Experience Japanese Culture with SAKURA

SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture

Member of Kyoto City Tourism Association

トラベラーズ チョイス

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!

Cooking Classes


Create stunning Japanese meals

Our renowned SAKURA Cuisine Class has taught thousands of people from all over the world the art of preparing fine japanese cuisine.
All participants will learn how to create stunning Japanese meals whilst gaining insights into the fascinating culture and traditions of Japan.
During your class, your instructor will skilfully demonstrate the methods and steps of Japanese cookery from ingredient preparation to cuisine.

Cooking Classes

Culture Classes


Hands-on with Japanese Culture!

Japanese culture has deep roots extending back into history.
When you share this culture with us, you will enrich your journey in Japan.
You will discover a new appreciation for the many encounters you will have on your travels.

Culture Classes

Kimono rental VASARA + Sakura Japanese culture experience collaboration plan

Kimono Rental VASARA

Would you like to experience real Japanese culture?

Kimono rental VASARA + Sakura Japanese culture experience collaboration plan Take photos at the best spots while strolling around Kyoto in a kimono. . . Since you've come all the way to Kyoto, why not experience Japanese culture?


The TACTO House + Sakura Japanese Culture Experience Collaboration Plan

Kimono rental VASARA

A completely reserved inn on Sanjo Street in Kyoto!

A guesthouse rated as Super Host on Airbnb Collaborative project with "Takuto House"!
Experience a business trip in your room! It's okay if you have children and babies!
Sanjo-dori is where the good old streets of Kyoto remain. Located at the center of this is TACTO, a completely private inn.



Booking process

1. Please contact us by phone or the ‘BOOK IT’ button below to check availability.
2. We will check availability and reply to you within 1 business day.
3. After availability is confirmed, we will send a request for payment.
4. After we receive your payment, we will confirm your reservation and send a Confirmation email.


Please make your payment in advance for each classes.
Your booking will be completed after your payment has confirmed.
Major credit cards or PayPal are accepted. Currently these are the only payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation, cancellation fees will be charged as below;
30%........... 4 - 7 days prior to the class
50%........... 2 - 3 days prior to the class
80%........... the day prior to the class
100%......... the class day
We offer hands-on experience classes. You must be careful and responsible for your own safety. We will not be held liable for accidents.


For the cooking classes, please inform us in advance of any dietary restrictions and allergies, or any situation requiring special care.

Cell Phone (English is ok!) +81 90 2044 1122

BOOK IT Web Booking

TripAdvisor Reviews


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.


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!