Enjoy Kimono Dressing and Japanese Culture Experiences in Shukkeien Garden!

Cultural & Theme Tours in Hiroshima

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A premium plan where you can experience an authentic Japanese cultural activity in the Japanese historical garden 'Shukkeien Garden'! Shukkeien Garden was created around 400 years ago (a period with samurai) by the top military commander in Hiroshima.  Enjoy strolling around in the garden, experience Japanese culture dressed in kimono and fully immerse yourself in it. The guide or staff of Shukkeien Garden will take pictures of you!【HIGHLIGHTS】・A special Japanese culture experience in a Japanese garden selected as one of the top 100 historic gardens in Japan.・The Japanese garden, overflowing with history, was created 400 years ago by a military commander and survived from the damage from the atomic bombing.・Experience an authentic Japanese cultural experience taught by a Japanese culture expert.・During the stroll, learn more about Shukkeien Garden's story from the guide ・Take pictures in a Japanese-like garden
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuAfter coming to the store、change into your favorite kimono from more than 100 types. The staff will help you get dressed. You can stroll around Shukkeien Garden while wearing a kimono. As an option an English-speaking guide will show you around in the garden. Shukkeien Garden was created 400 years ago in the time of the samurai and it's said that it contains in its landscape various sceneries in shrunken form. You can deeply feel different sceneries such as a tea house, a pond, a paddy field, mountains, a bamboo forest, a tea garden and a pergola. Even though the garden has received serious damage from the atomic bombing, it has now recovered. Please enjoy, dressed in kimono, the Japanese garden brimming with history. After this, please enjoy the Japanese cultural experience taught by an expert teacher. Please choose 1 from the following 4 experiences.①Tea ceremony experienceEnjoy a laid-back tea ceremony experience. After watching the tea ceremony demonstration of the teacher, try to make tea by yourself as well.②Calligraphy experienceSpiritual unity through the smell of ink. Why not feel the hearts of the Japanese by learning about the meaning included in the characters? You can also come in touch with the tools related to Hiroshima such as a Kumano brush and Otake Japanese paper. ③Shakyo (Handcopying of sutras) experienceChoose from the 'Sange-course' where you will copy a sutra on Japanese writing paper in a flower petal shape or the 'Shabutsu-course' where you will copy Jizo, the guardian deity of children. It's an easy style where you'll cover the sample with Japanese writing paper and trace the lines. ④Incense experienceChoose your favorite color and scent from various options and make your own incense just like kneading paper clay. If you will make it flat you can use it is as a scented insert (to enclose with a letter) as well.After the Japanese cultural experience, you will change clothes and that's the end of the experience. Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Kimono rental
  • Kimono dressing
  • Japanese culture experience ※In the summer period you will wear a yukata
  • Entry/Admission - Shukkei-en Garden

What’s not included

  • The admission fee of Shukkeien Garden ( 260 yen / adult, 100 yen / child
  • Transportation to/from attractions