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.
EXPERIENCE AN AUTHENTIC TEA CEREMONY
At our hotel’s tea house nestled in the historic pond garden, observe the spiritual beauty and traditional craft that goes into the preparation and serving of the brewed drink during a private ceremony with a master who will select the perfect tea.
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.