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YANESEN Tourist Information & Culture Center.

The Yanaka area of Tokyo is a very popular spot visited by many foreigners.

In the center of Yanaka, there is "YANESEN Tourist Information & Culture Center".

In this area, we offer various Japanese culture experience programs such as flower arrangement, calligraphy, e.t.c. mainly for foreign tourists visiting Japan.

 

 

 

 

・ The concept of YANESEN TI&CC. is "Ichigo-ichi-e" (Once-in-a-lifetime encounter)

Travel is a "time that never comes" for travelers,
Worth "one and only"

"Ichigo-ichi-e" is a saying that means "a once-in-a-lifetime encounter" derived from the tea ceremony.

We are based on the concept of "Ichigo-ichi-e" which is an encounter between foreign tourists and Japanese culture.

  •  Menu provided @ YANAKA

  • Traditional culture experience program

    We plan, operate, and provide cultural experience programs that touch the spirit of traditional Japanese culture.

  • Local information

    We provide information on unique stores and sightseeing spots in Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi.

《location》Yanaka 3-10-21, Taitou-Ku,

Tokyo, 110-0001

+81(0)3 5834 7025

    Please refer to Google map for details.

《Business hours》 11:00 - 19:00 JST

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[Yanaka] Calligraphy (書道)Experience Workshops  

Just around 60 minutes of experience will make you feel the charm of Japan's culture💙

By practicing under the guidance of a professional calligraphy teacher, you can also quickly master the knack of writing beautiful calligraphy!

At the end of the class, everyone can have time to prepare their original secret gift home, and please share the happiness with your family and friends.

Duration: Around 60 minutes

Cost: 9800 JPY/ 1 person

If you have two or more, 7800JPN/ 1 person 

Reservations for more than 7 people need to be contacted in advance. 

 

Welcome for both individual and group reservations.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any special requests. 

Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back!

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Sushi, Udon, Gyoza, Hamburger Steak, Curry...

Come to our private cooking workshops and make the most delicious local food with our star instructor Madam Yajima who is good at cooking all kinds of traditional Japanese foods. 

 

Duration:  Around 120 minutes

Cost: 10800JPY/ 1 person

If you have two or more, 8800JPY/ 1 person

Kids: 3600JPY/ 1 person

Welcome for both individual and group reservations.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any special requests. 

Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back!

 

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Ikebana refers to the art of flower arrangement, also known as "kado" in Japanese.

 

Have you ever heard about floriography before? Floriography is the language of flowers, and every flower arrangement has its meaning and story.

 

Let's explore the flower world together and make your own flower arrangement!!

 

Duration:  Around 90 minutes

Cost: 10800JPY/ 1 person

If you have two or more, 8800JPY/ 1 person

Welcome for both individual and group reservations.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any special requests. 

Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back!

 

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[Yanaka] Samurai Experience Workshops (Iai Do)

Iai Do refers to that Samurai often needed to draw their swords to defeat the enemy in an instant in the Nara era, which later develops into a modern martial art. 

In the experience, you will wear the same costume as the Samurai wear and use a real sword to cut under the guidance of our professional instructor.

Duration:  Around 90 minutes

Cost: 15000JPY/ 1 person

If you have two or more, 12000JPY/ 1 person

Welcome for both individual and group reservations.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any special requests.

 

Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back!

 

  

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Kabuki is a traditional performing art with a history of more than 400 years from the Edo period in Japan.

Experience trying on Kabuki costumes and taking photos at Yanaka Ginza will definitely leave you with a unique and unforgettable memory!

 

Please contact us directly for detailed information if you want to make a reservation.

Feel free to contact us if you have any special requests. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back!

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Tea Ceremony represents the true essence of Japanese hospitality. Click here for details

about 1 hour total

2 people~8,800 JPY/person.

1 people(+¥3,000)

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Philippe Ouellet. from Canada

"The tea ceremony was absolutely incredible."

The tea ceremony was absolutely incredible. We feel so lucky and privileged having been welcomed in the master's tea room and get an introduction to this important tradition. It made us understand a lot more about Japanese culture. Thanks.

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Frieda Schneider. from Germany

"I am still in awe with the beauty and thepreciseness of the movements of the lady master"

I just wanted to thank you for the experience of SADO that I had through your organization.
I am still so impressed by the choreography and dramaturgy of allthe ingredients that formed the experience, from the arrangement of the flowers,the position of the pot, the colours of the sweets to the succession of all thesteps of the ceremony.
But mostly I am still in awe with the beauty and thepreciseness of the movements of the lady master of ceremony and her kindness and willingness to share the moment with a foreigner like me.Watching her I could really feel the moment as tangible as the sweet I ate.
An absolute rareexperience in these busy days.
Thank you for setting up such an organization that makes this possible.Still stunned, greeting heartily,

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Mabel, Justine, Michelle. from Brunei

"The experience was really super!"

We definitely enjoyed ourselves during the kimono-wearing and sado sessions.
The experience gave us a glimpse into the old world of Japan and made us yearn to know more.
We believe that Yanesen was definitely one of the highlights of our whole trip.
The sensei’s were so kind and lovely as they went out of their ways and took the time to explain everything to us.
We had an incredible time and we hope to come back soon!!’’

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Grace. from Australia

"Best experience in Japan"

I participated in this with my partner (who is not Japanese). It was a course full of Japanese cultural experiences that visitors like, and he and I were very satisfied with it.
The mood was awesome. It was very impressive to see how a tea ceremony is run by someone really knowledgeable. The tea master explained very well about the tea ceremony rituals, and she's also friendly. We loved that we only had to focus on the beauty of such a ceremony, from the sounds to the movements.

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Angela and Alain. from France

"We both enjoyed calligraphy so much !!"

I just wanted to say what a great time we had with the calligraphy experience. It was very good and your welcome was lovely. We loved how the teacher guided us through the steps, it has made us want to start to study calligraphy. We both enjoyed it so much, it was like a moment of meditation making us feel relaxed and very happy. Thank you again.

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Emma, from France

"We both enjoyed calligraphy so much !!"

I just wanted to say what a great time we had with the calligraphy experience. It was very good and your welcome was lovely. We loved how the teacher guided us through the steps, it has made us want to start to study calligraphy. We both enjoyed it so much, it was like a moment of meditation making us feel relaxed and very happy. Thank you again.

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Penny. from UK

"Taught a lot about Background history and development of calligraphy."

It was a great session with a professional teacher who not only taught us the basics of Japanese calligraphy, but also the background history and development of calligraphy to its current form.
This is a must-do activity for any foreigner visiting or living in Tokyo.
I will definitely take more lessons when I visit again!

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Ho Ka Hei. from Hong kong.

"Very polite and nice."

Very polite and nice. Patience in answering all our questions. I will highly recommend this place and come back during our next visit!

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Mr. & Mrs. Victor, from Canada.

"This lesson was insightful and invaluable"

I would just like to thank you again for the wonderful experience. As a writer and visual artist who has a particular interest in exporting a variety of media and genre as well as cross-disciplinary forms, this lesson was insightful and invaluable. And I assure you that the knowledge I have learned will find its way Into my own practice, whether directly or as a subtle influence.
Please extend my gratitude to my instructors and helpers. Everyone was absolutely amazing.

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Access

・Tokyo Metro: 4 min. walk from Sendagi Sta.

・JR: 7 min. walk from Nippori Sta.

Yanaka 3-10-21, Taitou-Ku, Tokyo, 110-0001

+81(0)3 5834 7025   11:00~18:00

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