Kimi was a warm and gracious host, and could not have been better in presentation or interaction. So personable and inviting, a real feeling for both the subject of Ikebana through concise history and practice. I also found through her answers to my questions a window into the bedrock of Japanese culture: not only in what zooming said but her gentle manner of replying. The deep respect for nature and connection to the passage of the seasons underscores a philosophy that is similar to, yet differs from our Western “seize the day” and “live in the present”. A very special experience aesthetically, philosophically and culturally. Thank you Kimi 🌱🌸🍂🌊
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Everything was excellent.Beyond expectation!!
At first I didn't have much expectation. But then it turned out to be fun and I learnt a lot from the experience! Our teacher has excellent presentation and storytelling skills, and perfect at interacting with all of the students in class with different cultural backgrounds (myself from HK, one student from Bali and two from France). She taught us from the ikebana history, the philosophy behind, the fundamental rules of ikebana, as well as giving us advice on how we can improve our first piece of work. I would totally recommend it to my friends and others who're interested!
Everything went great! First class service, joyful people and beautiful place. We learned the basics on tea ceremony: how to entry the room, how to prepare tea and drink it. I will not give more details so that you can discover it on you’re own. A must when visiting Kyoto! Thanks again.
Excellent hosts in lovely surroundings, all round a fabulous experience. Loved being able to ask questions and get involved ourselves. Highly recommended.
Very nice & helpful person. Interesting new experiences of Ikebana with original Japanese teacher at traditional house atmosphere in Kyoto. Ami Kyoto is near National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Heian-jingu Shrine, Higashiyama Area. Reached by Tozai-Subway (Higashiyama Station) and also Kyoto Bus 5 (Jingumichi bus stop) from Kyoto Station.
If you ever wanted to learn, experience, or participate in the Japanese tea ceremony, then this is a must do. Our host, Mari-san, was a complete pro. We even learnt how to make our own tea. The best tasting matcha I’ve ever had! Thank you Ami Kyoto!
This was a highlight of my visit to Japan. Kimi-san is a fantastic instructor and gracious host. I learnt a lot about Japanese flower arrangement and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a truly authentic Japanese experience. Ten out of ten!