Meet at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum (5 min)
Please present your reservation confirmation sheet upon arrival at the location.
[Access to the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum] 1-29-16 Nihori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 5 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on foot from Mizue Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line. 13 minutes by taxi from Koiwa Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line.
Those who arrive late for 10 minutes or more will have their reservations cancelled. Please leave plenty of time to reach the meeting location. The staff will be waiting for participants.
The staff can assist participants in Japanese or English. The English level of the staff is between beginner and intermediate.
Tea Ceremony Experience (30 min)
Observe a master conducting the preparations for an authentic tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese house within the museum. Participants who are interested may try their hand at preparing the tea themselves. Pictures may be taken as well.
Kimono Try-on Experience (40 min)
Staff will assist participants one at a time in putting on the kimono. Pictures with the kimono may be taken in front of the bonsai in the tokonoma alcove and outside in the garden, weather permitting. Pictures showing you in a kimono will make for great memories.
*A kimono with the correct height and waist size provided beforehand will be prepared. The kimono will be worn on top of participants’ normal clothing, so turtlenecks should be avoided to ensure that the kimono are shown off to their best advantage.
Garden Stroll (10 min)
Enjoy a stroll through a garden lined with first-rate bonsai. Many visitors come from all over the world to see the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum, run by the world-famous bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi. Visitors may also take pictures.
Tour ends at Shunkaen Bonsai Museum (5 min)
Participants may leave at any time after they have changed back into their original clothes. Please head to your next destination on your own.