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 shrines
With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto has an abundance of quiet temples, gardens and colourful shrines, each a unique setting for wonder and contemplation.
Gain Special Access to a Hidden Garden
Admire a stunning example of modern Japanese landscaping with a private visit to Tairyu-Sanso Garden, whose vast lawns and serene water features are normally closed to the public.
Located near ancient temples as well as downtown Kyoto, this hotel is intimate and contemporary, blending modern Japanese sensibilities with traditional values and design.