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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
    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 USD18.90

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    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

    USD62.37

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    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

    USD28.35

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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 USD113.40

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. 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

    USD51.97

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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!

    USD53.01

    Thu
    (afternoon)
  7. 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 USD153.07

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Dress yourself up in a fashionable kimono in the heart of Asakusa. Select from nearly 3,000 gorgeous designs to find a perfect one for an unforgettable time in Tokyo.
    Special

    From USD30.98

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD112.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Get dressed in a pretty Japanese kimono, and explore the traditional streets of Asakusa in style. Lots of different patterns to choose from, and the owner will be happy to give you sightseeing tips!
    English Available
    Special

    From USD33.07

    Daily
    (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

    USD36.38

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  12. 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 USD141.75

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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

    USD76.54

    Daily
    1.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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 USD47.25

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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

    USD18.90

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  16. 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 USD70.68

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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 USD33.07

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 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 USD159.30

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD68.34

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. Come experience an authentic tea ceremony which boasts a history of over 800 years. You can also savor some wagashi sweets and learn about the confectionery arts with an English led class.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD141.75

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    (morning, afternoon)

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