Book this 2-day Matsushima local experience tour that includes homestay, fishing experience, VIP access to a historical tea house and much more! Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. Matsushima is famous not only as a popular destination with amazing landscapes for Japanese people but also as a historically important location for being a base of the shogunate during the Sengoku (Warring States) period. Your tour guide will show you the mesmerizing view of Matsushima while telling you the story about the local legendary warrior, Masamune Date, the samurai ruler who was known as ”Dokuganryu” (one-eyed hero) as he could only see with one eye.
Take this enjoyable Tokyo bike tour and see the highlights of Shitamachi. Your guide will lead you at a leisurely pace as you travel from site to site, from Fukagawa-fudo Temple and Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine to Tokyo Skytree. Keep a lookout for a rare chance to sumo wrestlers outside Ryogoko Sumo Stadium and take in the natural landscapes as you ride through the traditional Kiyosumi Japanese Garden. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
Wash your hands, roll up your sleeves and join your host Yasue in her kitchen for a personal, hands-on Japanese cooking lesson! A Tokyo native, Yasue looks forward to sharing authentic cuisine and stories about Japanese culture with you. She will teach you to cook 4-5 delicious Japanese dishes from scratch, before you sit down to enjoy what you've prepared at a beautifully set table in her luxury apartment in the heart of Tokyo. Come experience Yasue's creative, interculturally-inspired cuisine in her beautiful home with a phenomenal view of the city and leave with fond memories of this enriching culinary and cultural experience!
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture on a private, 4-day tour of Tokyo and Kyoto. Visit both modern and ancient attractions with a guide, exploring each city for two days by bike and on foot. In Tokyo, feast Izakaya-style, enjoy sake tasting, try fresh sushi at Tsukiji Market and bicycle to the sumo area of Ryogoku. Then travel one-way by Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto, where you’ll view gorgeous temples and shrines as well as discover the highlights of Gion – Kyoto’s famous geisha district.
Combine the cultural delights and local charm of Tokyo on this 4.5-hour tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a professional guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting local fish market in Adachi and old town Shibamata. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture and and enjoy personalized attention from your guide and the people in local fish market. Escape from Tokyo’s commercial and touristy places and get in touch with the old-time, nostalgic town of Shibamata.
Japanese calligraphy is the essence of traditional Japanese culture. Why not try your hand at this art?“Shodo,” or Japanese calligraphy, is artistically written words that are written in a style that is both artistic and emotionally driven. The art of calligraphy was handed down from China during the 6th and 7th centuries, at which time the Japanese learned how to make brushes, ink, and paper. Soon after its introduction, it became an indispensable skill for educated nobles and samurai, the leaders of Japan. Over time, the appreciation spread to the general public. Now, it can be found not only as works of art but also in things such as New Year's cards and other special occasion writings. This art form is now a part of Japanese culture.
Have you always wanted to find out what it would be like to be a samurai? During this workshop at the Jidai Academy Dojo of the Musashi-Shibata Clan, you can learn the authentic way of samurai used to use swords. The Musashi-Shibata Clan served the famous feudal lord, Oda Nobunaga, and after his death, the Tokugawa Shogunate for 265 years. Through this private lesson, you'll also gain a historical insight into the way of the samurai.
Enjoy a walk in a beautiful traditional Japanese garden, Kyu Shiba-rikyu Gardens, followed by a casual sake tasting nearby at Meishu Center. The tour will conclude with a visit to World Trade Center Tokyo observation deck from which you can see the expanse of Tokyo and its evening lights.
Visit Universal Studios Japan on an exciting overnight trip from Tokyo, complete with a round-trip bullet train ticket and Osaka hotel accommodation! The theme park has something for all the family, from movie magic at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to pulse-pumping rides in the ‘Jurassic Park’ zone. Meet beloved characters like Hello Kitty, and discover the park at your own pace; it’s a great way to visit one of Japan’s top theme parks with no worries about logistics.This experience is available to non-Japanese residents only.
Book this 1-hour work shop to experience this unique traditional Japanese art form made of woodblock printing. Woodblock printing was widely adopted in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868) known as the Japanese traditional art of "Ukiyo-e" on a single sheet. There are some well-known Woodblock Prints including the famous "Akafuji" and "The Great Wave off Kanagawa". Your English-speaking woodblock print master and the friendly young staff will go through the printing process with you. Come as you are and children are welcome, too! It's completely safe for children as it doesn't uses any dangerous chemicals or fumes. You can bring your print back as your one-of-the-kind souvenir from Japan!
On this 3-hour walking tour you will see both modern and traditional buildings from prominent Japanese architects. Walk around Aoyama where locals and visitors go to see and be seen. This walk goes through the heart of Tokyo where art, culture and creativity come together to form a unique atmosphere.
This is a walking tour to experience historical and traditional spots in Tokyo. You will visit Tsukiji fish market and feel the immense energy of the people. You'll enjoy the atmosphere of the Shogun's garden at Hamariky and experience the religious aspect of Japan at Sensoji-temple
At the Edo Wonderland in Nikko, you can still see Ninja, Samurai and Geisha and learn about the culture of what Tokyo used to be, Edo. Here, you can jump into the Edo period and become a citizen of Edo.If you are interested in Japanese traditional entertainment and performance, this tour fits you. They have Geisha, Samurai and Ninja Shows on the same day, so you must have fun.