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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful introduction to what a Tea Ceremony is like. Aya taught us some of the basics about manners and how to make the tea, and we all had a chance to drink and make tea on our own. We were also sitting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donald, Thank you for coming and bringing your super cute mom to our place! I am very happy to had the chance to meeting you! Please come back again next time in Kyoto! We are looking forward to meeting you soon! Aya Ito SAKURA

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and very nice experience in Kyoto. I reccomend it if you are in Kyoto. The matcha tea is very good.

Thank Monique230876
sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Monique230876, Thank you for coming to our place on that day! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our class. If you have some question,please ask us anytime! Thank you so much! Best regards, Aya Ito SAKURA

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely experience when traveling in Japan. You get a little closer to Japanese culture. She knows English and they are both really friendly. Nice in a wheelchair, but the elevator is not that big. You get to try Japanese fine clothes.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Freja S
sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Freja S, Thank you so much to writing review for us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Okonomiyaki class! Please try to make it again at your home! We are sorry for that our elevator is not big. In Kyoto,almost...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Aya and her husband are very friendly!! I traveled alone and yet she still makes it very comfortable for me. I learned a lot about the traditional tea ceremony and I would definitely attend her calligraphy class next time I visit Kyoto. It was also...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ella F
sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ella F, Thank you for writing a review for us! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our class in Kyoto! If you enjoyed your trip in Kyoto with my information,I would be happy! Please come back our place next time,we are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Gyoza class with our 9 and 11 year olds. Aya welcomed us (she and her husband are absolutely lovely and speak perfectly English). She gave us all traditional Japanese clothing and styled our hair with flowers (my kids were in heaven!)....More

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

Dear SandALondon, Thank you for coming last night! We are so happy to hear that all of your family enjoyed our Gyoza class! Me and my husband really enjoyed to spend the time with you.Especially,your lovely daughters made me very happy and reminded me when...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We learnt so much about tea ceremony (all while wearing a kimono) from the lovely Aya and her husband. They were warm and friendly. We highly recommend this activity to anyone who is going to Kyoto!More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Eva2804
sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Eva, Thank you so much to writing review to us again! I am very very happy to hear that you enjoyed our class! It was so nice to meeting ever for us. We are looking forward to meeting you soon in Kyoto! Thank you...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019

We did the tea ceremony today with our teenage son. Ayo and her husband were wonderful teachers and hosts. We had such a great time! We learnt so much from them and they took the time afterwards to show us some places nearby of interest,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Dear Punkysmum, Thank you for taking your time to write wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our class during your first visit in Japan! Your family were so wonderful to us. Especially,your hondsom son was so sweet!...More

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Aya is a very friendly and lively person. She makes her gueats comfortable and happy. Sakura is a very nice place. I learned how to make japanes traditional tea and origami craft today. Aya is a patient and good teacher. I learn a lot from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Dear Yully T, Thank you for coming on tha day? Did you go back to your country safety? I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed my class,and I am very happy to had the chance to meeting you! I am looking forward to...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019

We stumbled upon the Sakura Experience by accident while visiting Kyoto, and it was by far one of the best experiences we had while in Japan! We weren't sure to expect when we arrived, but we walked in to the biggest smiles and a beautiful...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 June 15, 2019

Dear Jet07140403169, Thank you for coming our place and I really appreciate you that wrote wonderful review! We are very happy to hearing that you've enjoyed our class. Our posters that you saw in toilet... are very embarrassing LOL (My husband's band's CD will be...More

Reviewed June 12, 2019

Thank you so much Aya for an incredibly fun afternoon! I learned so much and I will always remember this as a highlight of my trip to Kyoto. It was so beautiful and very unique sushi. My husband really enjoyed the sushi too. I will...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Dear Dinetheworld , Thank you for coming yesterday! I am so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed sushi together! We are looking forward to meeting you next time in Kyoto! Please say warm regards to your husband. Thank you again! Aya Ito...More

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