Kyoto is the best place in Japan in which to immerse yourself in traditional culture, and the local Women’s Association have developed a range of opportunities designed for just that. If you’d like an insight into Japanese dance, flower arranging, calligraphy, origami or cookery, to name just a few, the opportunity to go inside the home of a real Kyotoite should not be missed.
Your translator will collect you from your hotel and take you to the home of one of the course leaders – ladies who, in many cases, have spent 15 or 20 years perfecting their chosen craft. After watching a demonstration, you’ll be invited to have a go yourself under the watchful eye of your hostess. It’s a lovely intimate experience providing a window into traditional home life.