Japanese Culture Experience

Jidaiya’s Japanese culture experience 「Edokura Studio」 Jidaiya’s Japanese culture experience 「Komagata Studio」

Jidaiya’s Japanese culture experience programs are for those
seeking for a good alternative of Asakusa sightseeing and
for the people who wish to have more profound and authentic
Japanese experience.

We are pleased to provide you with quote based on a size of your group and your plan.

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Jidaiya has reasons to be chosen.
Jidaiya is chosen because;

  1. You just show up and enjoy the program.
  2. Large variety of “profound” and “authentic” Japan experiences are available here.
  3. A good way to utilize your spear time in Asakusa.
  4. Large groups and school trips are welcome.
  5. Photo sessions are available to create you a lasting memory of Asakusa visit.
  6. Combination of Rickshaw ride and Japanese Culture Experience is a popular choice.
  7. Baggage check-in service is free of charge for our Culture Experience customers.

Reservation Notes

  1. Capacities and times on this web site are rough estimates. For further detail, please contact us.
    (We will propose the best way to split a large group into suitable size for each program.)
  2. Reservations are required before you show up. (Openings might be available on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays without reservations.)
  3. Open throughout the year.(No regular holiday)
  4. Our staff is able to provide basic English explanations.
  5. Please note we might ask a small group to join another group when required.
  6. You can take photos, but Video shooting and recording can not be.
  7. If you cancel your reservation, you will be charged the cancelling fee.

Tea Ceremony ExperienceTea Ceremony Experience
Tea Ceremony Experience

Offer you our hospitality as once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Try tea ceremony at Jidaiya. Staff explains the history and principles of Japanese tea ceremony, how to use tea utensils and how the tea ceremony goes. Then you experience the actual process of making tea.
Not only guests from overseas, but also Japanese guests will be surely able to enjoy this popular tea ceremony experience.

Standard group/time30 ~ 50 minutes
*depends on the size of your group.
(“Kimono & tea ceremony” takes for 1 hour and a half ~2 hours)
Price ■A Course

*Make your own tea, which is served to you with refreshment 3,000 yen (not including tax)

*For 2 or more persons
■B Course

*Watch your tea master making tea, which is served to you with refreshment 2,500 yen (not including tax)

*For 5 or more persons
Optional ■Kimono & Tea ceremony

*Optional course of “Kimono & tea ceremony” is also available.

*For 2 or more persons
■Available for the tatami floored traditional Japanese room to experience more genuine tea ceremony.

*Up to 5 persons, 5,000 yen for the whole set of tea ceremony. (The fee does not include tax)

*For a group of more than 6 persons, 1,000 yen/person (not including tax) will be charged as additional cost.

茶道体験
Reservation Notes
  • Please let us know the size of your group.
    Experience participation possible age is over 6 years old.
    But in case of "Reservation" (option), we will be able to accompany.
    Please offer at the time of reservation.
  • We may ask you to join with other groups. If you prefer to experience only by yourselves, please let us know when you book.
  • We propose a suitable plan for you in order to meet your request, such as those who cannot sit in a Japanese style and those who are VIP customers. Please feel free to let us know.
  • Available for on-site service.
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*Open throughout the year.(No regular holiday)


Japanese Calligraphy ExperienceTea Ceremony Experience
Japanese Calligraphy Experience

This program will give you a nice souvenir from your Asakusa visit. You are to write your favorite Japanese character (Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana) with ink and brush on washi paper. We are ready to assist you to choose which character you want to write!

Standard group/time 2 or more persons / about 45 minutes
Price 5,000 yen/person (not including tax)
Note: This program is for Japanese culture experience, not a lesson by a professional instructor.
*Please let us know the size of your group.
  • Please let us know the size of your group.
  • Experience participation possible age is over 6 years old.
    But in case of "Reservation" (option), we will be able to accompany.
    Please offer at the time of reservation.
Reservation Notes
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*Open throughout the year.(No regular holiday)


Kimono ExperienceKimono Experience
Kimono ExperienceKimono ExperienceKimono Experience

Are you in Japan? Then, why don’t you wear Kimono! We are proudly showing you a large variety of traditional costumes from gorgeous Furisode to cool Samurai costumes, from which you choose one and enjoy being in it, as well as being in pictures.
If you have kids, bring them with you! We have kids size as well. By the time the program is finished, photos would be printed and ready for you to take home.

