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A trip to explore the authentic Japanese traditions still alive in the modern city

Yokohama, Kawasaki 3h30m

Nowadays Yokohama is knows as being a large modern city, but you can catch glimpses of traditional Japanese culture throughout the city. Having travelled all the way to Japan, an authentic Japanese cultural experience is a must. Be absorbed watching the subtleties of Noh theatre, experience impeccable tea-ceremony etiquette and unreservedly become a part of Japanese culture.

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Yokohama Noh Theater

A Noh theater located next to Kamonyama Park. The Noh stage which was relocated from the house of the former head of Kaga Domain is the oldest remaining one in the Kanto region. Visitors can tour the display corridors and the main stage (from the second floor) when there are no events held. Check in advance for performance titles and dates, as well as the availability of a visit.

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Kaikoh-an Japanese Tea Ceremony Room

This tearoom, situated on the 65th floor of the Royal Park Hotel, offers a view of Mt. Fuji. The tearoom’s large windows create a sense of airiness, and you can enjoy a seasonal range of lovely tea sweets and tea as you look out over the splendid view of Mt. Fuji and Minato Mirai. You can also experience the authentic method of making tea.

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Kappo・Tanakaya

Reservation Required:The predecessor of the Tanaka family is depicted in Utagawa Hiroshige's ukiyo-e. Tanakaya has been loved by many celebrities including Hirofumi Ito, Soseki Natsume, and statesman of the Meiji period, Soseki Natsume. Being introduced by Katsu Kaishu, Ryoma Sakamoto's wife, Oryo, worked here.

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