The places you can experience Japanese cultures

Tokyo 東京

New “Alternative Theatre” is now open for the Japanese most entertaining non-verbal performance
that can be enjoyed by the people from all over the world beyond borders!

Artistic “non-verbal musical performance” will be held! The story is comedy experience of Alata and Kokoro in a year 2020, Tokyo. “Alata” was a brave Japanese samurai who lived in 1500s and unexpectedly transported forward in 2020. Alata meets a girl named “Kokoro”, who live in 2020 Tokyo, in night-time Ginza. How can Alata suvive in Tokyo without knowledge about recent Tokyo? Chanbara (sword fighting) performance show beyond space and time will now begin!

Performance Schedule

[Venue]Alternative Theatre
[Show Times]from 7th July, 2017 onwards, long run performance
[Price]8,000yen (All seats reserved/ excluding tax)
*Tickets will be on sale from Monday, 1st May, 2017
Official website


Origami (paper folding) in Origami Kaikan / In Yushima (Tokyo)

ORIGAMI (Paper folding)

Origami is the traditional Japanese art and craft. You can make various things by one paper, such as animals, plants, tools and so on. It is actually quite popular among many generations and there are competitions of Origami every year. Here in Origami-Kan, they have the Origami lecture for beginners (15 minutes) on 1st floor. Please feel free to visit there even you don't have confidence with Origami as you will definitely have fun with this amazing art!

About Origami Kaikan

[Address] 1-7-14 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
[Access] Approx. 7 minutes on foot from Ochanomizu Station (JR, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line), Shin-Ochanomizu Station or Suehirocho Station
[Fee] 525yen (You do not need prepare anything to join the lecture.)
[Required time] 15 minutes (3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
*You are not required to make advanced reservation for the lecture. However, when it is crowded you may have to wait.
[Opening hours] 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Official website


Ninja experience in ASAKUSA HANAYASHIKI - Ninja Taiken Dojo / In Asakusa (Tokyo)


Looking for ninja experience? It is available at the long-established amusement park, "Asakusa Hanayasiki"? You can try 4 kinds of basic training of ninja, such as "escape technique" and "walking technique". It is absolutely enjoyable for both children and adults.

About Ninja Taiken Dojo (ASAKUSA HANAYASHIKI)

[Address] 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
[Access] Approx. 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Subway Asakusa Line, Tobu SkyTree Line)
[Fee] 2,000yen
[Required time] 60 minutes : Advance reservation required →
[Opening hours] 10:00 / 11:30 / 13:00 / 14:30 / 16:00 / 17:30
Official website

Replica foods 食品サンプル

Make Replica foods in Kappabashi Showroom (Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya) / In Asakusa (Tokyo)

Replica foods

You would find many extraordinary replica foods in "Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya". Why don't you produce surprising and inspiring replica food by yourself? You can try making 2 kinds of tempura and lettuce.

About Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya (Kappabashi Showroom)

[Address] 3-7-6 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
[Access] Approx. 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station A2 exit (Tsukuba Express)
Approx. 12 minutes on foot from Tawaramachi Station exit 3 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Approx. 12 minutes on foot from Iriya Station exit 1 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
[Fee] 2,160yen / per person *Must be 10 years old (4th grade students of elementary school or above)
[Required time] 60 minutes - 75 minutes
[Opening hours] 11:00 / 14:00 / 16:00
Official website


Bonsai in Shunkaen Bonsai museum / In Niihori (Tokyo)


Bonsai is the Japanese art which has spectacular natural scenery in a small pot. The most special feature of them is that it is modeled nature scenery.
The concept of Bonsai is creating the figure so that people can watch the real nature seen through the pot. Also it is aimed to create the small-scale of real woods in nature.
At Shunkaen, Bonsai lecture is held every Monday. If you are interested in it, please feel free to join it. The lecture can be enjoyed from beginners.

About Shunkaen Bonsai museum

[Address] 1-29-16 Niihori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
[Access]Take Keisei bus No.76 at JR Koiwa Station, south exit then get off Keiyo-guchi bus stop.
Take Keisei bus No.76 at Metro Mizuho Station then get off Keiyo-guchi bus stop.
[Fee] 3,000yen (Included mini-Bonsai, materials and consumption tax) *The entrance fee 800JPY will be added separately.
[Required time] 60 minutes *If you would like to participate in the lecture, please firstly contact us via phone call or email.
[Opening hours] 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Official website

Yanesen Tourist Info. & Culture center

Yanesen Tourist Info. & Culture center / In Yanaka (Tokyo)

Yanesen area (Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi) is a popular area for foreign tourists where you would find traditional Japanese style of dairy life. You can experience Japanese culture in Yanesen area. "Tea ceremony", "calligraphy", "kimono/yukata wearing", "soba noodle making" and "pottery" are available through a reservation on the day of your visit. "Indian ink painting", "flower arrangement", "Japanese cooking class" need to be reserved in advance.

- "Tea ceremony", "calligraphy", "kimono/yukata wearing", "soba noodle making" and "pottery" should be made a reservation between 8:00am and 11:00am on the day of your visit.
- "Indian ink painting", "flower arrangement", "Japanese cooking class" need to be reserved in advance.
Reservation :

About Yanesen Tourist Info. & Culture center

[Address] 3-13-7 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
[Access]Approx. 5 minutes on foot from Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
Approx. 12 minutes on foot from Nippori Station (JR Line, Keisei Line, Toei Nippori-Toneri Liner)
[Opening hours] 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Official website

Edo Kiriko

Edo Kiriko (Edo cut glass) in Sumida Edo Kiriko-kan / In Kinshicho (Tokyo)

Edo Kiriko

Edokiriko is traditional glasswork which was started at the end of Edo period (Around 1867). It has the description of Edo period very much.
The industrial designs and traditional sensitive methods have been inherited more than for 180 years by Edokiriko artists. At Sumida-Edokirko-Kan, it is possible to make Edokiriko which you can select the style you like.

About Sumida Edo Kiriko-kan

[Address] 2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
[Access]Approx. 6 minutes on foot from Kinshicho Station
[Fee] From 3,675yen (Included materials and consumption tax *The price could be increased due to your selection.)
[Required time] 90 minutes (from 10:30 a.m., from 1:00 p.m., from 3:00 p.m.) *You are required advance reservation.
[Opening hours] 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed : Sunday and Bank holidays)
Official website