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Photos in a Kimono with Pro in Kyoto
This is the kimono photo experience! If you are interested in Premium Kimonos, check this Youtube movie. You can upgrade to these kimonos, too. ↓ https://youtu.be/c_b_83asim8 If you cannot find available day, feel free to contact me! I might be able to open the plan. If you bring your children, or if you use 2L size, please give me a message. The experience starts meeting at the Station and head to the kimono shop together. It's a 3 minutes walk, so we'll relax and have a nice conversation. When we get to the shop, you will change clothes in about 60 - 90 minutes. The kimono shop has the options for your hair set and makeup, if you need. These options need extra fee. After you change into your kimono, we take a taxi to a special area in Kyoto. The photo spot is around Maruyama Park area. Maruyama Park is beautiful Japanese nature scenery. Transportation fee is not included. Then we will start taking photos. Since I am a professional kimono photographer, you can count on me. The photo session will take around 1 hour and bit more. After the session, you need to go back to the kimono shop by yourself. You can use kimono until 17:30. *Kimono upgrade (Furisode, Houmongi, Hakama) is available with extra fee. Please ask me. Other things to note The photo data will be around 50 photos per person. The time for photo session depends on the number of people. Transportation
Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Create Chewy Udon & Soup from scratch
You'll learn how to make both the most delicious udon and dashi in Japan from scratch, and enjoy the udon with two ways of eating such as hot udon and the chilled one. We have various kinds of udon in Japan, and each region has original udon actually. The udon you'll make is the most famous and the most popular in Japan because of its elasticity. You'll use not only hands but also feet to make udon strong chewy. This is the traditional recipe, but only this udon. And also, you'll learn how to make Osaka-style Japanese soup stock. Umami comes from the Osaka soup stock culture, and the Osaka-style broth is the most delicious. We chose this best combination so that you could enjoy the best udon in Japan. And more, You'll learn how to make one more side dish using the leftover ingredients after filtering soup. We're sure that you will be amazed at its deliciously as well as SDGs idea. We use high-quality ingredients and seasonings so that you can enjoy the best Udon dishes in this experience. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please let me know in advance. I'll prepare for you separately.  Please come in casual clothes which you would not mind getting dirty.
Making mini tatami mats with a craftsman
The tatami shop is my family business. My father is a craftsman of tatami and I'm working with my father now. This tradition is important in Japan, and it has developed its own skills for the "shokunin-waza," or craftsmanship, involved in making mats. I will teach you about these skills. you'll get an authentic look at Japanese culture and awesome souvenir with unforgettable experience. First, I'll show inside a factory. Then you'll get explanation about materials and how to sew tatami mats. And make your own mini tatami mat using skills. Craftsmen usually use needles, strings and some tools. But this time we use easier materials to make it. In addition to, you'll use staple gun instead of sewing by hands. Because it takes too long if you sew the whole process:( You can take it with you to decorate your home. Its size is almost 18×26cm. Thickness is about 2cm. After making the tatami mat, we'll enjoy tea time at the guesthouse next to the workshop. When you come to the experience and back to Osaka city, you'll go through Sakai city. Sakai is famous of Japanese knives and Japanese sweets. I recommend going there if you have time. Or you can stay my guesthouse “Fujitatami” next to the tatami workshop. Please note, The factory can be dusty, so I encourage you to wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dirty.
