Experience Japan

日本語 / Japanese

Experience Japanese Culture with SAKURAMember of Kyoto City Tourism Association

For our guests worried about coronavirus

Welcome to Sakura Experience Japanese Culture in Kyoto.
Throughout this time, we are continuing to run Kyoto’s most authentic cultural classes.
Your health and safety are important to us.
We are making special arrangements for this month to help you enjoy your time in Kyoto safely.
Tea experience class will be fully private if you book for 2 or more people. We will not share your booking time with other groups.
(The maximum group size for this class will be 4 people)
Tea class bookings for 1 person might be shared, we cannot guarantee you a private class.
For all other classes, your booking will be private for 1 or more people.
This arrangement applies for the full month of March. It may be extended, depending on government advice.
Please enjoy your experience class with confidence.
We can also help with many of your questions about Kyoto, and how to best enjoy your stay while everything is a bit quieter.
We look forward to your reservation!

Do you want an amazing hands-on experience with authentic Japanese culture?

We have all kinds of amazing classes to help you explore different aspects of Japanese culture, in one convenient location.
Come and visit us!

* Our regular classes are open to anyone. We welcome everyone regardless of age, background or disability. We designed our classroom with easy access for wheelchairs and baby strollers.
We can also provide private classes for you and your friends if you wish. Please ask us!


SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture in Kyoto Japan
6th Floor of the KUS Building, Kawaramachi Street between Oike and Sanjo Streets, opposite the Catholic Church

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Address: 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Shimomaruyacho, 408番地 KUS河原町6F

Please call us to make an appointment or use the following application form.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Beautiful courses taught by beautiful peopletripadvisor

Aya, the teacher taught me flower arrangement and dressed me up in a kimono. She was so professional , warm and welcoming. She and her husband teach many other courses as well like calligraphy, origami, tea, etc. suggest you call and check with them for customized options. Rates are reasonable and totally worth it.
I ended up creating a pretty neat arrangement and understanding the philosophy of Japanese flower arrangement. Loved it and loved Aya, highly recommended.

We Were Charmed and Delighted with Sakuratripadvisor

My daughter and I attended a cooking experience at Sakura. Aya Ito, the owner, and her rock n’ roll husband, were so charming, and we thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on experience of making traditional Japanese street-style food. Getting dressed in traditional Japanese garb was an extra bonus! We could not have asked for more, and we left with a certificate of completion plus recipes. Sakura Experience Japan Culture was definitely a highlight of our trip!