September

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!

TSUKIMI PARTY

Tsukimi Party

Time: 6pm to 8pm
Place: SAKURA RYOKAN LOBBY
Cost: 500yen

MAKING SWEET WORKSHOP
TRADITIONAL MUSIC
STORY TELLING "THE BAMBOO PRINCESS"

What is Tsukimi?

Tsukimi means moon-gazing. This is a Japanese custom. We enjoy and appreciate the beautiful mid-September full moon. People offer Dango(dumpling) to the moon. and also decorate Japanese pampas grass beside Dango. Would you like to sit and enjoy the beauty of the moon tonight?

Tsukimi Party

This Is It! Japanese Taste - Miso Soup -

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

Miso Soup Tasting Day

Rice and Miso soup is the foundation of Japanese life. One cup of Miso soup is full of wisdom and is the heart of Japanese food. Food is life. Basic of Life.

You could get information how to make miso soup from basic process.
Our navigator is Mr. Jason who has been living in Kyoto for 13 years.

Let's make Miso soup and enjoy the night with us. Don't miss it!

Miso Soup Tasting Day

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. It is a great way to discover Japanese culture!

Discover the Local Temple town of Nishi Honganji Tour

From 10am for 2 hours

Discover the Local Temple town of Nishi Honganji Tour

Trip to the HEIAN era (about 1000 years ago) and see their life style, and try to wear the ancient KIMONO at the Costume Museum.
Visiting to rosaries & incense shop, At the end of tour, Tasting healthy Japanese pickles with white wine at the famous Tsukemono shop 'NISHIRI'.
Let’s enjoy to walk local area with English tour guide!

Discover the Local Temple town of Nishi Honganji Tour Discover the Local Temple town of Nishi Honganji Tour
Date & time 4th and 18th September 10am-12am (2 hours tour)
Venue fee 2,000 yen
Meeting spot Sakura Ryokan Lobby

* Reservation needed (From 2 people will carry out tour).

Ayuko Yamaguchi

Ayuko Yamaguchi

A government certified English tour guide.Chief Coordinator in "DeepestKyotoTour" http://deepestkyototour.com/. Ready to provide you full of community-based fresh information as well as the hidden facts about most famous touristic spots in Kyoto!

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!