Explore the Japanese technique of craftsmen and artists!
Kyoto is the center of Japanese culture and it used to have many craftsmen. To inherit these techniques and let the world know about these techniques, Kyoto has many specialized art museums.
You will visit not so famous but worth visiting spots among those museums on this tour such as an art museum specializing in a special tea kettle essential to the Japanese traditional tea ceremony, one specializing in “Netuske”, a sort of a strap people use when wearing a kimono, one exhibiting work of art made from Japanese dying technique, one specializing in ukiyo-e picture, and so on!
Don’t forget to book your tour to appreciate the art and technique of craftsmen, with your otomo guide!
・Explore the world of Japanese traditional culture which is not really familiar even to Japanese! You don’t have to study beforehand at all. Through just watching, you will feel the admirableness. You can also have an explanation from experts!
・Enjoy Japanese green tea at the museum specializing in tea kettle! Take a seat on a tatami mat and have a cup of Japanese green tea with Japanese sweets!
・Kyoto UKIYOE Museum: A relatively small museum where you can appreciate the works made by legendary artists such as Hokusai Katsushika. There are not many works here but you can concentrate on each works knowing the background of them!
・Some・Seiryukan: when you hear the word “dying technique”, don’t you imagine a piece of a cloth dyed in a single color? With the Japanese dying technique, you can make a piece of art like a painting. This spot specializes in such kind of dying technique!
・Onishi Seiwemon Museum: A museum specializing in tea kettles used in a Japanese traditional tea ceremony. This place is run by a craftsman of tea kettles who inherits the technique from 400 years ago! They also have a tea ceremony room and you can watch the tools placed in the room. Feel the Japanese sense of beauty!
・Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum: Have you ever heard of “netsuke” which is a small elaborate figure and used as a key strap when wearing a kimono? This is a museum specializing in netsuke made from craftsmen's technique. The building is also worth watching since it used to be a samurai residence!
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat at resting spots.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of the Bus Center near the central gate(Karasuma gate) of Kyoto Station, JR Line