-July 27 (Wednesday) 13:00-18:00 JPY8,500 per person
Bunraku: Bunraku puppet theater, which is the most refined form of puppetry in the world, is a combination of three skill: Puppet manipulation, joruri recitation and shamisen music, each of which requires many years of training to master. The dolls that appear in a bunraku puppet show are about half life-size. Their eyes move, their eyebrows rise in surprise, their mouths open and shut and their hands and arms gesture gracefully and realistically.
-July 27 (Wednesday) 13:00-17:00 JPY5,500 per person
Mt. Hiei & Enryakuji Temple: Located on the top of Mt. Hiei and blessed with commanding views of both Kyoto and Lake Biwa, Enryakuji Temple boasts ten art objects designated as national treasures and over fifty more objects listed as important cultural properties. Moreover, Enryakuji Temple is renowned as the training grounds for many of the great Buddhist leaders in Japan's long history, including such famous priests such as Eisai, Dogen and Nichiren. The temple is said to have been founded in 788 and is now the main temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism.

Tamba Winery
-July 31 (Sunday) 9:00-17:00 JPY8,800 per person (Lunch included)
Tachikui Sue-no-Sato (pottery making experience): Visit a pottery in Tachikui and enjoy making the pottery by yourself, you will explore the world of Tanba Pottery. Tanba Pottery is counted as one of the ancient six potteries in Japan with Seto, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Bizen and Echizen, with its origination being as far back as the last Heian-the early Kamakura period (1180 - 1230). Tamba winery: Tamba is a small town of about 8,100 people, situated in the middle of Kyoto Prefecture, on the plateau 150-300 meters above sea level. For its climate and soil, Tamba is known for producing high quality food such as matsutake mushrooms, chestnuts and black beans for its climate and soil. Visit will be made to a local winery in Tamba to feel and taste the blessings of nature.
Kyoto Soundscape Tour
-July 31 (Sunday) 9:00-17:00 JPY7,500 per person (Lunch included)
Have you ever though of the place where you could feel the harmony of music other than at the concert halls? Walking in the town of Kyoto, you would feel its particular harmony of music throughout the town. You could sharpen up your fifth sence in listening to the small sounds of daily lives in Kyoto, like Sutra-chanting in the old temple, lively conversation at the Nishiki-Koji Market which has been called as the kitchen of Kyoto.
Nishiki Market: This is the largest market in Kyoto with well over 125 shops that sell all sort of produce to both wholesale buyers and individual shoppers. The market has a history of over 400 years and also continues for 400 meters in length, though rarely expanding to more than two meters in width. It is called as the Kitchen of Kyoto, and is always a busy place.
Shokokuji Temple: The temple ranks second among the five chief temples of the Rinzai sect. The original buildings and many of the treasures were almost totally destroyed by fire during the Age of Civil Wars in the 15th Century. It was not until more than a century had elapsed that Toyotomi Hideyori (1593 - 1615), son of Hideyoshi, began reconstruction work on the Lecture Hall, while Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542 - 1616) had the main gate restored. The picture drawn on the ceiling of the nave is known as Naki-ryu or Crying Dragon, for it seems as if the dragon groans when visitors' clap beneath it echoes.
Kibune & Kurama
-July 31,(Sunday) 9:00-17:00 JPY15,000 per person (Kawadoko Lunch included)
- JPY10,000 per person (Japanese style set menu Lunch included)
Kibune: Up in this area, average temperature is lower by about 4 degrees Celsius than in the city center. Also known as the source of Kamo River in Kyoto, It has always been a nice summering place. Setting up a riverbed over a mountain stream, enjoying Kawadoko-ryori (Japanese cuisine enjoyed over or by the stream) savoring the cool air is a summer seasonal specialty.
Kurama: Kurama was once an isolated village of foresters. Now a Kyoto suburb, it still retains an untamed feeling, a quality of faith and ascetic training. It is also known as the legends of Tengu (long-nozed goblin).
-July 31 (Sunday) 9:00-13:00 JPY8,500 per person
Noh: Noh is performed on a bare, three-sided wood stage roofed like a shrine. Originated remotely in China, Kanze Kan-ami (1333-1384) established the foundation for Noh plays as an art, while his son Zeami (1363-1443) brought them to fruition. The highest principle of Noh plays lies in yugen (subtlety), which is akin to the graceful beauty of the ladies and noblemen of the Court. Noh is a musical drama accompanied by utai (chanted texts), orchestra called hayashi-which consists of flute, small drum, medium-sized drum and large drum-, and dancing called mai.
Juni - Hitoe
-August1 (Monday) 9:00-12:00 JPY9,400 per person
Juni-Hitoe: The Juni-hitoe (twelve unlined robes) was the style of dress for women of the nobility during the Heian Period (785-1185). It was a time of complicated court intrigues with much emphasis on the elaborate plots of court. The women would wear up to twenty-five different layers of robes and this mode of dress was referred to as juni-hitoe. The emphasis of the outfits was on the arrangement of the layers of color. Wearing juni- hitoe and court dances will be demonstrated.
-August1 (Monday) 9:00-12:00 JPY6,500 per person
Zen Meditation: There are three main Zen sects and all place emphasis on zazen (sitting meditation) and self-help. As developed in the great Zen temples of Kyoto during the feudal era, the rigorous mindset and uncluttered aesthetics of Zen have had a profound influence on Japanese culture at large. Experience meditation at Tenryuji Temple, which boasts an exceptional Zen-style garden from the Muromachi Period. The temple heads the Tenryuji school of the Rinzai Zen Buddhist sect.
*All tours may be canceled when the number of participants fails to each 30.
* Places to visit are subject to change with or without notice.