京都武家屋敷 Kyoto Samurai House

300 years old Samurai Residence. Authentic cultural experience
 

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Beyond your Expectations

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An Authentic and Enriching Experience

Kyoto Samurai House, a 300-year-old samurai residence, once home to the esteemed Mori family, descendants of Mori Ranmaru, a devoted servant of Oda Nobunaga. The family resided here to safeguard the nearby Nishi Honganji temple, a revered World Heritage site. The tea room, complete with a tea garden and nijiriguchi (small crawl-in entrance), remains unaltered since the Mori family's occupancy.
Experience the rich culture and traditions of Kyoto at this historic samurai residence, offered in several languages. Our goal is not to provide a run-of-the-mill tourist experience, but to immerse you in an authentic and enriching slice of traditional Kyoto, complete with warm hospitality that will make you feel as though you are visiting the home of a close Japanese friend.
 

Private session

Charter this historical Samurai House!
Private session for VIP

Tea ceremony

Private session for VIP

Enrich your life

Tea Ceremony

with organic Matcha

¥8000(60mins)Private

Experience the serenity of a traditional tea ceremony in our authentic tea room, located within a 300-year-old samurai house. Have a short meditation time(3mins) in the tea room and savor the taste of organic matcha (Powered green tea), prepared ceremoniously, and learn about how to make matcha with a bamboo whisk or taste up to 3 varieties of sake. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Tea Ceremony & Zen meditaion

with mindfulness

¥7000(50mins)Private

The spirit of Zen has a strong influence on Japanese spirituality. Steve Jobs and many other famous people have been influenced by Zen, and it has influenced their way of life and business. First, I will explain in English how to do Zazen(Zen meditation) and its effects. After 20 minutes of Zen meditation, you will experience the tea ceremony in the tea room. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Tea Ceremony & Kimono

Perfect for couples!

¥12000(90mins)Private

Experienc a traditional tea ceremony with a Kimono. Have a short meditation time(3mins) in the tea room and savor the taste of organic matcha prepared ceremoniously, and learn about how to make matcha with a bamboo whisk or taste up to 3 varieties of sake. To capture your memorable moments, please enjoy taking photogenic pictures with the traditional wedding Kimono (Ladies only) and samurai sword in the house. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Sake & Whisky Tasting

Private session for VIP

¥2000 discount for two consective reservations!

Sake Tasting

10 different sake

¥8000(60mins)Private

Sake tasting (10 shots of sake). Experience the unique flavours of Japan's signature rice wine - sake or Nihonshu. We offers a variey of authentic, locally brewed sake from different regions of Japan. Unlock the secrets of sake with English explanantions while indulging in appetizers. Mainly offer different Junmai sake (pure rice sake) such as junmai ginjo, Junmai daiginjo, genshu, unfiltered, nigori sake, and aged sake. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Whisky Tasting

5 types of Whisky

¥5000(30mins)Private

Taste 5 types of Japanese whiskey (Yamazaki, Yamazaki aged12 Years, Hakushu, Hakushu aged 12 years, Yoichi). Enjoy it straight or neat, on the rocks or with soda. 1 shot 30ml. Serve with snacks. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Sake tasting & Kimono 

10 different sake

¥12000(80mins)Private

Sake tasting (10 shots of sake) with Kimono. Experience the unique flavours of Japan's signature rice wine - sake or Nihonshu. We offers a variey of authentic, locally brewed sake from different regions of Japan. Unlock the secrets of sake with English explanantions while indulging in appetizers. Mainly offer different Junmai sake (pure rice sake) such as junmai ginjo, Junmai daiginjo, genshu, unfiltered, nigori sake, and aged sake. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Other experience

Private session for VIP

¥2000 discount for two consective reservations!

Flower arrangement

with Kimono

¥10000(60mins)Private

Flower arrangement experience including kimono dressing. All explanations will be in English such as the history of flower arranging and how to arrange it. At the end, you can take memorable photos inside the house with the flowers you have arranged. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Origami & Matcha Art

Perfect for kids!

¥8000(60mins)Private

Learn how to fold three or four pieces of origami such as cranes, boxes and other items in English. After that, you may also make your own matcha tea with a bamboo whisk. You can also do matcha art. Matcha art involves drawing on the surface of matcha foam, similar to latte art. Anyone can draw easily. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Traditional Dance

with Kimono

¥12000(90mins)Private

Experience Japanese traditonal dancing with a Kimono or Yukata. After the experience, you will be able to dance a song. At the end, you may also record a video of you dancing with your phone. All explanations will be in English. Lastly, enjoy a cup of matcha and taking photos inside the house. We accept 2 to 6 people.

Private Tea Ceremony with Kimono

in the authentic Samurai house tea room with Nijiriguchi

Experience the way of tea and Kimono
¥12000 per person 

Experience the way of tea in a historical and traditional tea room in a 300-year-old samurai house with an authentic Tea Ceremony. This is the only place that you can experience a tea ceremony in a historical tea room of Samurai house in Kyoto. Learn about how to enjoy the powered green tea (Matcha) in a ceremonial way and experience an traditional tea ceremony in the tea room. Since there is a deep relationship between tea ceremony and Zen, as the phrase 'Cha-zen-ichimi' ‘茶禅一味’ suggests, we will share the way of meditation, and our guests will meditate for 1 to 3 minutes in the tea room before starting the tea ceremony. Afterthat, try your hand at making your own matcha with a bamboo whisk or taste up to 3 varieties of Japanese sake.
We serve only the high grade organic Matcha locally sourced from Kyoto, Uji. 
For children of ages 6 -12 are ¥8000 per person.
For children of ages 0 - 5,  are free. (Sitting in only, without kimono & Matcha) 
*Minimum 2 people up to 6 people*
 
¥2000 discount for two consective reservations
For groups more than 7 people please see our plan for group page.
 

Special gift for Kimono guest

Wedding kimono for Woman, Katana for Man

Create an unforgettable memory!

Taking Photos with Swords (Katana) 

Photogenic pictures with samurai swords.
Enjoy your Souvenir photo time for free. We will suggest the best samurai poses ideas for you!

Special Gift for Couples and ladies 

We are excited to assist you in celebrating your Honeymoon or anniversary, couples, ladies. For guests who reserve our tea ceremony with Kimono experience. We will prepare a Japanese wedding Kimono for ladies to try on for free.

CONTACT

kyotosamuraihouse@gmail.com

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For reservations please provide the following information: 
1. Desired experience name & date & time ( 1st choice/ 2nd choice/ 3rd choice) 
2. Number of people(men/ women) " minimum 2 people"
3. Nationality 
*¥2000 discount for two consective reservations*

 

For booking online, advance payment is required. (Visa, Mastercard available).
 
Cancellation policy 
We require 2 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival date, otherwise will charge you a cancellation fee as below.
*50% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel 1 day prior.
*100% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel on your scheduled arrival date day or no show. 

  


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an 8-minute walk from Kyoto Station.

Head one street west from Nishi-dorein street or two street east from Horikawa-street.

It is located on Higashi Nakasuji Street, approximately 50 meters north from Shichijo Street