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Ikebana Therapy in Kyoto



Experience the Art of Flower Arranging in the Heart of Old Japan

  • Take home an Ikebana therapy completion certificate and your own beautiful flower arrangement.
  • Meet Eiko Hamasaki, a certified therapist and master of ikebana who popularized flower arranging as way of improving mental health and wellbeing
  • The experience spot is easy to reach from Kyoto staiton.
  • 2.5 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 10



My name is Eiko Hamazaki and I believe that through the art of Ikebana or “flower arranging” there is a great potential to help society. My specialty is psychology and my passion is ikebana, so I looked for a way to merge these two things and came up with Ikebana therapy! Some people feel excluded from society and withdraw from school or society at large. It is through Ikebana that I would like to try to help reunite these people with others. My dream is that one day society will be united and at peace. I would be so happy if my love of ikebana and uniting people could help to build a better society for tomorrow.

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Get a real taste of Japan through this traditional Japanese art form, made all the more authentic by the location in an old Kyoto town house not far from Nijo Castle right in the center of Kyoto. Ikebana, or living flowers, is the art of flower arrangement. The art form’s history dates back to the 7th century, and over the course of the roughly 1400 years that it has been practiced a wide variety of styles have been embraced, from extreme minimalism to gorgeous complexity. You can indulge your own ideal sense of beauty while getting hands-on with some of nature’s most gorgeous denizens. If you are looking to get away from the stress of the daily grind, this experience is for you. The host is a certified therapist and master of ikebana. Above all, this experience is unique, as the host is the only person to provide this type of therapy. The memories and benefits of this unique experience of ikebana therapy will surely last you a lifetime.

  • Gather at your host's home in Kyoto.

  • Choose from a variety of beautiful fresh flowers.

  • Learn about ikebana and how to create a beautiful arrangement.

  • Create your own masterpiece!


  • Duration


    (10:00 〜 12:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take Subway Karasuma Line to Karasuma Station, and transfer to Tozai Line to Nishioji Oike station. (approx. 30 minutes from Kyoto Station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Interpreter, Insurance, Materials


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    The exit4 of Subway Nishiojioike station

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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