Experience Japanese Culture

◆Experience Japanese Culture in museum workshops

The Museum offers a selection of cultural programs in the Kōrin’s Residence situated in the Tea Garden. This is a house designed by a world-renowned painter and the creator of the Red and White Plum Blossoms, Ogata Kōrin! How would you like to try on a kimono and step out into the garden or browse through the museum galleries? Or you can learn the traditional chanoyu tea-making and ikebana flower arranging in a relaxed setting.

Your kimono moment

In the history-old setting, select your favorite kimono and dress up with the help of our kimono experts. The program offers you to come into the residence of Ogata Kōrin (who was born into a family of kimono textile merchant!) and choose a kimono to wear. You can spend the following hours enjoying the museum in kimono and discover the beauty of Japanese culture in style.


  1. Select a kimono and dress (1 hour)
  2. Enjoy the museum in kimono (lockers provided to deposit your belongings)
  3. Change back to your own clothe (10 to 20 minutes). Please return the kimono by 3:50 p.m.


A: 10:30 a.m.
B: 1:00 p.m.
Please inquire by phone for availability
A session is enjoyed by up to 2 people (please consult if you wish to have more than two people) *Other times may be arranged. Please inquire for details


4,500 yen


Authentic chanoyu experience

Feel the sensitive dynamism in tea ceremony and discover the depth of the tradition. Using the reception room, library and tea room in the Kōrin’s Residence, the program invites you to explore what it is about to host tea ceremony, with an instruction of how to serve matcha tea.


The program starts at 2:30 p.m. (duration approx. 30 minutes)
Please inquire for available dates.

A session may be enjoyed by up to 5 people. (please consult if you wish to have more than five people.)


700 yen per person


Ikebana - Japanese-style flower arrangement

How would you like to take a lesson of flower arrangement and display your work somewhere in the Kōrin’s Residence?


Once a day starting at 11:30 a.m. (duration approx. 30 minutes)


700 per person.

A session may be enjoyed by up to 5 people. For booking or inquiries, please call.

Inquiry and booking:

Tel. 0557 84 2567 (Fax 0557 84 2570)

*Please book at least 3 days in advance of your preferred date.