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Get to know the rich and fascinating culture of Japan through traditional forms of art that have charmed visitors for centuries. From tea houses hidden in the backstreets of Tokyo, to cloth dyeing, kimono classes, music lessons and flower arrangement -- the cultural activities you can enjoy are almost endless.
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  1. No.1
    Learn from the ninja masters of the Musashi Clan and train in real ninjutsu. Try throwing ninja stars, practicing meditation, and see real ninja weapons in the heart of Tokyo!
    English Available

    From USD118.44

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    Watch professional sumo wrestlers during their morning practice in the famous sumo stables of Ryogoku. Experience the power of a sumo match up close.
    English Available

    USD79.95

    Daily
    1.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    Feel like a real princess in luxurious silk kimono and dramatic hair accessories! Enjoy the photo session solo, or with friends and family in a comfortable indoor studio. Men, women and children are welcome!
    English Available

    From USD73.83

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Get a feel for the Tokyo of yore on this fun rickshaw tour of Asakusa! See temples and buildings that retain the feel of ancient Edo as you ride in style!

    From USD19.74

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Make your way to the Ninja Castle where resident shinobis will serve and entertain you for an unforgettable time in Tokyo. Reserve a table for an entertaining dinner performance filled with exciting ninja magic and delicious thematic Japanese dishes.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD49.15

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Learn the basics of fighting with a katana sword, and get in touch with your inner samurai. Open to everyone from beginners to martial artists, come learn the art of the sword in central Tokyo.
    English Available

    From USD148.05

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. See powerful sumo wrestlers train up close and gain an in-depth understanding of their traditional world. After you delve into the world of this beloved Japanese national sport, you may even be able to take pictures with the wrestlers after practice!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD117.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Sample 10 cups of premium and locally-harvested Japanese sencha and matcha green tea in downtown Tokyo. Watch a tea master whisk and prepare each cup and let the delicate sweetness of red bean paste mochi rice cake balance the rich bitterness of tea.
    English Available

    USD29.61

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Encounter the world of tea in a quaint tearoom located near the famous Kabukiza in Ginza. With a friendly English-speaking tea master, learn more about the ceremony with delicious tea and sweets.
    English Available

    From USD34.55

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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 workshops in a studio right by Tokyo Tower!
    English Available

    USD65.14

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Learn how to make your own perfect cup of Japanese tea using high-end matcha green tea with an English-speaking instructor. Enjoy the tea with some Japanese sweets in a cute cafe in Asakusa.
    English Available

    USD38.00

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  12. Learn the basics of sumo wrestling from former rikishi or wrestlers. Wear mawashi (loincloth), get inside the ring and try to beat your opponent in a practice match. Available for both men and women.

    From USD34.55

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. Immerse yourself in the world of Buddhism as you take part in an authentic Zazen meditation experience in a historical temple. Listen to the calming chants as you find peace while the Buddhist monk reads the sacred scriptures aloud.
    English Available

    USD83.60

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Experience the heart of sado, the Way of Tea, in this hidden teahouse near central Shibuya. Take in the serene atmosphere, and savor a quiet bowl of matcha prepared by a tea master.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD54.29

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  15. Dress in a beautiful kimono and walk through lovely Asakusa! Choose your favorite kimono from a huge selection of designs. Everything from the traditional to modern and cute is available.
    English Available

    From USD49.35

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. Put brush to paper and watch magnificent drawings take shape. Learn the basics of Japanese Sumie painting in a fun lesson with a friendly English speaking teacher, in the heart of Tokyo.
    English Available

    USD19.74

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  17. Wear a beautiful kimono of your choice, take pictures and explore the city dressed to impress. We will store your clothes and belongings for you!

    USD55.37

    Thu
    (afternoon)
  18. Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony held in a traditional tatami matted room. Wear a beautiful kimono as you take part in a ceremony held by a professional tea master who will explain the art of tea in English.
    English Available

    From USD159.88

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Learn how to wear a yukata (light cotton kimono) and obi sash, which you will then get to take home! Take part in a traditional tea ceremony where you can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea with an English-speaking tea master.
    English Available

    From USD166.39

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Learn about the traditional Japanese art of tea, explained by professional tea masters. Enjoy a cup of matcha tea and sweets in a serene tatami tea room.
    English Available

    From USD71.38

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)

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