IKEBANA Experience for Tourists

Most people think of Ikebana as simply a Japanese style of arranging flowers.
Ikebana is much more than that. Ikebana is a powerful means of self-expression and it develops our ability to see in new ways.
Why not give this fantastic experience a try if you are in Japan?
***As for potential students who live in TOKYO, there are regular lessons. Please check the top page of ATELIER SOKA.

Experience Fee

・1.5 hours short experience 7500 JPY
・2.5 hours short experience (by Airbnb)10000 JPY
・2 days experience (by Airbnb) 24000 JPY

Day & Time Information

Basically short experiences will be held every Monday. As for 2days experience, please check the calendar.

How to book

All experiences are booked through travel agencies easily. Please look at each website.
1.5 hours short experience
Book through hisgo Japan
2.5 hours short experience
Book through Airbnb
2 days experience
Book through Airbnb

Lesson Details

All tools including Ikebana scissors, Kenzan (a needle-pin holder), container, and flower materials are provided in the classroom. Flowers are purchased in advance directly from a wholesale flower market to ensure they are fresh and gorgeous. Please just bring yourself.

The teacher will demonstrate 2 traditional style arrangements with an explanation of how to use the Ikebana scissors and Kenzan. You will then create an Ikebana arrangement by yourself.

Upon completion of your arrangement, the teacher will share her input with you. All flower materials are yours to take with you.

Relax after your lesson with  Green tea (Macha), Japanese sweets, and friendly conversation!


This lesson is held in the warm atmosphere of the teacher’s Japanese style home.
A 5-minute walk from Soshigaya-okura station (Odakyu line)
5-17-16-105, Kinuta, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo

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Teacher's Profile

Mika Otani - Ikebana artist

A certified Ikebana instructor, 1st grade professor (RIJI in Japanese), authorized by Sogetsu School of Ikebana, one of the top Ikebana schools in Japan.
A member of the Ikebana International (I.I.)
Born in 1968 and graduated from the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo in 1990.
Mika began studying Ikebana when she was 20 years old and apprenticed under the great Ikebana artist, Soukou Tomita who is one of the best pupils of Sofu Teshigawara, the first President of Sogetsu Ikebana School.
She has been studying Ikebana for over 28 years with her Master and will continue to learn as Ikebana is a lifelong study.
Mika’s interview with“Metropolis”magazine - the No.1 English magazine for foreigners in Japan


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