THE RITZ-CARLTON, KYOTO

Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0902 Japan
Phone:  +81 75 746 5555   •  Map & Directions
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Calendar of Events




Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Introduction
Kyoto is a city steeped in history and culture, where artisans practice craft skills passed down in an unbroken line for centuries. To help you make the most of your time here, we have created a series of carefully selected activities for our guests. From food classes and cycling tours to craft workshops and events for children, these activities are designed to help you explore our culture, and discover the very best our city and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has to offer. While you are staying with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, we want your time to be unforgettable. Why not book an activity today - and let us open the door to a thousand years of tradition.


How To Apply
Please reserve by 6 p.m. with any of our Ladies and Gentlemen at the front desk one day prior to the day of the activity. You can also call us at Extension 9. Kindly arrive in front of the concierge desk 10 minutes prior to the starting time. If the guest cancels a chargeable activity on the reserved day, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the activity fee. Programs are subject to change without notice.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Cycle Kyoto
Free
With its calm streets, Kyoto is an ideal city to explore by bicycle. We offer sightseeing cycle tours to famous places such as the Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines, led by experts who can providea unique insight into these historic sites. This activity will take place depending on weather conditions. The final decision will be made in the morning of the activity day.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
Free
There’s nothing like a little morning exercise for burning off last night’s extra calories, or setting you up for a day of sightseeing. Let our spa team guide you through a gentle warm-up session guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready for everything your day has to offer.


Every Monday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Art Of Origami
Free
Discover the unique Japanese art of paper folding, or origami. In this creative workshop you can learn how to create traditional designs such as paper cranes, or try fun alternatives like jumping frogs or Ninja throwing stars.


Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kimono Experience
¥7,000/person
Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.


Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Art Tour
Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto contains around 400 works of contemporary art inspired by scenes from the Tale of Genji, the 1,000 year-old masterpiece considered to be the first Japanese novel. In thistour especially designed for art-lovers, our guide will introduce a selection of these artworks and explain their significance.


Every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Samurai Experience
¥8,000/person (Under 5 is free)
In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.


2nd Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sushi Masterclass
¥3,500/person
Don a chef’s apron and learn how to make perfect sushi maki rolls under the expert guidance of Mizuki sushi chef. Your class ends with a tasting session, giving you the chance to sample your creations.


4th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sake Tasting
¥5,000/person
Sample a variety of premium sakes and learn more about the processes and techniques behind Japan’s national drink in this tasting masterclass, led by our experienced in-house sommelier. Drinks are accompanied by light snacks.


Every Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Floral Design Class
¥4,000/person
Create stunning flower arrangements in our floral design class. Specialist Christian Tortu florists will reveal the secrets behind their signature style, and show you how to design truly expressive bouquets that bring the beauty of nature into your home.


Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Handmade Soap Workshop
Free
Try your hand at soap-making at Shabon-ya, Kyoto’s famous purveyors of natural, organic soap. While waiting for your soap to set you can enjoy a relaxing foot-bath in the shop, or sample sweets and green tea in the in-store cafe.


3rd Sunday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Matcha Tea Experience
¥5,000/person
Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Company has been providing the highest quality Japanese matcha green tea for almost three centuries. Take a tour of Ippodo’s famous head shop where you can prepare your own matcha tea and enjoy it with a traditional Japanese sweet.


Every Thursday 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Japanese Wrapping Art
¥3,000/person
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport almost anything, from clothes and gifts to food and drink. This special class gives you the opportunity to learn the wrapping techniques required for this practical, fashionable and uniquely Japanese custom.


1st Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Japanese Sweets
¥3,500/person
Exquisitely crafted wagashi sweets have been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. In this workshop, Japanese sweets artisans will teach you the art of creating your own traditional Japanese confectionery, which you can enjoy with a cup of matcha tea.


5th Sunday of the month 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sticky Fingers
¥3,500/person
Sweet treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! In this class, kids have fun making their own simple sweets and pastries. Classes are taught by our in-house Pierre Hermé Paris patissiers.


Every Wednesday, Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt
Free
Seven Buddha statues are hiding somewhere in the hotel – and it’s up to you to find them, using the secret treasure map. Take part in our treasure hunt challenge and you’ll get a special gift of your own.


Every Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Stamp Quiz Challenge
Free
Test your brainpower in this stamp-collecting quiz. You will discover some amazing facts about our hotel and the city of Kyoto. Get the answers right and you could collect all seven of our colorful hotel stamps, as well as a special prize!


Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Play Time!
Free
Traditional toys and games such as kendama, paper sumo or ohajiki have been an important part of Japanese culture for generations. Come and learn more about these unique games, and have a go at playing them yourself.


Every Tuesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Friendly Balloons
Free
What’s more fun than a balloon? How about a balloon shaped like a rabbit or a lion? Join this special balloon art and learn how to make balloon animals and other great shapes with just a few twists and turns.

Strolling in Kimono
How about going for a walk in the ancient city of Kyoto in a kimono? The scenery takes on a whole different meaning when you wear kimono – you can feel that you are part of the rich history of the ancient city as you stroll in beautiful traditional clothing. Price: ¥7,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Make Karakami Paper at Karacho
Karakami is a kind of processed paper that is used for traditional fusuma doors. Karacho is the only shop in Japan that specializes in karakami. Established in 1623 in Kyoto, this shop is famous not only in Japan but around the world and is renowned for its artistic sensibility and high quality products. Price: ¥6,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Hotel Art Tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto boasts about 400 artworks, including some in the guest rooms. Enjoy a tour through the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto as you explore the hotel’s art collection. Feel time slip away as you step into the historical world of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.” Price: Free

Make Handmade Soap at Shabon-ya
Did you know that first soap in Japan was made at right where the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto now stands? You can try making your own organic natural soap at the famous shop of Kyoto Shabon-ya. This shop is committed to making the finest organic soap, which is very soft and gentle on the skin. And as a special treat, the soap you make will bear the Ritz-Carlton logo. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

Flower Arranging with Christian Tortu
After your introduction to the flower arts at the hotel, you can make your own small flower arrangements with seasonal flowers. A fun aspect of this activity is that even though participants use the same flowers and materials, each arrangement turns out to be a unique and individual work of art. Price: ¥8,000/person

*Price includes tax and service fee

Cycling Tour
We provide two sightseeing cycling tours to Shimogamo and Heian Jingu shrines. The tours are 15-20 minutes each way, and there are many famous sightseeing spots along the way. Enjoy a fun experience and different scenery from traveling by train or bus. Price: Free

*Price includes tax and service fee

 
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