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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

  • Tea Ceremony+Kimono Course(Private)

    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 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.      Formal Kimono Available for any occasions and places except some formal events. Number of people: 1 28,600 yen Number of people: 2 Price per person 17,600 yen Casual Kimono Available for any occasions and places except…

    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

  • 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 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.      Casual Kimono Available for any occasions and places except some formal events. Number of people: 1 16,000 yen Number of people: 2 Price per person 10,000 yen Notes on reservation 1.Max group size: approximately 6 people…

    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

  • 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 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 6 people (A large group may be divided into multiple smaller groups) 3. The same rate applicable to more than…

    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

  • 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 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 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00. *Please make a reservation beforehand two weeks ago.   Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may…

    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 program.・Time required approx 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00. *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 more than 4 year-old child.4. Interpreting services for languages other than English are available upon request.…

    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 bring your creations home with you.* We recommend pairing the Japanese Calligraphy class with a Kimono fitting! Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00. *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…

    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

  • Obanzai Cooking (Private)

    This is a private cooking class only for your group. You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto usingmany kinds of local vegetables. The instructor explains the idea of using whole parts of vegetables as well as how to cook meals. 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     :22,000 yen (include tax)2pax/or more :11,000 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…

    This is a private cooking class only for your group.You can try Kyo no Obanzai, a home cooking originally established in Kyoto usingmany kinds of local vegetables. The instructor explains the idea of

  • 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 provided. 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.*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.4.…

    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 experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1.5h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00. *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 more than 4 year-old child.4. Interpreting services for…

    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

  • 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     :15,400 yen (include tax) 2pax/or more :8,800 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 groups) 3. The same rate applicable to more than 4 year-old child.4. Interpreting services for languages other than English are available upon request. (An additional fee is required.) 5. A full charge…

    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

  • 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 people: 1  15,400yen Number of people: 2 Price per person 7,700 yen 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 wedding parties. Number of people: 1  19,800 yen Number of people: 2 Price per person 11,000 yen Notes on reservation 1. The activity time may be shorter if you arrive late. 2.…

    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

  • 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 bento! Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1.5 hour. *Please make a reservation beforehand two days 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.4. Interpreting services for languages other than English are available upon request. (An…

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.4. Interpreting services for languages…

    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 vegetable dish and fruit are included in a cooking menu. 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. *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…

    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

  • 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 and explains their history and especially the great role of Koji yeast.  After the shops, let’s go to WAK JAPAN’s machiya house through the Imperial park at which you can enjoy many kinds of seasonal flower and plants.  At the house, finally, you can taste snacks with fermented seasonings along with 3 kinds of sake. Also we prepare healthy smoothie containing sake-kasu lees.  During the 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 w

  • 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 ancient times. * We recommend pairing the Koto playing class with a Kimono fitting! Details ・This experience is a private program.・Time required approx 1h・Please tell us a time that would be convenient from 9:00~17:00.・Price 1pax     :12,600 yen (tax included) 2pax/or more :10,400 yen for per person (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 9…

    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 (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. The same rate applicable to more than 4 year-old child.4. Interpreting services for languages other than English are available upon request. (An additional fee is required.) 5. A full charge is required for an observer. *Please contact us…

    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

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