Enrichment Programs

Whether you want to study a martial art, burn some calories in a dance class, start a new creative hobby or just meet like-minded people, the Club has dozens of classes to meet every interest, fitness level and personal goal.

 

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July 1–7
Jul 8–14
Jul 15–21
Jul 22–28
Jul 29–Aug 4

Art and Antiquing in Tokyo

Dive into the world of Japanese art with an introduction to its history and aesthetics as well guided tours of galleries and antiques markets.

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Exploring Japanese Tea Ceremony Traditions

Visit a private teahouse in Bunkyo Ward for an exclusive insight into Japanese chanoyu tea ceremony traditions with a master of the art.

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Exploring Tokyo’s Architecture

This series of three tours and capstone lecture traces the main events that have formed Tokyo’s architectural movements and links cultural phenomena and historical affairs to physical spaces.

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Gems and Jewelry: An Insider’s View

Tour the wholesale jewelry area of Tokyo, where you can find everything from South Pacific pearls to precious and semiprecious stones, beads, gold coins and more.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Lunch on the Pond

Learn about traditional Japanese gardens in Kiyosumi Teien, one of the most beautiful strolling and pond gardens in the country, and enjoy a Japanese lunch at its stunning teahouse that appears to float on the water.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Daimyo Garden and Kagurazaka

Next to the Tokyo Dome sits Koishikawa-Korakuen, one of Tokyo’s oldest surviving landscape gardens created by feudal era daimyo lords.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kita Kamakura Zen Gardens

Marvelat the fall color in the grounds of three stunning Zen temples in Kita Kamakura.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Mitake Valley Stone Garden

Explore the paintings of Kawai Gyokudo and stone garden designed by landscape architect Ken Nakajima at the Gyokudo Museum in the beautiful Mitake Valley.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Oiso Seaside Gardens

Two hours south of Tokyo, the coastal town of Oiso holds several seaside gardens perfect for an escape from the city.

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Kimono 101

Learn the differences in function and form between kimono styles such as the light-weight yukata and the casual komon.

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Kimono 101

Learn the differences in function and form between kimono styles such as the light-weight yukata and the casual komon.

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Kimono 101

Learn the differences in function and form between kimono styles such as the light-weight yukata and the casual komon.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Kuhonbutsu

A historically significant temple located in western Tokyo, Kuhonbutsu was first established in 1678.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: The Afterlife

When art conservationists restore Buddhist artifacts, it’s not uncommon to discover messages left behind by their former owners.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Zojoji Temple

Ieyasu Tokugawa, the 16th-century feudal lord and unifier of Japan, lies enshrined at Minato Ward’s Zojoji Temple.

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