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Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony at a private house

by Toshiyo
(98) Reviews
2h $ 62 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Experiece Japanese calligraphy
  • Experience tea ceremony

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Extras (optional)

Walking around Lake Biwa and visit Miidera temple.
$ 62.30

Overview

You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed to contact me.

What to Expect

Would you like to write Japanese characters and alphabet with brush and Indian ink? That's Japanese calligraphy, the traditional art. Works of calligraphy are admired for the accurate composition of their characters but also for the way the brush is handled in their creation, the shading of the ink, and the balanced placement of the character on the paper. I will get ready for the inkstone, brush paper. Just bring yourself and enjoy calligraphy.
If you want to experience tea ceremony, you can. A friend of mine is a teacher of tea ceremony. Tea ceremony has a long history and has deep roots in Kyoto. There are complex steps to taste tea. Please follow the manners. Seasonal Japanese sweets are offered before drinking tea. It brings you out the better flavor of tea.Both experiences are held in a private house. You can relax and learn the Japanese culture better.

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Highlights

  • Experiece Japanese calligraphy
  • Experience tea ceremony

Important

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

You need

What‘s included
guide fee, ink, paper,
What‘s not included
Transportation fee ( From Kyoto to Otsu 200yen by train and from Otsu Stasion to my house 700yen by taxi) It is one way fee.
Lunch, if you want, I can take you to Japanese noodle or ramen shop. It cost you about 1000yen.
Meeting Point
At Kyoto Station
Ending Point
At Kyoto Station
Duration
2 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transporation fee?

My private house is in Otsu, which is ten minutes train ride from Kyoto Station. The train fare is 400 yen round trip. It takes 15minutes on foot. If you don't want to walk, you can take a taxi.
It cost 700 yen to take a taxi to get to my house from Otsu Station.

Can I experience tea ceremony too?

Yes, you can expeience both calligraphy and tea ceremony at the same time at my house. It takes 3 hours.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 98 )
Julie Julie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
15 hours ago

“ 1 day tour of keyto ”

Toshiyo did a wonderful job showing us the highlights of Kyoto she was very accommodating to our needs and designed a tour accordingly. Well done thank you

Toshiyo:

Dear Julie Thank you for your review. We had a beautiful day and I am very glad you could see the beauty of Kyoto. Please come back again in autumn. Thank you. Toshiyo

Sofia Sofia Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ !Thank you Toshiyo ”

The visit today was very beutiful!. Toshiyo is very nice and helpful!!!!. Thank you Toshiyo

PAUL PAUL United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Our day in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo was a great guide. Excellent English and provided nice insights for the various sights visited in Kyoto.

Toshiyo:

Dear Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. Thanks to the van, we could visit the big historical places. I hope you could come back in colored leaves season. Thank you. Toshiyo

Erin Erin United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Exciting tour of Nijo Castle ”

My mother and I had a wonderful tour of Kyoto with Toshiyo this month. Toshiyo was very personable, organized and accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. In particular, we really enjoyed touring Nijo Castle and Toshiyo was able to bring the castle to life with her stories and unique background information. Another highlight from our tour included a visit to Kiyomizu Temple which had incredible views and was a very enjoyable walk. She went out of her way to answer any of our questions and took several photos so that my mother and I would have very special memories from our visit. Toshiyo also took us to a delicious udon and tempura lunch which was a lot of fun. Thank you for a memorable day!

Toshiyo:

Dear Erin Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and having me as a guide. I am very glad you had a beautiful day and enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you could have a chance to come back again in autumn to see more beautiful nature. Thank you. Toshiyo

Julie Julie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ The best! ”

Toshiyo is an excellent guide! She is knowledgeable, energetic, and interesting, along with being kind, witty, and a lot of fun to be around. The perfect combination! She gave us a wonderful day in Kyoto, which we appreciated. We wish we had more!

Toshiyo:

Dear Julie Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad we could see the beautiful double petaled cherry blossoms. I will always remember white snake band with Ron’s performance when visiting Kinkakuji. Thank you for having me as a guide. Toshiyo

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