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Cultural Activities

These cultural activities can give you a depth of understanding that you cannot do on your own. Please let your Japan Tour Expert know if any of these activities are of interest to you.

Nagomi VisitNagomi Visit many locations
Is connecting with the Japanese people and culture in on your to do list? Would you like to have dinner at a Japanese home and chat with a Japanese family? If so then Nagomi Visit might be for you.

Nagomi Visit allows you to easily visit a local’s home for lunch or dinner. All you need to do is book online and arrange to meet one of our hosts in the greater Tokyo and Osaka areas. All are ready to share great conversation and of course delicious food.


Japanese Pottery - Robert Yellin

Robert Yellin Yakimono (pottery) Gallery in Kyoto
Robert Yellin is one of the foremost experts on Japanese pottery in the world. A visit to his gallery in Kyoto is an experience that no pottery lover should miss. He offers a wide selection of ceramics from the potters of Japan, both antique pieces and those by contemporary artists. His online selections are updated several times each week. Please do visit often to view the new selections.

Geisha Sayuri in TokyoSayuki - Geisha in Asakusa, Tokyo
For the first time in the 400-year history of the geisha, a Westerner has been accepted, and debuted as a geisha under the name Sayuki on December 19, 2007. Sayuki specialized in social anthropology, a subject which requires anthropologists to actually experience the subject they are studying by participating in the society themselves.

Taiko WorkshopTaiko Center
Learn about and take a class in Japanese drums known as Taiko. If you love music, then taking one of these workshops is a great way to experience Japanese culture. Taiko Center is headquartered in Kyoto but also has branches in Tokyo. Their instructors are professional Taiko performers so you know you are learning from the best.

Seiga Samurai KembuSeiga Samurai Kembu in Kyoto
Samurai Kembu is the traditional Japanese performing art that would prepare the hearts and minds of Samurai for battle. Seiga Samurai Kembu provides travelers with programs for learning the world of samurai. Enjoy the way of the samurai through the elegance of sword performance!

Kengishu-Kamui International
Kamui is a world-wide “Samurai Sword Artist” troupe. Kamui was established and is led by Tetsuro Shimaguchi, and its performance is based on the original method, Kengido, which is a mixed style of Japanese sword play (Kenjutsu) and expressive arts.


Japanese Cooking Classes - Sun Cooking in KyotoSun Cooking in Kyoto
Japanese cooking class with friendly, English speaking Japanese knowledgeable in cooking.
En Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
Japanese Tea Ceremony En in KyotoTea ceremony has been round for 400 years in Japan. Today people study tea as a way to focus and to pay attention to all the small details around us. Travelers can now enjoy tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese room by a Kimono clad tea ceremony expert.

Kabuki Experience in Tokyo
Tokyo Kabuki GuideKabuki was originally designed for common people as a more lively theater. Today this art form is best known for the elaborate make up and costumes. Your Japan travel expert can arrange for you to see a Kabuki play, assuming there is a performance when you are in Japan. They can also arrange for a lecture about Kabuki just before the performance that you will see. This will make Kabuki come alive for you and will make it much easier to understand the play that you will see.


Hida Satoyama Cycling Tour in Takayama
Hida Satoyama CyclingCycling around the country side of the Hida area of Japan can really connect you with rural Japan. These tours start in the quaint town of Hida Furukawa (very close to Takayama) that many travelers miss.

Please let your Japan Expert at Japan Roads know if you are interested in any of the above Cultural Experiences. If you do you see the activity you are interested then just ask your Japan expert and they will do all they can to find a way for you to do it.


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