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KYOTO - Calligraphy Workshop & Half-day Kyoto Tour

Unique Experience

Mari I.

4.78(23) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

This is a introductory calligraphy lesson and 4 hour tour. If you are with small kids, expecting to have a hands-on experience with a local, please feel free to contact me!

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Kyoto-city

Learn about the history of Calligraphy

Watch a demonstration and learn basic calligraphy knowledge & techniques

Try calligraphy for yourself with the teacher's advice

Create your own masterpiece on a Japanese paper board or a scroll paper and bring it back home as a souvenir

Lunch break at a local restaurant

Walk around the city and I will take you to the beautiful off the beaten paths in Kyoto! (around 4 hours)

Ending Point

Wherever you prefer

What to Expect

You can learn the basics of Japanese writing, the history of Japanese characters, and the core techniques to use with calligraphy brushes.

After the lesson, we will walk around the city and I will introduce Zen temples or shrines where you can learn briefly about Japan.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- All the equipment you need for writing such as papers, ink, etc.

- A nice looking board to bring it back home as a souvenir

What‘s not included

- Meals

- Drinks

Important Information

I can guide you in Hiroshima or other south districts, if you pay my transportation fee.

The lessons start at 9:00, 9;30 or 10:00.

I will pick you up at your hotel lobby or arrange another meeting up point.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Deb G.

Jan 4, 2020

amazing experience with mari

Mari is a wonderful, cheerful and informed guide. We very much enjoyed our time with her. She did a great job tailoring an itinerary that really maximized our time yet catered to our individual interests. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to visit Kyoto and wishes to use their time efficiently to see all the wonderful and beautiful things to see there.

Mari I.

Thank you so much for your comments. Today I received a new message from your friend and I thought about you. I am very grateful to your recommendation. (Especially at this moment, the number of tourists is decreasing because of coronavirus. It is not very harmful as flu though.) I will remember you when I guide your friends. Again, thank you so much!!


Shauna C.

Dec 23, 2019

Kyoto tour

Great experience and learned so much of Kyoto all due to Mari. She was so informative and took us to places with hidden food gems. Definitely would take another tour with Mari again


Gillian D.

Dec 1, 2019

Amazing tour guide

She was so sweet and knew exactly what I wanted. Not a lot is sight seeing. But more seeing the way of life with Ōsaka

Mari I.

Thank you so much Gillian. I am writing to you remembering the nice moment with you. The time was short, but it was very nice to know you! I am always looking forward to meeting you again in the future. :)


Zachary E.

Nov 19, 2019

Thank you very much!

Mari was very communicative and accommodating to many requests, and she did a great job guiding!

Mari I.

Thank you for your review! It was very nice to meet your customers. I am waiting for another request from you!

$225/ per group

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