Deep Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
"One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who would like to glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing restaurant bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! Japanese slang/swear! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Comfortable shoes preferable. If you have any diet, please don't hesitate to ask me. I'll arrange you what can I order :)

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Photoshoot in Kyoto Gion
Thanks for checking out and welcome to my experience! :-) [ On the day ] ■ We meet at the meeting point on the scheduled time. I will send you a google map link. ■ Walk around Kyoto Gion area. ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot. ■ I will take photo group by group. ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way. [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via google drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Other locations (Fushimi Inari, Kamogawa or any other locations) ■ Children below 2 years old can join for free. Please present his/her passport for age verification during the photoshoot. ■ The tour does not included paid location, if you wish to enter paid attraction, kindly pay for my entrance fee We also provide full scale packages for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other things to note Other photoshoots in Kansai Kyoto Gion http://bit.ly/2JRpEF3 Kyoto Arashiyama http://bit.ly/34wdxVC Kyoto Gion with Kimono http://bit.ly/2qpIkVC Kyoto Fushimi Inari with Kimono http://bit.ly/381AKAg Nara http://bit.ly/2NglvfN Nara with Kimono http://bit.ly/32xQfyT Osaka http://bit.ly/34pOUKe
Photoshoot in Osaka
Thanks for checking out and welcome to my experience! :-) [ On the day ] ■ We meet at the meeting point at the scheduled time. I will send you a google map link ■ Walk around Osaka Castle Park ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot ■ I will take photo group by group ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via google drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Other locations (Shinsaibashi, Umeda, Tsutenkaku Shinsekai, or any other locations) ■ Children below 2 years old can join for free but please present his/her passport for age verification during the photoshoot. ■ The tour does not included paid location, if you wish to enter paid attraction, kindly pay for my entrance fee We also provide full scale packages for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other things to note Other photoshoots in Kansai Kyoto Gion http://bit.ly/2JRpEF3 Kyoto Arashiyama http://bit.ly/34wdxVC Kyoto Gion with Kimono http://bit.ly/2qpIkVC Kyoto Fushimi Inari with Kimono http://bit.ly/381AKAg Nara http://bit.ly/2NglvfN Nara with Kimono http://bit.ly/32xQfyT Osaka http://bit.ly/34pOUKe
KIMONO & PHOTOSHOOT in KYOTO GION
Welcome to my experience! :-) There are two parts in this experiences: Kimono Wearing and Photoshoot. [ On the day - Kimono Wearing (40-60 minutes) ] Reach the kimono shop at least 1 to 2 hrs BEFORE the SCHEDULED TIME of photoshoot Select the right Kimono ■ A professional kitsuke sensei will help with wearing the Kimono ■ Then a professional stylist will help with hair styling ■ Make-up service is available with additional fee [ On the day - Photoshoot ] ■ We meet at the Kimono shop ON the SCHEDULED TIME ■ Walk around Kyoto Gion area ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot ■ I will take photo group by group ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way ■ After the photoshoot, you can wear the kimono until 8pm [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via cloud drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Kimono upgrade (Nishaku, Furisode, Hakama) is available with extra fee. We also provide full scale package for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other airbnb photoshoots experiences in Kansai area: ■ Photoshoot in Kyoto Gion ■ Photoshoot in Kyoto Arashiyama ■ Photoshoot in Nara ■ Photoshoot in Osaka
Freelance Photography Shoot and Tours
"Contact Host" button to request a 'time' of your choice, or on IG at snapkyoto. Last Minute is OKAY. I check my phone 24/7, almost :) This photoshoot includes: +50 stunning professional photos (within 24 hours) +A deep tour of Kyoto's culture, history, people etc. +A pleasant guide, maybe the funniest in Kyoto :) Best Light: (1) Sunset, (2) Cloudy Days, (3) Rainy & (4) Sunny (5) Nighttime *rainy days are good for photos but heavy shower or stormy days are no good. We can reschedule. +This booking is 1 Hour for the old Gion/higashiyama area, but you can request another must-see area, like: Fushimi Inari, Golden Pavilion, or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest etc. Or combine with a longer photo tour (addtional fee required): *3 Hours covering half of Kyoto (2 main areas) *6 Hours covering the whole Kyoto (4 main areas) *3 Hours Photo Bicycle Tour (biking+photos+tour) For more info & Portfolio: "snapkyoto dot com" @snapkyoto (ig)
Treasure Hunting at Temple Flea Market
