*The fee will be charged to your hotel bill.
*Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are therefore subject to availability.



Sake experience

Now gaining worldwide attention, sake is made in a very delicate, complex way compared to other brewed beverages. This program gives you the chance to learn about the history of sake and how it is made as well as take a taste test.

No. of participants3 - 10
*Limited to over 20 years old
PlaceSapporo Grand Hotel conference room
Times and daysHeld every day 1) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2) 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Not held December 16, 2017 - January 6th, 2018
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Fees¥5,000 per person
Lesson summary Learn about sake history and brewing process, taste and compare sakes
Reservation deadline2 days in advance of the experience
Cancellation Policyone day before 50%, same day 100%



Kimono Experience

Kimono are an emblematic part of Japanese culture born out of a long history and tradition. You can be fitted for a kimono in the hotel's clothing shop, and then wear it while sightseeing in Sapporo.

No. of participants1 - 5
Ladies only
PlaceSapporo Grand Hotel Main Building 3rd Floor BIBI
Times and daysWeekdays 10:00-17:00
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday New Year period Closed
DurationKimono Fitting 30 minutes
*Extra experience Make-up, Hair setting 30 minutes
FeesKimono Fitting 8,640 JPY per person (includes tax)
*Extra experience Make-up, Hair setting 4,320 JPY per person (includes tax)
Lesson summary Rental Kimono Fitting
After fitting, you can stay out until 18:30 that day
*If it is soiled or damaged, any costs will be billed.
No preparations are necessary for a fitting.
Footwear and tabi socks are loaned at no charge.
Reservation deadline3 days in advance of the experience
Cancellation Policy100% of the cost if within 3 days of the experience



Yukata Experience

Yukata are a type of kimono that developed as an alternative to a bathrobe worn after bathing, and became standard summer wear to cope with the heat.

No. of participants1 - 5
*Yukata are also rented for men.
PlaceNanairo Building 4th Floor, 4-chome Minami Nijonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Times and daysWeekdays 10:00-17:00
Saturday, Sunday New Year period Closed
DurationYukata Fitting (includes hair setting) 45 minutes
FeesYukata Fitting 5,184 JPY per person (includes tax)
Lesson summary Yukata Fitting (includes hair setting)
After fitting, you can stay out until 18:30 that day
*If it is soiled or damaged, any costs will be billed.
No preparations are necessary for a fitting.
Reservation deadline3 days in advance of the experience
Cancellation Policy100% of the cost if within 3 days of the experience



Tea Ceremony (Urasenke) Experience

The art of the tea ceremony, known as "sado" or "cha-no-yu," in Japanese, is the art of serving powdered matcha green tea to guests in the traditional Japanese style.
This time we are offering a tea ceremony experience in the Urasenke-style, the most prevalent in Japan.
Please enjoy Tea ceremony which is the traditional Japanese culture, hospitality heart through the Urasenke.

No. of participants2 - 6
PlaceSeishodo Yamashita Kita 2-jo Nishi 14-chome 3-11, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Times and daysEvery day 9:00 - 20:00 (final of 19:00)
Duration1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
Fees¥3,564 per person (incl. tax and materials)
Lesson summary Tea Ceremony Experience
Request reservationOne week before the day of the lesson
Cancellation Policy 100% charge only on cancellation on the day
Dress codeSocks required (mandatory).



Japanese origami Lesson

With one piece of square paper, an infinite number of possible forms can be brought forth this is the appeal of Origami. Experience the unique creativity of Japan.

No. of participants2 - 4
PlaceSapporo Grand Hotel conference room
Times and daysEvery day 11:00 - 17:00
Fees¥800 per person (incl. tax and materials)
Lesson summary Make two origami forms. Includes a drink.
Request reservationSame-day reservations possible



Japanese Flower Arrangement Lesson (Ikebana)

Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.
The lesson introduces tips for selecting seasonal flowers and foliage, as well as the basics of ikebana.

No. of participants2 – 5
PlaceSapporo Grand Hotel conference room
Times and days11:00 - 12:00, on the first and third Tuesdays and Fridays of the month

Fees¥3,564 per person (incl. tax and materials)
Lesson summary Tips for selecting flowers and the basics of ikebana
Reservation deadlineOne week before the day of the lesson
Cancellation Policy Cancellations made three (3) days prior to the date of the experience will incur a 100% charge.



Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

The traditional Japanese art of calligraphy, or shodo in Japanese, expresses the beauty of kanji and kana characters using a brush and sumi ink - ancient writing tools.

No. of participants1 – 15
PlaceShodo Studio Hana, Hosokawa Bldg. 3F, Kita 23-jo Nishi 5-chome 2-41, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Times and days Mon. 14:00 -
Tue. 14:00 -
Wed. 10:00 -, 14:00 -
Thu. 10:00 -
Fri. 14:00 -
Sat. 14:00 -
Sun. 10:00 -, 14:00 -
Duration1 hour
Fees1 – 5 people: ¥3,000 per person (incl. tax and materials)
6 – 10 people: ¥2,500 per person (incl. tax and materials)
11 – 15 people: ¥2,000 per person (incl. tax and materials)
Lesson summary- Hands-on experience in calligraphy writing
- Free gift (mini folding screen or paper fan)
- Commemorative photo taking
Request reservationSame-day reservations possible
Cancellation Policy Cancellations made three (3) days prior to the date of the experience will incur a 50% charge.
Cancellations made two (2) days prior to the date of the experience will incur an 80% charge.
Cancellations made one (1) day prior to or on the date of the experience will incur a 100% charge.



Japanese Culture Experience at a Temple

This program introduces participants to aspects of traditional Japanese culture, including a tea ceremony and seated Zen meditation, known as zazen, which emphasizes harmonization of the body, mind and breathing.

No. of participants3 – 15
PlaceTendoji Temple, Kita 23-jo Nishi 9-chome 2-13, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Times and daysThursday: 1st: 13:00 – 15:30, 2nd: 15:00 – 17:30
Duration2.5 hours
Fees3 – 5 people: \10,000 (incl. tax and materials)
6 – 9 people: \8,000 (incl. tax and materials)
10 – 15 people: \6,000 (incl. tax and materials)
Lesson summary - Hands-on experience in Zen meditation
- Hands-on experience in tea ceremony
- Guided temple tour
- Hands-on experience in calligraphy writing
- Free gift (mini folding screen or paper fan)
Reservation deadlineFive days before the day of the lesson
Cancellation Policy Cancellations made three (3) days prior to the date of the experience will incur a 50% charge.
Cancellations made two (2) days prior to the date of the experience will incur an 80% charge.
Cancellations made one (1) day prior to or on the date of the experience will incur a 100% charge.

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