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Stay in Kyoto & Experience Japanese culture

Here at accommodation Japan, we strive not only to give you the best place to stay, but for you to have a once in a lifetime experience here in Kyoto. We have teamed up with carefully selected partners to offer cultural experiences for you to enjoy with your family and friends. 

Our recommendations:

  • Cooking class to learn more about Japanese food, ingredients, but also Japanese lifestyle; 
  • Tea ceremony, one of the traditional Japanese arts during which you will experience a magical moment of quietness and beauty;
  • Samurai Experience, plunge into the world of Japanese warriors and learn about the way of the sword.

Ai's Cooking Class

Ai’s Cuisine will offer you a great time while teaching you how to make authentic Japanese dishes. Just like visiting local Kyoto friends, you will experience the joys of cooking in an intimate environment. During Ai’s cooking class, you will be immersed in the culture of Japanese food and learn about the importance of seasonal ingredients in traditional cooking.
Ai spent many years in Europe (France and Germany) sharing the subtle flavors of Japanese cuisine with cooking lovers. She speaks Japanese, English,French, a bit of German and try to learn Chinese!

Ai offers a home-style dinner plan. She will tell you all you want to know about the ingredients, how to prepare them but also how to present the dishes. Enjoy a great cooking class and try to reproduce at home what you have learned! The experience is shared and can accommodate up to 5 guests. The cooking class can be arranged at your facilities. Please inquire if interested. Experience from 15:00 to 18:00, Price: 8,000¥/ person.

When booking a stay check the box for Ai’s cuisine and let us know 3 preferred dates for the cooking class, food restrictions if any (vegetarian, vegan & Gluten free can be accommodated), and let us know if you have special request. After we checked the availability we will get back to you.

30% cancellation fee applies, once the booking is made.
From 7 days prior and in case of no show, 100% of cancellation fee applies.
Please note that the class will be canceled if you are late on the day and do not contact Ai  within 15 minutes after the starting time; and the experience will not be refunded. If you have any question please feel free to inquire.

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Ai's Cooking Class

Ai’s Cuisine will offer you a great time while teaching you how to make authentic Japanese dishes. Just like visiting local Kyoto friends, you will experience the joys of cooking in an intimate environment. During Ai’s cooking class, you will be immersed in the culture of Japanese food and learn about the importance of seasonal ingredients in traditional cooking. 
Ai spent many years in Europe (France and Germany) sharing the subtle flavors of Japanese cuisine with cooking lovers. She speaks Japanese, English,French, a bit of German and try to learn Chinese!

Ai offers a home-style dinner plan. She will tell you all you want to know about the ingredients, how to prepare them but also how to present the dishes. Enjoy a great cooking class and try to reproduce at home what you have learned! The experience is shared and can accommodate up to 5 guests. The cooking class can be arranged at your facilities. Please inquire if interested. Experience from 15:00 to 18:00, Price: 8,000¥/ person

When booking a stay check the box for Ai’s cuisine and let us know 3 preferred dates for the cooking class, food restrictions if any (vegetarian, vegan & Gluten free can be accommodated), and let us know if you have special request. After we checked the availability we will get back to you.

30% cancellation fee applies, once the booking is made.
From 7 days prior and in case of no show, 100% of cancellation fee applies.
Please note that the class will be canceled if you are late on the day and do not contact Ai  within 15 minutes after the starting time; and the experience will not be refunded. If you have any question please feel free to inquire.

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CAMELLIA TEA CEREMONY

Tea Ceremony, “Sado” in Japanese (lit. “The Way of Tea”), is one of the many traditional Japanese arts you can experience in Kyoto. It is a centuries old ritual that will deepen your understanding of Japanese culture, tastes and architecture. At Camellia, experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional Machiya, with fluent English speaking tea masters. 

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CAMELLIA TEA CEREMONY

Tea Ceremony, “Sado” in Japanese (lit. “The Way of Tea”), is one of the many traditional Japanese arts you can experience in Kyoto. It is a centuries old ritual that will deepen your understanding of Japanese culture, tastes and architecture. At Camellia, experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional Machiya, with fluent English speaking tea masters. Watch the tea ceremony experts practice their craft, before trying it yourself! Camellia runs two tea houses: Camellia Flower for shared and private experiences in the historic downtown district, and Camellia Garden for a more private and unique experience in an exclusive environment. 

Samurai JuKU

Feel the spirit of the samurai through this unique experience with a renowned sword master. Wear the traditional clothing of the samurai, enhance your knowledge about the history of this warrior-class, and learn how to draw, strike and cut with a sword. Before wielding a real Japanese sword, enjoy a performance by your master, Kawata-sensei. Descended from a samurai family, Kawata-sensei has dedicated his life to the art of the sword and won some of Japan’s most prestigious competitions.
Samurai Experience

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Samurai JuKU

Enjoy a thrilling samurai experience with Samurai Juku, located in a traditional townhouse right in the heart of Nishijin, Kyoto’s old weaving district. 
 
