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Aritsugu

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Aritsugu

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219 Kajiyacho Nishikikojidori Gokomachi Nishi Iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8052 Kyoto Prefecture
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto while wearing a kimono for an authentic taste of traditional Japan. Suitable kimono options are available for women and men, and you receive guidance on how to wear the provided kimono. Once you have donned the kimono, your tea master starts the tea ceremony. This package includes green tea and Japanese sweets, with ample time for photo ops.
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huckle08 wrote a review Jun 2020
Perth, Australia17 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited in Jan 2018 and I thought I would wait to see how the knife we bought went with everyday use before writing a review. So, it stayed brutally sharp and now two and a half years later of domestic dinner duty it is now about as sharp as my cheap knives (I sharpen the cheap knives regularly, the artesugu knife has never needed sharpening). I'm getting it professionally sharpened next week but the point, ha, ha, is that the knife is excellent and well worth the money. If you are a bit of a klutz like I am it is actually a bit dangerous. The balance of japanese knives is different to western ones so it took a bit of getting used to. A lifetime purchase and makes a nice memento of a trip away. The shop was busy but they took time to explain about how the knives are made and take care to make sure you purchase the knife suitable for whatever purpose you have. I put Jan 2020 for the visit date as tripadvisor doesn't have an option for an earlier visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dmitriy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Yogyakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
I am a fan of Japanese knives and now own a couple of them so I was really looking forward to going to Aritsugu. However, when I got there I realized that all the knives are pretty much the same in terms of design and there was not whole lot of variety. I ended up buying my knife at another shop called KIKUICHIMONJI and I was truly amazed by the sheer number of choices in terms of steel, handle and the price. Once I told the store keepers what I was looking for they laid out several choices in front of me to pick from. The Aritsugu seemed just very average store with not much of surprises.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Emma C wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom2,241 contributions267 helpful votes
I bought a knife here about 4 years ago...it was still in great condition except for the fact that my ex used it to chop a leg of lamb and it got damaged. I took it back this trip and they repaired it for me for ¥1200 I think it was...can't argue with that! I also bought a 2nd smaller knife too. The staff are knowledgeable and soeak good English. They will engrave your name in Japanese on the blade...a really nice touch. Take cash...no cards accepted! The picture is the before and after...fantastic!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Scootbedoot wrote a review Sep 2019
Canada4 contributions
This was the location recommended to us by a local chef to get authentic Japanese knives. The place was a little crowded, but after a short wait they gave us individual attention to find the knife of my dreams. Be warned that it is a cash only establishment, be sure to have enough on hand.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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kuenfooy wrote a review Jul 2019
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Lots of different variety of knives. You can get your name engraved on the knife for free. However, make sure you bring enough cash as they don't accept creditcard payement
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Date of experience: April 2019
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