Shitennoji temple Flea market: Kind of a hidden flea market to foreign tourists, the visitors are mostly local people. The language you can hear is Osaka dialect, not standard Japanese, because of a deep Osaka Area. Tour itinerary: 10:30 Shitennoji-mae yuhigaoka St.→Flea market at Shitennoji Temple (Lunch at the temple restaurant. Japanese food menu only) → Isshinji temple Theater to see Buddhism art → Climbing Mt. Chausu → Going through Tennoji park to Zoo Shop around 14:30 ~ 15:00, the end of service. You will meet a strange things you've never met before because the place you are visiting is Japan. Participants really know about their merchandise. They would be happy to teach you how to use it, how they made it or what kind of history the merchandise have. From this moment communication is started with you and participants. And you share it with other guests who join this experience. And then we can make friends like we've already known each other. "Communication" and "Share something with someone" are the key words for this experience. To do it, I will give you some helps with Japanese to local people through the experience Other things to note Pay money for your food & drink Leaving tour OK, but no refund In the case of a flea market being canceled because of rain, the experience would be turned into a walking tour Rain-or-shine experience

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京都、和束で茶摘みとウォーキング
You can join this tour from Kyoto, Osaka or Nara. The tour begins after meeting in my café, “d:matcha Café & Kitchen,” then we will drive up to Hakusan Shirine, and start the walking uphill through the town’s winding streets surrounded by houses built in Japanese traditional style. The first spot to visit is the scenic Yubune tea field. We continue walking surrounded by idyllic terraced fields and stunning panoramic views of endless greenery of rice and tea plantations. As we get close to the top of Hakusan Shrine, the scenery changes, we will walk through the cedar woods, experience both the fresh air high up on the mountain and the serenity of the forest. Our destination will be at d:matcha's organic tea farm where you will get the chance to drink organic Sen-cha cold brewed tea, and join our tea picking activity. Finally, we will head back to our meeting point, and you will try green tea tempura made with the tea leaves you picked, after that you will have the chance to enjoy a tea tasting session and you will learn to whisk your own matcha. Tea realetd Runch will be served. More info is in "dmatcha" website. Other things to note Bring your camera, sunscreen, and cash/ credit card for additional purchases. I recommend long pants and closed shoes especially when it rains. You can enjoy food, and desserts in our green tea concept d:matcha Café & Kitchen.
Stamp-Book Making & Explore with Maestro
" Temple Stamp Book ( Gosyuincho ) making @ bookmaking studio 1. Choose one for your book ( enjoy our beautiful collection of vintage kimono textile / cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. Making the interior page by Washi papers ( temple special style ) learning technic with special blush & glue for the book 3. Listen to the story how the craftsmanship are in Kyoto watching old machine works 4. Measure the book cover, other materials & cut those to the size 5. Highlight : learn how to make the Book-cover with bamboo & paper in traditional way ” Embossing ”  We offer you the special opportunity to use our special machine & letterpresses, Those are you can’t experience anywhere in the world because the machine was made for the professionals and enough old. Some of them are the last forms in the world actually. Of corse, you need practices to get the point before embossing your own books using golden leaf ( or other colors like silver, red, blue, white ) –finish “Explore ( Let’s go out from studio ! ) “ About 5mins walking up to the shrine to get the first stamp by monks at shrines or temples neighbors. On the way, the road ( so called, Monster Street ) itself is enough historic, meaningful and interesting. The craftsman, Kimono maker and old shops around corner. Experience real Kyoto ! Other things to note It’s better to join the class before visiting some temples & shrines if you collect stumps there. Good matching to family activity !! Great & Only one souvenir with you when you leave local & professional studio.
Experience Kendo in Kyoto
"Experience KENDO" offers authentic BUSHIDO ("WAY OF SAMURAI") learning experience through the lecture and basic motions of the traditional martial arts, KENDO ("WAY OF SWORD"). Tomoyoshi, the instructor, will give you a short lecture on how the ancient swordsmanship of SAMURAI later developed into KENDO. He will share ancient SAMURAIS' heroic stories, including his great-grandfather, Yoshishige Hayashi. He will also share the controversial influence of BUSHIDO values on this nation and his family into extremism, especially during the period of WW2. He will end his story on how redemption came and led him to the current inner peace and the life of a pacifist. After the lecture, you will wear all the KENDO armors and will learn the basic KENDO movements. In the end, you will get to do the KENDO match with each other. Upon completing the workshop, you will receive a beautifully designed “Certificate of Experience”. Tomoyoshi will teach you everything in English. Q&A is always welcomed. Photo-taking is freely allowed. His wife, Tomoko, who also has rich Kendo experience will assist ladies and children in any necessary way. It is a very safe activity but exciting enough to meet your adventurous expectation. We are confident that this is one of the best workshops you can find of this kind!
Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking
" Book Binding Workshop" 1. select book cover ( you can choose from our collection of old kimono textile / old cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. stitch the interior pages of the book by hand 3. cut the edge of the book to size 4. measure the book cover & other materials 5. set and arrange all paper and make book cover 6. assemble the interior of the book and book cover 7. press by hot iron with candle 8. use pressing tools to press book 9. glue on the cover of the book -finish- Other things to note If you are the family, we are very welcome. Under 5years old children might be difficult to have standard corse. In that case, embossing class would be better ( please check another workshop of mine!
Kintsugi, Story and Demonstration
Kintsugi is such a custom in Japan to restore things you usually use almost every day , for example, rice bowls , tea cups, ceramics and wooden items. We restore things with 100% Japanese made lacquer. In this program, you will learn what procedures there are in kintsugi with movies with English subtitles. Normally, it takes about two months to have broken ceramics completed to kintsugi. We will serve you a cup that has been in the middle of the restoration. You will sprinkle gold to the ceramic as its final step. You can take it home. And you will learn the most important item for kintsugi , which has been needed since the ancient days with a movie too. No worries about the language. English is available.

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Photos in a Kimono with Pro in Kyoto
This is the kimono photo experience! If you are interested in Premium Kimonos, check this Youtube movie. You can upgrade to these kimonos, too. ↓ https://youtu.be/c_b_83asim8 If you cannot find available day, feel free to contact me! I might be able to open the plan. If you bring your children, or if you use 2L size, please give me a message. The experience starts meeting at the Station and head to the kimono shop together. It's a 3 minutes walk, so we'll relax and have a nice conversation. When we get to the shop, you will change clothes in about 60 - 90 minutes. The kimono shop has the options for your hair set and makeup, if you need. These options need extra fee. After you change into your kimono, we take a taxi to a special area in Kyoto. The photo spot is around Maruyama Park area. Maruyama Park is beautiful Japanese nature scenery. Transportation fee is not included. Then we will start taking photos. Since I am a professional kimono photographer, you can count on me. The photo session will take around 1 hour and bit more. After the session, you need to go back to the kimono shop by yourself. You can use kimono until 17:30. *Kimono upgrade (Furisode, Houmongi, Hakama) is available with extra fee. Please ask me. Other things to note The photo data will be around 50 photos per person. The time for photo session depends on the number of people. Transportation
Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Create Chewy Udon & Soup from scratch
You'll learn how to make both the most delicious udon and dashi in Japan from scratch, and enjoy the udon with two ways of eating such as hot udon and the chilled one. We have various kinds of udon in Japan, and each region has original udon actually. The udon you'll make is the most famous and the most popular in Japan because of its elasticity. You'll use not only hands but also feet to make udon strong chewy. This is the traditional recipe, but only this udon. And also, you'll learn how to make Osaka-style Japanese soup stock. Umami comes from the Osaka soup stock culture, and the Osaka-style broth is the most delicious. We chose this best combination so that you could enjoy the best udon in Japan. And more, You'll learn how to make one more side dish using the leftover ingredients after filtering soup. We're sure that you will be amazed at its deliciously as well as SDGs idea. We use high-quality ingredients and seasonings so that you can enjoy the best Udon dishes in this experience. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please let me know in advance. I'll prepare for you separately.  Please come in casual clothes which you would not mind getting dirty.
