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Dark Kyoto Tour

Dark Kyoto Tour

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The yang of the bright and beautiful side of the city's 1200 year history is paralleled by the yin of the macabre, the bizarre and the bloody aspects of the story of Japan's old capital. Starting at Yasaka Shrine we will weave our way south through the back streets of Gion to Kiyomizu Temple, then descending through the Toribeno cemetery, one of the oldest and largest burial grounds dating back to the founding of the city. We pass through the shrine for cutting off bad relationships, stop by a 500 year old haunted candy shop, peek at the well that is said to have been used as a portal to the underworld by a famed Japanese sorcerer, and visit 'the hill of ears' monument. Although the 'dark' will be highlighted in this experience, I also aim to impart an understanding of Japanese religious and cultural beliefs, and you will end the day with a more intimate understanding of Kyoto and a more balanced and realistic view of one of the world’s most fascinating cultures.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.67
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$80.67

Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

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On this small group tour, you’ll save time researching Kyoto highlights by having a guide to show you top attractions (such as Tofukuji Temple), as well as hidden sites that locals love. You’ll cover a lot of ground, and see multiple districts, including Kyoto’s Geisha district—Gion. Kyoto comes to life at night with lantern-lit streets, so this tour makes sure you don’t miss out on that by having an ‘after dusk’ section too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.39
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$182.39
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Memoirs of Kyoto

Memoirs of Kyoto

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Kyoto—a city of quaint streets and picturesque avenues lined with wooden houses from a time gone by. The denizens of the city still embody this old-fashioned existence. Their passion for their own heritage is embodied in their fashion and mannerisms. The city’s temples are not mere mausoleums to something long gone, but are living, breathing monuments to the spirit of the city that is Kyoto. We will learn how to photograph humanity and life in the famed old streets of Kyoto. You will learn the most effective camera settings and techniques for capturing moments on the fly. We will also practice approaching people and asking them to pose for our cameras, in particular those wearing beautiful kimono, bright splashes of color and elegant patterns.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$235.97
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Otsu-Art Clay Bell Painting Experience

Otsu-Art Clay Bell Painting Experience

■Experience Ohtsu-art painting and making your own clay bell Otsu-drawings was a folk painting which began in 17th century in Otsu, Shiga prefecture next to Kyoto. Otsu-drawings was sold to travelers on the fifty-three stages of the Tokaido busy traffic road. Otsu-drawings painters at the road side shops completed the hand-drawn pictures as a souvenir on the spot. At the beginning, it started as Buddhist paintings. With the passing of time, various types of subjects such as animals, dancing girls and goblins along with satires have been depicted. This is exclusive program. You will paint unique Japanese ONI face on the clay bell. This bell is a talisman or amulet so you can keep it at your house. Good fortune will come to you!?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$671.85
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$671.85
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(Virtual Online)Flower Arrangement in Kyoto,Japan〜Feel the beauty&Heal yourself

(Virtual Online)Flower Arrangement in Kyoto,Japan〜Feel the beauty&Heal yourself

Why don't you pick up flowers in your garden and enjoy it with Japanese simple style? During the session, the arrangement demonstration will be held in a Japanese room (hanging scroll, Japanese traditional sliding doors)of my house. So, you'll feel as if you visit your Japanese friend's house! I also will introduce you to my living beautiful cities, Kyoto and Nara as a professional certified Kyoto-city guide. Only an hour session will bring you many wonderful experiences.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.70
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$17.70
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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Most visitor to Kyoto go to Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine to snap a photo of the red torii gates then leave, This guided tour offers a much richer experience, with insights into the origin of the shrine and its connection to local culture.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.21
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$25.21
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Private And Personalized Experience: See Kyoto With A Local

Private And Personalized Experience: See Kyoto With A Local

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Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.16
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$82.16
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

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Experience the glowing lanterns and lively atmosphere of Kyoto after dark on this evening walking tour with a small group. Experience the ancient Japanese capital after dark as you stroll the city’s serene back streets and visit city landmarks like Yasaka Shrine, the Pontocho restaurant district, and a ‘tachinomiya’ stand and drink shop for included food and drink samples.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$110.62
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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

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Enjoy the highlight of Arashiyama, the bamboo forest, at an unique vantage point from the comfortable seat of the traditional rickshaw. Sit back and relax as your guide navigates carefully and safely through the traffic as you pass by other iconic sights of Arashiyama such as the Togetsukyo Bridge, the river side with Mt Arashi, charactaristic neighbourhoods and townhouses. Venture north to a quiet and traditional neighbourhood along a pilgrim path leading up the mountain. Get off the rickshaw to enjoy the preserved, traditional houses and landscape at your own pace. Visit one of those Machiya houses (Archive Hall) from the inside. Your guide will continue to explain the sights to you as you make your way to the comical and unique Otagi-Nenbutsuji Temple. On your way back to the rickshaw, stop at one of the thatched tea house for a cup of matcha or traditional sweets (optional). Back on the rickshaw head to your preferred finishing location.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
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$267.86
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Furoshiki experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Furoshiki experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. Children must be accompanied by an adult Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.29
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$35.29
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Crafting Kimono's Accessory with Nishijin Textile

Crafting Kimono's Accessory with Nishijin Textile

Despite its huge popularity among tourists, the material side of kimono is not so well known as well as the fact that a district where produces finest kimono’s obi sash is situated in the north west part of Kyoto city. The tour visits an obi sash’s designer in the district to learn its laborious production process and craft an accessory out of the woven fabric.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$67.19
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Yorozu-kago

Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Yorozu-kago

With thick, shrine-filled bamboo forests surrounding Kyoto, it is little wonder that bamboo is an integral part of Kyoto craft traditions. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll receive one-on-one instruction in traditional bamboo basket-making. Learn how to braid bamboo strips and take part in one of the city’s most cherished living traditions. All materials are included, and you can take home your new creation.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.62
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$80.62

Kyoto's Gojo Area Walking Tour

Kyoto's Gojo Area Walking Tour

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You will be guided though Gojo area, a retro district full of treasures in the heart of Kyoto, that even locals don't know about! Find yourself surrounded by all the elements, the old architecture and history that will make you see the ancient capital of Japan from a new perspective. Secret History: Discover places that cannot be found in any guidebook. Foodie recommended: Stroll around an area of old teahouses reformed into cafes and shops, ideal for your next snack break after the tour. Photo: Get some advice from the tour guide for the best places for awesome pictures, especially if you are wearing a kimono! For an immersive Japanese experience, you can get dressed in a kimono and get your hair done (woman only) before the tour. There is a wide selection of kimono colors and patterns (sizes: S to 4XL). The professional staff helps you getting dressed and styles your hair (hair accessories sold separately). After the styling, you will meet your guide at the shop entrance.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.85
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$37.85
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Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

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Nishiki Market is a foodie’s dream and one of Kyoto’s most loved markets, but it can be tricky as an outsider to know which of the 130+ shops are the best ones to visit. This tour helps you shortlist Nishiki Market highlights by having an insider’s top tips. You’ll try local food, visit souvenir shops, and hear about the market from a local’s perspective.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$31.00
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$31.00
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Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

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- Discover Kyoto's special streets with their quaint atmosphere, as if you had time-slipped into ancient times. Kiyomizuzaka is the name of an area that is composed of several streets with a traditional feel of Kyoto. In the area, we also take you to the most colorful temple in Kyoto called Yasakakoshindo. - A variety of local street foods will take you to Kiyomizu-Dera After that, we'll enjoy local snacks and foods there! We'll then visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. We'll also visit Otowa Waterfall, which brings you good luck. Let's try the Japanese way of worshipping together. - Lead yourself into a world of an elegant and peaceful Tea Ceremony Enjoy traditional-style tea ceremony with Japanese sweets in a sophisticated room surrounded by tea utensils. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.75
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$96.75
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Zen & Tea

Zen & Tea

Using the place used by the trainees who entered the Rinzai sect for training to enter the dojo Those who have visited Zen for 10 to 30 years at the temple where Steve Jombus also visited will introduce the greatness of Zazen and work. We will tell you about the charms of Daitokuji, Zazen, and work recommended by international businessmen.
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  • 12 hours
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$302.52
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Experience Kimono in Kyoto

Experience Kimono in Kyoto

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Dressing in a kimono is the quintessential traditional Kyoto experience but they are very expensive to buy and difficult to put on. With this experience, an expert will dress you in a kimono and set your hair then you can stroll around the ancient city at leisure.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.16
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$49.16

[Virtual Tour] Kyoto Highlights

[Virtual Tour] Kyoto Highlights

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This online experience gives you rough idea of Kyoto's sightseeing spot and culture. It's about 45-60 minutes experience via Zoom and could understand what you could see in Kyoto and tips while travelling. *It’s NOT a real tour, but online virtual tour. *The time is Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please exchange to your time. HIGHLIGHTS ・Learn about Kyoto, center of Japanese culture & tradition ・Tips to visit iconic places and Recommendation from local ・Concierge service to travel Kyoto (Stay, Meal, etc) *All times specified are in Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please check your time zone*
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.00
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$9.00
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Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Private)

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Private)

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“When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, that is when a Zen garden comes to life. When you contemplate a garden like this it will form a lasting impression on your heart.” — Muso Soseki, 13th c. Zen master The Japanese garden defies quick and easy understanding. As we move in awe through one of these masterpieces we can feel that there is something deeper than just the physical beauty that surrounds us. This experience is designed to go to the heart of that "something deeper". While occupying 3 temples of the Nanzen-ji Monastery, you will hear in-depth explanations and insights into the world of Japanese gardens that you would never learn about otherwise. The Japanese garden will be revealed to you as an expression of profound art. As you will undoubtly visit at least several temples and gardens while you are here, this experience will equip you with all the tools you need to help make your experience in Kyoto one that will form a lasting impression on your heart.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.42
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Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

・Visit one of the cultural assets of Kyoto, the ancient capital of the World Heritage Site - Seijo-Kijo Castle, and witness the Japanese shogunate and the Imperial Palace of the Yuan Dynasty. ・Walk the city of Nijo and the Naruyaru, and feel the glory of the Tokugawa family. ・Easily scan the QR code and go directly to the long queue.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$10.13
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$10.13

Kyoto Lazy Bird Tour

Kyoto Lazy Bird Tour

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Many Kyoto day tours start early in the morning, which can be a challenge for travelers with jet lag. Avoid the early start, and opt for a lazy bird afternoon tour instead. Save time researching which sights to visit, and go on a predetermined itinerary of three top attractions—Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.32
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a four-hour tour, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.03
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$93.03
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a maiko dance performance, a game of Tosenkyo fan-tossing, photo opportunities

a maiko dance performance, a game of Tosenkyo fan-tossing, photo opportunities

Tosenkyo Tosenkyo is a game played between two people. The aim is to toss fans towards a target called a cho, which is placed on a pedestal called a makura, with the score being calculated according to how the shape formed by the fans, cho and and makura corresponds to a poem from the Japanese poetry collection Hyakunin Isshu. Sounds confusing? The rules of Tosenkyo are actually deceptively simple. Even beginners and children will be enjoying the game in no time, as it’s easy to hit the target with just a little bit of practice. The game is quick to pick up, but due to the esoteric nature of the scoring, it is also quite profound.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$705.88
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