Today I had my first experience with ikebana. A must do for flower lovers. I highly recommend the course at Ami Kyōto. We had a passionate instructor. We had a relaxed, calm and familiar ambience. Got to know about the concept of ikebana, did our own experience with arranging the flowers and I got enough support for my first masterpiece. Thanks a lot.
Perfect way to spend a morning in Kyoto! Even if you aren't interested in Ikebana per say, the class will give you an appreciation for Japanese design that will enrich your visit, particularly to the many temples and gardens that are on most must see lists. Ami is a passionate and engaging instructor; the class is informative but fun, composed of a lecture and a hands-on exercise where you get to practice the lessons learned. Ami provides feedback to each student's design and you learn most by listening to her insights on each design. There's a lovely walk along the creek near where the class is housed and it's close location to the national museums makes it an easy jump off point for the rest of your day! Highly recommended.
Wonderful setting with approachable expert who went the extra distance to offer wider tips on Kyoto culture to round the experience.
This was a wonderful experience! The women who taught us about the tea ceremony were skillful, gracious and informative. Their English was excellent which was helpful in explaining nuances. I would highly suggest Ami Kyoto.
Taking an Ikebana class gives you a insight into japanese traditional culture, in particular its relationship towards nature and how to apprehend its beauty.
After a very comprehensive explanatory part, you get to create your own Ikebana and express your own creativity. Kimi’s heartful explanations and suggestions will make this Ikebana class surely a highlight of any stay in Kyoto and an absolutely joyful experience. Highly recommend activity while in Kyoto.
Excellent experience.We spent a nice time, mixing culture and fun. Our teacher was very kind, friendly as well as competent. Recommended!!!
Amazing class! We learnt so much and had lots of fun. I am a florist and found it so interesting to learn about Japanese Ikebana and now feel inspired to practise it more. A nice encouraging environment & wonderful knowledgeable teacher. Thanks a lot
What a wonderful class! I'm so glad I took it; it was well worth the time. Ami gave a very interesting lecture and allowed plenty of time for us to do our arrangements. She is very patient, has expert knowledge and skills plus a great sense of humor. I highly recommend her Ikebana class.
We really enjoyed ourselves! We learnt a lot from very friendly people. We felt totally relaxed by the time we left. Definitely a must have experience when visiting Kyoto!