Kanazawa Culture and Sports Commission

Kanazawa Culture and Sports Commission



BUDO tourism, Kanazawa Style.(finished)

Learn Japan’s “heart” and “ways” in Kanazawa, city of the culture of the samurai

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Tour Highlights
  • Focus on original Japanese Budo Sports
  • Kyudo, Japanese archery combining sports and spirit
  • Tea ceremony with traditional Kanazawa crafts
  • Learn about Zen in a relaxing environment
  • Experience Kyudo, Tea and Zen in one package


  • Time : approx 5hours
  • Meeting point : The D. T. Suzuki museum
  • Tour days : September Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, October Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th
  • Language : English/Japanese
  • Participant:4people/day
  • Price : 57,000JPY
      • Included in the price : Language support and attendance by local university sutudent supporters(in English/Japanese), Admission fee, Archery experience fee, Kyudo clothes(rental), Archery Experience Tabi, Tea ceremony experience fee,  Tea and Japanese sweets, Japan “heart” and “ways” experience guidebook, Archery experience certificate, archery photo, Commemorative  T-shirt, Commemorative Key Holder or a Pin Badge
      • Not included : Hotel pickup and drop-off, Lunch
    • Notes : Walking shoes, Comfortable clothing
    Travel plan

    9:00 Meeting point :The D. T. Suzuki museum

    The D.T. Suzuki museum ~ Learn about Zen in a relaxing environment

    ©The D. T. Suzuki museum

    First, we will head to the D.T. Suzuki museum which introduces “Zen and the Oriental Thought”. There, you will be able to feel the heart of Japan which is Zen. A must-see is the Water Mirror Garden, where you will be able to touch “Daisetz’s heart”, “Japan’s Heart” while looking at the water.

    Kenrokuen Kyudo training hall ~ Archery experience


    Then, we will walk to the historical Kenrokuen Kyudo training hall.
    There, you will experiment the traditional Japanese sport that is Kyudo (Japanese archery).
    For the workshop you will change in specific Kyudo gear, and teachers and instructors from the Ishikawa Kyudo Association will teach you a sequence of actions that is called Shaho Hassetsu and which includes everything from etiquette and posture to actually shooting an arrow.

    The Kenrokuen Garden

    From the Kyudo training Hall we will go through the Kenrokuen Garden (Cultural Property Specification Garden and Special Scenic Spot) and the Kanazawa Castle Park and towards the tea ceremony workshop tea house

    Tea house: Kokoan ~ Tea ceremony experience

    This tea house is linked to the Senso Soshitsu branch of the Urasenke Tea school. Mr Sokyu Nara, Master of tea at the Konnichi-an Urasenke Foundation will be your instructor

    After that, we will walk to the Kazuemachi-Chaya district and Higashi-Chaya district, both of which are designated protected important traditional buildings areas, where the tour will end.
    Feel free to stroll around the geisha districts after the end of the tour.
    (13:45 tour breakup, thank you for joining us !)

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    For print   BUDO Tourism Kanazawa Style (PDF)

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