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.・Price1pax     :39,600 yen (include tax)2pax/or more :19,800 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: approximately 9 people3. The same rate…

    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 garden11:30 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 hotel lobby)  ・Price1pax     :52,800 yen…

    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.  ・Price1pax     :33,000 yen (tax included)2pax/or more :16,500 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.For children under 3 years…

    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 equipped on Mt. Inari.  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.  You can enjoy an eco-friendly tour with local sake as well as with off the beaten track. Details ・Walk through the red torii tunnels of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.・Visit a sake…

    Firstly, we walk around a famous shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha with thounsands of redshinto gates equipped on Mt. Inari.  After that, a WAK attendant w

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

    First, you can stroll around Nishiki Food Market while stopping by some interesting shops with a WAK JAPAN’s English speaking staff.After that, let’s start cooking rolled sushi at a WAK JAPAN’s kitchen using fresh ingredients bought at the Nishiki Market. A WAK JAPAN’s cooking instructor will carefully 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     :21,780 yen (tax included)2pax/or more :14,190 yen for per person (tax included) *Please…

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

  • Japanese Sweet (Private)

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s popular programs at WAK JAPAN’s Kyomachiya, featuring a Japanese sweet cooking using matcha or other Japanese ingredients. It would be a memorable tea time with 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. ・Price 1pax     :12,540 yen (include tax) 2pax/or more :10,340 yen 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…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's popular programs at WAK JAPAN's Kyomachiya, featuring a Japanese sweet cooking using matcha or other Japanese ingredien

  • 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 proceed to the reservation step and 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…

    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 from our rich collection with more than 200 kimonos. Also hair arranging for kimono for women is included along with dressing up in kimono. Authentic tea ceremony, genuine kimono dress up, genuine matcha tea made in Kyoto with well-experienced tea master at Kyo-machiya traditional wooden house. It would be a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience during your trip.  Please refer to the following description on each kimono. Casual Kimono Available for any occasions and places except some formal events. Number of people: 1 Price per person 9,900 yen Number of people: 2…

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

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