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Experience Japanese history and culture in Hokkaido

  • Experience Japanese history and culture in Hokkaido

  • Experience Japanese history and culture in Hokkaido

Highlight

Experience a full day of Japanese history and culture in Date in southwestern Hokkaido! The Date History Museum, newly opened in April 2019, offers a glimpse into Japan’s Jomon period history, dating over 15,000 years ago. At the swordsmith workshop, you can see how traditional swords were forged 1,000 years ago. There are also indigo dyeing, traditional tea ceremony, and seated Zazen meditation workshops open for everyone, including beginners.

Course schedule

1Visit Date City Museum of History and Culture (Jomon culture and Date family)
2View swordmaking at a swordsmith's workshop
3Indigo dyeing experience at an indigo dyeing workshop
4View Michi no Eki Date Rekishi no Mori
5Tea ceremony experience at state guest house/Zen seated meditation experience at Daiouji Temple

Basic information

itinerary
All year
Time required
3 Hours 30 Minutes
multilingual
None (Interpreting Required)
Precautions
Museum closed on Mondays

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