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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.
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!
Free sightseeing in Kyoto with kimono
There are many ceremonies in Japan. Do you know Toso(spice sake)? Toso celebrates the New Year on New Year's Day, prays for a safe year, and drinks with family. Toso is liquor soaked with medicinal herbs. The vessel is special because it is an important ceremony. Toso is only available for the New Year. So I put a little sake in the bowl. There are three bowls, so you will taste three types of sake. Underage people and people who can not drink alcohol use water. However, I will get you dressed in kimono before that. Please choose your favorite kimono. You will be excited while dress up in kimono. You will be surprised at the beauty of your kimono. Let's make a wonderful kimono style just for you! This is a small house in the city. If you wear a kimono and drink alcohol, it will feel even more delicious. Once you have a great kimono, take a picture. There is a red umbrella as a prop for taking photos. A new ninja sword has been prepared this year. If you like, go to a nearby photo spot together. After that, please go sightseeing freely with kimono. Please return by 9 pm. If you want to take a walk in Kyoto at night, please contact me by the day before. I will increase the evening time only if there are no other reservations. Other things to note If you are pregnant, you can not dress a kimono. Hair arrangement is free when you make a reservation now. And unlimited hair accessories You can choose.
Kyoto Foodie Night Tour
We will share a course-meal ranging from modern to traditional Japanese food across 4-6 food stands and restaurants. I have chosen these vendors to talk about quality food and rich food culture that represent Kyoto. Throughout the evening, we will try many kinds of foods different from other Japanese cities offer with other foodies! Other things to note Please let me know if you have food restrictions or allergies beforehand. I update my tour availability by the 3rd week for next month. Even if you don't see availability, please check back later.
KIMONO & PHOTOSHOOT in KYOTO GION
Welcome to my experience! :-) There are two parts in this experiences: Kimono Wearing and Photoshoot. [ On the day - Kimono Wearing (40-60 minutes) ] Reach the kimono shop at least 1 to 2 hrs BEFORE the SCHEDULED TIME of photoshoot Select the right Kimono ■ A professional kitsuke sensei will help with wearing the Kimono ■ Then a professional stylist will help with hair styling ■ Kimono upgrade/Make-up service is available with additional fee (decide at the shop) [ On the day - Photoshoot ] ■ We meet at the Kimono shop ON the SCHEDULED TIME ■ 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 ■ After the photoshoot, you can wear the kimono until 6-8pm [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via cloud drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Kimono upgrade (Nishaku, Furisode, Hakama) is available with extra fee. We also provide full scale package for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other airbnb photoshoots experiences in Kansai area: ■ Kyoto Gion ■ Kyoto Arashiyama ■ Kyoto Fushimi Inari ■ Nara ■ Osaka

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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
Snapkyoto Photo Shoot & Tours
"Contact Host" button to request a 'time' of your choice, or on IG at snapkyoto. Last Minute is OKAY. I check my phone 24/7, almost :) This photoshoot includes: +50 stunning professional photos (within 24 hours) +A deep tour of Kyoto's culture, history, people etc. +A pleasant guide, maybe the funniest in Kyoto :) Best Light: (1) Sunset, (2) Cloudy Days, (3) Rainy & (4) Sunny (5) Nighttime *rainy days are good for photos but heavy shower or stormy days are no good. We can reschedule. +This booking is 1 Hour for the old Gion/higashiyama area, but you can request another must-see area, like: Fushimi Inari, Golden Pavilion, or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest etc. Or combine with a longer photo tour (addtional fee required): *3 Hours covering half of Kyoto (2 main areas) *6 Hours covering the whole Kyoto (4 main areas) *3 Hours Photo Bicycle Tour (biking+photos+tour) For more info & Portfolio: "snapkyoto dot com" @snapkyoto (ig)
Forest Meditation Buddhist Monk & Hike
this is like one stone two birds, sightseeing + experience. you come to Fushimi Inari station by Keihan-line or Inari station by JR-line. then enjoy hiking in the mountain about 60 minutes to the meditation place . I explain about meditation for 10 minutes, then chanting the mantra of Inari shrine. it takes 20 minutes . counting meditation 10 minutes breathing meditation 10 minutes photo shooting after meditation. Other things to note there are lockers or place for your baggage near stations. only 5 bathroom so better try to go when you would see it.
