Ikebana Experience

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. This traditional and formal art may seem esoteric, but this is not the case. Anyone is capable of creating a fantastic work of art by themselves after acquiring the basic concepts and fundamental skills of this art.

 

Learning ikebana promotes a better understanding of the Japanese view of nature; a crucial step in appreciating the unique aesthetics, emotions and thoughts that merge to create this visual art form.


Flower arranging used to be a required "mannerism" for well-educated men, such as samurais or monks.

Since you have travelled to this "strange island" it would be a waste not to experience our genuinely unique culture!

 


What will you experience?

Introduction

Introduction of essential knowledge about ikebana, its history and background.

Instruction

By watching the instruction, you  will learn the basic concepts, allowing you to grasp an image for your own work.

Hands-on

Try to create an ikebana art work yourself! We'll give you a hand when you need it.



We offer 2 types of ikebana workshops: Hands-on & Demonstration


Hands-on Course

 Mon. Wed. Friday

  10:00 am - 11:30 am


 Tue. Thu. Saturday

   4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 5,000 JPY  / person

  • Please make your online reservation by 5:00pm on the day before your booking.
  • For a Monday class, please make your online reservation by 5:00pm on the previous Saturday since our facility is closed on Sunday. 
  • Please arrive on time as the ending time for each workshop is fixed.
  • We accept Japanese yen and credit cards. We don't accept checks.
  • We are unable to respond to your calls or email on Sundays. Thank you for understanding.

Demonstration Course

  • 3,000 JPY / person
  • The same schedule as our hands-on course, but the duration is 45 minutes.
  • This course is for a group of at least 2 people.
  • If you'd like to book a demonstration course, please send us an email at ami@whattodoinkyoto.com

Private Hands-on Lesson

  • For a group of 2 people: 8,000 JPY / person
    For a group of 3-4 people: 6,500 JPY / person
    For a group of 5-6 people: Same as the group lesson (5,000 JPY / person)

  • This lesson is for a group of at least 2 people.
  • If you'd like to book a private lesson, please send us an email at ami@whattodoinkyoto.com
  • It will not be possible to accept your request when we have other bookings for that day. 

When your group has more than 7 people, please contact us at ami@whattodoinkyoto.com

We willingly accept large groups and will do our best to respond quickly to your request.


■ Cancellation Policy for a group of 1-3 people

  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations on the day before your workshop.
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for the appointed day cancellation or for any "no-shows".

■ Cancellation Policy for a group of 4-6 people

  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations 2-3 days before your workshop. 
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for cancellation on the day before, the appointed day, or for any "no-shows".