Yanesen Tourist Information &Culture Centre.

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Very polite and nice.
"Very polite and nice."
Very polite and nice. Patience in answering all our questions. I will highly recommend this place and come back during our next visit!

-Ho Ka Hei from Hong kong.

" IKE BANA" Flower Arrangement《Private Session》 in YANAKA.

We both enjoyed calligraphy so much !!
"We both enjoyed calligraphy so much !!"
I just wanted to say what a great time we had with the calligraphy experience. It was very good and your welcome was lovely. We loved how the teacher guided us through the steps, it has made us want to start to study calligraphy. We both enjoyed it so much, it was like a moment of meditation making us feel relaxed and very happy. Thank you again.

-Angela and Alain from France.

"Shodo" Calligraphy 《Private session》in YANAKA

The tea ceremony was absolutely incredible.
"The tea ceremony was absolutely incredible."
The tea ceremony was absolutely incredible. We feel so lucky and privileged having been welcomed in the master's tea room and get an introduction to this important tradition. It made us understand a lot more about Japanese culture. Thanks.
-Philippe Ouellet.
from Canada

"Sado" Tea Ceremony 《Private session》in YANAKA,

Living the samurai dream.
"Living the samurai dream."
Every martial artist or anyone who is interested in Japanese samurai culture should pay a visit to the laido dojo. This is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand about the history behind the katanas and armors, how to appreciate a real katana, and most importantly try cutting through the bamboo mat.

Even though it was an experience class, all skills taught were entirely based on real martial arts training, rather than showmanship.
This is definitely the highlight of my trip to Tokyo and I will definitely come back. Thank you!

davisli from Hongkong,

"SAMURAI" Japanese Swordsman-ship "Iaido"

The course was very reasonable
"The course was very reasonable"
I thought the courses were very reasonably priced, and was happy that I was able to book even though I was just one person. Also appreciated the flexibility in timing and dates. For me, these are both selling points of the classes, very useful for visitors that may not have that much leeway in their dates/timings when in Tokyo and are not travelling with a big group.
All the teachers were really lovely!

-Jennifer,
from U.K.

"Kabuki" Make up / Wearing / Photo in YANAKA

One of our best experiences on our holiday in Japan.
"One of our best experiences on our holiday in Japan."
Pottery Class
This was one of our best experiences on our holiday in Japan. Everything was extremely well organised, and it felt like a very authentic insight into a traditional artisan’s work. Our teacher spoke very little English, (and we spoke no Japanese!) and that was in fact wonderful, it’s amazing how much you can communicate when you are making something without words. We managed to make four small items each, which we’re really looking forward to seeing when they arrive. I can thoroughly recommend Yanesen who organised the experience.

I am still in awe with the beauty and thepreciseness of the movements of the lady master
"I am still in awe with the beauty and thepreciseness of the movements of the lady master"
I just wanted to thank you for the experience of SADO that I had through your organization.
I am still so impressed by the choreography and dramaturgy of allthe ingredients that formed the experience, from the arrangement of the flowers,the position of the pot, the colours of the sweets to the succession of all thesteps of the ceremony.
But mostly I am still in awe with the beauty and thepreciseness of the movements of the lady master of ceremony and her kindness and willingness to share the moment with a foreigner like me.Watching her I could really feel the moment as tangible as the sweet I ate.
An absolute rareexperience in these busy days.
Thank you for setting up such an organization that makes this possible.Still stunned, greeting heartily,

- Frieda Schneider
from Germany

"Sado" Tea Ceremony 《Private session》in YANAKA,

This lesson was insightful and invaluable
"This lesson was insightful and invaluable"
I would just like to thank you again for the wonderful experience. As a writer and visual artist who has a particular interest in exporting a variety of media and genre as well as cross-disciplinary forms, this lesson was insightful and invaluable. And I assure you that the knowledge I have learned will find its way Into my own practice, whether directly or as a subtle influence.
Please extend my gratitude to my instructors and helpers. Everyone was absolutely amazing.

- Victor,
from Canada.

" IKE BANA" Flower Arrangement《Private Session》 in YANAKA.

The pottery master was very good and extremely helpful
"The pottery master was very good and extremely helpful"
This experience was certainly fun. The center even provided a translator. The pottery master was very good and extremely helpful. The time flew by as he is also quite chatty. I didn't think that anything I created would turn out, but I was surprised at how good it looked.

- Blabbot
from USA

"TOUGEI" Pottery in YANAKA.

The course was very reasonable
"The course was very reasonable"
I thought the courses were very reasonably priced, and was happy that I was able to book even though I was just one person. Also appreciated the flexibility in timing and dates. For me, these are both selling points of the classes, very useful for visitors that may not have that much leeway in their dates/timings when in Tokyo and are not travelling with a big group.
All the teachers were really lovely!

-Jennifer,
from U.K.

"Kabuki" Make up / Wearing / Photo in YANAKA