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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.

WALK TOUR Suggestion near Wakwak-kan

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

  • Kimono Wearing Course(Private)

    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... 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 KimonoAvailable for any occasions and places except some formal ev

  • 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

  • Tea Ceremony+Kimono Course

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono.You can choose the kind of casual kimono  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... Read More

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono.You can choose the kind of casual kimono  from our rich collection with more than 200 kimonos. Also hair arranging for kimono for women is inc

  • Flower Arrangement (Private)

    This is a private class only for your group. 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... Read More

    This is a private class only for your group.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 Japan

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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... Read More

    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 Japane

  • 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・T

  • Teriyaki Chicken(Private)

    This is a private cooking program only for your group, 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... Read More

    This is a private cooking program only for your group, featuring Teriyaki chicken.The WAK JAPAN's original cooking method allows foreign cutomers to cook burnt-free Teriyaki chicken easily. Along with

  • Extensive Cultural Experience Course 5hours

     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

  • Extensive Cultural Experience Course 4hours

     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

  • Fermented Food Walk Tour

    This is a WAK JAPAN’s new walk tour featuring fermented Japanese seasoning such as shoyu soy sauce and miso as well as sake. The WAK’s tour guide takes you to popular shops of shoyu and miso located west next to Kyoto Imperial old Palace... Read More

    This is a WAK JAPAN's new walk tour featuring fermented Japanese seasoning such as shoyu soy sauce and miso as well as sake. The WAK's tour guide takes you to popular shops of shoyu and miso located w

  • 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, along with classical style of Japanese... 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, along with

  • Koto Playing (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 Playing (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     :12,600 yen (tax included)2pax/or more :10,400 yen for per person... 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     :12,600 yen (tax included)2pax/or m

  • Japanese Language(Private)

    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 1h・Price 1pax     :13,200... 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

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