Let's experience calligraphy in YANAKA, Taito-ku, TOKYO !!
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Let's experience calligraphy in YANAKA, Taito-ku, TOKYO !!

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In the YANESEN calligraphy classroom deepen your understanding of Japanese culture. We hope you will calm your mind by experiencing this ancient Japanese tradition.
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Ages 7-65
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: Japanese, English
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  • Tourist Information & Culture Center YANESEN, 3-chōme-13-7 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
    YANESEN Tourist Information &Culture Center. Yanaka 3-13-7 Taito-Ku, Tokyo,110-0001 +81 (0)3 5834 7025 The route from the station [JR (Yamanote Line)]Nippori Station Exit the North Gate,West Exit (forYanaka).12min [Subway(chiyoda Line)] Sendagi Station Exit the No.2 Exit.5 min.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 176900P1

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 176900P1

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    • YANESEN Tourist Information & Culture Center.
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    • DrSpillane
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      Wonderful!! Delicious and fun!!
      Amazing! Yuki was a wonderful cooking instructor! We were able to choose our menu ( we chose udon and Japanese pancakes), and Yuki guided us step by step in making them, while explaining the traditions behind what we made. Everything was absolutely delicious, and we left with the recipes so we could make them at home. Yuki”s English and hospitality were excellent, and our family of 4 (including 2 teenagers!), thoroughly enjoyed our lesson and meal. Highly recommend!!!!
      Written July 11, 2024
    • Traveler701636
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do activity for food lovers and for those wanting to learn how to cook like a local
      This is one of my favorite activities I've ever booked through TripAdvisor, as well as one of my favorite activities I've done in Japan. You will learn about how a typical Japanese family prepares meals with your extremely friendly and well spoken chef, and you'll understand where all the flavors come from in each meal you prepare. You're free to ask questions about where an ingredient comes from, it's origin, why it's added to the meal, and more. The experience itself is very relaxing and enjoyable, and your chef will make friendly conversation during the cooking process. Their coffee is also amazing, it's the best coffee I've had so far in Japan (I've been here for 3 weeks). I highly recommend this activity to anyone who would like to learn how to cook a typical Japanese meal, and anyone who loves food.
      Written July 8, 2024
    • SandiLee2020
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      Flower power
      Another amazing experience in Tokyo. If you love flowers, this is the experience for you. The hosts were so friendly and happy. I cannot recommend it enough.
      Written July 5, 2024
    • GrandTour14180855000
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      highly recommend
      Wonderful experience making your own onigiri and then savouring it with a great bento box full of traditional japanese bites. The hosts are incredibly friendly. Highly recommended!
      Written July 3, 2024
    • Kiwi118
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyed this so much!
      This cooking class was so fun and very informative. The teacher is wonderful and it was lovely to learn home-style dishes and about some culture with one to one ratio. The class is designed around individual preferences and you can choose from several dishes to make before the class starts. Highly recommend!
      Written June 25, 2024
    • 811yingy
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Great experience!! Enthusiastic hosts and delicious food. We spend a good time here😊 Highly recommend for everyone.
      Written June 23, 2024
    • Explore49791775149
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing moment
      I had an amazing opportunity to try Nerikiri pastries with a master and it was very fun learning this. I also learn How to do hot mochi and did an ceremony of tea with Matcha tea. Everyone was very very kind and Nice, I recommend it 100% for anyone! Thank you again for your time and kindness. Lea
      Written June 20, 2024
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      Insightful Floral Experience
      Staff was accommodating for english speakers. Very informative of the Ikebana process. Explained the thought process and importance of each decision and the why one makes them.
      Written June 18, 2024
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      Friendly cooking experience!
      Very friendly instructor! Comfortable and fun atmosphere to learn a new style of cooking. Great guidance in learning new techniques like making an egg roll. Explains each step so you know the history and reason.
      Written June 18, 2024
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      Beautiful Ikebana experience !
      I had an amazing ikebana experience !!!!! Thank you so much for the learning of this art. I truly love it. Merci pour tout.
      Written June 17, 2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super fun and educational
      Yuki is fantastic, so sweet, funny and knowledgeable! I never cook and was so amazed with what my friend and I created, will definitely be taking what I learned back home with me and teaching more people!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • lameev2018
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent hands on experience kids & adults
      This was such a special way to build memories and fill your tummy. I highly recommend this activity if you have time. Our group of 6 consisted of 3 adults and 3 kids. They made it so welcoming and fun that all of us were able to interact. Recommend you make an appointment and block off at least 2-3 hours. So, this does take up some time, but there are shops in the neighborhood if you want to get local souvenirs. Some advice to get to the location. We had to check in at a coffee shop and then they walked us back to the kitchen. They took pictures and shared it with us at the end. So, no need to worry about missing the moments. At the end, we enjoyed our bento box and chatted with the chef. Not only was the experience awesome the food was to die for. Excellent all around!
