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Wakwak-kan is located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The town’s atmosphere as well as the street names remind us of the long history of Kyoto. The town’s name of Wakwak-kan, Tenshu-cho, seems to have come from the church of the Tenshu sect in the 16th century.

There are some old buildings like Wakwak-kan remaining between modern high-rise condos. To preserve these historical buildings and pass them down to next generation is a big concern of Kyoto. We have to preserve the building of Wakwak-kan and keep providing visitors with Japanese cultural activities as long as Wak Japan survives.

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Facility name Wakwak-kan
Business hours 9:00AM-6:00PM
Contact information TEL:+81 (0)75 212 9993
FAX:+81 (0)75 212 9994
Address 761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812
Directions train:5 min-walk from Subway Marutamachi  Stn, Exit No.7.
Overview of the building The building of Wakwak-kan, located in the center of Kyoto, was built around 1910. Formally, it was the residence of the sake producer which extends to the street at the back. (Sakaimachi st.) Various features of the middle-class merchant’s machiya remain in the house.

Features of the townhouse that merchants on the class of the middle class lived has remained variety .

Culture Experience Courses at Wakwak-kanで体験できるコース

  • 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... Read More

    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

  • 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 be an ideal experience for short-trip traveler as

  • Japanese Bento (Private)

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a Bento cooking at WAK JAPAN’s machiya house. You can enjoy making your original bento with anime character face or kawaii images! Details ・This experience is a private... Read More

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a Bento cooking at WAK JAPAN's machiya house. You can enjoy making your original bento with anime character face or kawaii images! Details

  • Flower Arrangement+Kimono Course

    This program features an Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging 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. Casual Kimono Available for any occasions... Read More

    This program features an Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging experience in kimono. You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the following description on ea

  • Kimono Wearing Course

    You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. 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... Read More

    You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the following description on each kimono. Casual Kimono Available for any occasions and places except some forma

  • Calligraphy+Kimono Course

    This program features dressing up in kimono and a calligraphy learning.First, you dress up in kimono and take photos at WAK’s machiya garden, then take off kimono and change to your clothes.After that, please enjoy Japanese calligraphy. Casual... Read More

    This program features dressing up in kimono and a calligraphy learning.First, you dress up in kimono and take photos at WAK's machiya garden, then take off kimono and change to your clothes.After that

  • Origami+Kimono Course

    This program features an origami learning 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. Casual Kimono Available for any occasions and places except... Read More

    This program features an origami learning 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. Casual

  • Koto(Private)

    Koto is a traditional Japanese instrument with thirteen strings. Its sound features distinctive deep tones. This program is instructed by a professional Koto player.Please enjoy beautiful, soft Koto tones that have been loved by Japanese people since... Read More

    Koto is a traditional Japanese instrument with thirteen strings. Its sound features distinctive deep tones. This program is instructed by a professional Koto player.Please enjoy beautiful, soft Koto t

  • Shakuhachi (Private)

    Playing Shakuhachi (a five-holed bamboo Japanese flute) Details ・Time required approx 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00.・Price1pax     :12,312yen (tax included)2pax/or more :10,152yen for per person(tax... Read More

    Playing Shakuhachi (a five-holed bamboo Japanese flute)Details・Time required approx 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00.・Price1pax     :12,312yen (tax included)2pax/or mo

  • Japanese Language

    A WAK JAPAN’s experienced Japanese teacher teaches Japanese for children as well as for adults.They will be able to talk about themselves in Japanese after 60-minute-lesson. Details ・Time required approx... Read More

    A WAK JAPAN's experienced Japanese teacher teaches Japanese for children as well as for adults.They will be able to talk about themselves in Japanese after 60-minute-lesson.Details・Time required appro

  • 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... Read More

    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

  • Rolled Sushi(Private)

    A WAK JAPAN’s cooking instructor carefully explains about how to make a rolled sushi in order that foreign customers can make it easily.Along with rolled sushi, a vegetabe dish and miso soup or clear soup as well as fruit are... Read More

    A WAK JAPAN's cooking instructor carefully explains about how to make a rolled sushi in order that foreign customers can make it easily.Along with rolled sushi, a vegetabe dish and miso soup or clear

