Enjoy a private outdoor painting lesson with a local artist surrounded by the sounds of birdsong and babbling streams. In a peaceful forest glade, learn the ancient art of pattern dyeing, traditionally used for decorating kimonos, and be inspired by nature in the making of postcards for distant loved ones.
Experience Kyoto and its many temples, shrines and gardens from the air with a 15-25 minute personalised helicopter tour. Take off just a few minutes’ drive from the resort, and immediately spot golden Kinkaku-ji glowing below you. As you fly over Kamigamo Shrine, the ancient Shinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River, and continue to Lake Biwa and the impeccably preserved ward of Higashiyama on the lower slopes of Kyoto’s eastern mountains, you‘ll find yourself marveling anew at the beauty of this ancient capital.
Helicopter transfers can also be arranged to Universal Studios Japan (30 minutes one way).