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Experience hosted by Yuya

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this experience, we will explore the history of Kawara—the traditional roof tiles of Japan. You will also learn about Japanese culture in the area of Kyoto near the Touhukuji Temple complex. I will show you around and we'll discuss the various small ogre tiles, and you'll even get the opportunity to touch some of them. You'll learn about the history of Japan through these tiles—a history and culture passed down through word of mouth—not found in any books.
One person participation okay♪

I am familiar with architecture and history.
Please tell me about your country.
Through experience I am looking forward to being friends with lots of people♪
In this experience, we will explore the history of Kawara—the traditional roof tiles of Japan. You will also learn about Japanese culture in the area of Kyoto near the Touhukuji Temple complex. I will show you around and we'll discuss the various small ogre tiles, and you'll even get the opportunity to touch some of them. You'll learn about the history of Japan through these tiles—a history and culture passed down through word of mouth—not found…

Yuya's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottle of water
From $24
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yuya

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
I was born into and am the third generation of a renowned Japanese tile shop, a long-established store that has been around for nearly 100 years. I'm fifth generation if you include the time before the business became the corporation it is today. I studied tile engineering in construction and performed a historic tile tour experience program . I have been surrounded by the tile culture since I was born. I can only speak a little English but my friend will help as an interpreter.
I will use a translator when I am alone
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Touhukuji Station and we'll explore the Touhukuji Temple. We'll discuss the changing roof of the northern side and I'll explain the history of Japanese tiles while we walk south. We'll make stops at the big temple and
Japanese garden and the main gate for explanations and descriptions of these Japanese tiles before we exit the temple complex.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.