Koto Playing & Pottery Viewing Tour Two Hours from Tokyo

Experience hosted by Renée

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

✽ Experience playing the koto with an accomplished musician. View pottery from all regions of Japan✽
❤︎ Traditional Japanese music strums your heartstrings, and strumming a full-sized koto is certainly a magical experience you will never forget. Kiko-sensei’s teaching style is so gentle that even a beginner can feel they have created beautiful music. Try the beginner’s song, “Sakura” and feel the deep passion Japanese have for their beloved cherry blossoms. Kiko will play some of her favorite pieces for you in your own personal concert.
❤︎ Learn about the history of this treasured instrument over traditional sweets and green tea in Kiko’s home.
❤︎ We will walk a few minute’s to one of Japan’s most amazing comprehensive collection of pottery representative of each region of Japan. There are various art exhibits, washi paper and Japanese cloth collection as well.
❤︎ Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and chocolates on gorgeous pottery.
✦Other things to note✦
✓ Wear comfortable clothing & shoes for walking.
✓ OK rain or shine.
✓ Let me know of any dietary restrictions.
✓ I can offer tips for shopping, sightseeing and traditional Japanese lodging at Mitsuba House or Kiyomizu House (available on Airbnb)
✽ Experience playing the koto with an accomplished musician. View pottery from all regions of Japan✽
❤︎ Traditional Japanese music strums your heartstrings, and strumming a full-sized koto is certainly a magical experience you will never forget. Kiko-sensei’s teaching style is so gentle that even a beginner can feel they have created beautiful music. Try the beginner’s song, “Sakura” and feel the deep passion Japanese have for their beloved…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Renée

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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An expert in wellness and eco tourism, Renée’s guiding style provides just enough information for her guests to feel connected with the people and culture of the region they are visiting, while allowing them the time and space to really seep into their experience and feel the joy of being there.

Her gentle, yet knowledgeable guiding abilities are thanks to her many years of experience in Japan as ….

❑ A wife, mom and friend who values natural living
❑ A scholar and teacher who focuses on intercultural understanding, language learning, and tourism & hospitality
❑ A therapist who cares deeply about the wellbeing of her clients
❑ A volunteer who has disseminated information about and helped preserve the silk history of Gunma

Renee welcomes you warmly to Gunma. ❤︎
An expert in wellness and eco tourism, Renée’s guiding style provides just enough information for her guests to feel connected with the people and culture of the region they are visiting, while allowing them the time and space to really seep into their experience and feel the joy of being there.

Her gentle, yet knowledgeable guiding abilities are thanks to her many years of experience in Japan as ….

❑ A wife, mom and friend who values natural living
❑ A scholar and te…
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From $87/ person

Private groups only
From $114 per group
Private groups only
From $114 per group
Private groups only
From $114 per group

Where you'll be

Rare opportunity to enter a Japanese residence and enjoy a personalized concert. Kiko will welcome you will an open heart to her home. The pottery shop has the architectural design of a classic Japanese building, complete with wooden beams. It it truly majestic.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Wed, Dec 8
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $114 per group
  • Wed, Dec 15
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $114 per group
  • Wed, Dec 22
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $114 per group
  • Wed, Dec 29
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $114 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Water bottle or thermos (refills available).