Bonsai & Sencha Tea Experience: Pastime of the Literati

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2 ~ 3 days
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 2
Your Experience at a Glance

Experience the elegant world of ‘Sencha and Bonsai,’ a stylish pastime from the Edo period, now revived for modern enjoyment. Immerse yourself in this refined tour.

Experience Price

2 days: 256,000 yen/person

3 days: 406,000 yen /person

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Your Accommodation in Nagoya

End Location

Your Accommodation in Nagoya

Start Time and Duration

9:30 – 16:30 (2 days)

Languages Offered

English, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Business Level ★★★☆☆
Japanese: Native ★★★★★

Price Includes

  • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
  • Private transportation
  • Accomodation
  • Meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches)
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing spots you will visit
  • Applicable taxes, including consumption taxes**Please note that the above expenses are non-refundable in the event of partial non-usage at the customer's discretion.

Price Excludes

  • Dinner

Additional Information

  • This tour is not accessible for strollers and wheelchairs
  • Dress code: Smart casual **Kindly refrain from being barefoot or wearing shorts and miniskirts.
  • We will arrange boxed lunches for lunch. In case of dietary restrictions and food allergies , please notify in advance.
  • During the experience, we will be using valuable items, so please handle them with care.
What You'll Do

The term ‘Bunjin’ refers to cultured individuals of the late Edo period who indulged in poetry, literature, calligraphy, painting, and other arts in an elegant and refined manner.

On the first day of this tour, you will immerse yourself in the sophisticated and elegant world that the Bunjin experienced by visiting Jogenji, a Soto Zen temple established in the 4th year of Enkyo (1748). Here, you will witness the art of tea ceremony performed by the successor of the renowned Sencha school called “Baisaryu”, as well as experience the care of bonsai by a local bonsai artist. This will deepen your understanding of the refined and graceful world in which the Bunjin lived and enhance your appreciation of enduring Japanese culture.

On the second day, you will visit a bonsai garden called Aichien owned by a bonsai artist near Nagoya. This visit will provide you with a deeper insight into the world of bonsai, where you will learn about the charm and enjoyment of bonsai, techniques for evaluating them, and how to care for these intricate plants.

On the third day, you will explore Tokoname, the largest pottery production area in Japan. Optionally, you will have the chance to visit a workshop specializing in Tokoname-yaki, one of the six oldest kilns in Japan known for producing bonsai pots. This visit will enable you to engage with ceramic artists, and if desired, purchase high-quality pots for your use.

  • Immerse in the Edo Period’s 'Bunjin' world through the elegance of Sencha and Bonsai
  • Gain a deeper insight into the art of Bonsai
  • Enjoy the comfort of seamless luxury: from private transfers to premium hotel accommodation.
  • Embark on a journey to Tokoname and explore the rich pottery legacy**optional
Your Experience Step by Step

Day 1:Bonsai & Sencha Experience (Nagoya)

9:30 – Pick up from your hotel in Nagoya city

10:00 to 12:00 – Experience Sencha (Japanese green tea) at Jogenji Temple 

12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch 

13:00 to 16:00 – Bonsai Workshop 

16:00 – Return to your hotel

Day 2: Deep Insight Into Bonsai (Nagoya)

9:30 – Pick up from your hotel in Nagoya city

10:00 to 11:30 – Visit Aichien Bonsai Garden 

12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch 

13:30 to 14:30 – Visit Bonsai Enthusiast Mr. Miwa’s Residence 

15:00 to 16:30 – Visit Bonsai Artist Mr. Fujiwara’s Residence 

16:30 – Return to your hotel

[*Optional] Day 3:The Artistry of Bonsai Pots (Tokoname)

9:30 –  Pick up from your hotel in Nagoya city

10:30 to 12:30 – Visit Kakuu Pottery Village

12:30 to 13:30 – Lunch 

13:30 to 15:00 – Free time for strolling around Tokoname

15:00 to 16:00 – Transfer back to your hotel in Nagoya City

Where You'll Be
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