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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. Try your hand at making Takoyaki, a popular Japanese delicacy made with chunks of octopus and batter. Learn to cook up the Osaka specialty while wearing an elegant Kimono.
    English Available

    From USD37.40

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Let the nostalgic streets of Gion mesmerize you with visits to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama. Get a group photo taken with a maiko or see a dance performance for a memorable time in Kyoto.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD93.49

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Change into a samurai or ninja and learn to sword fight. Practice the moves, then perform a fighting scene with a professional taking the supporting role.
    English Available

    From USD50.48

    Weekday
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. Experience the traditional culture of Japan in the "Way of the Tea," popularly known as Tea Ceremony. Learn to prepare a bowl of matcha green tea while wearing a graceful kimono.
    English Available

    USD68.25

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. From a collection of nearly 4,000 colorful and decorative kimonos, find a perfect one to embellish yourself in. Go on a stroll through Osaka and take stylish photos during your journey.
    Special

    From USD24.23

    29%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Walk through the busy streets of Osaka in a lovely kimono with your significant other. Have a matching look for a picture-perfect moment during your time in Japan.
    Special

    From USD46.45

    30%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Learn the traditional way to dress yourself in a fashionable cotton summer kimono. After your lesson with your English-speaking teacher, take the yukata set home as a souvenir of your visit to Japan!
    English Available

    From USD74.79

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1 hour(s) (morning, evening)
  8. Feel the rhythm of Japanese traditional taiko drumming in Osaka. No experience or Japanese language needed, just come on in and leave with a great memory.

    USD80.78

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  9. Get an introduction to writing with brush and ink in a calligraphy class located in Osaka. Learn the basics from a helpful teacher and hang your finished piece on a scroll to take home.
    English Available

    USD100.97

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. Experience a traditional tea ceremony with Japanese confectioneries. As you sip on a bowl of matcha green tea, meet a Maiko up close for photo opportunities and memorable conversations.
    English Available

    USD91.62

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Learn how to make one of Japan's most popular dish, okonomiyaki! Cook up a storm in a traditional Japanese kitchen while wearing a Kimono for a truly memorable experience.
    English Available

    USD91.62

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Discover the flavors of Japan as you get to know their culinary history. Cook like a local with basic lessons to making sushi, miso soup, and more with an experienced English-speaking chef.
    English Available

    USD93.49

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Discover the colorful art of Japanese origami! Create beautiful figures by folding Japanese rice papers as a teacher shows you how it's done. A great activity for families and friends.
    English Available

    USD28.05

    Daily
    0.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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

    USD46.75

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Transform into a famous character from Japanese culture or try on a Japanese kimono. Then enjoy a fun cosplay photo shoot against one of eight different backgrounds.
    English Available

    USD56.09

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. Learn the basics of swordplay and the distinctive posture and behavior of the samurai! Professional actors will teach you using actual bamboo swords, like those used in stage performances or films.

    USD25.24

    Mon, Wed, Sat
    1 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Try your choice of either modern stylish or classic traditional dressing, whichever you like. This makes for a wonderful chance to see a festival or watch the fireworks together in a light kimono.

    USD56.09

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Set out around town for sightseeing or a date in a lovely kimono. This includes both the kimono rental and dressing for a hassle free experience.

    USD56.09

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Enjoy kimono easily with your choice of bag and sash to match your outfit. Once dressed up, you can go out around town on a walk or having fun.

    From USD56.09

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. This is an unguided tour allowing you to explore Mt. Koya. With an included bus pass for Mt. Koya, and lunch, this is a convenient way to tour the area.
    Meal Provided

    USD93.49

    Daily
    (morning)

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