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SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture

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Hi, I'm Aya, owner of SAKURA. I was born in Kyoto 1967, living in the center of Kyoto.My husband is a descendant of a large merchant in the Edo period who created the cherry tree known as the Japanese national flower.So we named our place SAKURA and...more
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408 Shimomaruyacho | KUS Bldg. 6F, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8006, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews sushi okonomiyaki japanese clothes cooking class traditional kimonos tea ceremony tasted delicious delicious tea japanese culture learn how cooking lesson highly recommend this class learned how amazing experience bento highlight of our trip a lot of fun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The class and experience was one of the best highlights of our time in Kyoto. Aya and her husband were AMAZING hosts and teachers and made our group of friends feel so welcome. Most importantly, we had so much fun and learned a lot. 10/10...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Connector67818979345, Thank you for writing review to us!We both are very happy to hearing that you enjoyed our class! Please come again,and please take along with your family and friends next time! We are looking forward to meeting you again in Kyoto! Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four had a great time making sushi at Sakura! Aya was very kind and knowledgeable. She helped us with our technique and the end result was stunning decorative sushi. Dressing in kimono and enjoying tea during the class also added to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear elliequirini, Thank you for writing review to us! I was so enjoyed my class with you and your friends! Everybody's so sweet aon wonderful persons,so I was so happy! Please say warm regards to your boyfriend and friends,and please come back again soon! I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make okonomiyaki. This was explained so easily. The class was fun & interactive. More than anything, I had a wonderful cultural experience learning a lot more than the recipe. Domo arigato!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear reets_wanderlust, Thank you so much for writing review for us! We really happy to hear from you that you enjoyed our class! We also really happy if you make Okonomiyaki at your home again! Please come to our place if you come back to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were only in Kyoto for a few days, but we wanted to make sure we experienced some local culture. Aya and her husband we so welcoming, friendly, and so passionate about sharing Japanese culture. We learned how to make sushi and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adventure00262773322, Thank you for writing review for us! I am very happy to had the chance to your visiting in our class. and I really pleased that I could introduce Japanese culture to you. If you have a plan to come Kyoto again, please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Aya and her husband. From the moment we arrived at their studio, they were warm, gracious, and prepared. We put on traditional kimonos, Aya fixed all the ladies hair and then we made our way to the table where...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vacation64240147276, Thank you for writing review for us! We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our class! Please make our original[Decorative sushi roll]at your home again! Please say warm regards to all of your family,especially to your attractive god...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who are interested in tea culture in Japan. Aya and her husband are so knowledgeable and patient that made this tea ceremony an unforgettable experience. We were able to dress in kimono together and make green tea matcha...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GrandTour22486007979, Thank you for writing review for us! And we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our tea ceremony class. Thank you for choosing us this time,Please feel ask us anything if you have question about tea ceremony and Japanese cukture! Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was amazing overall! We could dress a Kimono and Aya did a pretty traditional Japanese hairdo on us. We also learned about the tea ceremony and we could do it by ourselves at the end. super nice! really recommend it!More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Navigate01991944998, Thank you for coming and thank you for wrinting review for us! It is my great pleasure if you had fun time at our place! Please come again,and please try to meke your Matcha at your home again! Thank you very much! Best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aya and her husband were so nice and funny, they welcomed us into her studio and was so informative and engaging. We learned about traditional Japanese culture, music and food and learned how to make Sakura Sushi. Everyone had an amazing time and would 100%...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Travel695982, Thank you for writing review for us ! Yes,Manabu means [Study]in Japanese Kanji,but it means [play] ... in my opinion LOL Anyway,we both very happy to hear from you if you and your friends enjoyed our class! Please make your own SAKURA sushi...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent boutique 'Culture Experience' is run by the loveliest, warmest, kindest couple in Kyoto. They are both brilliant musicians and very knowledgeable about Kyoto history and culture. Their English is fabulous, and they are an absolute joy to spend time with. I cannot recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kyls2014, I can not express my feeling.. but me and Manabu truly happy that we had talking with you about various topics especially about music! Thank you for your kindness and thank you for writing to big article at here! Please try to play...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were visiting Japan for my 30th birthday, and he surprised me with lessons on how to create my favorite Japanese food: Okonomiyaki! Aya and her husband were so amazing, sweet, and knowledgable about food, the culture, and could explain all of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MissMaven1706, Thank you so much for wonderful long review for us! We both feeling very happy to had the chance to celebrate your birthday together! Manabu will try to learn English so hard to communicate with you because your conversation in Japanese was very...More

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