Why Choose Us?

Kyoto local experts offer you cultural opportunities with warm hospitality at an authentic Kyoto machiya house.

  • Extensive Culture Courses

    You can choose the course you like from WAK JAPAN's wide variety of culture programs, ranging from authentic tea ceremony to Japanese paper craft.

  • Warm Hospitality

    WAK JAPAN's instructors and staff, all women, are local experts, all deeply knowledgeable about their field and passionate about supporting travellers.

  • Tailored to you

    WAK JAPAN would like to make efforts to respond to all of your requests. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your concerns or requests.

Popular Activities

  • Tea ceremony with Kimono at Toyokuni Shrine (Private)

    WAK JAPAN offers authentic tea ceremony at a traditional tea room in a Shinto shrine ground. Before or after the tea ceremony experience, customers can take a walk around beautiful tea garden as well as Toyokuni jinja Shrine that enshrines a famous ruler in the 16th century, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Details ・This experience is a private program. ・Time required approx 90 minutes ・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00.・Price 1pax     :38,880 yen (include tax) 2pax/or more :19,440 yen for per person (include tax) *Please make a reservation beforehand 1 week ago. Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2. Max group size:…

    WAK JAPAN offers authentic tea ceremony at a traditional tea room in a Shinto shrine ground. Before or after the tea ceremony experience, customers ca

  • ZEN Meditation & Buddhist Vegetarian Meal (Private)

    This is one of WAK JAPAN’s special arrangement programs featuring the world of  ZEN. First, a ZEN monk in a private temple explains the mini lecture of ZEN and teaches how to do ZAZEN, zen meditation. Then, you can enjoy a ZEN vegetarian lunch made on the philosophy of ZEN culture, along with the explanation by a cook. Details ・Time required approx 2 hours. ( 10:00 Pick up at the hotel lobby) 10:30 Arrive at the temple. Zen meditation and walk around the garden 11:30 Buddhist Vegetarian Lunch  *Chef gives an explanation and philosophy of the Zen meal. 12:30 Leave the temple for the hotel (13:00 Tour finishes at the…

    This is one of WAK JAPAN's special arrangement programs featuring the world of  ZEN. First, a ZEN monk in a private temple explains the mini lecture o

  • Hemp Accessory Making (Private)

    This is a private program making a hemp accessory as a souvenir of Japan. Hemp is regarded as a sacred plant especially in the world of Shinto. They will purify yourself as well as your home. Details ・Time required approx 90 minutes ・You can decide the start time. ・Price 1pax     :32,400 yen (tax included) 2pax/or more :16,200 yen for per person(tax included) *Please make a reservation beforehand 1 week ago. Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2. Max group size: approximately 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. The same rate applicable to more than 4 year-old child.…

    This is a private program making a hemp accessory as a souvenir of Japan. Hemp is regarded as a sacred plant especially in the world of Shinto. They w

  • Extensive Cultural Experience Course

     A reasonably-priced course of 6 shared group programs aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture during your stay. It would be an ideal experience for short-trip traveler as well as for the second-time visitors.  (This is a group shared program, not a private one.)

     A reasonably-priced course of 6 shared group programs aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture during your stay. It would

  • FUSHIMI INARI Visit And Sake Tasting Tour

    Firstly, we walk around a famous shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha with thounsands of redshinto gates. After that, a WAK attendant will take you to the Fushimi sake district.You can learn about the history of sake and how to brew it, along with a sake tasting ata sake museum. Then, walk toward the Fushimi shopping district.At the liquor shop located in the center of the district, you can taste sake you like from80 kinds of sake. Details ・Walk through the red torii tunnels of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.・Visit a sake museum then move to a liquor shop for a few cups of sake tasting.・You can choose 3 cups of sake from…

    Firstly, we walk around a famous shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha with thounsands of redshinto gates. After that, a WAK attendant will take you to the Fus

  • NISHIKI food market walk, SAKE tasting and Rolled Sushi Cooking Tour

    First, you can stroll around Nishiki Food Market while stopping by some interestingshops with a WAK JAPAN’s English speaking staff.After that, let’s start cooking rolled sushi at a WAK JAPAN’s kitchen using freshingredients bought at the Nishiki Market. A WAK JAPAN’s cooking instructor willcarefully teach you how to cook them in English.Along with rolled sushi, clear soup, a vegetable dish and fruit are also provided. Details ・Walk through Nishiki food market.・Reach a former sake brewery for sake tasting.・Finally W AK house for cooking by using ingredients bought at the market.・Time required approx 3.5h・Available time:Thursday,Friday,Saturday(14:30~18:00)・Price 1pax     :21,384yen(tax included)2pax/or more :13,932yen for per person(tax included) *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago. Notes…

    First, you can stroll around Nishiki Food Market while stopping by some interestingshops with a WAK JAPAN's English speaking staff.After that, let's s

  • Japanese Sweet (Private)

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s popular programs featuring a Japanese sweet cookingusing matcha or other Japanese ingredients. It would be a memorable tea ceremonywith a Japanese sweet you made. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1.5h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00.・Price1pax     :12,312yen(include tax)2pax/or more :10,152yen for per person(include tax) *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago. Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2. Max group size: approximately 9 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. The same rate applicable to more than 4 year-old child.For children under 3…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's popular programs featuring a Japanese sweet cookingusing matcha or other Japanese ingredients. It would be a memorable

  • Origami

    Origami is a traditional art which transforms a sheet of paper into a variety of shapes,such as animals and flowers through folding techniques. Origami expresses Japaneseunique sense of creativity. Details ・Time required approx 1h・We have several different start time please choose your best.*To make a reservation on the day, please use Contact us. Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2. Max group size: approximately 9 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. The same rate applicable to more than 4 year-old child.For children under 3 years old, we may be able to make arrangements privately so please…

    Origami is a traditional art which transforms a sheet of paper into a variety of shapes,such as animals and flowers through folding techniques. Origam

  • Tea Ceremony+Kimono Course

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono. You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the following description on each kimono.

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono. You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the

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