Culture Vulture: Japan's Top Cultural Experiences, Japan tours & activities, fun things to do in Japan | VELTRA

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Culture Vulture: Japan's Top Cultural Experiences
Whether you're a first-time or returning visitor to Japan, VELTRA has many cultural activities to choose from. Learn to play taiko drums or koto, arrange flowers in an ikebana class, perfect your Japanese calligraphy, participate in a traditional tea ceremony, wear a yukata (sujmmer kimono) and more.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Learn how to wear a yukata (light cotton kimono) and obi sash, which you will then get to take home! Then take part in a traditional tea ceremony.
    English Available

    From USD152.29

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Learn how to make two of Japan's most famous dishes- tempura and sushi! After cooking up a storm, sit down to enjoy the delicacies you created.

    From USD111.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Step into the world of Japanese traditional music through this koto lesson. Get familiar with the beautiful instrument and learn how to play a simple piece!
    English Available

    From USD54.33

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Find the perfect balance of flowers and space which characterizes Japanese flower arrangements, and feel the beauty of the seasons during this fun class.
    English Available

    From USD75.23

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Learn about the traditional Japanese art of shodo, ink brush calligraphy. Focus your mind, and create your own unique calligraphy piece!
    English Available

    From USD54.33

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Feel the beat in an energetic taiko lesson with an English speaking guide. The sound of the wadaiko drum will echo through the room as you strike and play in a casual, fun and exciting class.
    English Available

    USD20.90

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. Cook up some tasty looking food samples, the perfect thing to do in Tokyo! Try your hand at creating your own plastic food art for a unique bit of local culture. From sweets to sushi, take your pick.

    From USD12.54

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. Stroll the streets of Asakusa in a fashionable and comfortable yukata. The lightweight kimono is perfect for the hot summer days. Take all the time you need for photos and even take home the entire yukata set as a souvenir of your holiday in Japan!
    English Available

    USD116.09

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  9. Furoshiki are a type of Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes and gifts, even water bottles. Combine fabric folding and the art of origami paper folding for two artistic programs.
    English Available

    USD62.69

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)