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Experiences of Japan in Nihombashi

Experiences of Japan in Nihombashi

”Nihonbashi” attracts tourists from across Japan and around the world, and is home to many spots that offer a taste of Japanese culture. Experience traditional craftsmanship and customs from the premodern Edo period, and catch a glimpse of the depth of Japan.

Culture Experience Tour & Lunch

From shrine etiquette to the work of artisans

The Nihonbashi Information Center organizes tours conducted in English for learning about traditional Japanese culture. Lunch is included. Participants first take a lesson in visitors’ etiquette at Fukutoku Shrine, then tour COREDO Muromachi to watch demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship and taste wagashi confectionery, and finally enjoy a meal at an authentic Japanese-style restaurant.

  • Observe the techniques of wagashi
    confectioners
    Pay a visit to Fukutoku Shrine
  • Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch
Location COREDO Muromachi 1 B1F, 2-2-1 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3242-2334 * Reservations required
URL http://www.nihonbashi-info.jp/omotenashi/(External link)
* Book a reservation via the URL

Kimono Rental & Dressing

A sense of the traditional Japanese spirit

Kyoraku-tei, in COREDO Muromachi 3, dresses guests in a vivid, stunning, dignified kimono gown, takes a picture, and sends them off for an elegant stroll in the Nihombashi area. Services are available in two languages, Japanese and English, every Saturday. In summer, the gown changes to a yukata.

  • Kimono for children are available too
  • Can be reserved with a tea ceremony
Dates Every Saturday
Location Kyoraku-tei COREDO Muromachi 3 3F, 2-2-1 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-5652-5403 (Shinnichiya; Japanese and English) * Reservations required
URL http://www.nihonbashi-info.jp/omotenashi/(External link)

Time to Geisha

Selfies with geisha are welcome!

Kyoraku-tei also offers hospitality by Nihombashi Yoshicho Geisha, a distinguished group of hostesses in one of Tokyo’s six remaining geisha districts. Guests are invited to play traditional games like fan tossing, called tosenkyo. Services are available in two languages, Japanese and English, on the second Saturday of each month.

  • Mesmerizing dance performance
  • Traditional games with gorgeous geisha
Dates Second Saturday of each month
Location Kyoraku-tei COREDO Muromachi 3 3F, 2-2-1 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo * Second Saturday of each month
Contact information 03-5652-5403 (Shinnichiya; Japanese and English)* Reservations
URL http://www.nihonbashi-info.jp/omotenashi/(External link)

Tea ceremony, calligraphy, and flower arrangement (The Koomon)

A diversity of lesson contents

The Koomon offers one-day lessons in Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy, and flower arrangement. All programs are tailored to the participants’ skill level. A recommended course is combining kimono dressing with the tea ceremony. Learn all about the tradition, down to proper etiquette. Lessons are conducted in Japanese and English.

  • Lesson in authentic tea ceremony
  • A stroll around Nihombashi in kimono gowns
Location Buyo Bldg. 2F, 3-8-16 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-5202-5737 * Reservations required; Japanese and English
URL http://www.koomon.com/e_top.html(External link)

Handmade washi paper (Ozu Washi)

Create a unique piece of handmade paper

Ozu Washi, a prestigious maker of washi paper founded in 1653, offers lessons in traditional Japanese papermaking (for a charge). Handmade paper has a distinct texture that you’ll appreciate even more when you make it yourself. Join the class and create a unique sheet of paper, with no other like it in the world. Lessons are conducted in Japanese only.

  • The instructor offers meticulous guidance
  • The building also houses a shop,
    gallery, and library
Location 3-6-2 Nihombashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3662-1184 * Reservations are given priority; Japanese only
URL https://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/chuo/spot/130422_04.html

Furoshiki wrapping lessons

The culture of the wrapping cloth

Tokyo Fujimiyabi Furoshiki Gallery not only displays beautiful furoshiki wrapping cloths but also offers lessons in the different techniques of wrapping goods (for a charge). “Wrap with your heart, give the gift of kindness”—learn this age-old custom of gifting in Japan.

  • 1F store Karakusaya
  • Different techniques of using furoshiki
Location Miyai Tokyo Bldg. 5F, 3-4-6 Nihombashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3661-1120 (Japanese only)
* Reservations required three days in advance
URL http://www.miyai-net.co.jp(External link)

東京発見 Make a Fresh Start in Nihombashi

  • Nihombashi cherry blossom festivals
  • Nihombashi all year round
  • Experiences of Japan in Nihombashi
  • Cruises of Nihombashi
  • Nihonbashi Information Center

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