Activities-Garden,Maiko,Tea ceremony,Kaiseki,Kyoto Yachiyo in Japan Traditional Japanese Inn/Hotel



Kyoto activities

Reservaton necessary

7days prior



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What is more, we can customize your special itinerary, including your optional activities in Japan, such as a Geisha party with Japanese cuisine, various traditional handicraft experiences, hidden away backstreet tours, etc. Also, accommodation and transportation can be arranged at reasonable prices.

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Please enjoy Japanese traditional cultural experience at WAK JAPAN.

Reservaton necessary

7days prior


Introduction of Japan:
Introducing Japanese culture to foreigners is one of the prowess of Kyoto- based WAK JAPAN. Popular among foreigners are our hands-on programs for Japanese home cooking, tea ceremony, washi-doll making, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and koto, Japanese harp playing. Visit historic temples and downtown houses and ordinary homes, and you will find how exquisitely the modern and the old harmonize with each other in Kyoto.

Please enjoy Japanese traditional cultural experience at WAK JAPAN.

Beautiful landscaped gardens and night view

Garden photosThe surrounding area of Ryokan Yachiyo/Inn Hotel is abundant with trees and has water drawn from Lake Biwako, and is completely in harmony with nature. The seasonal beauty of the countryside has to be witnessed and is quite spectacular. The added feature is that the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the Ryokan Yachiyo were designed by Jihei Ogawa.The garden does the lighting every evening. The night view is beautiful.

Jihei Ogawa, a landscape design master

Jihei Ogawa, also known as Ueji, a famous Japanese landscape designer, is a master gardener of the Meiji Era in Japan. The gardens at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/Inn Hotel in Honkan and Restaurant was created by the seventh-generation Ogawa. In Kyoto Japan, he created many famous garden landscapes designated as national historic monuments such as the Murinan Garden, Heian Jingu Shrine, Maruyama Park, Seifuso Villa and the Tairyu Sanso Villa. Ogawa is also known as the gardener who created the chisen-sansui (land and water) landscape garden style in the Okazaki area, where Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn Hotel is located in Kyoto Japan.

Dancing geisha(MAIKO)Kyoto Party Package 90 minutes.

Reservaton necessary

14days prior.

maikoMAIKO photosThis is a special offer from Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/Inn Hotel ,providing you an authentic Kyoto special experience with Maiko(Dancing geisha)

.Maiko (舞妓) is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors at a feast. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.




Maiko originated from women who served green tea and dango (Japanese dumpling made from rice flour) to people who visited the Kitano Tenman-gū or Yasaka -hrine (these are the two of the famous shrines in Kyoto) at teahouses in the temple town about 300 years ago.



In the morning, maiko take lessons to polish their performances. At night, they go out to work. They are usually given the opportunity to feast at high-class Japanese-style restaurants or stay in Japanese-style hotels. They perform dances, songs, play the shamisen, and serve visitors with sake. Recently, their jobs have expanded to include visiting nursing institutions or hospitals. Some maiko are also dispatched overseas.

At first, women served only green tea and dango, but they gradually started to perform songs and dances for the visitors.

You will have a great opportunity to experience a authentic Kyoto style party.Parteis are scheduled from 18:00, please choose the suitable time for you .(19:00 start extra charge).MAIKO Reservaton necessary 14days prior.

Maiko charge


-For A group of 2 people up to 14 : There will be 1 Maiko(Dancing geisha) or Geisha and 1 Jikata(musican)From 72,000JPN YEN to 126,000JPN( including tax and service charge.Weekend extra charge.) Extra MAIKO or Geisha:1person From 36,000JPN.
-For A group of 15 up to 19 : There will be 2 maikos and 1 Jikata(musican)From 100,800JPN to YEN 168,000JPN YEN( including tax and service charge. Weekend extra charge.)

We accept reservation of the party more than a group of 2 people.

Tea ceremony package

90 minutes.

Reservaton necessary

30days prior

sadoTea ceremony photosThis is a special offer from Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo,providing you an authentic Kyoto special experience with Tea ceremony.


