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!
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!
Sado is more than just making and drinking matcha. Through the experience of tea ceremony, I would like you to know the wonderfulness of various Japanese culture.
Ikebana can feel the change of seasons and add color to the space you spend every day. We will carefully explain the points to incorporate into your life.
By concentrating through calligraphy, you can feel healing. Starting with how to use and move the brush, you can write your favorite characters.
From the koto, which was introduced in China, the koto has undergone a unique development in Japan. Enjoy that beautiful tone. We will teach you carefully so that you can play simple songs within a short experience time.
You can experience how to make a special art sushi "Kazari Sushi" that is not sold anywhere else. This sushi is perfect for parties and gifts.
This is a lesson on how to make nigiri sushi using only vegetables, perfect for vegans and vegetarians. The contents of the vegetables change depending on the season.
In March, Japan celebrates Hinamatsuri, a girl's festival. Chirashizushi is often made not only for Hinamatsuri, but also for celebrations and parties.
This is a lesson on basic Japanese bento. In addition to how to make rice balls, you can choose 3 types and 5 types of side dishes.
We will give an easy-to-understand lecture on how to make dumplings, such as how to make gyoza ingredients, how to wrap, and how to bake. I will teach you how to make delicious homemade dumplings at home.
This is a basic lesson on how to make Japanese teriyaki chicken, which is loved by children and adults alike. I will teach you how to make a delicious Japanese sauce.
Okonomiyaki is a classic home-cooked dish in Kansai. You can experience how to make the basic pork and egg okonomiyaki. I will teach you carefully from how to make the soup stock.
Here are some recipes and tips for making delicious takoyaki at home. We will also inform you about the different arrangement methods for each family and the arrangement methods that can be used at parties.
This is a course where you can make both okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Why is the taste different even though the ingredients are similar? Please enjoy this experience.
Would you like to visit a real local supermarket? For those repeaters who love Kyoto, we have prepared a local tour for you.
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.
Learn from beginners. Lessons with infants, children can also take lessons.
Experience Japanese culture at Kyoto townhouses and temples in the center of tourism
We also have courses where you can enjoy learning online, such as sushi rolls and flower arrangement.
Experience Japanese culture in a 150-year-old Kyoto townhouse in the center of tourism!
Instructor dispatch, business trip practice, Ikebana workshop, tea ceremony experience
Would you like to experience Japanese culture as a memory of your school trip in Kyoto?
I teach tea ceremony, flower arrangement, koto music, and cooking at "SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture" in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto.
We have introduced various Japanese cultural experiences to about 4000 customers so far (as of 2020).
Let's learn Japanese culture while having fun lessons!
English is available, so please stop by when you bring guests from overseas.
I would like to secretly introduce you to a recommended shop that I was born in Adachi Hospital in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City.
Recommended sightseeing around Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace
KBS Kyoto "NEWS FACE" "Kyoto Observation Diary of Taiiku Okazaki", Kyoto Sanjo Radio Cafe "Radio Machiya Juku", etc.
Shiraume Gakuen University, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School, Myanmar Yangon Technological University, Chiang Mai University, other universities, domestic and foreign companies, etc.
Tripadvisor[Traveller's choice2020][Certificate of Excellence]
Airbnb Experience "World's top class host" "Top 10% of world tourist attractions" etc.
Spring 2022 That's right, let's go to Kyoto・Kyoto Tourism Concierge・The Kyoto vol.8・Hong Kong tourism information page "Flyagain.la"
Activity Japan Online experience tour top page ・"Gurutabi" press letter ・"Kawakore Media" etc.
A member of the Kyoto City Tourism Association (DMO KYOTO), an MBA from the Graduate School of Osaka City University, various corporate trainings, lectures, etc.
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!