Cultural Experience Package Plan (2 hours 30 minutes)

Capacity
2 to 8 people
Price
Adult 16,500 yen (tax included) / person    Child (6 to 12 years old)8,250 yen (tax included) / person
*22,000 yen (tax included) additional for private use per group
Hours
About 2 hours 30 minutes
Morning / 9: 00 am to 11: 30 am, Afternoon / 2: 00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Providing service is Cultural experience package only.
  • The commentary is English only.
  • Reservation is available from 2 people.
  • Cancellation policy
    7 days advance on the scheduled day, 100% refund
    3 to 6 days advance on the scheduled day, 50% refund
    2 day to the scheduled day, no refund
  • *Please note that the above applies to change schedule as well.
  • *We will only accept changes to the participation time of the same day if there is vacancy for reservation.
Go to Reservation Page »

Cultural Experience Package Plan’sTime Schedule

As Cultural experience package plan, you will experience Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony after listening to the commentary for the history of Nagoya’s Sengoku period in English. As you can understand each connection, so you can get a deeper understanding.
Let’s see the flow of the day as to what kind of experience you can get.

01Access to Chonoya

Chonoya is located in a quiet residential area 10 minutes away from Sakae by car, ahead of Tsuruma Park with famous for its cherry blossoms and Nagoya Institute of Technology boasted worldwide in advanced research fields. The red store curtain at front is the sign.

02History Commentary about the Sengoku Period

If you have a basic knowledge about history, your understanding of Japanese culture will be deeper. You will listen to commentary for about 15 minutes with an easy-to-understand slide show about Nagoya in the Sengoku period.

03Japanese Calligraphy Experience

Wearing an apron and arm cover to avoid mess with ink, the lesson will be held in a space with large tables and chairs on the second floor. Drip some water on the inkstone and rub down an ink-stick slowly. You will concentrate with the unique smell of the ink in the quiet atmosphere. After learning the basics of Japanese calligraphy such as how to hold and move the brush, you will gradually learn how to write sensuously while writing letters on rice papers.

You will select symbols with your favorite meaning and designs among samples. If you get to know the origin of Kanji, you will be more interested about it. Please write freely with your own sensitivity and write lots to practice.

When you have confidence to be able to write your own convincing characters, you will write on the clean copy. the clean copy of your work will be framed as a souvenir for a wonderful experience of Japanese calligraphy.

04Tea Ceremony Experience

Then, move to the tea room on the first floor. Because it is a tatami mat flooring, if you are not good at sitting as “Seiza”, one of the traditional formal ways of sitting in Japan, or those with bad legs, please use a cushion or legless chair. We will explain about the tea room setting and utensils in English.

First, please try the Matcha tea as a guest which is served by the host. As we provide the manual of the tea ceremony manner in English, you can just follow it.

When you get used to the atmosphere, let’s try to serve tea yourself. Calm your mind and feel the nostalgia of 400 years of history and reach the spirit of tea ceremony.

05Souvenirs and Sightseeing Information

We offer Japanese handicraft goods at the shop, including our original items only available here. Cash or credit cards are available for payment. As free Wi-Fi is available at Chonoya, so please feel free to use it for your travel plans.

06Free for Photo Shoot

Photo shooting is OK anywhere in our farmhouse. Feel free to take photos of your favorite scenes as much as you like in both Japanese calligraphy experience and tea ceremony experience. Especially in front of the kimono display on the 2nd floor, would be a great photo booth.

*Please refrain from shooting video while the host serves tea in the tea ceremony.

How did you feel about the tour?
It is a 2 and a half hour package plan to learn about “history”, “Japanese calligraphy” and “tea ceremony” so that you can understand Japanese culture deeply by experiencing it yourself with a knowledge of history like this. Everything you are seeing or listening to will be totally unique for you, and it will be a very exciting experience.

Cultural Experience Package Plan (2 hours 30 minutes)

Capacity
2 to 8 people
Price
Adult 16,500 yen (tax included) / person    Child (6 to 12 years old)8,250 yen (tax included) / person
*22,000 yen (tax included) additional for private use per group
Hours
About 2 hours 30 minutes
Morning / 9: 00 am to 11: 30 am, Afternoon / 2: 00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Providing service is Cultural experience package only.
  • The commentary is English only.
  • Reservation is available from 2 people.
  • Cancellation policy
    7 days advance on the scheduled day, 100% refund
    3 to 6 days advance on the scheduled day, 50% refund
    2 day to the scheduled day, no refund
  • *Please note that the above applies to change schedule as well.
  • *We will only accept changes to the participation time of the same day if there is vacancy for reservation.
Go to Reservation Page »