Cultural Activities

Japanese Culture Experiences

Kimono fitting

There are some places where you can touch the real Japanese culture.
Experience Japanese culture would be unforgettable memory.

We can offer a variety of Japanese culture experiences.

Japanese Culture

Karate

Karate

Karate is a martial art developed from Chinese Kenpo and indigenous fighting methods. It is primarily a striking art, featuring punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques, but grappling, joint manipulations, locks; restraints, throws, and vital point striking are also taught, depending on the style.

Maiko

Kimono Fitting

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by women, men and children. Kimonos are wrapped around the body, and secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimonos are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zōri or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi).Today, kimonos are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis. Men wear the kimono most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. Professional sumo wrestlers are often seen in the kimono because they are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public.

sumo stable

Sumo Stable

Sumo is the national sport of Japan.
The Sumo wrestlers, wearing only broad belts - called Mawashi, fight in a raised ring made of clay. The rules are simple. They lose the match, if they are forced outside the ring or if any part of their body touches the ground. Most of the sumo stables where wrestlers train, sleep and eat start their day in the wee hours with some of the most rigorous training imaginable.

Tuna auction

Tuna Auction in Tsukiji

Tsukiji fish market is playing a role in distribution of perishable foods for the Tokyo Metropolitan citizens. Tuna auction starts from very early morning. You enjoy exciting trading scene of Big Tuna fish. Auctioneer of wholesale asks in a loud voice while many buyers bid against each other.Tsukiji handled 2,880 tons, or 450 kinds of Fish a day.

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony.

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India.
Yoga is really famous in Japan. No matter where you are in Japan, you can find yoga lessons.

Sushi

Sushi Making

Sushi, vinegar rice, topped with other ingredients, such as sliced raw fish, is one of the most famous Japanese dishes.
The sushi chef will teach you how to make sushi. After valuable experience, enjoy your sushi for lunch.

Soba noodle

Soba Noodle Making

Soba noodle is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour.
It is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.
In Japan, soba noodles are served in a variety of situations. They are a popular inexpensive fast food at train stations throughout Japan and are served by exclusive and expensive specialty restaurants.

Soba noodle

Zazen / Zen sitting

Zazen, literally meaning "seated meditation", is at the heart of Zen Buddhist practice to calm the body and the mind and experience insight into the nature of existence and thereby gain enlightenment.
The posture of zazen is seated, with folded legs and hands, and an erect but settled spine. The legs are folded in one of the standard sitting styles. The hands are folded together into a simple mudra over the belly.

Culture Sample Itinerary Sample price
Karate English-speaking guide service is included.
17:30 - Pick up service at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to one of the Karate lessons in Tokyo by local train.
Explanation about Karate - demonstration - practice.
The tour will be terminated at 20:30.
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a spare T-shirt, drinking water and a towel.
Practice is done in barefoot.
8,800 yen per person
Kimono-fitting English-speaking guide service is included.
Pick up service at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to one of studio in Tokyo by local train.
You can choose Kimono in the studio.
Applying the make-up, dressing and photography are all included.
Please bring your own make-up set for make-up after photo shooting.
The tour takes 2-hours in average.
20,000 yen per person
Sumo Stable English-speaking guide service is included.
07:30 - Pick up service at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to one of Sumo stable in Tokyo by local train.
The tour will be terminated at 10:00.
10,000 yen per person
Tuna Auction English-speaking guide service is included.
5:00 - Pick up service at your Hotel.
Drive to Tsukiji Fish Market.
5:15 - Arrive at Tsukiji Fish Market.
5:30 am - Tuna auction is started. Enjoy an exciting scene.
6:30 - Breakfast at Tsukiji Fish Market.
7:00 - Proceed to Tsukiji Honganji temple to see morning service of Buddhism. Then, transfer back to your hotel.
8:00 - Arrive at your hotel.
from 9,000 yen per person
Tea Ceremony English-speaking guide service is included.
Pick up service at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to one of tea ceremony places in Tokyo by local train.
Please have in mind you will take off shoes and sit on tatami-mat.
The experience of tea ceremony takes 20-30 minutes in average.
from 3,500 yen per person
Yoga English-speaking guide service is included.
09:15 - Pick up service at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to one of the Yoga lessons in Tokyo by local train.
10:00-11:30 Yoga lesson.
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a spare T-shirt, drinking water and a towel.
Practice is done in barefoot.
from 3,500 yen per person
Sushi making English-speaking guide service is included.
9:00 - Pick up service at your Hotel.
Transfer to one of the Sushi lessons in Toyo by local train.
10:30 - 13:30 Sushi making and taste.
12,800 yen per person
Soba Noodle making English-speaking guide service is included.
9:00 - Pick up service at your Hotel.
Transfer to one of the Soba lessons in Toyo by local train.
10:00 - 13:00 Soba making and taste.
Please bring an apron and some case for soba take-out.
from 9,800 yen per person
Zazen / Zen sitting English-speaking guide service is included.
15:00 - Pick up service at your Hotel.
Transfer to one of the temple in Kamakura by train.
17:00 - 18:00 Zen sitting.
Drop-off service is included.
from 9,800 yen per person