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¥4000 / person
¥3600 / person
Team Building Events in Tokyo Japan
Maikoya is the only culture-focused team building company in Tokyo Japan that served thousands of guests from worldwide companies including but not limited to Uber, Unilever, Gucci, ExxonMobile and more. We offer Japanese team building events in Tokyo for organizations interested in unique team bonding activities either online or offline. We are also the largest cultural experience provider in Japan with 4 physical locations including a full-fledged museum. You can reserve all or part of the Maikoya facilities, depending on the needs of your organization and team. We put a lot of effort into preparation, so you can rest assured that the the Japan related team work activity will be popular among your team members.
For meetings, we provide customized seating arrangements for each team. The seating can be in the form of your organization’s logo, it can represent the theme of the event, or you can choose any arrangement that suits your needs. We also provide colored an optional happi — a traditional Japanese coat. The team colors help the members bond and more closely identify with one another.
This team bonding activity package includes the following experiences
1. Japanese Tea Ceremony for Team Bonding
We are ranked as the best tea ceremony venue in Japan by Tripadvisor and we are happy to integrate this unique experience to your team building activity. This is a traditional way of drinking Japanese matcha tea and learning about the zen, harmony and tranquility. Each member makes his/her own tea after watching the demonstrations by the host.
2. Team Building Ken-dama
The teams can show the skill and coordination of their individual members during the ken-dama (cup and ball) activity. After some brief instructions and a demonstration by the Maikoya staff, members from each team compete to be the first to successfully perform a basic ken-dama move.
3. Team Building Origami Challenge
In this activity, each team competes to make folded paper in a unique form. This is a great way for teams to learn the value of encouraging other members and sharing the things they know. Origami is also taught at Japanese schools to teach the importance f time management, waiting all the way to the end, using resources skillfully and turning simple things into meaningful treasures. This is a team challenge so they have to make the figures as a team.
4. Wagashi and Confectionary Making Activity
Everyone learns how to make wagashi (or nerikiri), which is a traditional Japanese confectionary usually served with green tea. After each person learns the basics of making and shaping these treats, teams are given dough in three colors. The goal is to shape the confections into scenes that tell a story. The team with the most creative design wins.
Most of these group activities were held more than 2 years ago, currently all of our group experiences are held by strictly observing social distancing guidelines.
Maikoya Also Provides the following Group activities for an additional fee
Organizing CSR for Corporate Travelers
Whether you are looking for sustainable travel solutions or simply arranging community service for your guests who are interested in corporate social responsibility, we are here to help. The activities we can arrange for you include but are not limited to -tea picking experiences (from April to September), rice planting experiences, visiting nursing homes and Japanese schools, visiting wild life conservatories, and arranging meetings with some volunteer organizations.This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
City Scavenger Hunts for Corporate Travelers
Maikoya serves as a starting point and ending point. Maikoya acquires the City Passes in advance and hands them out in the morning. Maikoya staff checks the goals completed in the afternoon. Winning teams (the earliest 3 teams) get surprise gifts. All teams do a relaxing tea ceremony or any other activity at Maikoya after finish. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Arranging Transportation, Guide, Accommodation and Meeting Venues for Corporate Travelers
We are an experience provider, not a travel agency but we are often asked for assistance from corporations regarding the transportation fo the guests to our venues or the activity venues. We are more than happy to introduce vetted transportation and lodging services for our corporate clients without any arrangement extra fees. This also eliminates the language barrier and local market comparison issues. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Japanese Business Manners Workshop
This is not a typical boring lecture style workshop you’d expect. It is a brief and interactive workshop where participants get to know the basics of the way Japanese people think and practice business card exchange, greetings and bowing, pouring a drink at a restaurant and the Japanese way of disagreeing. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Arranging Geisha Show, Samurai Show or Taiko Drum Show
For business executives or Incentive travelers, watching a show may be more appealing than joining an activity especially after a long day of visiting many shrines and temples. Maikoya would be ore than happy to arrange an engaging and culturally appealing show for your guests that will make their their travel to Japan unforgettable. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Arranging Tuna cutting Show / Sashimi Eating
Everyone loves sushi and everyone loves eating fresh sushi after a unique demonstration. How about a tuna cutting show where a huge blue fin tuna is cut into slices and freshly served to the audience. The sushi can’t get fresher than this. (Min. 100 guests). This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Traditional Kimono Wearing
Whether it is yukata, hakama, samue or kimono we arrange the most convenient kimono wearing experiences for our male and female guests. With the lockers, complementary hairdos and staff cameramen, our guests truly enjoy this seamless experience which can be combined with any other activity groups choose. We know that the weather is sometimes too hot and too cold and our guests may not want to walk outside by wearing sandals. If requested we allow kimono wearing for only a group photo too.
Team Building Solutions in Japan
Unique team building solutions offered at our own venues or a hotel you wish to hold the event. We are the leader in team building events in Japan. Approximately 2000 jpy/per participant with the best price in the industry guarantee. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Wagashi Making Challenge
Everyone learns how to make wagashi (or nerikiri), which is a traditional Japanese confectionary usually served with green tea. After each person learns the basics of making and shaping these treats, teams are given dough in three colors. The goal is to shape the confections into scenes that tell a story. The team with the most creative design wins. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Sushi Making or Onigiri Making Challenge
Teams are given fresh ingredients (pickles, crab slices, salmon slices, herbs and vinegar rice) and shown how to make a rolled sushi. Then teams compete making sushi rolls with the time limit. The judge selects the team that made the best shaped natural looking sushi. Then the teams enjoy having the delicious sushi they made. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Samurai Treasure Hunt Challenge
This activity takes place in Maikoya’s Samurai Museum located in Kyoto (near Nishiki Market) and the treasure hunt can be combined with the Nishiki Market. First, the guests take the tour about Japanese and samurai history then they have to answer certain questions as a team and then figure out a code as a team.
Ninja Star Throwing Challenge
In this activity, team members can channel their inner ninja. The shuriken (throwing star) throw is a fun way for the teams to keep in mind the importance of staying on target. The teams take turns throwing their shuriken at a target. The team with the most points in the end wins. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Taiko Drum Playing Challenge
Taiko drums are a fun way to build team bonding and learn about Japanese culture. Generally, it costs a significant amount of money and time to train everyone with huge taiko drums. We use small taiko drums which still sound similar but cost way lower, easy to carry around and can be done with big teams. Each team member is given a taiko drum and teams that play the sample Japanese rhythms after a practice win the challenge. Teams are also given a chance to create their own team’s unique rhytm. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Sumo Wrestling Challenge
This activity has 2 versions. In version I, we give you practical mawashi (sumo loincloth) that can be worn over the clothes and the sumo sensei (who is a past sumo wrestler) teaches the basics of sumo. Then the team leaders tackle against each other. In the version II, team leaders are given inflatable sumo costumes which allow them to tackle just like two giant sumo wrestlers.
Zen Garden Making Challenge
The teams are given trays, sand, pebbles and stones after being informed about the zen philosophy and Japanese gardens. The team that makes the most aesthetically appealing garden tray wins the prize. This service is available in Tokyo and other major cities.
Origami has been taught in Japanese schools to emphasize the importance of perseverance, focus, minimalism and Japanese aesthetics. We give each team the instructions and papers to make a surprise figure. Team members can only verbally help each other. The of which all members complete the origami task first wins the challenge.
Japanese Puzzle Challenge
Although this sounds like an old fashioned team activity, so far it has been the most engaging. This activity also combines teamwork, time management and analytical thinking skills with the knowledge of Japanese landmarks.