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WAK Japan

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Address: 761 Tenshu-cho, Takakura-dori, Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-212-9993
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09:30 - 18:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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WAK Japan specializes in offering traditional culture hands-on experiences...

WAK Japan specializes in offering traditional culture hands-on experiences such as tea ceremony, cooking, calligraphy, flower arrangement, kimono wearing, koto playing, and many more at a beautifully restored machiya (traditional wooden house) In addition, we also arrange guided tours, visits to an exclusive temples, etc.

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US$35.93*
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master
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US$55.89*
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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class
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Kyoto Small-Group Cultural Experience: Calligraphy or Origami Class

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Tea ceremony

Omg what an experience. Our hosts were so gorgeous and our whole experience couldn't have been better. Dressing as geisha was a hi lite and the tea ceremony was so cool. There was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Katie C
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Omg what an experience. Our hosts were so gorgeous and our whole experience couldn't have been better. Dressing as geisha was a hi lite and the tea ceremony was so cool. There was no rush and we could take as many photos as wanted One meeting One opportunity Thank you for an amazing time 😄💝

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Londo, Mozambique
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We experienced some japanese culture at Washinkan they provided but it`s all you can check it out through youtube and doing that by yourselves ! . It`s not worth doing that there . Moreover , the staff representative of Washinkan who looks around 50 years old woman was terrible for us . It was not welcoming attitude at all .We... More 

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案詩羅 朝, お客様担当マネージャー at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Dear mikekurtis-san, Thank you for your review regarding your experience. We are trying every day to do our best to serve right to our customers. So we are taking this matter seriously and we are truely sorry about your experience with us was unpleasant one. We would like to review our daily manners so may we kindly ask you to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I both enjoyed this tour. Rained while while we where at fushimi Inary which made it quite quiet and we were able to buy umbrellas there which was excellent! Our tour guide Yoshie Yamamoto was fantastic and very knowledgeable and helpful which made for a great day. Was a great part day tour overall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience this was! I arrived and my husband and I were taken away separately to choose our kimonos and be dressed. They also did my hair with flowers and combs in Japanese style.After a fun photo shoot. We were then ready for the tea ceremony. The hour went so fast and the Tea Master was a sweetheart... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Tea ceremony with Aikiko and Mina, including kimono - great insight into a small part of Japanese culture and really enjoyable. Aikiko and Mina were both extremely warm and generous and made us feel welcome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We did the 1 hour Tea Ceremony with Tea Master which was a beautiful experience. Our Hostess was a very sweet lady who shared so much knowledge about the Japanese culture and the tea ceremony procedure. My partner and I were very lucky enough to be the only 2 in our session, so it was quite special. We also got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We did a tea ceremony with the Tea Master - Seiko and she was a very sweet lady who taught us a lot of the Japanese culture and also the history of tea ceremony. We enjoyed every minute of it and had a wonderful time. Staff was very nice and helpful there too. We're lucky that we chose the course... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

beautiful tea ceremony experience and dressing up in kimono. Feel very grateful to learn about this amazing culture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did a cooking tour starting in the Kyoto market of Nishiki led by Tomoko then cooking by Machiko. The guides were friendly, knowledge and indulgent of requests. A great addition to a fantastic time in Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I loved my experience at WAK Japan. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I loved my calligraphy class and I got to go home with a great souvenir. Highly recommend using WAK if your in Kyoto!!!!!!!

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