Standard group/time For 2-4 persons, 60-90 minutes
*If you come alone, please choose at least 2 costumes.
Price (Adults) 7,000 -10,000 yen/person (not including tax) 
(Kids) 6,000 yen - /person (not including tax)
Optional (You can enjoy strolling or rickshaw ride in Asakusa area in Kimono.
*Sorry, but not all Kimonos are available for this optional.
*Please let us know the size of your group.
  • Please tell us if your group is large.
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*Open throughout the year.(No regular holiday)


Paper Lantern Creation ExperiencePaper Lantern Creation Experienc

Assemble your own paper lantern, with a cool kanji character or your favorite image on it. It creates a nice souvenir from your Asakusa visit!

Standard group/time 2 or more persons / 40 -60 minutes
Price Chochin type lantern: 8,000 yen (not including tax)
Andon type lantern: 5,000 yen (not including tax)
Optional As an option, you can have an electric candle set in your lantern.
*Please let us know the size of your group.
  • Please tell us if your group is large.
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Chochin

Create your own personalized lantern by placing your name, favorite characters or design on a genuine paper lantern.
The lantern is a traditional Japanese craft and they are perfect to give as a gift or keep as a souvenir. The lanterns fold up to become smaller so are quite easy to take home with you.

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AndonAndon
Andon

The Andon lamp is a simple and yet modern design with Japanese washi paper covered both sides in acrylic, rolled into a tube and attached to a base and a top cover.
It is easy to roll the paper flat to draw a design.

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Tsumami-Zaiku; Japanese Pinching Craft
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Tsumami-Zaiku; Japanese Pinching Craft

Let’s try our traditional craftwork!

Tsumami-Zaiku is a traditional Japanese craftwork. Cut thin silks or crepes called Chirimen in a square and fold them to form into various shapes.
It is said that the craftwork has started from Edo period. Even now, gorgeous Tsumami-Zaiku are used such as Kanzashi.
Let’s create your original accessory using colorful and beautiful Chirimen!

Standard group/time 45-60 minutes *depends on the size of group
Price 3,500 yen/person (tax not included)
*Reservations are accepted from two people.
  • This program uses a tweezer and accepts from over 6 years old. Please tell us in advance if your child is under 6 years old.
  • We propose a suitable plan in order to meet your request, such as the number of people and VIP customers. Please feel free to let us know.
  • Available for on-site service.
Reservation Notes
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Fan-throwing GameFan-throwing Game
Fan-throwing Game

Play a traditional and elegant Fan-throwing Game, which has been played since Edo period. This game is suitable for only one person as well as a group. Throw a fan and win Jidaiya’s original prize!

Standard group/time 4 or more persons/1 round takes 40 to 60 minutes
Price 3,000 yen per person (not including tax)
Optional Fan-throwing in Kimono option is available.
Point: Among various fan-throwing rules, our game rule is simple and easy to learn.
*Please let us know the size of your group.
  • Please tell us if your group is large.
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「投扇興体験」体験レポート
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Shamisen ExperienceTea Ceremony Experience
Shamisen Experience

You can experience Shamisen, traditional Japanese musical instrument.
After learning Shamisen’s history and basic techniques, your instructor assists you to play traditional music with real Shamisen.
You’ll be able to play even it’s your first time!

Standard group/time 2-10 people, about 50 minutes
Price 5,000 yen/person (tax not included)
Optional We offer you “Shamisen Plus” plan, which provides you with Shamisen in Kimono.
Shamisen Plus plan: 9,000 yen/person (tax not included)
  • Please tell us if your group is large.
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Tea Ceremony ExperienceTea Ceremony Experience
Tea Ceremony Experience

Beat the soul out! Playing the Japanese drum is even better than listening to it, so let’s learn how to play it!

Standard group/time 2 -14 persons, about 1 hour
Price Up to 3 persons, 27,000 yen for the whole set of drum playing. (The fee does not include tax)
*For a group of more than 4 persons, 5,000 yen/person (not including tax) will be charged as additional cost.
Optional Optional program to wear traditional hanten, haragake or matahiki costumes and play the drum is available.
Note: ・Join this program in casual clothes suitable for light exercise.
・Drum program is held in a place other than Jidaiya because of its loud sound.
・This program is for Japanese culture experience, not a lesson by a professional instructor.
  • Please let us know the size of your group.
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Samurai Sword Experience (Iaido)Samurai Sword Experience (Iaido)
Samurai Sword Experience (Iaido)

Sword is Samurai’s spirit.
Samurai Sword Experience

The word Iai consists of “I” (=regular daily life) and “ai” (=encounter with adversary). Iai is to learn how Samurai intimidates and subdues his adversary with strong determination and sword technique. You will learn Bushido or Samurai spirit as well as sword technique through the experience.
When samurai draws his sword, he puts his life at stake. You will see his zeal exploding from his physical/mental spirit, and his soul bounces when the samurai draws his sword and changes the static air into dynamic one. Iaido is about profound bushido spirit of “static” and “dynamic”, “shadow” and “shine”.
After the explanation of Iaido’s history and its spirit and basic demonstration, it is your turn to try it alongside your instructor with a sword.


