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Discover the basics of Japanese calligraphy during a lesson with a local. Learn how to use a calligraphy brush to create an original piece of artwork that you can take home with you as the perfect souvenir.


Test your competences by making handmade soba noodles with the original technic and eat the fruit of your hard labor.

Wood crafts / Bamboo crafts

You can make your choice of product such as ceramic tool, lanthanum and chopsticks by wood or bamboo.

Japanese green tea lesson

Discover the Sasama Green Tea. Learn not only how to make your own perfect of Japanese tea but also basic knowledge of Japanese Green Tea from tea farmer. Moreover, you can visit tea field or tea factory and see how the process of making green tea.

Zazen (Meditation)

Calm your inner tumult and find your inner peace with the practice of zazen at Tofukuji Temple. About 30 mins meditation session, you will be urged to suspend all judgmental thinking and let ideas, words, images and thoughts flow through your mind without dwelling on them.

Cooking class

Join a fun Japanese home-style cooking class. Learn traditional cooking with local and seasonal vegetable and enjoy chatting with a local while cooking. The recipe will be different by season.
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