Kyoto Tour in One Day, See All of ElevenTop Sights
【New release at a special price】 Kyoto city is full of tourist spots, it's a kind of amusement park itself. But the transportation is so complicated even for Japanese people. Then tourists may visit 5-6 tourist spots in one day. But through this experience, we will take you to the most popular tourist spots in Kyoto, in one day! You have a chance to take photos of very beautiful scenery though this tour. Example of itinerary 1 Meet in front of the Exit of JR Saga-Arashiyama station. 2 Arashiyama: Beautiful bamboo forest and Japanese nature. 3 Ride the Randen Tram Line: Cute local small tram. 4 Ryoan-ji Temple: The stone garden here became famous because Queen Elizabeth visited here and praised it. 5 Lunch: Eat at a Sushi-go-round! (Sushi, Ramen, Kara-Age, Beer, Mochi too!) 6 Kinkakuji Temple: The famous golden temple! 7 Kyoto Imperial Palace: This place preserves the look and ambiance of the Palace as it had been in the time of Japan's ancient imperial dynasties. 8 Fushimi Inari Shrine: The No.1 sightseeing spot chosen by overseas customers! It is famous for the Torii corridor. 9 Sanjusangendo: The sight of 1,000 Buddhist statues lined up is a sight to behold! 10 Kiyomizu Temple: The most popular tourist spot for Japanese tourists. 11 Sanneizaka: Souvenir shops lined up this pedestrian road. 12 Yasaka Pagoda: A major symbol of Kyoto. 13 Gion area: The beauty of local life
Amazing Scooter Tours of Historic Kyoto
Our scooter tour allows you to operate your own scooter while our personable and well-informed local guide takes you to some of the most amazing places in this ancient city. You will visit the most beautiful historic landmarks which you normally cannot reach by public transportation such as buses or trains. We will deliver our scooter or scooters to wherever you or you and your travel companions are staying here in the city of Kyoto. Our tour guide will meet you at the time of the delivery and go over some basic, but very important, Japanese traffic laws that drivers need to be fully aware of while also going over some basic operation and safety tips on how to use the scooter. Then, you and your guide will head off into the historic old capital city of Kyoto to explore places in a way that you've probably never experienced before. Of course, remember to stay on the left side of the street! Just keep an eye on your tour guide who will patiently and happily guide you along while taking you along Kamogawa (Duck River) which winds its way through the old capital city. You will be visiting many historic landmarks along the way including one called Tanukidani Fudo. After a nice day visiting some of the lesser-known, but all the same very impressive landmarks, you will return to your hotel and leave your scooter. Other things to note We will deliver our scooter or scooters to wherever you or you and your travel companions are staying here in the city of Kyoto.

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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 under 6 can not enter the tea ceremony venue.
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.
A Gion Local's Walk by Night
First, we'll start and see the highlight of the Gion area, checking out the must see look into the "old town Kyoto". After walking through this Geisha district (where there's a possibility of seeing a real Geisha), I would like to step away from the more busy streets, walking through alleys to nearby Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, where I would like to talk about the history and significance of both. Next, I would like to walk up a path leading into an iconic sight of Kyoto, a picturesque view of both new and old. Finally, I would like to go to my favorite shrine, to talk about the history, but also my personal memories of the place. Soon across the street, we will be back at the original meeting place, where I would like to send you off into the city with recommendations of nearby places for restaurants, bars, or whatever you may be looking for! Other things to note The focus of this experience to enjoy the traditional sights of Kyoto, such as paper lanterns by older buildings. For this, we will walk during night, when most shops will be closed.