You will have a great opportunity to experience a authentic Japan style tea ceremony.It can enjoy oneself over powdered green tea and the japanese-style confection.
Tea ceremony are scheduled from 11:00,12:00,13:00, please choose the suitable time for you .

Tea ceremony charge
-For A group of 10 people up to 20 : There will be small traditional There will be small traditional room.63,000JPN YEN (Max 90 minutes )/ including tax and service charge)

-For A group of 20 up to 30 : There will be traditional Banquet room.73,500JPN YEN (Max 90 minutes )/ including tax and service charge)

We accept reservation of the party more than a group of 10 people.

Kaiseki and Sake is a marvelous combination of japanese dining

Dining culture in Kyoto does not only consist of Kyo Kaiseki. There is an amazing range of other foods and culinary delights, including Kyoto sweets and green teas.

We have various types of superb traditional food and drinks that have been beloved by many gourmets, from celebrities to trend leaders.

Sake in Kyoto is highly evaluated and the required beverage accompaniment to enjoy Kyo Kaiseki. High quality Sake has been produced in Kyoto for centuries.

The brand of sake we recommend is from the Yamamoto Family of Fushimi, Kyoto, who have been creating Sake since 1677. Sake made in Fushimi is called the Lady of Sake because of its mild and elegant flavor. We believe enjoying the best in Kyoto sake with our Japanese cuisine will be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your travels to Japan.


Off site activities


Night bus ski tour,HAKUBA and SHIGA KOGEN,NOZAWA travel guide,japan snow resorts,ski & snowbroad


As far as you know, Japan is known for its cherry blossoms in spring season and its colored leaves in autumn season. I don`t know how many people know this, but Japan is one of very famous winter resorts in the world.  
Usually, we take night bus around midnight from city to go to Hakuba and Nozawa where you can enjoy ski, and start skiing from early in the morning to night. Whatever you take bus or train, it takes less than 8 hours from Kyoto to get Hakuba and Nozawa. However, you can start skiing from the morning if you choose to take night bus, and you won`t waste your time with transfer.
It would be wonderful if we can help your winter travel makes memorable one.


Night Bus Ski tour,Hakuba and Shiga Kogen,Nozawa Travel Guide,Japan Snow Resorts,Ski & Snowbroad>>


Walk in kyoto talk in English Reservaton necessary

7days prior



Walk in kyoto talk in EnglishJohnny Hillwalker, or Hajime Hirooka, leads an acclaimed five-hour walking tour in English from JR Kyoto station from March through November.

The tour has been featured on the BBC, NHK, and in a number of other media outlets. Sites the tour visits include Shinto shrines, traditional workshops, a former geisha area, a cemetery, and a Buddhist temple. Participating costs JPY 2,000 per adult, and is payable in cash only.

Dates: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday , from 10:15 am to 3:00 pm , March through to November (*Booking Necessary)
Meeting place: Kyoto Sta.
Price: JPY 2,000
Inquiries: 075-622-6803
Booking: Johnnie's Kyoto Walking>>



Private taxi Tours

Reservaton necessary

1days prior


Private taxi Tour with English-speaking Chauffeur
He will drive and show you around the ancient capital Kyoto.
You will be able to charter any type of our Taxi for sightseeing as private tour.
Be enjoyed beautiful and traditional Kyoto!


3hour 13440JPN
5hour 22400JPN
7hour 31360JPN



KCT`s cycling tour

Reservaton necessary

1days prio



KCTP`s cycling tour is a private tour which is organized by independent application, so you can enjoy your own private tour with your partner, family members or friends.
Of course  our tour guide will pay attention to your pace and support your safety ride. From children to elderly, everybody can enjoy cycling tour! From 1200JPN YEN.

We only accept your order 3 days before the departure.
Later than that please call(+81-75-354-3636) or come to the shop
to check the availablity.Bokking form>>


Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Kyoto Inn/Hotel RESERVATION ASSISTANCE
34 Nanzenji Fukuji-cho
Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi
Kyoto 606-8435 JAPAN

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