Guest activities to help you fully experience the appeal of Kyoto culture and your guesthouse stay.
Guesthouse Hana Kyoto has prepared a variety of activities for our guests. Experience wearing a traditional Japanese kimono, partake in a tea ceremony, learn flower arrangement, or take a cooking class. We also have information on experiential programs for children.
Our entire team is dedicated to helping our guests create wonderful memories of their stay.
*Participation is limited to guests staying at our facilities.
We provide Kimono rental service referral. The rental kimono shop we recommend, Okamoto, is a historical shop that has been in business for over 180 years and is the originator of kimono rental service. Guests can select a desired kimono from their vast selection and then go out to enjoy the landscape of ancient Kyoto.
Tea ceremony experience
Guests can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience supported by the tea ceremony masters of Urasenke, one of Japan's oldest and most important schools of the tea ceremony. Learn the ways of tea and enjoy tea with the traditional sweets of Kyoto. Guests are granted a a first-hand experience of the depths and complexities of Japanese traditional culture and hospitality while provided explanations on a variety of subjects ranging from tea ceremony equipment to caligraphy and flower arrangement.
Flower arrangement experience
Instructors support guests throughout an authentic flower arrangement experience. Guests are provided the basic knowledge and methods necessary to begin enjoying the wonderful world of flower arrangement. Experience the appeal of traditional Japanese culture through flower arrangement.
Kaiseki cuisine experience
Experience a private meal by a professional chef from Kyoto's historic kaiseki restaurant Hamatoku. Get an up-close look at the culinary processes involve in kaiseki, a rare experience even for people who visit the restaurant. An Okami, the restaurant grand hostess dressed in a traditional kimono, accompanies the chef to explain each dish. This service also includes a selection of fine Japanese sake paired with your meal. Enjoy the rare experience of wonderul Kyoto kaiseki cuisine prepared in an authentic Kyomachiya with over 100 years of history.
Kaiseki cuisine attended by Maiko
A two-hour dining experience held weekly on Tuesday beginning from 6:00pm. An authentic kaiseki course meal attended by a real-life Maiko is a truly amazing time that embodies the traditional Kyomachiya experience.
Enjoy Kyoto in a kimono while traveling by rickshaw
We have outlined travel routes that will allow you to enjoy the wonderful history and tradition of Kyoto. Enjoy an evening journey in a kimono and experience transitions in time through the different landscapes of Kyoto.
MK Taxi private tour of Kyoto
We provide ideal plans to meet your various needs and create a wonderful journey, whether it's your first time visiting Kyoto or you're a seasoned traveler who has visited us on numerous occasions.