We all love eating all kinds these delicately prepared treats, but what if you could learn the secret to making these delicious morsels and show off your new skills to friends and family on returning home? This sushi-making workshop does just that teaching you the ingredients and technique necessary to make great sushi!
Follow your guide as they take you on a tour of a traditional Japanese garden before meeting a local ikebana enthusiast. Listen carefully as your instructor explains the theory this elegant and refined art form before finding your focus and trying your hand at it yourself.
This can be arranged in certain parts of Japan but most famously in Kyoto. Geisha are still very much a part of everyday life in Kyoto. To sit down and chat with one is a rare opportunity that most Japanese people will never experience.
Spend a night or two at a local farm with a friendly and inviting Japanese family. You can offer to help on the farm or you can use this opportunity to experience real-life situations in Japan. The type of farms we use depends on the season but mainly rice or fruit farms in rural parts […]
Washi, meaning, Japanese paper, is a traditional hand-made paper found and used throughout Japan. The process for making this is quite simple when shown how. This fun filled hour is great for families and small groups and certainly gives you a sense of achievement when completed.
Learn how to make your own healthy buckwheat noodles at a local restaurant/cookery school before sitting down for lunch to sample your Japanese culinary skills.
While staying at a Buddhist temple, many of them will offer a calligraphy workshop where you can spend an hour writing your own Buddhist script. Wake up the next morning at sunrise and join the chief monk for morning meditation.
Sake is Japanese wine, made from rice. Even though it’s called wine, the brewing process of sake is closer to that of beer. Usually made from a small number of ingredients (rice, koji and water), it can be served at room temperature, cold, or warm, depending on the quality of the sake and the season. […]
Japanese Tea Ceremony, also known as The Way of Tea, is an ancient Japanese art focused on the preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered Japanese green tea. Dating from before the 9th century, this traditional art is something you can experience on any of our tours that visit Kyoto. We can organise a traditional tea […]