Ninja Experience and Kimono Tea Ceremony for Families in Kyoto Culture Pack

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Price
¥10000 / person
¥8000 / person   (+ tax)
Ticket price for kids (ages 3~12) is 300 JPY OFF. Children under 3 can enter for free.

This is a great combo pack for families who want to have fun but also learn about the local culture in a way that doesn’t bore kids.

NINJA experience and kimono tea ceremony

You will do both the traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience that is conducted in an engaging way for kids and families and the ninja experience in the samurai museum (about 5 minute walk from the tea ceremony venue). We will dress you in a traditional Japanese kimono and you can spend your time freely to take pictures with your Kimono’s on in front of amazing backgrounds. The ticket covers the Kyoto tea ceremony experience, Kimono dress up experience at Maikoya and the ninja experience at Kyoto Samurai & Ninja museum.

Inclusions

  • Wearing traditional kimono
  • Authentic tea ceremony led by a host who speaks English
  • Explanation of tea ceremony and zen
  • Japanese sweets
  • Samurai & Ninja Museum Tour in English
  • Traditional Ninja style costume
  • SPECIAL Ninja experiences
  • Samurai experiences

Please show up at the KIMONO TEA CEREMONY venue first.
After the tea ceremony experience we will give you directions on how to get to the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja museum (5 minute walk from the tea ceremony venue)

*This plan requires a reservation

*Children under 3 can sit next to their parents for free. If you have a child under 3 in your party, please let us know in the NOTES section while making the reservation.

Tea Ceremony and Kimono for Kids and Families

Lasts approximately 90 minutes in total

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This experience usually lasts 90 minutes, the same as a regular tea ceremony. We will also make sure you have plenty of time to take family pictures while everyone wears a kimono!


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A modified tea ceremony for families!

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Our tea ceremony experience for kids is a customized tradition, made to be more suitable for younger participants.
It’s not only enjoyable but also a comprehensive educational experience.

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Our expert tea master and host, and friendly staff be demonstrating and guiding the group on how to prepare the matcha tea. Kids are sure to enjoy the hands-on experience of making their own drink!
Since matcha tea can be too strong for kids, we will provide orange juice and matcha latte options to suit their more sensitive palates.

You will be given a short background on the tea ceremony, its significance in Japanese culture, and the steps for preparation.

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The tea ceremony is traditionally performed with the knees on the floor but you and your family can sit comfortably. Chairs will also be provided upon request, should sitting on the floor be deemed uncomfortable.

 
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Traditional kimonos for the whole family

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We provide a variety of sizes and styles for kimonos, suitable for everyone in the family!
The staff will be assisting and teaching you how to properly put it on. Girls and ladies will be given a hairstyle suitable for their kimonos.
Kids can also wear other local costumes such as the samurai hakama or the ninja uniform if they prefer.

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The historical scenic townhouse

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Our tea ceremonies are held in a historic machiya that has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property, located conveniently in central Kyoto. The traditional townhouse is just a few minutes away from the Gion-Shijo train station and nearby popular destinations such as the Nishiki Market, the Kawaramachi, and the Kiyomizu Temple. Everyone is welcome to take pictures in the tea room and the garden, along with our unique backdrops! After all, who wouldn’t want to preserve the memory of a cultural experience?


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Japanese sweets

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You will also be sampling traditional Japanese sweets called wagashi, which will vary in flavors, shapes, and colors according to the season. Each experience at Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is unique just by the snacks served at each session, not just by the personalization for each guest.

Ninja Experience (Family & Kid Friendly)

Lasts approximately 60 minutes

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Wear a full ninja outfit

Try on a full ninja outfit as you enter the museum and before you start on your tour! Our ninja uniforms come in all sizes, for kids and adults. One set includes the jacket or top, arm guards, a belt, loose-fitting pants, and a headband.

Don’t forget to take pictures of your experience!

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Learn the secrets of ninja

You will learn about the ninja in Japan’s history and what kind of weapons and tools they used for their covert missions.

Everyone in the family will be able to participate in games and workshops! The lessons will be fun and simple for the kids to enjoy.

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Ninja star throw competition

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Shuriken Ninja throwing Star

Learn how to throw ninja stars. Once you have had some practice then it’s time for the famous Ninja competition. Test your targeting skills with our fun activities like throwing a shuriken! You can have a friendly competition with your friends and family during the training.


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Use a Ninja blowgun

Your experience will also include using the ninja blowgun, also known as the fukiya. These can also be referred to as blow darts! You can have a friendly competition among your group during a target practice game too.

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Learn some ninja techniques

Then your Ninja master will teach you some of the secret moves, such as sneaking and evading enemies. Then there is the final test where, should you pass, you officially become a Ninja. Are you ready to dodge the sword?

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Guided tour of the Samurai & Ninja Museum Kyoto

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Enjoy an interactive tour where you will get to learn trivia and fascinating facts about Japanese history and culture. You will go through the samurai and ninja exhibits while our knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the displays, from the technical aspects to the wonderful stories that these items carried in their past lives. Ask all the questions you have about the displays and learn about the histories of the samurais and ninjas and when they started.
The tours are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese.


