the number of people. Transportation
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period. Other things to note /I'd like to meet up at 8:50
Create Chewy Udon & Soup from scratch
You'll learn how to make both the most delicious udon and dashi in Japan from scratch, and enjoy the udon with two ways of eating such as hot udon and the chilled one. We have various kinds of udon in Japan, and each region has original udon actually. The udon you'll make is the most famous and the most popular in Japan because of its elasticity. You'll use not only hands but also feet to make udon strong chewy. This is the traditional recipe, but only this udon. And also, you'll learn how to make Osaka-style Japanese soup stock. Umami comes from the Osaka soup stock culture, and the Osaka-style broth is the most delicious. We chose this best combination so that you could enjoy the best udon in Japan. And more, You'll learn how to make one more side dish using the leftover ingredients after filtering soup. We're sure that you will be amazed at its deliciously as well as SDGs idea. We use high-quality ingredients and seasonings so that you can enjoy the best Udon dishes in this experience. In the process of boiling the udon noodles, the udon noodles are not boiled individually. We boil the udon noodles of all the guests together. If you do not prefer this way, please make a reservation for private. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please let me know in advance. I'll prepare for you separately.  Please come in casual clothes which you'd not mind getting dirty.
Photoshoot in Kyoto Gion
Thanks for checking out and welcome to my experience! :-) [ On the day ] ■ We meet at the meeting point on the scheduled time. I will send you a google map link. ■ Walk around Kyoto Gion area. ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot. ■ I will take photo group by group. ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way. [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via google drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Other locations (Fushimi Inari, Kamogawa or any other locations) ■ Children below 2 years old can join for free. Please present his/her passport for age verification during the photoshoot. ■ The tour does not included paid location, if you wish to enter paid attraction, kindly pay for my entrance fee We also provide full scale packages for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other things to note Other photoshoots in Kansai Kyoto Gion http://bit.ly/2JRpEF3 Kyoto Arashiyama http://bit.ly/34wdxVC Kyoto Gion with Kimono http://bit.ly/2qpIkVC Kyoto Fushimi Inari with Kimono http://bit.ly/381AKAg Nara http://bit.ly/2NglvfN Nara with Kimono http://bit.ly/32xQfyT Osaka http://bit.ly/34pOUKe
Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking
" Book Binding Workshop" 1. select book cover ( you can choose from our collection of old kimono textile / old cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. stitch the interior pages of the book by hand 3. cut the edge of the book to size 4. measure the book cover & other materials 5. set and arrange all paper and make book cover 6. assemble the interior of the book and book cover 7. press by hot iron with candle 8. use pressing tools to press book 9. glue on the cover of the book -finish- Other things to note If you are the family, we are very welcome. Under 5years old children might be difficult to have standard corse. In that case, embossing class would be better ( please check another workshop of mine!
Cycle Kyoto hidden gem& Gion NightWalk
3 hours refreshing bike city tour & 1 hour scenic night walk. This is a family-friendly tour 1 Bike Part Lovely 3-5 speed gear bike take you to hi-light of less touristic deep spots Kyoto, very efficiently, feeling the wind and the air of Kyoto like a living people. Begin with peaceful Riverside cycling road, feeling nature and open sky. Dropping hidden shrine and try pure natural spring water. We’ll go through the huge Imperial Palace and famous Zen-temple. Through some university campuses and peaceful residential areas, We’ll go to Shimo-gamo Shrine(UNESCO World Heritage) and enjoy its primitive forest and beautiful buildings. Next, We’ll go down to unique river junction point, then go along the lighted up scenic and refreshing riverside to back. 2 Gion Walk Part After Bike returns, we’ll start strolling the beautiful entertainment area of Gion. Visiting 2 main "Flower Town"(Place of Geisha) and see the amazingly photogenic street. We'll explain the unique culture and system of Gion and Maiko (My research theme in the university was this). If you are lucky, you may see beautiful Geisha. This relaxing night walk wraps up the day. 3 Dinner recommendation In the walking part, We will introduce many good restaurants and bars according to your requests. After this tour, probable you'll feel Kyoto more familiar and fall in love. Other things to note The tour will be operated on​ a raining day also, though with a heavy rain cycle course will be shortened. Helmets are not required for bicyclists in Japan, so helmets are not provided for this tour.
Kyoto Samurai Experience
This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. -Form Practice- Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form. -A Real Katana (Japanese sword)- After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place this target on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test. -Zen (meditation)- The course wraps up with an experience of Zen meditation. Through this deep meditation, you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword, and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life. -Other things to note- * You are allowed to take photos and videos anytime anywhere during the experience. * We do offer private bookings, please contact us through our website.
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