If you want to touch a tip of Japanese culture prior to your tour planning, why don’t you pick this online experience of Origami up? It is an art of paper folding which can be tried by everybody interested in this oriental culture. Just in one hour online workshop, you will be able to create your own Origami works such as a great samurai helmet, a pretty butterfly, a joyful jumping frog, a paper container for candies, a traditional Japanese crane (orizuru) from square sheets of paper.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichiro.
Please prepare 1) ten or more origami sheets of approximately 150 to 200 mm (6" to 8") square, see note below, for each participant, 2) a pair of scissors, 3) bamboo skewers or toothpicks, 4) a flat surface such as a table or desk, 5) your hands, fingers and nails washed and dried for the work, and 6) online communication facilities for ZOOM (please download its free application).
Note: In case origami sheets are not available, you can cut square sheets from regular size sheets of paper such as A4, letter size, or legal size without using special tools, see the second photo at the top of this page. You can also cut out your own origami sheets from wrapping paper and/or any other color or patterned paper. For multiple sheets, it is recommended to arrange a precisely cut cardboard template by using a set square/triangle, ruler, and utility knife, see the third and fourth photos.
The online workshop will start with a simple model, and proceed to more complicated and/or difficult ones following a program which will be discussed and agreed by both of us previously via the message box. You will enjoy your first Origami works, and complete several cute models by yourself.
You may have some very basic Japanese words and phrases which make your "real" tour to Japan more fruitful through the workshop too.
After the workshop, you will receive original Origami recipes for the models you will make during the workshop for your review. Make more Origami works recalling the online workshop to improve your technique and to prepare for the second step.
Visit Japan and be invited to my house in Tokyo for your second step Origami workshop when the situation allows you to travel around the world. You may select a regular tour of mine, or I will customize a tour upon your request.
origami sheets and required tools
Tours will restart from July 2010, and when you can visit the city.
No summer time in Japan.
Children over 5 years old is recommended to participate with their parent(s) or supervisor.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.