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Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1- or 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors. Take the 1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art, or choose the 1.5-hour course, practicing more complex movements using a sword and folding fan. When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion.  This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.45
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$98.45
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.07
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Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

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Why don’t you make your own unique souvenir of Kyoto. For yourself, for your loved ones, you can make personalized cup or bowl. And you can choose the color you like. We’ll bake your work. It takes about 3weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll ship it to your doorstep.your work will pleasantly surprise you and remind you of your travel.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.72
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.60
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Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony: Camellia Flower Teahouse

Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony: Camellia Flower Teahouse

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Tea ceremony lies at the heart of Japanese culture, and to enjoy this centuries old ritual will provide a deeper understanding of the history, architecture and tastes of our home. We want your time with us to be a rich and enjoyable one, and to that end we encourage guests to not only participate but actively ask any questions they might have about Japan and tea ceremony. At Camellia authenticity and inclusivity are very important, and we strive to provide memories our guests will treasure.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.53
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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop, theory and practice, is conducted by licensed tea masters and is unique in Kyoto. It is set in the Grand Tea Room inside the Jotokuji Temple just 3 minutes walk from Gojo station, or 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station. The ceremony starts with a tour of the Temple followed by the explanation of the history and cultural importance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is educational and enable you to understand the modesty of the Japanese character. The artistic ceremony is performed by the licensed Tea Master and many visitors refer to it as mesmerising. You will then practice the making of the matcha tea by yourself under the guidance of the Tea Master. You will receive a souvenir certificate of attendance after about two weeks.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Braid Your Own Japanese Traditional Cross Knot, 'Kano Musubi' in Kyoto

Braid Your Own Japanese Traditional Cross Knot, 'Kano Musubi' in Kyoto

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Let's experience "Kano Musubi" with traditional Japanese Kumihimo braids! "Kano Musubi" is a knotting method of famous Kumihimo braids. "Kano Musubi" forms the shape of Chinese character "叶" which means that a wish comes true. Having such a lovely meaning, "Kano Musubi" is often used to close the opening of amulet cases given at the shrines. Select two colors each for you braid and stone. After completion, you can use it as a bag ornament or a key chain. As our cheerful staff will guide you carefully, beginners are welcome as well!
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  • 45 minutes
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$38.56
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Japanese Pottery Lesson in Kyoto

Japanese Pottery Lesson in Kyoto

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Experience Japanese pottery lessons at the Kiyomizudera Studio that is located near the famous Kiyomizu Temple, just next to the five-story pagoda “Yasaka-No-Tou” (Yasaka Pagoda). In the midst of the historical gem that is Kyoto, you will learn to create Japanese pottery as a true artisan would.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.40
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Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

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When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Michiyo opens her Kyoto home to visitors to cook a meal and share conversation. Enjoy learning to make authentic Japanese cuisine, from dashi (fish broth) to chirashi sushi with your Kyoto native host. Enjoy sitting down together to for a meal with paired alcoholic drinks to accent your delicious food.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.54
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$61.54
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Ramen Making from scratch by Ramen Factory

Ramen Making from scratch by Ramen Factory

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Ramen Factory is the only restaurant in the world where you are able to make original ramen by your hand and enjoy its deliciousness. You will do... -Making Noodles -Draining Noodles -Mixing the Soup -Roasting Chicken Vegetarian, Vegan courses are also available. We are Halal-certified as well; therefore, all Muslims are welcomed!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.57
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Ninja hands-on 1-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto --Entry level

Ninja hands-on 1-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto --Entry level

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You could learn some ninja techniques by hands-on training in English. One hour original and unique training which can not be found other place. You can learn breath control of ninja like Yoga. Also basic walking of Japanese martial arts and Ninja walking.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.68
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Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level

Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level

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Ninja culture is not something visitors to Japan can just easily immerse themselves in, but this 2-hour, hand-on lesson offers an exclusive experience. In a small group of no more than six people, learn ninja techniques including ninja breathing, ninja meditation, and how to wield a ninja sword.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.06
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Craft a Kiyomizu Souvenir Cup in 30 Minutes

