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Shodo Experience with a Master Calligrapher

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Welcome to Tokyo, Japan!

In this tour, you can experience the beautiful art of Shodo, also known as Japanese calligraphy, with the talented calligrapher, Shiyuh Furukawa. This unique experience allows you to immerse yourself in the ancient art form of brush and ink calligraphy under the expert guidance of a master calligrapher.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Taro S.
Taro S.
5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)
02:00 PM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

02:00 PM

Hotel Pick-up

Your journey begins with a hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Tokyo.

03:00 PM

Arrival at the Calligrapher's Studio:

We arrive at Shiyuh Furukawa's studio, located in the neighborhood of Meguro in Tokyo.

Now let's dive into the beautiful world of Shodo!

Our teacher, Shiyuh Furukawa is one of the most artistic and unique Shodo artists in Japan because of his extraordinary ability to infuse young and modern taste into the traditional art form.

His collaborations with numerous well-known companies showcase his distinctive approach, blending contemporary aesthetics with the timeless beauty of calligraphy.

03:10 PM

Shodo Experience

Under the expert guidance of Shiyuh Furukawa, you will embark on a journey of artistic expression.

Learn the fundamental techniques of Shodo, including brushwork and ink application, as you create your own calligraphy pieces.

During the Shodo lesson, you will use the calligrapher's original handmade ink brush, adding an authentic touch to the experience.


05:00 PM

Shodo Experience Finishes

At the end of the workshop, you can take this special brush home as a cherished souvenir and continue their calligraphy journey with a tangible piece of the master calligrapher's artistry.

Ending Point

Meguro Station or Shiyuh Furukawa' studio

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, workshop fee, original ink brush

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide)

Tour Important Information

Please Note:Before booing, we have to check the calligrapher's schedule first.


Your clothing might get dirty during the lesson, so it is recommended to wear clothes that you don't mind getting ink or dirt on.


During the Shodo Experience tour, you will receive expert guidance from a master calligrapher in a studio setting.You'll have hands-on learning of brush and ink calligraphy, exploring unconventional approaches and cultural insights. You also will create unique calligraphy pieces and have the special opportunity to bring the calligrapher's original ink brush home as a souvenir.

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If your hotel is located in 23 wards of Tokyo, pick-up fee to the hotel is free.

Tours are basically done by using public transportation like trains and subways.

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If you’re looking for a non-traditional tour around the most fashionable area in Tokyo, Shimokitazawa, then Taro is your guy! We explored a bunch of thrift shops, music/record shops and izakayas. We even went out clubbing! On top if that, Taro is such a cool person that the conversations will never be boring. You will 100% be missing out if you don’t consider this tour.

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I took my 2 young sons (ages 7 & 10) to Tokyo for the first time and booked a 3-day private tour with Taro as I wanted to maximize our short stay. He was very accommodating and created a customized itinerary which included all of our requests … culture, food, and specific kid-focused activities. Taro is a very detail-oriented person so exploring Tokyo each day with him was so easy and fun! The kids felt comfortable with him from the start and he was patient with their attention span and mindful of their fatigue levels. Taro made our trip an unforgettable experience and I cannot recommend him more highly! Domo arigato gozaimasu, Taro!

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