Japanese Traditional Arts, Crafts, Culture, Sport
All of which we can arrange
For English speaking guests
- Imperial Hotel (Toko-an)
- Hotel Okura (Chosho-an)
- Hotel New Otani (Seiseian)
- Chado Kaikan (By Chado Bunka Shinkoukai)
- Happoen (Muan)
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging available in Tokyo and Kyoto for an afternoon or longer course.
Japan is well known for its fine ceramic work. If you have an interest in taking a pottery class we can arrange this for you at several different locations throughout Japan. One of the main ceramic centers is at Mashiko, a town two hours to the north of Tokyo and famed for its ceramic wares.
For many the Kimono is the most potent symbol of ordinary Japanese life. Before WW2 kimonos were the everyday wear of most Japanese women. These days they are reserved more for special occasions although you will see some older ladies out and about doing their daily shopping in full kimono wear! If you fancy trying a kimono and getting some pictures of you fully dressed in this most Japanese of styles then we can arrange this for you in Kyoto. And for the guys there are opportunities to dress in full samurai garb! Just let us know if this tickles your fancy and we’ll make the arrangements for you.
GEISHA STREET WALK
We offer walking tour of the Geisha districts of Kyoto and will enable you to catch a glimpse of Geisha as they prepare for their evening appointments. If you would like a more intimate experience we can also arrange drinks and a light meal with a Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
if you would like to learn more about preparing this healthy and exquisitely presented Japanese food then we can assist you with arranging cookery classes and longer courses.
If you are interested in fine dining we can offer suggestions.
A vast to the sumo stables can be arranged if a match coordinates with your dates
Luxury golf on Okinawa at Kanucha
To suit all budgets
Also available are visits to Kimono purchase, silk, paper, lacquer, bamboo and dolls.