Ikebana with Kimiko
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • 9 hours over 3 days

Ikebana with Kimiko

Find serenity in the delicate art of traditional Ikebana amid the ancient culture of Kyoto. Kimiko will share her passion for Ikebana with you as she teaches various techniques and styles. Visit fresh flower markets to buy your plants, then retreat to her studio to make your own Ikebana creations.


One Guest
USD $475
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $310
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Meet the Artist

Kimiko is an Ikebana artist, instructor and Japanese tea ceremony host. She has been practicing the Japanese art of arranging cut flowers and plants for 13 years and continues to learn from her grand master in Kyoto. She emphasizes that Ikebana is way to look deeper within us and come closer to nature. Each arrangement represents individual stories of the creator and their relationship to nature through different materials, techniques and compositions.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Understanding the history and philosophy of Ikebana.
  • Visiting fresh flower markets to buy and learn about plants in season.
  • Designing Ikebana concepts.
  • Learning different techniques and styles like Moribana, Nageire, and Freestyle.
  • Accompanying Kimiko to prepare Ikebana arrangements for her clients.

Explore Kyoto

From Kinkaku-ji, the golden temple, to the secret moss garden of Saiho-Ji, history and tradition lie in wait around every corner of Kyoto. Experience bustling food markets and hole-in-the-wall ramen joints, meditate in serene bamboo forests, and wander through traditional buildings and teahouses in the historic Higashiyama district. At once serene and vibrant, there are canals with weeping willows and shops brimming with Japanese teas, spices, and crafts.

Guest Reviews

  • M., France

    Kimiko is a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person! Those few days were truly magical, with a perfect balance of practice and field trips (to the flower market/ the ikebana museum, her grandmaster's studio, etc.) I would really recommend it to anyone with an interest in ikebana or more generally Japanese culture and philosophy :)

  • Richard, United States

    The tone of the day was set from the start. Kimiko met us with outstretched arms and a smile unbound by the confines of her cheeks. She radiated a warmth I hadn’t previously been afforded by a Japanese I had just met. She brought us first to what I have to imagine is the preeminent ikebana shop in the world (I have zero facts to back that up). After we were sufficiently awed she walked us through Read more