Hidden Kyoto E-Biking
A cycling tour through Kyoto city should be more than just a simple ride-around, we take you deep inside. Our tours are focused on experiencing, exploring, and discovering Kyoto’s best-kept secrets, all in a short riding distance from our shop. Tranquil and contemplative Zen gardens, magnificent temples and shrines, we have carefully curated a tour that offers uniquely contrasting environments showcasing Kyoto’s distinctive history, culture, design, and craft. We meet at 8:45 and depart at 9 sharp. Our tour starts and finishes at our shop in north-western Kyoto city. This is a boutique journey, designed for those who seek a more in-depth understanding of Kyoto’s landscape. It features a visit inside the famous Golden Pavilion, but also takes time to stop and relax at other unique meditative Zen Gardens that are off the beaten path. Other things to note Most guests take a taxi to our shop. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes for a fantastic day on the bike. I will cancel and refund tours due to heavy rain, storms, or inclement weather.
Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems
Aside from the best season of colored leaves, you can enjoy beautiful maple leaves in Kyoto. And during spring, you can see stunning cherry blossoms! Why don’t you go see them with me, to where you can enjoy tranquil beautiful sceneries and atmosphere far away from tourism? I take you to some of my favorite temples in my neighborhood, which are true hidden gems of Kyoto. Whenever I visit them, I see only a few Japanese people there. They are like well kept secrets of Kyoto...you’ll be definitely surprised and impressed. All of those temples I will bring you have really peaceful atmosphere, great sights of impressive architectures and mysterious statues of Buddha, and amazing natural sceneries with stunning Japanese maple trees, and lovely cherry blossoms as well! Furthermore each of them has interesting episodes related to Japanese history and culture. Talking of that, one of them is a really special temple which has deep connection with Imperial Family, and that temple has an impressive lovely Japanese garden! You can relax yourself and have a lovely break there! What I would like to provide you is a special, priceless opportunity where you can avoid hundreds of people and admire sceneries and beauty more peacefully far away from over tourism in Kyoto, also where you can get deep insights and learn more about Japan and the way of life here. Other things to note This is not a hiking tour, however to get to places we are visiting, we need to walk for a while. In addition, those hidden gems where I take you are really precious and amazing, because they’re hidden. Therefore, I would like you to keep names of those places secret, after you visit them.

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Kyoto Tour in One Day, See All of ElevenTop Sights
【New release at a special price】 Kyoto city is full of tourist spots, it's a kind of amusement park itself. But the transportation is so complicated even for Japanese people. Then tourists may visit 5-6 tourist spots in one day. But through this experience, we will take you to the most popular tourist spots in Kyoto, in one day! You have a chance to take photos of very beautiful scenery though this tour. Example of itinerary 1 Meet in front of the Exit of JR Saga-Arashiyama station. 2 Arashiyama: Beautiful bamboo forest and Japanese nature. 3 Ride the Randen Tram Line: Cute local small tram. 4 Ryoan-ji Temple: The stone garden here became famous because Queen Elizabeth visited here and praised it. 5 Lunch: Eat at a Sushi-go-round! (Sushi, Ramen, Kara-Age, Beer, Mochi too!) 6 Kinkakuji Temple: The famous golden temple! 7 Kyoto Imperial Palace: This place preserves the look and ambiance of the Palace as it had been in the time of Japan's ancient imperial dynasties. 8 Fushimi Inari Shrine: The No.1 sightseeing spot chosen by overseas customers! It is famous for the Torii corridor. 9 Sanjusangendo: The sight of 1,000 Buddhist statues lined up is a sight to behold! 10 Kiyomizu Temple: The most popular tourist spot for Japanese tourists. 11 Sanneizaka: Souvenir shops lined up this pedestrian road. 12 Yasaka Pagoda: A major symbol of Kyoto. 13 Gion area: The beauty of local life
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 under 6 can not enter the tea ceremony venue.
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.
