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Japanese Culture Experience in Miyajima: Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy and Cooking!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    90-120 minutes

  • Start time

    Plan A: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

    Plan B: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Okeiko Japan Miyagima located at 741-1, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima,Japan. It is a 5-minute walk from Miyajima ferry port.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • A crash course on tea ceremony, calligraphy and cooking
  • Get up close with Japanese traditional skills
  • The experience will take place in an old Zen temple in Miyajima
  • Wear a kimono and learn the skills from English speaking staff
  • The experience is fun and interactive


Immerse yourself into traditional Japanese culture and learn three basic skills of Sado (tea ceremony), Syodou (calligraphy) and Onigiri (cooking) when you visit Miyajima from Hiroshima.

To give an authentic twist to the experience, you will learn these activities at a 300-year-old Zen temple - Tokujuji, dressed up in kimono, the traditional Japanese attire. The English speaking staff at the temple will teach you the skills and will be open to an interactive session.

You have the choice of two options – Plan A: Tea Ceremony, Japanese Calligraphy and Japanese Cooking, and Plan B: Tea Ceremony and Japanese Calligraphy.

Tea Ceremony ‘Sado’ Experience: Learn the Japanese way of showing hospitality to the guests as you learn how to make tea and serving it.

Japanese Calligraphy ‘Syadou’ Experience: Learn how to use bamboo brush and write Japanese alphabets (kanji) and Chinese characters (katakana). Pick your favourite kanji from the sample, write it in sumi ink and sign it off with katakana. You will take your work with you.

Japanese Cooking ‘Onigiri’ Experience: Try your hand in making those perfect triangles with rice during this popular Japanese home-made cooking session called Onigiri.

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  • Ingredients for Tea ceremony and Japanese Cooking
  • Kimono wearing
  • English speaking staff


  • Hotel transfers (we’ll see you there)
  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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