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WAK Japan

761 Tenshu-cho, Takakura-dori, Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0812, Japan
+81 75-212-9993
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$33*
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Ranked #21 of 76 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: WAK Japan specializes in offering traditional culture hands-on experiences such as tea ceremony, cooking, calligraphy, flower arrangement, kimono wearing, koto playing, and many more at a beautifully restored machiya (traditional wooden house) In addition, we also arrange guided tours, visits to an exclusive temples, etc.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

As a break from the usual Japan attractions it seemed a great idea to goto a origami class and also to include kimonos. Our tour manager suggested several people would be doing it but it was just the 2 of us. What a great afternoon we had. First the kimono wearing. My wife and I wear dressed in kimonos we... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you can create the time this is a wonderful experience. We did the Kimono dressing, tea ceremony and sake brewery visit. The tea ceremony had its serious side but once completed we had a go at making and serving the powdered green tea and that was fun too. Afterwards we wandered round the street corner to the brewery for... More

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Melb, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Have just returned from a fabulous walking tour in Kyoto run by WAK Japan. Turned out it was just myself on the tour and though thete was another small group doing same tour I was lucky enough to have 1 on 1 tour. Started off with Yumi going through the Nishiki markets. What a fascinating place. This is the place... More

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Milan, Italy
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great experience in a rainy day! At first we were uncertain if trying to wear kimono and take pictures or if making origami session. In the end I was suggested to do both in the same moment: to wear kimono and make origami dressed in that way! It has been so amusing choose the colors and pattern I preferred for... More

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. We are glad to hear that. More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

we combined 2 courses and we really enjoyed them both. Our instructor was a very nice lady and she explained many things concerning the roots and standards of origami and the meaning and principles of Japanese calligraphy. It was a very entertaining activity and the best thing is that you get an origami book to try some more things later... More

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on our programs. We hope you sometimes practice Origami after getting back home as well. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had the best experience with wak japan. I did the kimono wearing and tea ceremony. I lucked out and was the only one, just me and this wonderful older woman whos name i forger. She was so sweet and genuinely interested in me, as well as happy to answer my questions for her. I learned so much!! Her english... More

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and lovely photos.We are very happy to know that you had unforgettable experiences at WAK JAPAN. More

Caesarea, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Japan. Yoshie met us for an hour and a half tour of the Nishiki Market (to pick out ingredients for our cooking class) plus a short temple visit and saki tasting in a nearby brewery. Her English was excellent and her energy, warmth and sense of humor an absolute delight. She delivered... More

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our tour. Hopefully we can see you next year again. More

Tel-Aviv
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The place is nice, Google maps doesn't know how to find it! be careful! The Sushi lesson was a good one, though the choice of filling wasn't the best. Try to ask about it ahead of time. Origami was OK.

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Hopefully you'll visit us again and take some other programs as well in the future. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We took the Maiko experience with WAK Japan and had an amazing time. Our guide, Emi, was brilliant! She was extremely friendly and knowledgable, and took us around a couple of tea-house areas, including Gion, showing us many things we would never have found on our own. After our tour, we were taken to a private room in a teahouse.... More

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad to know that you had a nice experience in Kyoto. More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

For 15000 yen it was an average experience. I took the market, sake and cooking class tour. It was nice and the guide and cooking instructor were lovely but that is not enough when you pay so much. The sake brewery is fairly boring and cooking class lacks that extra edge you want.

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Michi075, WAK JAPAN at WAK Japan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are striving to provide better service in the future. More

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