Japanese experiences your kids won’t forget

modern ryokan kishi-ke is a private retreat by the ocean in Kamakura offering authentic Japanese experiences for children. Based on Zen concept chisoku, a 1-day experience package is a perfect introduction to the Japanese culture – starting with shojin cuisine through flower arrangements to an extended tea ceremony with your children as the hosts. 

Japanese culture experience

一期一会 ichigo ichie
Everything happens only one time in the lifetime hence every moment is unique and should be appreciated. In daily life, it’s hard to find a moment to stop and focus on the present. Traditional Japanese culture is all about the now, the chisoku. Let your kids focus on what’s in front of them. 

The tea ceremony

It is told that the tea ceremony is a condensed Japanese culture. People, things, nature – everything become together to create a unique, art-like experience. Your kids will experience the tea ceremony from the preparations, by the flower arrangement, watching the master making tea, to preparing the tea by themselves.

The tea ceremony

It is told that the tea ceremony is a condensed Japanese culture. People, things, nature – everything become together to create a unique, art-like experience. Your kids will experience the tea ceremony from the preparations, by the flower arrangement, watching the master making tea, to preparing the tea by themselves.

Buddhist cuisine

The first part of the tea ceremony is a shojin cuisine lunch. Japan is famous for its rich food culture and the plant-based cuisine of Buddhist monks is one of its roots as the kaiseki is told to have its origin in it. The shojin ryouri is based on seasonal ingredients and preparing it is in itself a mindfulness practice. Before lunch, the children can touch the ingredients and bowls to feel the food with all senses.  

the place

modern ryokan kishi-ke

The word ryokan consists of two characters – one meaning ‘travel’ and the second meaning ‘building, house’. Even for several hours we want kishi–ke to become your house, luxury home during your travel. A place where you can feel Japanese spirit and culture and spend a great time, making wonderful memories and savoring the life of locals.

Just one group at once.
For people who want something different.

Learn more here: https://kishi-ke.co.jp/stay/

the place

modern ryokan kishi-ke

The word ryokan consists of two characters – one meaning ‘travel’ and the second meaning ‘building, house’. Even for several hours we want kishi–ke to become your house, luxury home during your travel. A place where you can feel Japanese spirit and culture and spend a great time, making wonderful memories and savoring the life of local.

Just one group at once.
For people who want something different.

Learn more here: <spanhttps://kishi-ke.co.jp/stay/</span

program:

Meeting around 12:00
Welcome drink

Shojin cuisine – Buddhist food lunch
Before lunch, the children will have an occasion to see and touch the vegetables and seasonings before cooking.
We want them to feel the shojin cuisine with all senses.

Tea ceremony experience
You children will:
-learn how to walk during the ceremony and how to express gratitude
-practice ikebana and other arrangements
-conduct the preparation and learn how to make the tea
-become the host and prepare the tea by themselves

Ends around 17:00

important:

We are making a special effort to keep your children focused by adding games and drawing. Between the activities, there are short breaks.

We recommend you to book 1 month in advance to make sure the Masters are available

English interpreters will assist you

access

We are located in Sakanoshita, Kamakura

Free pick-up available from the airport, hotel located in the Tokyo, Yokohama area

Narita International Airport – approximately 120 min

Haneda International Airport -approximately 60 min

The nearest train station – Hase – 5 min walk

Address
21-5 Sakanoshita
248-0021 Kamakura
Kanagawa, Japan

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