Making mini tatami mats with a craftsman
The tatami shop is my family business. My father is a craftsman of tatami and I'm working with my father now. This tradition is important in Japan, and it has developed its own skills for the "shokunin-waza," or craftsmanship, involved in making mats. I will teach you about these skills. you'll get an authentic look at Japanese culture and awesome souvenir with unforgettable experience. First, I'll show inside a factory. Then you'll get explanation about materials and how to sew tatami mats. And make your own mini tatami mat using skills. Craftsmen usually use needles, strings and some tools. But this time we use easier materials to make it. In addition to, you'll use staple gun instead of sewing by hands. Because it takes too long if you sew the whole process:( You can take it with you to decorate your home. Its size is almost 18×26cm. Thickness is about 2cm. After making the tatami mat, we'll enjoy tea time at the guesthouse next to the workshop. When you come to the experience and back to Osaka city, you'll go through Sakai city. Sakai is famous of Japanese knives and Japanese sweets. I recommend going there if you have time. Or you can stay my guesthouse “Fujitatami” next to the tatami workshop. Please note, The factory can be dusty, so I encourage you to wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dirty.
Deep Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
"One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who would like to glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing restaurant bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! Japanese slang/swear! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Comfortable shoes preferable. If you have any diet, please don't hesitate to ask me. I'll arrange you what can I order :)
Premium Kimono Tea Ceremony at Maikoya with the Garden
You will make a green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style Japanese tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. First, you will chose your kimono. I will help to make sure that you are dressed correctly also your hair match the traditional styles. You will a selection of kimono in sizes appropriate for women, men, boys, and girls . Second, I will give you an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be held and you will make a green tea (Matcha), drink it, then eat Japanese sweets (Wagashi) which is suitable for the green tea. Lastly, you are allowed to take pictures in the tea ceremony room after the ceremony and in front of our unique backdrops! Other things to note You have an option to do the tea ceremony by sitting on a chair. Please let me know in advance! *If you are traveling with children under the age of 9, please make a reservation by choosing the FAMILY PLAN. Children who are younger than 9 cannot participate in the regular tea ceremony session. *Most sessions are usually private as Japan is still closed for international travel. About 20% of the time there may be another party in your group.
Deep Osaka Night Life, Eat & Drink!
Regarding the whole Tenjinbashi entertainment area as one large cuisine dining, Enjoy exclusive Japanese food & drink with bar-hopping style. This is the most luxury and efficient way to enjoy Osaka food culture. Begin with Takoyaki (In Osaka must eat food, Octopus dumplings) as an appetizer, then taste Fresh Sushi at Sushi bar counter with Sake as the second, move to freak loved BBQ restaurant to taste juicy Wagyu-meat with local beer. We will end up with the rich taste of chewy Japanese noodle 'Ramen' as the last (probably some you never eat before). In total, we will visit 4 places. Basically, at 1 place, 1 drink(except 1st & 4th) & 1- 2 food, then go next. This is Osaka style and especially suits this area. 'Eat and Die' is a famous word which mentions about Osaka town. Tenjinbashi, The Longest shopping street in Japan has a different face in the night. Especially narrow side street has more interesting. I'll show you around scenic Osaka night town. Without a local navigator, Someplace is difficult even for Japanese people to enter, though Osaka night is very kind for drinking people. So you'll feel very comfortable after like a local. I'll try to direct unforgettable Osaka nightlife​ & food Other things to note Maximum number is 4-6, because the Restaurant space are limited. ■For vegetarian people, I can arrange some. ■Non alcohol drinks are available on your request. ■Private tour is available, pls ask me
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period. Other things to note /I'd like to meet up at 8:50
Explore the Geisha world & real Kyoto
Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. I am deeply fascinated by the tales and traditions hidden among the streets and behind the sliding doors of Gion. The mysterious world of Geisha can seem exclusive and challenging to discover, so on my tour I will reveal the history, rituals, and nuances of the art-form as well as the entertainers who adhere to this traditional lifestyle, while simultaneously providing other interesting facts and a deeper understanding of Kyoto through the secret or small details that are often hard to notice for visitors and locals alike. ・Tour begins right in front of Statue of Izumo no Okuni, she originated Kabuki theatre and inspired Geisha culture. ・In Gion, you’ll learn of the lives of Geisha. With luck, you might even spot one! ・Visiting local shrines and temples, from overlooked to popular ones, you'll learn their basics and unique stories. ・Tour ends at the oldest Buddhist tower. I'll take a great pic of you with it! Other things to note: Please note that I always try to avoid canceling, but in some cases, like a typhoon, it’s needed.
