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WAK Japan

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Address: 761 Tenshu-cho, Takakura-dori, Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-212-9993
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09:30 - 18:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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WAK Japan specializes in offering traditional culture hands-on experiences...

WAK Japan specializes in offering traditional culture hands-on experiences such as tea ceremony, cooking, calligraphy, flower arrangement, kimono wearing, koto playing, and many more at a beautifully restored machiya (traditional wooden house) In addition, we also arrange guided tours, visits to an exclusive temples, etc.

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US$ 35.17*
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master
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US$ 113.31*
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
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US$ 103.54*
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Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

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Tea Ceremony with Kimono

What a wonderful experience this was! I arrived and my husband and I were taken away separately to choose our kimonos and be dressed. They also did my hair with flowers and combs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience this was! I arrived and my husband and I were taken away separately to choose our kimonos and be dressed. They also did my hair with flowers and combs in Japanese style.After a fun photo shoot. We were then ready for the tea ceremony. The hour went so fast and the Tea Master was a sweetheart... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Tea ceremony with Aikiko and Mina, including kimono - great insight into a small part of Japanese culture and really enjoyable. Aikiko and Mina were both extremely warm and generous and made us feel welcome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We did the 1 hour Tea Ceremony with Tea Master which was a beautiful experience. Our Hostess was a very sweet lady who shared so much knowledge about the Japanese culture and the tea ceremony procedure. My partner and I were very lucky enough to be the only 2 in our session, so it was quite special. We also got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We did a tea ceremony with the Tea Master - Seiko and she was a very sweet lady who taught us a lot of the Japanese culture and also the history of tea ceremony. We enjoyed every minute of it and had a wonderful time. Staff was very nice and helpful there too. We're lucky that we chose the course... More 

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Thank Eva W
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

beautiful tea ceremony experience and dressing up in kimono. Feel very grateful to learn about this amazing culture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did a cooking tour starting in the Kyoto market of Nishiki led by Tomoko then cooking by Machiko. The guides were friendly, knowledge and indulgent of requests. A great addition to a fantastic time in Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I loved my experience at WAK Japan. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I loved my calligraphy class and I got to go home with a great souvenir. Highly recommend using WAK if your in Kyoto!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We did the vegetarian cooking class which was excellent (pure vegetarians beware - we made dashi with Benito flakes!). We made teriyaki tofu, miso, egg roll and spinach salad. The instruction was excellent and I would recommend any of the WAK classes for a taste of Japanese culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I went to a tea ceremony at WAK JAPAN. There were six of us altogether (we were joined by four lovely Belgian ladies) and after we had all been fitted out with kimono's (I felt like a Shogan with his concubine) we were instructed in the art of the tea ceremony (thankfully a cut down version as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on our honeymoon to Japan, visiting all over. Our favourite place there was Kyoto. We had booked to attend WAK for their tea ceremony session. We were greeted by Akiko, our lovely and accommodating host. We we off to separate rooms to get changed in our beautiful kimonos and then met with another couple who... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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