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Samurai experience
– Samurai armor trial –

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You will also get to dress up like a samurai family. Try on full samurai armor for your souvenir pictures. Our armors come in unisex styles and a variety of sizes for everyone, including children! You will even get a selection of varied replica swords to choose from.

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Samurai Sword Show Demonstration (Held irregularly)

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Catch a sword demonstration show by a sword master descended from a samurai! Here, you’ll get to admire the graceful and deadly dance performed by the samurai during battles and practices. You may also catch a recreational performance depicting a fight scene against the samurais and ninjas.

Need to cancel or reschedule?

You don’t have to worry if you need to cancel or postpone your appointment with us. Changing your mind is as quick and easy as making a reservation so there’s no need to permanently commit to your schedule!

Review

Jonathan Handke
Jonathan Handke
10:31 17 Mar 20
It’s a must visit if you’re in Kyoto. The guides are absolutely amazing and speak good English. They even have a fully fledged samurai which gives you a brief show with his katana!read more
Edmund Rosewright
Edmund Rosewright
10:41 10 Mar 20
This was a great experience for my family and I. We got to wear armor, play with weapons, and learn alot about Japanese history. Everything was in English. Our tour guide Yuko was enthusiastic and awesome. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Kyoto as a tourist.read more
Adly Almanzo Adnan
Adly Almanzo Adnan
06:48 02 Mar 20
An excellent experience I would recommend. Not just for those with interest in samurai and ninja but to learn about Japan's history with the samurai in general! Trying on the armour was an IG-worthy moment and I actually learnt a lot about ninja and samurai! 2 thumbs up!read more
Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore
02:22 11 Feb 20
Worth every penny!!! My partner and I did the value pack. First, we were dressed in traditional Japanese attire (kimono), then we attended a traditional tea ceremony. After that, we were dressed in samurai gear, learned about their history, and then learned about ninjas and threw ninja stars. At the end, we observed a professional swordsman. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and funny, and hospitable. Our favorite part was the tea ceremony. The hostess was absolutely incredible. Book your visit online ahead of time, and make sure you know if you need to go to the museum or the tea ceremony first. They're only about 5 min apart by walk. Be careful- the museum is mixed in with a large, lively market. We actually showed up a few minutes late because we didn't fully prepare to find the place in all the hustle. Both places have maps to help you get to the other location. Please don't pass this up!read more
Stephanie Hunt
Stephanie Hunt
05:51 16 Jan 20
Loved this experience! Great balance of information and history, dressing up as samurai was fun and trying to throw ninja stars and blow darts was awesome. Reasonably priced and we didn't have to wait at all. Took about an hour all up.read more
J C
J C
21:24 14 Jan 20
Great place to learn about the history of the samurai & ninja. A great place to entertain the kids too as we got to dress up and practice throwing ninja stars and blow darts. We were also lucky to see a martial arts demonstration. Spent a couple of hours here.Glad we came here before visiting the palace.read more
Kianosh Keyvani
Kianosh Keyvani
23:38 05 Jan 20
My husband and I had so much fun here. We chose the tatami mat cutting package. Sensei was patient and encouraging in teaching us how to use a katana and some basic techniques. The rest of the staff were really friendly and informative in samurai history as they walked us through the artifacts. It was just a great experience.read more
Isaac Petrie
Isaac Petrie
05:24 03 Jan 20
The guide was fantastic and we had a great time. It was really informative. Throwing shuriken, blowing darts and dressing as a samurai was a blast. Would recommend.read more
Nikita Gohil
Nikita Gohil
04:21 25 Dec 19
An incredible experience! Got to witness proper samurai fighting and even attempt to try on samurai gear ourselves! We got to throw ninja stars and try blow darts too! The history tour was also very educating and entertaining. Also the staff was very friendly!read more
Brett Vannier
Brett Vannier
13:55 07 Dec 19
Doesn't look like much from the outside, don't be fooled. This place is awesome and worth every penny. I paid extra to cut tatami mat with a real sword. It was a legit 300 year old samurai sword. They are also extremely English friendly.read more
Natalie Golding
Natalie Golding
18:47 07 Oct 19
A lighthearted introduction to Japan's alluring history of samurai and ninjas. As well as sorting the fact from the fiction using a combination of written and spoken guides. The lovely guide we had also introduced the group to some of the lesser known elements of Japanese feudal history before we were all treated to a display from a samurai and then hands on ninja lessons (including throwing stars and blowpipes!) A tongue-in-cheek experience, but genuinely interesting for kids and adults alike - a great rainy day experience.read more
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    Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Kyoto

    Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is a leading cultural experience provider in Japan and the only tea ceremony experience that has received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2021.

    Maikoya Kyoto is found in a historic machiya townhouse in the heart of the Gion District, where the rich culture of Japan is most concentrated.

    Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.

    Join us at Maikoya Kyoto as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.


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