京都、和束で茶摘みとウォーキング
You can join this tour from Kyoto, Osaka or Nara. The tour begins after meeting in my café, “d:matcha Café & Kitchen,” then we will drive up to Hakusan Shirine, and start the walking uphill through the town’s winding streets surrounded by houses built in Japanese traditional style. The first spot to visit is the scenic Yubune tea field. We continue walking surrounded by idyllic terraced fields and stunning panoramic views of endless greenery of rice and tea plantations. As we get close to the top of Hakusan Shrine, the scenery changes, we will walk through the cedar woods, experience both the fresh air high up on the mountain and the serenity of the forest. Our destination will be at d:matcha's organic tea farm where you will get the chance to drink organic Sen-cha cold brewed tea, and join our tea picking activity. Finally, we will head back to our meeting point, and you will try green tea tempura made with the tea leaves you picked, after that you will have the chance to enjoy a tea tasting session and you will learn to whisk your own matcha. Tea realetd Runch will be served. More info is in "dmatcha" website. Other things to note Bring your camera, sunscreen, and cash/ credit card for additional purchases. I recommend long pants and closed shoes especially when it rains. You can enjoy food, and desserts in our green tea concept d:matcha Café & Kitchen.
Explore Gion, Geisha world
Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. I am deeply fascinated by the tales and traditions hidden among the streets and behind the sliding doors of Gion. The mysterious world of Geisha can seem exclusive and challenging to discover, so on my tour I will reveal the history, rituals, and nuances of the art-form as well as the entertainers who adhere to this traditional lifestyle, while simultaneously providing other interesting facts and a deeper understanding of Kyoto through the secret or small details that are often hard to notice for visitors and locals alike. ・Tour begin in front of Izumo no Okuni Statur who is the originator of Kabuki. ・In Gion, you’ll learn of the lives of Geisha. With luck, you might even spot one! ・Visiting local shrines and temples, from overlooked to popular ones, you'll learn their basics and unique stories. ・Tour ends at the oldest Buddhist tower. I'll take a great pic of you with it! NOTICE:We might spot geisha but not allowed to take any photo of them.
Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour
Don’t get caught standing in a crowd of tourists trying to get a good photo. We provide a personal hiking experience. This is the ONLY tour at Fushimi Inari which goes off paved paths, onto actual forest trails. We know of hidden bamboo groves and beautiful evergreens around Fushimi Inari Shrine. Local trails lead us to the main shrine with thousands of red torii gates, and we know of secluded trails that lead to old and hidden alters. We will begin at Tofukuji Station and wander into a quiet neighborhood, visiting small shrines on the way to the mountain. Then take a trail to see a wonderful bamboo grove, and connect to the main path filled with the famous vermilion torii gates. We will reach the summit of the mountain, which is covered in the ​shrine alters and then venture back down the mountain on a forested trail, visiting smaller shrines on the way to another bamboo grove. This will lead us to the most famous area of Fushimi Inari, perfect for a memorable photo. We will finish at the main shrine at the base of the mountain, where you can enjoy some local street food before you continue your adventure in the wonderful city of Kyoto. Please understand that this is a hike, not a normal walk, so it will require some effort. We will not recommend joining if you have trouble walking or not in a good condition. Other things to note We would not recommend this for people who have trouble walking or are not in a good condition. Wearing shoes, long sleeve shirt and long pants is recommended to avoid mosquitoes and bugs. Being late for more than 5 minutes will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund. Possible Co-Host
Abandoned Railway Walk Through Tunnels
Are you looking for an adventure which is mixed with nature and artefacts? I invite you to a unique hiking experience on an abandoned railway outside of Osaka! We meet up at JR Osaka station and move to the station 40 minutes away We explore the 5 km (3 miles) railway for 2 hours. At the start of the trail, you see a beautiful pristine river with many huge boulders which runs along the entire trail. The best part of the hike are the 6 tunnels which were made of mostly bricks. The longest one is 400m (1,300ft) . We enter tunnels with flashlights, feel a different atmosphere and observe the insides. If you pay attention, you can discover several interesting features of the tunnels. Afterwards, we will have wild game meat dishes (boar/deer) for lunch/dinner at a local restaurant. You pay for your own meal. (VEGAN MENU IS AVAILABLE) ※THE RESTAURANT CLOSES ON MONDAY. If you book on Monday, I can recommend a restaurant according to your request. After that,we relax at a free natural foot bath. Soaking your feet in hot water will relieve the weariness of the hiking! Lastly, we return to JR Osaka station. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy a bit from mid of December to February. Special equipments are not necessary. Other things to note If you fear darkness, please consider joining. I provide a flashlight, but it is very dark at some points in tunnels. Lunch/dinner is not covered. Please expect to spend about 1000 to 1500 yen per person. The restaurant closes on Monday.
