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Ami Kyoto

373-26 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-4240-8866
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Your opportunity to be part of Kyoto! "Ami Kyoto" provides traditional Japanese cultural experience in English for foreign visitors. You can experience Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement, Calligraphy and Tea ceremony in our 80-year-old traditional Kyoto townhouse. The foundation of Japanese traditional culture was laid in the Muromachi period. At that time, people called "ami" protected and promoted the emerging culture, including noh dance and the tea ceremony. They were priests who served a shogun or feudal lord, and sowed the seeds of our classical aesthetic values. Ami emphasized equality, virtue, harmony and calmness in their contribution to cultural development. "Ami Kyoto" continues to spread their spirituality which still underlies the Japanese culture of today.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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373-26 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
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+81 80-4240-8866
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"ikebana class"
in 33 reviews
"japanese culture"
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"tea ceremony"
in 27 reviews
"flower arranging"
in 8 reviews
"highly recommend this class"
in 6 reviews
"an excellent teacher"
in 5 reviews
"seasonal flowers"
in 2 reviews
"class takes place"
in 2 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 7 reviews
"perfect english"
in 4 reviews
"great introduction"
in 4 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 2 reviews
"sushi"
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"green tea"
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"calligraphy"
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"principles"
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"lesson"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The instructor was a very affable lady with quite good english. Not only was she a very good teacher, giving us the necessary information to perform calligraphy ourselves but she also gave us the history of Japanese calligraphy, which was a unexpected element of the...More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear elliott9066, Thank you very much for joining our calligraphy class and writing a review for us. We are really glad to know the class was informative, guided you to the history and concepts behind the artwork, and you were satisfied with its content. As...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend an hour. Informative, friendly and welcoming. The hostesses were generous and particularly good with our children, encouraging them to participate and try. So pleased we did this

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just finished the Gion Matsuri festival and really wanted to experience a tea ceremony, we called Ami Kyoto and they said we could attend the next tea session no problems. The pre-ceremony was very interactive and informative and the ceremony itself was exquisite!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mari and her business partner were great. They spoke excellent English and were very welcoming during the entire session. Their knowledge of the ceremony was very interesting and they were able to communicate the interesting purpose behind every movement of the tea ceremony. Mari performed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, comes with bikes, airco in every room and nice kitchen. The bathroom was excellent as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went to Kyoto for travel, and wanted to attend a tea ceremony to escape the heatwave going around. But this definitely exceeded our expectations! It was so much fun to hang out with Mari, and discover the traditions around the tea...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tea ceremony and the traditional home and ambience. Both ladies were very kind and welcoming. Our kids (9 & 12) were thrilled to be able to get involved in part of the ceremony. Thank you for sharing this special part of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kimi and her staff are amazing. Kimi helped plan my whole proposal! She had her calligrapher help with a scroll with the proposal and arranged for 108 roses. The tea ceremony was amazing, my fiancée is Japanese American, so the experience was very enlightening. I...More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear heitonchan, Thank you very much for involving us in such a romantic project! It was the most touching and moving moment for us since we started our business. Mari and I were absolutely happy for you two, congratulations!! We hope you and your fiancee...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole process is so interesting and formative! Host were so friendly and trying their best to show us the whole process!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This class is a amazing! It was one of the best things I experienced in Japan! Kimiko is a great teacher and I learned a lot in her class! She gave an enlightening history lesson of Ikebana, which helped not only understand japanese floral design,...More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Y5831WCmail, Thank you very much for participating in our ikebana class and writing a review for us! We are more than glad you felt in that way! That's our biggest pleasure you enjoyed the session and were satisfied with its content. Please arrange flowers...More

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doreenl449
November 25, 2017|
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Response from MariMomi | Property representative |
Hello! This is Mari from Ami Kyoto. Thank you so much for your inquiry and sorry for the late reply. We're very sorry but we no longer have cooking class. Instead of that, we started tea ceremony from this May as well as... More
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