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Design a Miniature Rock Garden in Kyoto

workshop

Design a Miniature Rock Garden in Kyoto

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Design a Miniature Rock Garden in Kyoto

workshop

Design a Miniature Rock Garden in Kyoto

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

【What we’ll do】 Gain theory and hands-on experience of the tangible and non-tangible elements specific to mini Japanese-style gardens by arranging rocks, pebbles, and moss in a wooden box under the guidance of a professional garden designer. You will use typical materials such as Kibune rocks and mountain moss, that are popular in Japanese gardens. Before we begin the workshop, you will experience a tea ceremony with matcha green tea and a traditional Japanese sweet. There will be a short introduction to rock gardens as you view the miniature rock garden in the tearoom. Next, you will see a demonstration by the instructor and learn how to create your own miniature rock garden based on popular Japanese designs or on your own imagination. After your garden is complete, you may take photos to enjoy and share. 【What else you should know】 Please understand that you cannot take the container or any of the garden materials, such as the rocks, pebbles, or moss with you after the workshop. If you cannot find our place or are late, please call 070-5262-3770. 【What I’ll provide】 - Seasonal Japanese sweets - High quality matcha green tea -Gloves, paper, pencil, rocks, pebbles, moss, wooden box, and spray bottle with water

Your host

Learn more about Yumi , Yuki, Koito

Yumi , Yuki, Koito

Hi, I'm Kohei. I'm a Japanese garden designer with a landscaping company in Kyoto called Ko-niwa An. When I design a garden, I want to reproduce the essence of a person’s favorite landscapes and scenery they love. Rocks have multiple surfaces and express something different when held one way or another or positioned in proximity or at a distance from other rocks. Placement creates shadows and relationships. Different types, sizes and combinations play with the imagination of garden viewers differently, as does changing the levels of the land and arranging various species of moss. Join us and enjoy the peace and calm that come with arranging your own unique rock garden. Hello, I'm Yumi Nishio, Koto player and tea ceremony master. I’d like to introduce Japanese traditional garden design with Kohei. I'll have a night tea ceremony with him

What's included

Food
Japanese seasonal sweets
Drinks
high quality matcha green tea
Equipment
Gloves, paper, pencil, rocks, pebbles, moss, wooden box, and spray bottle with water

Where you'll be

This experience is set in a cozy Japanese l house. It is surrounded by the seasonal beauty of Kyoto. Our house is not a place where many tourists visit, but it is a homely and relaxing place, as if invited by a friend's house in Kyoto. Rather than being a luxurious tourist destination, you will be able to get a glimpse of the ordinary Koyoto people's lives.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

【What else you should know】 Please understand that you cannot take any of the garden materials, such as the rocks, pebbles, and moss with you after the workshop.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Design a Miniature Rock Garden in Kyoto
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Previous price:$51 $39/person