You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed to contact me.
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At Kyoto Station
Experiece Japanese calligraphy
Experience tea ceremony
At Kyoto Station
Would you like to write Japanese characters and alphabet with brush and Indian ink? That's Japanese calligraphy, the traditional art. Works of calligraphy are admired for the accurate composition of their characters but also for the way the brush is handled in their creation, the shading of the ink, and the balanced placement of the character on the paper. I will get ready for the inkstone, brush paper. Just bring yourself and enjoy calligraphy.
If you want to experience tea ceremony, you can. A friend of mine is a teacher of tea ceremony. Tea ceremony has a long history and has deep roots in Kyoto. There are complex steps to taste tea. Please follow the manners. Seasonal Japanese sweets are offered before drinking tea. It brings you out the better flavor of tea.Both experiences are held in a private house. You can relax and learn the Japanese culture better.
guide fee, ink, paper,
Transportation fee ( From Kyoto to Otsu 200yen by train and from Otsu Stasion to my house 700yen by taxi) It is one way fee.
Lunch, if you want, I can take you to Japanese noodle or ramen shop. It cost you about 1000yen.
My private house is in Otsu, which is ten minutes train ride from Kyoto Station. The train fare is 400 yen round trip. It takes 15minutes on foot. If you don't want to walk, you can take a taxi.
It cost 700 yen to take a taxi to get to my house from Otsu Station.
Yes, you can expeience both calligraphy and tea ceremony at the same time at my house. It takes 3 hours.
Toshiyo was such a great guide! very communicative before the trip. 1/2 day in kyoto, 2 adults, & 2 kids (6 & 8). she gave us great information we would have missed if she wasn't with us. helped us with the Bus. kept my kids engaged. it was a great introduction to beautiful Kyoto! thank you for all your suggestions Toshiyo!
Hi Stephanie Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am very glad you liked Kyoto. I was much impressed by your beautiful family. I hope you will come back in cherry blossoms season. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshi is a great tour guide. She has a lot of energy and is very knowledgable. I enjoyed going to the temples/shrines with Toshi. She would come up with some surprising details that made the visit so much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Toshiyo as a guide.
Dear Prasanna Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate your coming to hot Kyoto. I am happy you enjoyed very quiet Kyoto. I hope to see you again. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very knowledgeable of the Osaka area. With several places closed she was still able to provide a full day of visiting various sites.
Dear l Dennis Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am afraid we walked a lot but I hope you enjoyed Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I appreciate your kindness. Thank you very much. Best regards. Toshiyo
We have traveled extensively and Toshiyo was the best tour guide. She was a most gracious and knowledgeable companion in visiting these historic sites. Toshiyo is very special and we are very grateful that we met her!
Dear Dorothy and Moses, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide for your precious trip to Kyoto and Nara. I was much impressed and moved by your stories. I hope you had a great time in Japan and will come back again. Toshiyo