      Written May 26, 2024
    • V338ALchristianv
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very nice cooking class
      We had an awesome time with Yuki at our cooking class. Very friendly and fun, we have learned a lot. I strongly recommend!
      Written May 22, 2024
    • gdayal
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience !
      Awesome experience! We had a great time and great good. Yuki was a great teacher. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks Yuki!
      Written May 13, 2024
    • 548amanb
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      Fun
      Fuji san is really nice chie san are really nice! Fun experience! Fun time and really well explained flower shop was also close by!
      Written May 13, 2024
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    Alina M
    Houma, LA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, informative, and unleash your artistic side
    This was a wonderful experience and they were great about giving the history as well as making it fun. We did a few practice runs then we got a souvenir tile of our favorite character. It’s a fun family experience as well as on your own. Give it a shot you won’t be disappointed.
    Written June 4, 2023
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    YANESEN Tourist Info. & Culture Center.
    5★のコメントありがとうございます。スタッフ全員でシェアします。ゲストの皆さんとお話しできることは、私たちにとってとても嬉しく、貴重な時間です。 ゲストは初めての書道なのですが、みなさんとても素晴らしい作品を描く(書くのではなく)ので、私たちはとても感心させられます。いつも楽しみにしています。 どうぞ良い旅を!!
    Written June 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    JPete273
    Redding, CA359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great activity!
    We had so much fun in this Calligraphy Experience. They showed us a variety of characters and after practicing a bunch they gave us a special paper mounted on a cardboard backing to take home. It was a great activity and we really enjoyed it.
    Something we will always remember.
    Written October 21, 2023
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    YANESEN Tourist Info. & Culture Center.
    It was a great pleasure to be able to help you with your work. Please display it in your home. And enjoy the memories of your trip.
    Written November 8, 2023
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    Kirsteen B
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A zen way to spend an afternoon
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    It’s a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere, making it good for concentrating on the art. My teacher was very kind and easy to talk to, also skilled at teaching the method effectively to a beginner. Overall a very relaxed experience, would recommend.
    Written November 8, 2023
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    Shirley G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Challenge Yourself with Kanji Calligraphy!
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    This was everyone’s first time in our group. Instructions were broken down step by step. The hardest part was to keep the brush upright 90 degree angle. Almost had to take a deep breath and focus. A more relaxed approach seemed to create a better kanji character.
    We really enjoyed this cultural experience!
    Would highly recommend!
    Written June 11, 2024
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    Pascal C
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    10/10
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    great food and service! people were very kind and i got to try food i may not have tried otherwise. they were also upfront about the price which i appreciated, and gave advice as to where we should go/answered our questions. and we got the opportunity to make some cute onigiri!
    Written June 24, 2024
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    LM L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Fun and a nice painting too!
    Feb 2024 • Solo
    The calligraphy class was so fun! Chie is such a good teacher, she walked me through step by step so I actually ended up with something I really liked. Making my own souvenir was a pleasant surprise. It felt so good to actually make something after all the consumption!
    Written February 25, 2024
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    Konstantinos V
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience with an amazing teacher
    We did the japanese calligraphy lesson with our teacher Chie and it was wonderful! Chie was beyond kind and a very good teacher. Everything was explained well and we got enough time to practice and write our favourite words in Kanji.

    Thank you very much, arigato gozaimasu!

    Anna & Kosta
    Written October 31, 2023
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    YANESEN Tourist Info. & Culture Center.
    Please come our town when you come to Japan again. Let's draw some wonderful works again. I'm looking forward to the day we can meet again.
    Written November 8, 2023
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    Fred G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and artistic experience
    May 2024 • Friends
    The house was lovely, traditional and cute, and the calligraphy crash course was so fun! The ladies directing the class were so encouraging and positive. They spoke English and were very helpful. We brought home a beautiful handmade memory of our trip to Japan!
    Written May 17, 2024
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    Shannon B
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    Feb 2024 • Couples
    My husband and I had the best time doing this calligraphy class! Chie was so sweet and a patient teacher. You get to practice a lot of words and then pick the one you want to take home on the final canvas. I would highly recommend, we both loved it! Thank you for having us.
    Written February 8, 2024
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    John L
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    Great meal in Asakusa
    Mar 2024 • Friends
    This is a newer type of Japanese restaurant- combining beer hall, BBQ, Tempura, and traditional items into one place.
    The food was excellent, service was good (we had a party of 16). They were able to take care of all of us with good , friendly service. The grilled fish was excellent.
    Written March 24, 2024
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