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Kyoto EDITOR'S PICKS
Top Rainy Day Activities in Kyoto
Don't let the wet weather make you take a raincheck on your Kyoto holiday! Try your hand at making traditional wagashi, handmade pottery or your own furoshiki using shibori cloth dyeing technique. Go to a dinner show or have a tea ceremony and get to meet maiko. Make reservations to dine at a ninja restaurant or train to be one yourself. VELTRA has you covered with a wide variety of weather-friendly tours and activities to help you enjoy your stay in Japan's Eternal City—rain or shine!
10Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Enter the enchanting world of old Kyoto at the Nishijin Tondaya estate, where you can tour the machiya before taking part in a tea ceremony, dressing in silk kimono or enjoying a Kyoto lunch.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD9.88

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD144.18

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Relax with your group and enjoy a private performance by a maiko in a classic high-end Japanese restaurant. Savor a delicious kaiseki dinner, lunch or a few drinks in the heart of Kyoto.
    Meal Provided

    From USD118.87

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese Calligraphy, also known as Shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto house and learn to elegantly scribe Kanji characters.
    English Available

    USD37.53

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Led by a genuine ninja who trained in Iga, the homeland of ninjas. Learn the tricks and stealthy moves of these iconic spies. Participants will receive a Ninja License after the course!
    English Available

    From USD73.15

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Select either a pair of jeans or T-shirt to dye your original design. Use colors of your choice and traditional shibori tye-die methods to make a perfect gift or souvenir from Kyoto.

    From USD25.60

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

    USD29.63

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. Learn hand forming techniques and make a mug, rice bowl, or plate! Just a stone's throw from one of Kyoto's most famous temples, take a creative break from sightseeing.
    English Available

    From USD24.51

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Visit a traditional Japanese townhouse and learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement, Ikebana. Make use of delicate flowers and create a unique arrangement for the season.
    English Available

    USD58.26

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Learn the traditional method of dyeing intricate patterns on cloth, and choose your favorite sketch from more than 200 types or bring your own sketch. You can take your work home on the same day.

    From USD22.86

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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