Tokyo – Activities

Experience the tea ceremony at The Koomon

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with the quintessential Japanese cultural activity

The Japanese tea ceremony refers to the ritual of the ceremonial preparation and presentation of Japanese green tea. The essence of preparing tea in this ceremony is to concentrate yourselves into the predefined movements. The Koomon is a saloon offering a variety of one-day Japanese cultural experiences courses. Each programme is catered to different levels of learners, from beginners to advanced learners. The highlighted course is the experience of serving a tea ceremony in a kimono. The courses are offered in both Japanese and English.

By reservation
Tel : +81 3 5202 5737
Address : Buyo Bldg. 2F, 3-8-16 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Metro Nihombashi Station B1 exit (2-minute walk) Tokyo Station Yeasu central exit (7-minute walk)
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Kanda Matsuri Festival

One ofthe three largest Shinto festivals in Japan

Held in May every two years, Kanda Matsuri is one of the most important festivals in Tokyo. As a festival of the Kanda Myojin Shrine, Kanda Matsuri is regarded as a celebration for wealth and good fortune. The festival features over 10 hours of parades with over 200 mikoshis, portable shrines, weaving through the areas of Kanda, Nihonbashi, Otemachi and Akihabara. These mikoshis are accompanied by almost a thousand people who are dressed in beautiful traditional costumes. Attend the festival and witness the massive mikoshi parades in Tokyo

The nearest Saturday and Sunday to 15 May on odd numbered years
Tel : +81 3-3254-0753
Address : Kanda Myojin Shrine, 2-16-2, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station
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Kōenji Awa Odori Festival

One of the largest traditional dancing festivals in Tokyo

With more than 10,000 dancers, Kōenji Awa Odori is regarded as one of the major summer festivals in Tokyo. Each year, over one million overseas travellers visit Kōenji to celebrate with the locals. Dance troupes from all over Japan will also join the high-quality competitions during the festival. Dressed in colourful traditional costumes, dancers perform the traditional ‘awa dance’ and brighten up the streets of Kōenji. Arrive early to secure a nice viewing spot and soak up the fun-filled atmosphere.

Tel : +81 3-5400-1154
Address : Koenjiminami 2-, 3-, and 4-chome, and Koenjikita 2- and 3-chome Suginami-ku, along the shopping streets north and south of JR Koenji Station Koenji Station
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