*Iaido is a profound and pragmatic sword technique for a situation like “Fighting should not take place, but if necessary, technique needs to be ready to subdue adversary”, therefore please understand this is NOT a stunt show like Ninja/Samurai show.

Standard group/time 2-20 people for one program for about 50 minutes
Price 5,000 yen/person (tax not included)
Optional “Samurai Sword Experience Plus” program is available; you can experience Iaido in special uniform.
Samurai Sword Experience Plus: extra 3,000 yen/person (tax not included)
Remarks ・This program is for over 6 years old.
  • Please tell us if your group is large.
Reservation Notes
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Samurai Armor Experience (with studio photoshoot)
Samurai Armor Experience (with studio photoshoot)Samurai Armor Experience (with studio photoshoot)
Samurai Armor Experience (with studio photoshoot)

Be a Japanese Samurai with strong armor!!

The plan offers you to be a cool Samurai wearing a real armor of the Sengoku period in the traditional Japanese room. You can also take a gorgeous photo in Samurai poses.

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Standard group/time About 60 minutes *Depends on size of the group
Price 10,000 yen/person (tax not included)
Reservation Reservation accepted from two people.
Optional Props are available; battle surcoat, commander’s fan, signal baton, battle field fan and weapons like spear and harquebus.
  • Armor size is for adults; you need to be at least 155 cm.
  • Available for free photo shooting time; make sure to bring your camera/cellphone.
  • In case of large groups, we conduct the experience in order, not at the same time.
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Shamisen ExperienceTraditional Entertainment & Performances
Traditional Entertainment & Performances Traditional Entertainment & Performances Traditional Entertainment & Performances

Yes, it has a long history and tradition --- but don’t gird yourself; because it is an entertainment! Just relax and enjoy the performance.

Performances of Edo-kagura, Edo paper crafts, Tsugaru-shamisen, koto(Japanese harp), rakugo comedy, picture story show, etc.

Standard group/time For 10 -30 persons /about 30 minutes
Price Estimates individually available (from 50,000 yen)(not including tax)
Note:

For large groups, it is recommended to split into smaller groups for rickshaw tours and traditional entertainment program.
Some of the entertainments welcome you to the stage - don’t hesitate to participate.

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Rickshaw Driver ExperienceRickshaw Driver Experience
Rickshaw Driver Experience

You can learn about historic background of rickshaw, as well as being able to experience the actual driving of it! We provide sufficient training on its basic operation, so anyone can enjoy the driver experience. (You can choose a customer role as well.)
*Optional: Real Meiji era & Taisho era rickshaws are available.

Standard group/time about 1 hour /10-20 persons
Price 10 persons: 30,000 yen (consumption tax not included)
20 persons: 55,000 yen (consumption tax not included)
Optional Hire a rickshaw driven by a professional driver.
Note: Join this program with easy shoes. (High heels and slippers are not suitable.)
Reservation Notes
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“Kago” basket palanquin ExperienceRickshaw Driver Experience
“Kago” basket palanquin Experience

Do not miss this rare chance to experience “Kago” basket palanquin! You can enjoy carrier experience, customer role and learning its historicalbackground.
Jidaiya owns a replica of Kago, which was a major means of transportation back in Edo era. You will find Kago is heavy, but that is a “weight of history”: you will feel, with your own body, the profound and “heavy”meaning of transportation shifted from two-men Kago to one man rickshaw.Because of that shift, the Kago carriers lost their job when Meiji era arrived, as you can imagine.

Standard group/time about 1 hour /all size groups
Price 30,000 yen (tax not included)
Optional The combination of Kago experience and Rickshaw experience will clearly show you the “Transportation shift” from Edo Period to Meiji.
Note: Join this program with easy shoes. (High heels and slippers are not suitable.)
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Japanese Flower ArrangementJapanese Flower Arrangement

Please make separate inquiry from over the phone (03-3843-0890) or by e-mail (info@jidaiya.biz

「華道」体験レポート
 

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