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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
    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

    From USD76.60

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    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 USD113.49

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. No.3
    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 USD153.19

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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 USD33.10

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. 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.
    Special

    From USD33.10

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 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 USD47.29

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD114.91

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  8. Feel the beat in an energetic taiko lesson with an English speaking guide. The sound of the wadaiko drum will echo through the room as you strike and play in a casual, fun and exciting class.
    English Available

    USD20.43

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  9. Experience the new taiko drum entertainment show MANGEKYO, performed by world-famous drum unit, DRUM TAO. The throbbing beats and powerful performances with teamLab's digital projections and Junko Koshino's costume designs are sure to delight.

    From USD66.20

    13%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  10. Step into the world of authentic Japanese music by learning how to play a traditional koto harp. Beginners and children can get familiar with the beautiful instrument and learn how to play a simple piece.
    English Available

    From USD63.46

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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 USD141.86

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD18.91

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Experience a modern counter-top tea ceremony held by a professional tea master in the Kabukiza Tower in Ginza. After your lesson, the matcha green tea and tea ceremony set are yours to keep!
    English Available

    USD58.26

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD70.74

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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

    USD52.02

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  16. Try four cultural activities at once! Immerse yourself in the beauty of Japanese calligraphy, kimono dress-up, origami, tea ceremony and watch an elegant dance by a lovely geisha with a complimentary cup of matcha green tea and sweets.

    USD28.37

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Ignite your fighting spirit and train hard to become a virtual ninja! Venture out for a VR quest at the temple grounds. Unsheath your katana and unleash star blades with your iconic moves to defeat the tattered zombie warriors and monsters!
    English Available

    From USD70.74

    15%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 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

    USD18.91

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  19. 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

    USD36.41

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  20. Explore Asakusa and feel the atmosphere of historic Tokyo as you ride in a rickshaw. Your driver will take you to the hidden gems of Edo era Tokyo. English-speaking drivers are available.

    From USD28.37

    Daily
    0.5 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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