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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. Experience a traditional tea ceremony as performed by an elegant maiko. Take a sip of matcha green tea, meet a maiko up close for photo opportunities and memorable conversations.
    English Available

    From USD78.62

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Spend a night at the sacred Mt. Koya and take part in the morning prayers to experience the lifestyle of a monk. Explore the many World Heritage Buddhist temples with a convenient 2-day bus pass.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD173.69

    Daily
  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 USD49.37

    Weekday
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. 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

    USD54.85

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 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 USD23.70

    29%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD32.91

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 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

    From USD45.71

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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 USD91.42

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD73.13

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1 hour(s) (morning, evening)
  10. 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.

    USD78.99

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  11. 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

    USD98.73

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Join in an entertaining improvised samurai show filled with Osakan comedy and humor right before your eyes. Enjoy the action-packed stage where people of all ages can have a blast!

    USD32.00

    Tue, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  13. Journey to the sacred Mt. Koya on a speedy train from Osaka to spend a day exploring the Shingon Buddhist temples. Get a taste of a monk's lifestyle with a Buddhist-style vegetarian lunch.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD73.13

    Daily
  14. 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.

    USD45.71

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. 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 USD58.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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

    From USD58.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 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

    From USD58.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. 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

    From USD21.03

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. 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 USD45.42

    30%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. 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.

    USD54.85

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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