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When in Japan, don't miss the chance to experience the traditions of this fascinating country. Choose from a variety of classes in tea ceremony, calligraphy or zen meditation. Dress like a geisha, or stroll through town wearing a colorful kimono. Fans of Japan's martial arts can learn about the skills of the legendary ninja and samurai from masters. Book the best activities and read other travelers reviews on Veltra.
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  1. No.1
    Immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Put on a beautiful kimono and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD163.01

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Choose from over one hundred lovely kimonos and transform yourself for memorable photos in a studio. Children, friends and families are welcome for an enjoyable kimono experience.

    USD61.25

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    With women's, men's, and children's kimono available, the whole family can dress up and stroll the scenic streets and gardens and even try a delicious Nagoya-style meal!

    From USD49.40

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  4. Try out the elegant outfits worn by pilgrims during the Heian period, for cool pictures. Take a walk around Mt.Nachi, and experience the Kumanokodo Route in a whole new way!

    From USD19.76

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Stroll the streets of Nagoya in style with a beautiful and colorful kimono. Select from a variety of styles and explore the city while taking memorable photos in the gorgeous garment.
    English Available

    USD64.02

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Learn to write your name in traditional Japanese characters. Discover the art and beauty of Japanese writing through a calligraphy lesson given by a famous shodo artist, with English assistance.
    English Available

    From USD102.74

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Learn the fascinating art of shodo! Get to know the history and vibrant culture of Japan through its beautiful writing as an experienced teacher guides you on how to write like a true calligrapher.
    English Available

    From USD35.56

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Discover the art of the brush and ink. Learn how to write your name or favorite words in Japanese using traditional shodo calligraphy techniques from an award-winning English-speaking instructor.
    English Available

    From USD39.52

    Weekday
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. Entertain guests or family with special maiko performances in a private tea house in the heart of Kyoto. Enjoy sake and delicious Japanese cuisine for a memorable evening of refinement and culture.
    Meal Provided

    From USD237.10

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is the oldest such route in Japan. Travel part of the historic route in a comfortable taxi and visit Tsubosakadera, Okadera, Hasedera, Hokiin, and Nanendo Temples.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD357.13

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Soothe your mind with an elegant and peaceful tea ceremony in historic Nara, a short walk from Todaiji Temple. Located in a Showa era building, this tea ceremony takes you back to a quieter time.

    USD49.40

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Enjoy the taste of green matcha tea, and take a moment to relax while sightseeing! Learn the basics of tea ceremony from the friendly owner.

    From USD12.84

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Go sightseeing around Dazaifu and Yanagawa dressed in a beautiful kimono! Choose your favorite pattern, then enjoy taking pictures around the town.

    USD34.58

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Experience Zen in the monochromatic traditional Japanese art of shodo (calligraphy). Learn how to write kanji characters in a friendly environment and enjoy the meditative process of putting brush to paper and creating your own elegant works of art.
    English Available

    USD49.40

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Make your very own T-shirt after a short calligraphy lesson. Learn how to use the brush and ink before picking a favorite Japanese phrase or kanji to write on your shirt! Perfect way to make a memorable and personalized souvenir to take home!
    English Available

    USD48.30

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Perfect your ninja skills by dressing up as one in the streets of Matsue! Strike a pose in front of the castle and take awesome photos of yourself within the traditional Japanese castle town. Sizes available for both children and adults.

    USD21.34

    Daily
    2 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Put on a full kimono and step back through time to the Edo period. Take your oil-paper Japanese umbrella in hand and stroll along the 400-meter stretch of Udatsu Old Street. Take pictures as you explore the former center of aizome indigo dyeing.
    English Available

    USD24.70

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Ignite your fighting spirit for an intensive yet beginner-friendly aikido lesson. Learn the fundamentals of this self-defense martial art that uses the force of your hands and feet. Practice the basics with an experienced aikido master.
    English Available

    From USD49.79

    Group Discount
    Sun, Tue, Thu
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  19. Get dressed in a beautiful kimono and take a nice stroll around the tranquil Ritsurin Garden. With kimonos for children and yukata (light cotton kimono) for the summer, people of all ages can enjoy the seasonal views of the award winning garden.
    English Available

    USD56.51

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Follow the path of the monk, Kukai, by visiting the Yashima Temple, known to be one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Discover the history behind the Genpei War by visiting the battlegrounds and museum by taxi.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD76.56

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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