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Dinner of Kyoto cuisine and full-fledged entertainment with Maiko and Geiko at “chaya” in Gion [2h]

  Our staff members can accompany you for “Ochaya” (banquet houses to play with Maiko and Geiko), where only members are accepted. No first-time customers without referral of member are accepted here. You can enjoy dinner with Kyoto’s seasonal cuisine, dance performance of Maiko (apprentice Geisha) and/or Geiko (Geisha is called “Geiko” in Kyoto), and Japanese elegant “Ozashiki” culture with Maiko and Geiko. Japanese traditional entertainment with Maiko and Geiko is provided at “Ochaya”. Route and Time Dinner of Kyoto cuisine and full-fledged entertainment with Maiko and Geiko at “chaya” in Gion [2h]

Experience of dinner and entertainment with Maiko and Geiko in Gion [2h]

  In this experience program, you can enjoy Kyoto’s seasonal cuisine and dance performance by Maiko (apprentice Geisha) and Geiko (Geisha is called “Geiko” in Kyoto), a Japanese traditional entertainment. Route and Time Experience of dinner and entertainment with Maiko and Geiko in Gion [2h]

Experience of Japanese tea ceremony wearing kimono [2h]

  We will dress you in beautiful kimono, and you can participate in the traditional tea ceremony. Route and Time Experience of Japanese tea ceremony wearing kimono [2h]

Experience of real Zen meditation class at Zen Temple [2h]

  You can learn and practice the Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation to improve your EQ (resilience, open-mindedness, self-awareness, and empathy). Route and Time Experience of real Zen meditation class at Zen Temple [2h]

Visit a “Kiyomizu-Yaki” pottery studio and learning about the process by making our pottery [1.5h]

  Tour one of the finest “Kiyomizu-Yaki” pottery studios. Touch the history and beauty while learning about the process of making “Kiyomizu-Yaki” pottery. Route and Time Visit a “Kiyomizu-Yaki” pottery studio and learning about the process by making our pottery [1.5h]

Visit to a Yuzen dyeing studio and try your hand at cloth-dyeing [3h]

  Tour one of the finest “Kyo-Uzen” cloth-dyeing studios in Kyoto. You can create your original small Yuzen item. Route and Time Tour one of the finest “Kyo-Uzen” cloth-dyeing studios in Kyoto. You can create your original small Yuzen item.

Japanese garden and aesthetic sense [Total 4-6h]

  The 4 temples in this course will give you a glimpse of the unique Japanese aesthetics. All 4 temples are known for their beautiful gardens and architectural styles, but they are not yet popular enough to get crowded. Recommend for those who would like to touch the essence of unexampled Japanese aesthetics. Whether you are visiting Kyoto for the first time, or whether you are a repeater, this course will certainly change your image of Kyoto. You will also enjoy the idyllic country side. A taxi will help you go around efficiently. Route and Time Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion) (30min) >> Shisen-do Temple (30min) >> Manshu-in-monzeki Temple (30min) >> …

The Garden Course (East) [Total 6h]

  We have selected beautiful gardens in the eastern part of Kyoto. This plan includes the Shugakuin Rikyu Imperial Villa where special reservation in advance is required. Route and Time Tofuku-ji Temple (60mim) >> Shoren-in Temple (60min) >> (Lunch break 60min) >> Shugakuin Rikyu Imperial Villa (120min) [ Total: 6h ] (transportation : mainly taxi) *Total Time would be 8h with public transportation.

The Garden Course (West) [Total 6h]

  We have selected beautiful gardens in the western part of Kyoto. This plan includes the Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa where special reservation in advance is required. Route and Time Ryoan-ji Temple (30mim) >> Koke-dera Temple (60min) >> (Lunch break 60min) >> Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa (120min) [ Total: 6h ] (transportation : mainly taxi) *Total Time would be 8h with public transportation.

Kyoto as seen from the mountains! (East) [Total 6-8h]

  Kyoto is located in a basin with level land within. In this plan, you can view the city of Kyoto from the mountains, which have watched Kyoto for thousands of years. From the past, Japanese people have believed that gods resided in the mountains, so by the temples and shrines in the mountains, you might feel as if something inside you get awakened. This plan is recommended for repeaters who would like to revisit Kyoto in the long history. Route and Time Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple (60min) >> Kurama-dera Temple (90min) >> Path of Roots (60min) >> Kifune-jinja Shrine (60min) [ TOTAL:6-8h (plus lunch break) ] (transportation : mainly by …

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