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KYOTO - Calligraphy Workshop in a traditional Japanese house


Kyoto
1:30 hours
up to 8 people
English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), German ( Intermediate ), French ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Thanks to the popularity of Zen Buddhism and its famous quotes written on hanging scrolls, Calligraphy Art has started to attract attention from all over the world.
Experience with me a way of meditation, focusing on your brush to make a nice looking stroke, focusing on the sound the brush and focusing on the nice smell of the ink that helps your body and your mind to relax.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.

  • Learn about the history of calligraphy
  • Pay attention to your teacher's moves and advices to learn the basic techniques and knowledges
  • Try calligraphy the way you like it following the teacher's advice
  • Create your own masterpiece on a Japanese paper board or a scroll paper and bring it back home as a souvenir

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What to Expect

You can learn the basic of Japanese writing, the history of Japanese characters, the core of techniques with brushes.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Workshop place
Ending Point Workshop place

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- All the equipments you need for writing such as papers, ink, etc..
- A nice looking board to bring it back home as a souvenir

What‘s not included

- Meals
- Drinks

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima or other south districts, if you pay my transportation fee.

The lesson starts from 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00.
As each lesson starts with a fixed schedule, please come there 10 mins before starting!

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Reviews ( 17 )
4.7 (17) Reviews
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Norina Norina Philippines ( Couple )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ Torri Gates w/ Mari ”

It was amazing tour for us..I did not regret booking our tour with Mari.she was vey helpful to us throughout the day..she was fun to be with..easy to talk to and always smiling tour guide..next time we will visit Japan i will book again with her😀

Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent day with Mari visiting relatives, learning about calligraphy. Mari has a superb ability to help everyone understand each other. ”

We had a fantastic day with Mari. First, Mari gave us a calligraphy lesson that taught us a lot in the time we had available. She is a patient teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor. We loved the calligraphy letters we drew. Mari is also knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to communicate in English and to communicate the subtle points of Japanese culture and social interactions. She was also flexible about our changing the schedule and priorities for what we did during the day--she made everything fit into the schedule and time we had. In addition, she was great in navigating the train system and helping us get to the city we were visiting without any trouble. Mari helped us visit some of our Japanese relatives, served as a translator, and helped us in general understanding the... read more

Ian Ian United Arab Emirates ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing guided tour of Kyoto ”

We have just returned from an exceptional couple of days touring Kyoto in large part due to the superb itineraries and guiding support of Mari. As visit-time visitors to Japan and Kyoto, in particular, we greatly valued Mari's insightful suggestions of sites to visit and cultural experiences to enjoy that made our visit so memorable. She is very kind, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. We highly recommend Mari as your preferred guide when visiting Kyoto and its region.

Rose Mary Rose Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Beautiful Kyoto and Osaka.... all because of an excellent tour guide, Mari ”

We spent 1.5 days with Mari, that is, half day afternoon tour in Osaka and whole day tour in Kyoto. I'd say we hit jackpot in selecting Mari as our tour guide. Her energy is limitless and set the tone of our tour. She is a bundle of joy, always smiling and making us feel at home in a foreign land. Her love for her country is contagious. She is the best tour guide we had in all our previous overseas trips. We walked around not with a tour guide but with a good friend. She looked after us, frequently checking headcount before and after leaving a place or train. She would tell stories, history, culture before we enter a place and this makes us see the place beautifully. And when we are inside, she will continue to tell the stories, pointing out very interesting details of the place. ... read more

Tereza Tereza Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Best 2 days with Mari! ”

Mari, we miss you already! The 2 separate days we had with Mari was really enjoyable. She went above and beyond and she is always so cheerful and all smiles throughout the day. It made our tour pleasant. She is so helpful especially prior to the tours she was so accommodating to our wishes - where we wanted to go, to see, to do. She suggested all the places we should eat within our budget. A lot of suggestions! She is so extremely knowledgeable not just in Osaka but she took us to Himeji and Kobe and she knew it all. Thank you so much Mari, our last few days in Japan with you was the perfect ending to our trip.

Mari:

Thank you so much for this amazing review. I also miss you all, you were a lovely australian group!! All of you were very nice to me, smiling, talkative and funny. I was in the group as a guide, but I had a lot of good laughs during the tours. I appreciated so much your kindness. If you would discover Japan again, please let me know. I am always here to guide you. ;) I am looking forward to meeting you again in the future!

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