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Ami Kyoto

373-26 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-4240-8866
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Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto Townhouse
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Calligraphy Experience in Kyoto Townhouse
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Ikebana Experience in Kyoto Townhouse
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Your opportunity to be part of Kyoto! "Ami Kyoto" provides traditional Japanese cultural experience in English for foreign visitors. You can experience Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement, Calligraphy and Tea ceremony in our 80-year-old traditional Kyoto townhouse. The foundation of Japanese traditional culture was laid in the Muromachi period. At that time, people called "ami" protected and promoted the emerging culture, including noh dance and the tea ceremony. They were priests who served a shogun or feudal lord, and sowed the seeds of our classical aesthetic values. Ami emphasized equality, virtue, harmony and calmness in their contribution to cultural development. "Ami Kyoto" continues to spread their spirituality which still underlies the Japanese culture of today.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
373-26 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
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+81 80-4240-8866
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"cooking class"
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"traditional house"
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"highly recommend this class"
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"an excellent teacher"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a great experience tea ceremony i had in Japan. Both the tutor is nice, patience, good in sharing the culture of tea ceremony with us.More

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MariMomi, Manager at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear janicegan21, Thank you so much for attending our tea ceremony session and writing a lovely review for us! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed it as much as we did! We just hope you had a great time on the rest...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kiyomi gave a great introduction about the history of writing in Japan. It was brief and touched on cultural moments that influenced Japanese calligraphy.More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Cassandra C, Thank you very much for attending our calligraphy class and writing a review for us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the lesson. We hope this session was a part of your good memories on your trip and we'll welcome...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of my visit to Japan. Kimi-san is a fantastic instructor and gracious host. I learnt a lot about Japanese flower arrangement and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a truly authentic Japanese experience. Ten out of ten!More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear SHansenBrisbane, Thank you very much for attending our ikebana class and reviewing us. I feel embarrassed since your compliment is too good for me, but I'd like to receive it with gratitude. I'll keep brushing up my ikebana skill, deepening understanding of its philosophy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience, interesting and cultural. Charming host and fascinating ceremony. A quiet reflective experience with opportunity to ask questions and have a go at preparing your own matcha teaMore

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MariMomi, Manager at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Fiona R, Thank you so much for attending our tea ceremony session and writing a review for us ;) We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed it as much as you could! It was totally nice to have you all in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the intimate setting, rich heritage, and of course the tea! The tea house was beautiful and the staff were incredibly friendly as well as knowledgeable. Learning about the tea as well as the ceremony made the rest of our tea enjoying experiences...More

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MariMomi, Manager at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Adam16S, Thank you so much for attending our tea ceremony session and giving us such a sweet comment here! We're very glad to know that you had a good time with us as much as we did ;) It was very nice to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience you can only have in Kyoto: An ikebana expert explaining the history and basics and giving you hands-on instruction, in a beautiful old Kyoto townhouse. Tea and sweet served afterwards. If you are curious about Japanese flower arrangement and want to...More

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 983Vanessa, Thank you so much for joining our ikebana class and writing a review for us! We are really glad to know you are satisfied with the course and the atmosphere of our small townhouse, and enjoyed it. We also had a pleasant time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

She is just nice , patience and good in sharing the tea ceremony practice for us. I feel interesting.More

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MariMomi, Manager at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear angelquah82, Thank you so much for attending our tea ceremony and writing us a warm review!! Seeing you in kimono during the session feels like authentic and good ;) It was really great to see you and we are more than happy to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant beginners course for anyone interested in ikebana taught by a lovely Japanese teacher who is clear and helpful. Highly recommendedMore

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KimiXD, オーナー at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear susan f, Thank you very much for attending our ikebana class and writing a review for us. We are very glad to know you found ikebana interesting. We really enjoyed working your beautiful ikebana artwork together. We hope you had a wonderful time in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cooked to order but well worth the wait.Excellent european/japanese fine dining. Great value for money. Great service. If you've had enough sushi visit Ami.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really special and unique experience - Mari was incredibly friendly and helpful in explaining the tea ceremony and I would really recommend this to others. It was very easy to find the location as it is just around the corner from a station.More

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MariMomi, Manager at Ami Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 889helena12345, Thank you so much for attending our tea ceremony session and writing a lovely review! You're very kind enough to let us know how you enjoyed it as much as we did with you and give the recommendation to other people! Hope to...More

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doreenl449
26 November 2017|
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Response from MariMomi | Property representative |
Hello! This is Mari from Ami Kyoto. Thank you so much for your inquiry and sorry for the late reply. We're very sorry but we no longer have cooking class. Instead of that, we started tea ceremony from this May as well as... More
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