May

Calligraphy Workshop

From 7pm to 8pm
500yen SHIKISHI paper included * Reservation needed

There is also a day which cannot do a workshop for the sake of a lecturer's convenience. Please understand.
For more details and reservation is to a front desk.

Calligraphy Experience

Calligraphy is a creative art form which attempts to express spiritual depth and beauty.

Kanji and kana characters written with brush and sumi.

Assisted by a volunteer instructor

Experience a touch of our culture during your stay!

Sake Tasting Night

from 8pm~9pm @Lobby
1,000yen * Reservation needed

Sake Tasting Night

Japanese sake is becoming popular all over the world.
It is a very good opportunity to know and tasting sake.
Navigator Mr. Davidson takes us to the unknown sake world and gives us ideas how to enjoy tasting sake. Don't miss it!

Sake Tasting Night

Hello! My name is Jason Davidson. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, a city in the Midwest of the United States. I have spent the last 10 years living and working in Kyoto, Japan. Actually, I live in an area called Fushimi, which is located in the southern part of Kyoto. It is famous for Japanese Sake! I was introduced to sake about 5 years ago when I participated in a sake brewery visit. I have been enjoying it ever since. It is a great way to discover Japanese culture. Oh, it also tastes delicious! Kampai!

Pre Event for AOI Matsuri Festival
Mini Lecture & Japanese Sweets Making!

From 7pm  Free charge

Pre Event for AIO Matsuri Festival

The Aoi Festival is a festival of both the Shimogamo Shrine and the Kamigamo Shrine held in Kyoto City on May 15th. The official name of the festival is Kamo Festival. In the mid-6th century, a serious famine occurred.

Pre Event for AIO Matsuri Festival

Emperor Kinmei asked a fortune teller for guidance to handle the problem. The fortune teller told the emperor that the famine was caused by the gods' anger. Therefore the emperor ordered a ceremonial festival to soften their anger. The festival today is known for its elegant parade with people dressed in classic costumes of the Heian Period.

Special Guide (Mr. Kameda) come to visit to Sakura ryokan and He will give us Mini-lecture about Aoi festival and tell us his recommendation.


Warabimochi(Japanese summer sweets)making also fun!

Welcome to join our cultural evening. Let’s have a fun time mingling with people.