Kyoto craft centre
Try your hand at origami, ikebana flower arranging or calligraphy at this wheelchair accessible craft centre.
As the seat of the imperial family for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto is the epicentre of Japan's traditional arts. Tea ceremony is perhaps the most famous art - the ancient rituals surrounding the preparation and presentation of matcha powdered green tea date back to the 12th century when Buddhist monks began using tea in religious ceremonies.
We can also arrange hands-on lessons in Japanese flower arranging, or perhaps you'd like to learn how to fold an origami crane, or put your calligraphy skills to the test by painting Japanese kanji characters with brush and ink.
For more information email us: [email protected] or call: + 44 117 244 3380
Important notice: We are pleased to be able to offer so many amazing experiences in Japan. However, we are sorry that we can only include these as a part of a full Japan holiday package which includes your accommodation and transport alongside the experiences presented in this section of the web site.
Kyoto craft centre
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