  • Rolled Sushi

    A WAK JAPAN’s cooking instructor carefully explains about how to make a rolled sushi in order that foreign customers can make it easily.Along with rolled sushi, a vegetabe dish and miso soup or clear soup as well as fruit are... Read More

    A WAK JAPAN's cooking instructor carefully explains about how to make a rolled sushi in order that foreign customers can make it easily.Along with rolled sushi, a vegetabe dish and miso soup or clear

  • Teriyaki Chicken(Private)

    This is a cooking program featuring Teriyaki chicken.The WAK JAPAN’s original cooking method allows foreign cutomers to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with a main course, miso soup or clear soup, a vegetable dish and fruit are... Read More

    This is a cooking program featuring Teriyaki chicken.The WAK JAPAN's original cooking method allows foreign cutomers to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with a main course, miso soup or

  • Teriyaki Chicken

    This is a cooking program featuring Teriyaki chicken.The WAK JAPAN’s original cooking method allows foreign cutomers to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with a main course, miso soup or clear soup, a vegetable dish and fruit are... Read More

    This is a cooking program featuring Teriyaki chicken.The WAK JAPAN's original cooking method allows foreign cutomers to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with a main course, miso soup or

  • Obanzai(Private)

    You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto usingmany kinds of local vegetables. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1.5h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from... Read More

    You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto usingmany kinds of local vegetables.Details・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1.5h・Please tell us a

  • Obanzai

    You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto using many kinds of local vegetables. Details ・Time required approx 1.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(11:30-,16:30-,)*Please make a... Read More

    You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto using many kinds of local vegetables.Details・Time required approx 1.5h・We have several different start time please choose you

  • Calligraphy(Private)

    Japanese Calligraphy – The one reflecting your own mind Calligraphy is said to reflect the writer’s mind as well as their writing skill. During this program, you can create your own calligraphy after a few practice attempts.You are able to... Read More

    Japanese Calligraphy - The one reflecting your own mind Calligraphy is said to reflect the writer's mind as well as their writing skill. During this program, you can create your own calligraphy after

  • Calligraphy

    Japanese Calligraphy– The one reflecting your own mind Calligraphy is said to reflect the writer’s mind as well as their writing skill. During this program, you can create your own calligraphy after a few practice attempts.You are able to... Read More

    Japanese Calligraphy- The one reflecting your own mind Calligraphy is said to reflect the writer's mind as well as their writing skill. During this program, you can create your own calligraphy after a

  • Origami(Private)

    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 ・This experience is a private... Read More

    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.Det

  • 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... Read More

    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.Det

  • Flower Arrangement(Private)

    Feel an aesthetic sense for an empty space, particularly seen in Japan.You can enjoy a flower arranging class while learning the difference between a Japanese arranging style and a western one. Ikebana, a Japanese flower arrangement expresses the... Read More

    Feel an aesthetic sense for an empty space, particularly seen in Japan.You can enjoy a flower arranging class while learning the difference between a Japanese arranging style and a western one. Ikeban

  • Flower Arrangement

    Feel an aesthetic sense for an empty space, particularly seen in Japan.You can enjoy a flower arranging class while learning the difference between aJapanese arranging style and a western one. Ikebana, a Japanese flower arrangement expresses the beauty... Read More

    Feel an aesthetic sense for an empty space, particularly seen in Japan.You can enjoy a flower arranging class while learning the difference between aJapanese arranging style and a western one. Ikebana

  • 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 following description on each kimono. Casual

  • Tea Ceremony

    In this program, you can try making a cup of tea under an instructor’s guidance as well as learn a wide range of Japanese culture including tea room and tea tools, along with the history of the Way of Tea. Details ・Time required approx 1h・We... Read More

    In this program, you can try making a cup of tea under an instructor's guidance as well as learn a wide range of Japanese culture including tea room and tea tools, along with the history of the Way of

わくわく館 Wakwak-kan

電車:「烏丸御池駅」下車、徒歩5分
〒604-0812 京都市中京区高倉通り二条上る天守町761「わくわく館」
train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812

京都和心館 Kyoto Washin-kan

電車:京阪「七条駅」下車、徒歩10分
バス:「博物館三十三間堂前(バス)」下車、徒歩5分
〒605-0933 京都市東山区大和大路通り正面下る大和大路1丁目533番地3
train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812