Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Learn the Local Traditions of Kimonos & Calligraphy
Proceed to a local Kyoto temple, where you take part in a traditional kimono-wearing ceremony and an expertly led calligraphy or origami lesson.
TOKYO TAIKO DRUMMING EXPERIENCE
Journey to Asakusa for an insider-access opportunity to visit a historic family-owned drum shop, where you learn about Japanese drums and try your hand at the taiko. Learn the ropes from the shopkeepers, whose family members designed the musical instruments for traditional and worldwide events, including the emperor ceremonies and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Set out on a Japanese sake-tasting adventure, exploring the city and sampling the subtle and delicate flavor profiles of traditional Japanese alcohols while learning about their cultural importance.