Craft a Kiyomizu Souvenir Cup in 30 Minutes

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Rather than just visiting Kiyomizu-dera, one of Kyoto’s most popular temples, make contact with traditional Japanese culture during a ceramics session. You’ll learn about the centuries-old craft of kiyomizu-yaki (pottery making), and use an electric potter’s wheel to shape your own original, handmade cup. Plus, the option to ship your souvenir to your home country removes the hassle of transporting fragile goods. 
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  • 30 minutes
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$24.91
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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

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Become a sushi chef for the day, and then enjoy your creations for dinner, during this small-group, 90 minute sushi-making lesson with instructor in Kyoto. Join your professional instructor inside a traditional Japanese townhouse as you immerse yourself in the techniques for 'makizushi,' a rolled form of sushi made with dried seaweed. After a short demo, try your hand at making this uniquely Japanese cuisine, using your choice of ingredients. This small group class, limited to no more than 7 guests, also includes an English-speaking guide to help with translation.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$70.39
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Kyoto Cooking Class

Kyoto Cooking Class

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Combine Kyoto cuisine with Imperial history during this 1.5-hour cooking class. Led by a food-loving local, the class is set in one of Kyoto’s age-old wooden houses and includes the meal — after you’ve cooked it, of course. Choose to create an ‘obanzai’ vegetarian meal or a teriyaki chicken dish with soup and salad. This experience runs with just six people for an intimate and authentic experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$73.64
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Sushi - Authentic Japanese Cooking Class - the best souvenir from Kyoto!

Sushi - Authentic Japanese Cooking Class - the best souvenir from Kyoto!

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One of the best souvenirs any traveler can bring back from Japan is the ability to make and appreciate authentic Japanese sushi. Get up to speed with the art of making sushi, Japanese soup and pickled ginger during this small group cooking class. Capped at eight people, this class offers a relaxed environment that other, larger sushi classes often don’t – and a hands on experience that you can’t get from cooking channels on the internet or TV.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.38
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Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Ebi-kago

Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Ebi-kago

Enjoy the experience of making a bamboo basket for your own in a 2-hour instructed workshop. The bamboo basket you will be making is a traditional craft, passed down to present day, made by hand.  The ebi basket has a diameter of 13 cm and an opening of 9 cm. You can use it for various purposes such as accessories. You can take your bamboo basket back home on the day you make it. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included: you will meet at the workshop in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.73
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Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

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Kyoto is known for its ancient traditions and magnificent craftsmanship, and on this experience, you’ll learn the basics of pottery from highly skilled pottery artists. You won’t have to worry about bringing anything with you as all materials and equipment are provided. If you’ve never tried pottery before, you’ll be put at ease, as your instructor will demonstrate, then assist you in your own pottery experience. Choose what object you make, pick custom glazes, and you can even choose to have your pottery delivered to you.
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  • 40 minutes
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$36.28
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Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

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Kids and adults alike will love this Ninja experience in Kyoto. It’s informative, it’s fun, and it’ll give you some cool ninja skills to show friends at home. No need to buy anything in advance as ninja costume rental is included. You’ll learn how to throw ninja weapons, have a photo shoot, and go on a treasure hunt. The day will also be enriched by going on a tour around the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

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Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.55
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Japanese Origami (Paper Folding) Workshop Kyoto MAIKOYA

Japanese Origami (Paper Folding) Workshop Kyoto MAIKOYA

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*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan *Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout *Special experience of Japanese culture *Enjoyable experience with children *Learning about the history of Japanese culture
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.34
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2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

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"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 ancient swordsmanship of SAMURAI later developed into KENDO. After the lecture, you will wear all the KENDO armors and will learn the basic KENDO movements. We are confident that this is one of the most exciting and best workshops you can find in this kind! 1. We are committed in authenticity. 2. Every instructor is a Dan (Black Belt) achiever who regularly practices Kendo. 3. The main venue is the Hall of Fame, the Butokuden Dojo. 4. We have a story to tell. The instructor, Tomoyoshi, a great-grandson of the Hikone clan Samurai who fought in the “SEINAN WAR” (1877). This historic incident inspired Hollywood to create the movie called "The Last Samurai”(2003).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.87
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Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Hana-kago

Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Hana-kago

Get more out of your time in Japan by learning new skills—how to make a bamboo basket. This workshop is a hands-on experience where you’ll learn how to braid bamboo and make a basket. You won’t have to worry about purchasing materials, as all equipment and materials are provided. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to take your basket home with you as a souvenir.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.84
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