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Enter the Art of Japan Through Benibana Flowers in Kyoto



Experience Japanese Art by Getting Hands on with the Benibana Flower, Sushi, Dyeing, Calligraphy and the Taiko Drum

  • Experience an exciting Japanese Taiko Drum performance.
  • Enjoy the Japanese taste of decorated sushi rolls and Miso Hot Pot.
  • Make a traditional handkerchief dyed with beautiful red Safflowers.
  • 2.5 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Age 7+

  • 1 〜 15



Hello, I’m Rui Kouda, a Kyoto native and a“Benibana Kyo Yusen”(Safflower Kimono dyeing) creator. I’ve been in the business of the Japanese craft of dyeing for some 20 odd years. About 10 years ago I was on an Asahi Television program called“Safflower Dream”, in which I joined a few Japanese actresses on a four-month tour across the silk road. From this experience, I learned about Safflower’s deep history and cultural connection to Japan. Now I am a Safflower producer with the aim of promoting, “Safflower’s beauty, deliciousness, and health benefits”. I welcome all visitors to Kyoto to try this authentic Japanese cultural experience not available anywhere else.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of art in Japan. In this exciting cultural experience you will be able to enjoy a variety of Japanese culture with all your senses through food, music, and arts and craft. You will come to understand the importance of the safflower in Japanese art and culture. Learn how to make and decorate a sushi roll with the safflower. After making sushi, enjoy your handmade dish with Japanese Miso Soup and Nabe Hotpot while listening to and watching a powerful live Taiko Drum show. You may also experience playing with Taiko Drums. When you have finished eating, experience the beautiful world of the safflower by making your own safflower dyed handkerchief, you may also learn Shodo, the Japanese art of calligraphy using ink from the safflower. We welcome you to come and enjoy a variety of Japanese culture through this wonderful experience.


  • Duration


    (11:30 〜 14:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Kyoto Shiei bus No.101 to Waratenjin-mae. (approx. 40 minutes from Kyoto Station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 15

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

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • 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

Experience, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself

  • Meeting Point

    In front of Waratenjin mae Mcdonald

  • 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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