Japanese Sweets Making and Kimono Tea Ceremony at Maikoya
Make your own wagashi for your tea ceremony! Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are best paired with matcha tea during a tea ceremony. Join our sweets-making workshop so you can learn how to make the treats for your tea ceremony after class! Your group will first be introduced to the basics for making the seasonal wagashi by our friendly instructor. After the session, you will be participating in an authentic, traditional Japanese tea ceremony where you will learn how to prepare a matcha green tea. You will be choosing from our kimonos for you to use for the whole workshop and tea ceremony. Our staff will be assisting in putting it on. For the ladies, we will help with styling your hair to suit the design of your kimono. You will be given an overview lesson on traditional Japanese sweets and the process of making them by an experienced instructor in English. After the sweets-making class, you will be participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony where you will learn about the ritual and learn how to create matcha tea from the fine powder and hot water. You can enjoy your beautifully created wagashi along with the matcha.
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!
Free sightseeing in Kyoto with kimono
There are many ceremonies in Japan. Do you know Toso(spice sake)? Toso celebrates the New Year on New Year's Day, prays for a safe year, and drinks with family. Toso is liquor soaked with medicinal herbs. The vessel is special because it is an important ceremony. Toso is only available for the New Year. So I put a little sake in the bowl. There are three bowls, so you will taste three types of sake. Underage people and people who can not drink alcohol use water. However, I will get you dressed in kimono before that. Please choose your favorite kimono. You will be excited while dress up in kimono. You will be surprised at the beauty of your kimono. Let's make a wonderful kimono style just for you! This is a small house in the city. If you wear a kimono and drink alcohol, it will feel even more delicious. Once you have a great kimono, take a picture. There is a red umbrella as a prop for taking photos. A new ninja sword has been prepared this year. If you like, go to a nearby photo spot together. After that, please go sightseeing freely with kimono. Please return by 9 pm. If you want to take a walk in Kyoto at night, please contact me by the day before. I will increase the evening time only if there are no other reservations. Other things to note If you are pregnant, you can not dress a kimono. Hair arrangement is free when you make a reservation now. And unlimited hair accessories You can choose.
Kyoto Foodie Night Tour
We will share a course-meal ranging from modern to traditional Japanese food across 4-6 food stands and restaurants. I have chosen these vendors to talk about quality food and rich food culture that represent Kyoto. Throughout the evening, we will try many kinds of foods different from other Japanese cities offer with other foodies! Other things to note Please let me know if you have food restrictions or allergies beforehand. I update my tour availability by the 3rd week for next month. Even if you don't see availability, please check back later.
KIMONO & PHOTOSHOOT in KYOTO GION
Welcome to my experience! :-) There are two parts in this experiences: Kimono Wearing and Photoshoot. [ On the day - Kimono Wearing (40-60 minutes) ] Reach the kimono shop at least 1 to 2 hrs BEFORE the SCHEDULED TIME of photoshoot Select the right Kimono ■ A professional kitsuke sensei will help with wearing the Kimono ■ Then a professional stylist will help with hair styling ■ Kimono upgrade/Make-up service is available with additional fee (decide at the shop) [ On the day - Photoshoot ] ■ We meet at the Kimono shop ON the SCHEDULED TIME ■ 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 ■ After the photoshoot, you can wear the kimono until 6-8pm [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via cloud drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Kimono upgrade (Nishaku, Furisode, Hakama) is available with extra fee. We also provide full scale package for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other airbnb photoshoots experiences in Kansai area: ■ Kyoto Gion ■ Kyoto Arashiyama ■ Kyoto Fushimi Inari ■ Nara ■ Osaka
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.
