What is the difference between Home Visit & Cultural Experiences and Short Cultural Experiences?

main difference is that Home Visit Programs take place at a local family’s house while short courses take place at WAK JAPAN’s machiya townhouse.

  • Tea Ceremony at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring Tea Ceremony at an instructor’s home. This program features an authentic tea ceremony at an instructor’s home under the instruction by a tea expert. You can get acquainted with the world of tea ceremony in a tranquil private space. It would be an unforgettable memory in Kyoto.  Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 2.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring Tea Ceremony at an instructor's home. This program features an authentic tea ceremony at an instructor's home under the instruction by a tea

  • Tea Ceremony with kimono at a Local Home (Formal course)

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring Tea Ceremony at an instructor’s home. As part of this program, you can experience a Tea ceremony while enjoying being dressing up in a long-sleeved Kyo-yuzen brand kimono, which is recognized as one of the traditional Japanese crafts featuring colorful and gorgeous as well as classical patterns.  Details ・Time required approx 3h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago. Formal Kimono (private program) Made in silk. Long sleeves called Furisode for women and Hakama, divided skirt and Haori, formal half-coat for men. For special events such as the coming-of-age day, graduation ceremonies or…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring Tea Ceremony at an instructor's home. As part of this program, you can experience a Tea ceremony while enjoying being dressing up in a long-s

  • Wearing Kimono at a Local Home (Formal course)

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring kimono fitting at an instructor’s home.An instructor explains kimono fabric, dyeing and weaving technique, and kimono patterns as well as how to tailor while dressing you up in Kimono.  In this program, gorgeous formal Kimono is prepared for guests. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 2.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago. Formal Kimono (private program) Made in silk. Long sleeves called Furisode for women and Hakama, divided skirt and Haori, formal half-coat for men. For special events such as the coming-of-age day, graduation ceremonies or…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring kimono fitting at an instructor's home.An instructor explains kimono fabric, dyeing and weaving technique, and kimono patterns as well as how

  • Home Cooking Obanzai at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor’s home.Miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in a cooking program. After completion, you can taste the dishes you cooked. In this program, you can learn not only the taste but also Japanese culinary custom and ideas that appreciate the beauty of the appearance and seasonal change as well as well-balanced nutrition.Also, It is a good opportunity to get acquainted with Japanese local way of life due to the program taken place in an instructor’s home.  The English recipe is given away. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor's home.Miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in a cooking program. After completion,

  • Home Cooking Rolled Sushi at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor’s home.Along with sushi  as a main course, miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in a cooking program. After completion, you can taste the dishes you cooked. In this program, you can learn not only the taste but also Japanese culinary custom and ideas that appreciate the beauty of the appearance and seasonal change as well as well-balanced nutrition.Also, It is a good opportunity to get acquainted with Japanese local way of life due to the program taken place in an instructor’s home. Special vinegar for sushi and the English recipe…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor's home.Along with sushi  as a main course, miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in a

  • Japanese Sweet at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a Japanese sweet cooking at an instructor’s home. It would be a memorable tea time with your homemade sweet using matcha or other Japanese ingredients. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 3h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,10:00-,13:00-,15:30-,)*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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. Child’s fee is not available. 4. Interpreting services for languages other than English are available upon request.…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a Japanese sweet cooking at an instructor's home. It would be a memorable tea time with your homemade sweet using matcha or other Japanese in

  • Home Cooking Tempura at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor’s home.Along with  tempura as a main course, miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in a cooking program. After completion, you can taste the dishes you cooked. In this program, you can learn not only the taste but also Japanese culinary custom and ideas that appreciate the beauty of the appearance and seasonal change as well as well-balanced nutrition.Also, It is a good opportunity to get acquainted with Japanese local way of life due to the program taken place in an instructor’s home. The English recipe are given away. Details ・This…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a home style Japanese cooking at an instructor's home.Along with  tempura as a main course, miso soup, salad and other dishes are included in

  • Teriyaki Chiken at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a Teriyaki chicken cookingat an instructor’s home.The WAK JAPAN’s original cooking method allows foreign visitors to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with a main course, miso soup or clear soup, a vegetable dish and fruit are included in a cooking menu. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 3h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,10:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups)…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a Teriyaki chicken cookingat an instructor's home.The WAK JAPAN's original cooking method allows foreign visitors to cook burnt-free Teriyaki

  • Calligraphy at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring calligraphy experience at an instructor’s home. 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 bring your creations home with you. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 2.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring calligraphy experience at an instructor's home. Calligraphy is said to reflect the writer's mind as well as their writing skill. During this

  • Origami at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring origami activity at an instructor’s home.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 Japanese unique sense of creativity. Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 2.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. The same rate applicable to…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring origami activity at an instructor's home.Origami is a traditional art which transforms a sheet of paper into a variety of shapes, such as ani

  • Flower Arrangement at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring flower arranging at an instructor’s home.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 beauty of space while getting rid of unnecessary items as much as possible. * We recommend pairing the flower arranging class with a Kimono fitting! Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 2.5h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,11:00-,13:00-,15:30-,) *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago. Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2. Max…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring flower arranging at an instructor's home.You can enjoy a flower arranging class while learning the difference between a Japanese arranging st

  • Japanese Bento at a Local Home

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN’s original programs featuring a Bento cooking at an instructo’s home. You can enjoy a variety of bento from classical style to kids’ picnic style with anime character face rice ball! Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 3h・We have several different start time please choose your best.(9:30-,10:00-,13:00-,15:30-,)・Price1pax :28,600 yen tax included2pax :18,000 yen tax included3pax/or more:16,400yen tax included*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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. Child’s fee is not…

    This is one of the WAK JAPAN's original programs featuring a Bento cooking at an instructo's home. You can enjoy a variety of bento from classical style to kids' picnic style with anime character face