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  1. Japan
  2. Hiroshima
  3. Miyajima

Miyajima: Cultural Experience and Calligraphy with Kimono

Product ID: 180467
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Enjoy a tea ceremony and calligraphy lesson in a kimono at the 300-year old temple of Miyajima, Hiroshima. Be one street away from the tourist area and enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the temple.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
English, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See a tea ceremony, taste matcha tea, and learn how to make it
  • Learn about Japanese Calligraphy and take home your own work
  • Choose your favorite kimono to wear
  • Take pictures in the Japanese gardens
Full description
Enter Tokujuji Temple and experience the traditional Japanese culture and atmosphere. Choose your kimono and Obi belt. It takes longer for women to be dressed so men can learn origami while they wait. 

Your first joint activity is Calligraphy. Learn about the tools used and how to draw the lines with step by step instructions. Have plenty of time to practice. Choose one or more of the Kanji, Chinese Characters, to draw. While you practice, your instructor will make a sample of your name. Once you have practiced the Kanji, practice how to draw your name in Japanese, either in Hiragana or Katakana. Select the best of your work and sign it and stamp it. It will be put into a cylinder to take home.

Next is the tea ceremony, which has 5 steps. First, the tea master will bring in the tools. Then, they will purify the tools, make the tea, clean the tools, and take everything back to the Mizuya, backyard. Enjoy sweets and matcha tea. Learn how to drink the tea in the correct manner and how to make the tea. Take a walk in the beautiful Japanese garden and have pictures taken. 
  • All tools for calligraphy
  • Two types of sweets
  • Two bowls of matcha tea
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Tokujuji Temple, Kamisairencho-741-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0513, Japan.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The lesson will be held in English or Japanese
• All of the pictures will be sent to you by email
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• You must remove your shoes to enter
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okeiko Japan Miyajima

Product ID: 180467