It was a real pleasure having the opportunity to learn these sword skills. We felt very honored and grateful for this experience!!!
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This was a fantastic experience. We got some of the best photos of the trip of us dressed in formal kimono, and the tea ceremony was very interesting. Very authentic, our instructor was a 17th generation tea master! Highly recommend for any age group or...More
During our recent trip to Kyoto, we enjoyed both the tea ceremony and a private cooking class offered through WAK Japan (which stands for Women's Association of Kyoto). Both were excellent experiences that enhanced our appreciation of Japanese culture. The tea master was very skilled...More
Our travel agent had booked a tea ceremony and a cooking lessons at WAK. The tea ceremony took place at someone's private home. It felt very special and involved wearing high end kimonos. The cooking lessons also involved a tour of the Nishiki market and...More
We seem to be traveling at low tide for tourism insofar as many of the venues we visit are only modestly attended. Thus we've grown accustomed to -- and prefer -- small groups. WAK Japan took it to another level. Booking through their web site...More
What an amazing experience all around. Yoko Akamizu met us at our hotel and took us to the National Kyudo facility and worked with the sensei to get us dressed and ready for our lesson. She also was there to help translate any instruction necessary....More
For my 40th Birthday I wanted to experience the ancient Japanese Zen form of archery called Kyudo. WAK Japan were incredible in making this happen. From the pre-planning to the actual day the company was exceptional. This was by far the most meaningful experience of...More
We booked a group Kyudo experience with WAK tours in June 2017. The tour company and staff went out of their way to ensure a memorable experience. A big thank you to our gracious tour guide,Yoko, and to our Kyudo Master and her students.
For some reason, I can't post this review on the tour page itself, so I'll leave it here. We took the walking tour that includes the Nishiki Market, Sake Brewery, and the cooking class. Our guide Yoshie was so nice and knew a lot, even...More