只要走点路,在岚山也能看到具有四百年历史的茅葺合掌古建筑。
去过岚山的人也许很多,但他们总是会疏忽去访问一下那个秘境——奥嵯峨。OKUSAGA——一个很优雅很有气质的地方。 我们从岚山公园出发,在周恩来总理的题碑前,留个念。 再从竹林穿过荷塘。接着去愛宕古道。 (这就是我要带你们去的地方。听着鸟声,漫着轻快的步伐,沿路您会发现许多好店铺,其实应该说是隐居小店,深有品味。人很少很清静。您可以拥有自己的空间,不被时间追赶,慢慢地悠闲散步。时而可以停下脚步,深呼吸一下,定会感受到大地自然的清新气息。) 途中经过隐居味特浓的“狸”陶苑。 然后去观赏一下青苔庭园,它美得让你无法呼吸。 逐渐我们会走进嵯峨的传统建造物保存地区,在日本唯一一家手工制作蚕茧娃娃的老店里,可以亲身体验制作茧娃娃。 然后前往具有四百年历史的茅葺合掌香鱼老客栈。推荐樱花糯米饼和志恩子米饼。 最后我们去的是清滝川附近的愛宕寺。因为它远离岚山的中心,所以人很少,而且在山上,青苔绿得深而丽。值得一访的地方,并是拍照留念的好场所。 这块名叫“高雄”的地方,并且是京都有数的枫叶名胜地区。 其他注意事项 因为是散步型旅行,所以请穿合脚的运动鞋或平跟鞋,以免劳累。
Learn Kawaii wagashi making over matcha
We'll first show you our showcase of our original designed sweets before we start class! Then "Ta-da!" I invite you to enter my atelier normally customers cannot come in & here we go! A local fluent translator Atsuo will help me in explaining details about wagashi ingredients, motifs, and technique! First you will learn about basic ingredients, materials and tools for making wagashi using visual chart, and I will demonstrate the basic skills step by step for you to follow and do the same way by modelling, moulding, and shaping your own Japanese sweet. You can learn not only the basic skills of making, but also the beauty of Japanese traditional colours used and how I express seasons in the design of the "sweets". Don't worry, you can take your time at your own pace, and focus on getting inspiration and enjoying the making! There are some difficult techniques where I will help you. :-)  Also, you can ask me to take photos of your making as you have to keep your hands clean! Making will be about 40 minutes, and when finished, we will have a matcha tea time to taste your own wagashi. My wife will also pack the remaining wagashi for your taking out! Ingredients are red beans(azuki), white kidney beans, sugar, yam potato, agar, and edible colors from vegetables and plants. Sometimes I may use egg yolk or rice powder, which I can avoid to use if you ask me in advance. Other things to note After the experience, we will serve you matcha tea (included in the price), and you can eat your own sweets you made through your experience. For wagashi you will make I only use natural edible colors from vegetables and plants.