Become a samurai for a day as you learn to draw, pose and swing your katana, the traditional sword used by ancient Japanese warriors. Tetsuro Shimaguchi, head choreographer for Kill Bill: Volume One, guides your hand.
Your trip, your adventures. All of our journeys are fully customizable, allowing you the freedom to choose the experiences that speak to you – and change your mind at a moment’s notice.
Learn how to make sushi
Arrive at a Michelin-starred restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto for an intimate overview of Japanese cuisine, followed by a hands-on lesson in preparing a traditional meal.
Visit sacred temples and shrinesWith 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto has an abundance of quiet temples, gardens and colourful shrines, each a unique setting for wonder and contemplation.
Enjoy Tea at a Local Home
After a traditional performance at the Kawamura Theatre, be welcomed into a nearby historic home for tea and a conversation about Japanese culture.
Located near ancient temples as well as downtown Kyoto, this hotel is intimate and contemporary, blending modern Japanese sensibilities with traditional values and design.