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SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture

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SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation when you book the tour.
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Candice808 wrote a review Mar 2021
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My daughter and I took the Wasanbon dried sweets class from Aya and it truly was a highlight of our time in Kyoto. She and her husband were so warm and kind and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Aya even gave us many recommendations for our time in Kyoto. I definitely recommend Sakura Experience to anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Emma H wrote a review Mar 2021
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A must see! Aya and her husband are wonderful hosts! Aya showed us a traditional tea ceremony in a beautiful setting. She was wonderful to talk to and even gave us suggestions for activities and shops in the area. I will definitely go again if I ever visit Kyoto again.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture
Responded Mar 27, 2021
Dear emmahershey, Thank you for coming and writing review for us! I was surprised that your hand movements were so elegant. I would be happy if you could enjoy Kyoto trip by my suggestions! Please come again when you come back to Kyoto. I look forward to meet you again very soon! Kind regards, Aya Ito SAKURA
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Kristen G wrote a review Mar 2021
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Highly recommend! They were very welcoming and explained the tea ceremony beautifully. The host is kind and a wealth of information on Japanese culture.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture
Responded Mar 27, 2021
Dear W6769JYkristeng, Thank you for coming and writing review for us! Please come again and bring your husband to Kyoto the next time! And please be careful about your physical condition and hope that your work is safe. I look forward to meet you again very soon! Kind regards, Aya Ito SAKURA
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PonchoSandoval wrote a review Mar 2020
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions2 helpful votes
Definetely worth it. This is a great opportunity for leaving behind the buzz of a Kyoto city and get immersed in a solemn experience, authentic to the core. Aya sensei and Manabu sensei provide a sensible and meaningful insight of a traditional japanese tea ceremony. Both guide you throughout the entire experience, both in the serving and making, and are always happy to answer any questions you might have. I really enjoyed the session and learned a lot. Furthermore, Aya San and Manabu San are really great people! I feel very fortunate for having met them!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear PonchoSandoval , Thank you so much to writing wonderful review for us!We both very happy to hear that you enjoyed our tea ceremony class in Kyoto.Thank you for choosing us!Please come back again at the next chance in Kyoto!Thank you do much (⋈◍>◡<◍)。✧♡ Aya&Manabu Ito
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Susanwen101 wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
Aya and her husband were very thorough during the tea ceremony. They explained the history and walked us through each step of the tea ceremony . What made the experience unique was that we were able to experience the tea ceremony in Kimonos. There were a variety of kimonos to choose from. Aya even put our hair in updos to complete the look. Aya and her husband also took some beautiful pictures of us throughout the ceremony and emailed it to us later along with recommendations of things to do in Osaka. They both were also very accommodating regarding my husband and 2 kids. Instead of sending them away they were allowed to wait for me in the other room. Aya was genuinely sweet, caring and knowledgeable about the whole experience. If your looking for a tea ceremony to experience we would def recommend this one.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from sakuraEXPJPN, オーナー at SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear Susanwen101, Thank you for writing great review for us! We were so happy to had the chance to meet your family and friends this time. We love to meet small kids becaused it reminds us when our daughter was small girl. Please bring your kids next time in Kyoto,we really look forward to meet them! Kind regards, Aya&Manabu
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