Evening Exploring with a Local
For years I’ve been hearing that Kyoto doesn’t have a great nightlife so people should stay in Ōsaka if they are looking for excitement & then do day trips from there to Kyoto & Nara. People who actually don’t know Kyoto say these things. Kyoto has a very vibrant & exciting nightlife. Kyoto has become overrun with tourists over the past few years but you can still manage to find places that aren’t crowded with tourists & that’s my goal for your experience with me. We will go to places that are intimidating to enter for people who don’t speak Japanese. The places where most tourists will walk by & wonder what’s served there. First, we will go to a “tachnomi” or “stand up bar” where many people gather after work for drinks & small dishes. After that, we will squeeze into a tiny bar where locals sometimes sing karaoke songs & often strike up a conversation with new faces because everyone is seated together. The owner or “mama” will definitely visit with us & I’ll translate everything. Finally, we will head to another tiny bar that is set off of a narrow alley lined with historic buildings in the heart of Kyoto’s nightlife scene. I can direct you where to go from there as it’s near the nightlife district!
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.
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.
Amazing Scooter Tours of Historic Kyoto
Our scooter tour allows you to operate your own scooter while our personable and well-informed local guide takes you to some of the most amazing places in this ancient city. You will visit the most beautiful historic landmarks which you normally cannot reach by public transportation such as buses or trains. We will deliver our scooter or scooters to wherever you or you and your travel companions are staying here in the city of Kyoto. Our tour guide will meet you at the time of the delivery and go over some basic, but very important, Japanese traffic laws that drivers need to be fully aware of while also going over some basic operation and safety tips on how to use the scooter. Then, you and your guide will head off into the historic old capital city of Kyoto to explore places in a way that you've probably never experienced before. Of course, remember to stay on the left side of the street! Just keep an eye on your tour guide who will patiently and happily guide you along while taking you along Kamogawa (Duck River) which winds its way through the old capital city. You will be visiting many historic landmarks along the way including one called Tanukidani Fudo. After a nice day visiting some of the lesser-known, but all the same very impressive landmarks, you will return to your hotel and leave your scooter. Other things to note We will deliver our scooter or scooters to wherever you or you and your travel companions are staying here in the city of Kyoto.
Explore an Amusement arcade at night tour near Kyoto Station
I'll take you on a private night tour to a modern amusement arcade in Kyoto. This will be a really fun and exciting time in Kyoto with me, a guide to Japanese pop culture. You may experience traditional and historical culture throughout the day at shrines and temples. Then, join this night trip to explore Japanese pop culture by playing cutting-edge arcade games. Send a message if you would want to modify the start time. By 10 p.m., children are permitted to enter amusement arcades with their parents. First, I'll offer a brief talk on Japanese amusement arcades and related pop culture. Following that, we have fun playing the arcade games below. In some arcade games the settings screen is only displayed in Japanese and I can help you to set them. 100-400JPY each play is the price. - Claw machines/Crane games/UFO catchers - Car racing games like Mario Kart - Air-hockey tables and basketball hoops - Dancing games with cutting-edge motion capture system - "Pachinko" a mechanical game originating in Japan - Unique and various token games originating in Japan This will be a really fun and exciting time in Kyoto with me, a Manga and Anime guide. Of course, I am a native of Kyoto, so feel free to ask for recommendations for neighborhood favorites.
Lacal Home Visit Tea Ceremony At Authentic Tea Room
I am a licensed teacher from the Omotesenke School Of Tea in Kyoto. I can help you understand the significance of the Way of Tea, and welcome all your questions. You can experience Japanese Tea Ceremony in our authentic Japanese style local home. We have very authentic tea room for aiming to let to people know our tea culture more deeper in correct way. I do not providing kimono in my class because of we will talk more about The Way Of Tea. We can introduce you kimono rental shop nearby if you needed. Please let me know in advance.I love to help you! You will learn Japanese tea history, How to participate in the tea ceremony,then you will watch demonstration and learn how to make Matcha. If you come with friends or family, you can make tea for each other. *Please let me know if you would like to use the chair in advance. * You can take your pictures during the class. * The class lasts for about 60-90 minutes. * Only participants for experience are available to enter tea ceremony room. * Please come to our place no later than 5 minutes before the experience. * Please be sure to check the location and time carefully before you come to class.
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