Feel the spirit of the samurai through this unique experience with a renowned sword master. Wear the traditional clothing of the samurai, enhance your knowledge about the history of this warrior-class, and learn how to draw, strike and cut with a sword. Before wielding a real Japanese sword, enjoy a performance by your master, Kawata-sensei. Descended from a samurai family, Kawata-sensei has dedicated his life to the art of the sword and won some of Japan’s most prestigious competitions.
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OKAMOTO kimono Rental

Established 180 years ago, Okamoto is where kimono rentals for sightseers was born. Okamoto has seven rental shops, each of them well located near popular sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Gion, the Geisha district. Okamoto offers a fantastic collection of kimonos, yukatas, and Hakamas to find the perfect fit for you! They offer several plans, among which the special size (over 170cm) plan and the full outfit plan that we recommend. You could also have your hair styling done by a professional. Enjoy a stroll through the ancient capital of Kyoto dressed in a kimono for memorable memories.

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OKAMOTO kimono Rental

Established 180 years ago, Okamoto is where kimono rentals for sightseers was born. Okamoto has seven rental shops, each of them well located near popular sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Gion, the Geisha district. Okamoto offers a fantastic collection of kimonos, yukatas, and Hakamas to find the perfect fit for you! They offer several plans, among which the special size (over 170cm) plan and the full outfit plan that we recommend. You could also have your hair styling done by a professional. Enjoy a stroll through the ancient capital of Kyoto dressed in a kimono for memorable memories.

IC CARD

The IC Card is a rechargeable transportation card. It is extremely convenient because it is valid when riding on almost every train companies and transport type (except bullet trains, subway, bus, ferries) across Japan. You can also use the IC Card to pay for groceries and other errands at convenience stores and some supermarkets. Depending the region, the card is named differently and displays a different design. Here in the Kansai area (Kyoto and Osaka) we have the ICOCA and PiTaPa card. Upon request, we will provide you an IC card with a 1,500 JPY credit included. Please note that prior to come in Kyoto you traveled in Tokyo and already have a PASSMO or SUICA Card then you don’t need to purchase the ICOCA, as the SUICA and PASSMO can be used throughout all of Japan including the Kansai area.

Available as an extra service when booking 

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ic card

The IC Card is a rechargeable transportation card. It is extremely convenient because it is valid when riding on almost every train companies and transport type (except bullet trains, subway, bus, ferries) across Japan. You can also use the IC Card to pay for groceries and other errands at convenience stores and some supermarkets. Depending the region, the card is named differently and displays a different design. Here in the Kansai area (Kyoto and Osaka) we have the ICOCA and PiTaPa card. Upon request, we will provide you an IC card with a 1,500 JPY credit included. Please note that prior to come in Kyoto you traveled in Tokyo and already have a PASSMO or SUICA Card then you don’t need to purchase the ICOCA, as the SUICA and PASSMO can be used throughout all of Japan including the Kansai area.

Available as an extra option when booking 

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GAMES AT EVERY FACILITy

We mean for guesthouses to be comfortable and, above all, family-friendly! We think that the time you spend at your lodging should be as enjoyable as your day of exploration. That is why our accommodations provide games, cards, origami book, and even a Nintendo Switch (the Nintendo Switch is only available at Nishihan). All you need to have fun with family and friends.

Free of charge for our guests

Bicycles for everyone

Riding a bicycle is the preferred means of transportation for locals. And we think it is also an excellent option for travelers! Indeed You will save time, gain greater freedom of travel, and last but not least, you will discover hidden spots that will make your trip in Kyoto unique. That is why you will find free of use bicycles in most of our stays. Please note that at the following properties, bicycles are not available: Kiyomizu Garden, Higashiyama Megumian & Cochi-En Villa. That being said, if you would like to rent a bike, please feel free to let us know! We will gladly share with you our recommended rental shops!

Free of charge for our guests

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Bicycles for everyone

Riding a bicycle is the preferred means of transportation for locals. And we think it is also an excellent option for travelers! Indeed You will save time, gain greater freedom of travel, and last but not least, you will discover hidden spots that will make your trip in Kyoto unique. That is why you will find free of use bicycles in most of our stays. Please note that at the following properties, bicycles are not available: Kiyomizu Garden, Higashiyama Megumian & Cochi-En Villa. That being said, if you would like to rent a bike, please feel free to let us know! We will gladly share with you our recommended rental shops!

Free of charge for our guests

GAMES AT EVERY FACILITy

We mean for guesthouses to be comfortable and, above all, family-friendly! We think that the time you spend at your lodging should be as enjoyable as your day of exploration. That is why our accommodations provide games, cards, origami book, and even a Nintendo console (the Nintendo console is only available at Nishihan). All you need to have fun with family and friends.

Free of charge for our guests

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