UNFORGETTABLE experience in Tokyo during cherry blossom season! Let's enjoy "Hanami (cherry viewing)" like Japanese do! This is what you will experience! 1 . Japanese style flower arrangement lesson at my house (old fashion Japanese style) 2. Tea & sweet time after the lesson and house tour 3. Lunch at local restaurant in Asakusa or Ueno area 4. Visit Sensoji (Buddhist temple) in Asakusa 5. Ueno Park for cherry viewing! It's my pleasure if you could enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo and gain little deeper insight of Japanese culture and lifestyle by having flower arrangement lesson and house tour. Especially, walking or lying on tatami (straw mats) , taking your shoes off at the entrance sounds interesting. I will also tell you about history and functions of Japanese house. You may feel sense of Japanese same old nostalgic atmosphere when you walk thought my neighbor. In case of rain or weather condition etc., places we visit will be changed.
I'm National Certified Guide and professional flower designer. After graduating from university in the U.S., I've traveled about 50 countries. Local people were so kind to me. So, I would like to welcome guests from overseas like they did to me. Please enjoy JAPAN! I started flower arrangement when I met my "Master" Ms. Makiko Chiba; my role model as human being. One day, she asked me "Why don't you try flower design?" I said, "Yes!" because I respected her and wanted to try what she'd done for living. I'm working as professional designer for 14 years. It's always challenging!
Lunch. Sweet after the lesson Snack for cherry viewing
Drinks Soft drink or alcohol for cherry viewing
Public transportation fee During this program only
Flowers, scissors, vase Plastic blue sheet for cherry viewing
1. Japanese style flower lesson at my house (old fashion style) 2. Tea & sweet time after the lesson and house tour 3. Lunch at local restaurant in Asakusa or Ueno area --Move to Sensoji by metro -- 4. Visit Sensoji (Buddhist temple) in Asakusa 5. Ueno Park for cherry viewing! (10min. walk from my house) *In case of weather condition, route will be changed based on discussion.
Camera, video camera if you want
Public transportation fee (back to the meeting place and after the tour) Camera or video
Cherry, Flower lesson & House tour !