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WAK Japan

Kyoto 604-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-212-9993
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kyoto 604-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-212-9993
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a real pleasure having the opportunity to learn these sword skills. We felt very honored and grateful for this experience!!!

Thank Léo A
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Fay M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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

1  Thank Troy_SD
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Marc L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Rwarren4577
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank saaronsen
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

1  Thank Iya O
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! I did the kimono and tea ceremony. You can tell that the lady doing the tea loves what she does and teaching it to others. I learned SO MUCH! Extremely friendly and helpful service! Would recommend to anyone!

2  Thank Emily K
City Center
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
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