School / Classroom Spots in Japan

  • Crane Riding Club Tokyo
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Shinkojimachi 1227
    This riding club boasts good access, being approximately 30 minutes from Shinjuku. It has 122 horses and about 2000 members, and is one of the largest in Tokyo. The variety of courses is particularly attractive and includes courses that support beginning riders, ones where visitors can participate without bringing anything, horse riding for health for those over 50, and children's horse riding for elementary and middle schoolers. Whether for health, stress relief, fitness or simply just a love of horses, people of all ages visit for a variety of reasons.
  • Kimura Botanical Garden Garden Club
    Kanagawa Hiratsuka-shi Tsuchiya 241
  • SRC Sayama Horse Riding Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Sasai 716
    A horseback riding club located in Sasai, Sayama City. The club keeps around 88 horses. The club offers horseback rides for beginners which provides everything participants need to ride, a three-day course through which participants can gain a Class 5 horseback riding license, horseback rides for children, and more.
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 2-17-131F
    This traditional Japanese cuisine classroom and chef's kitchen located in Nishi-Asakusa has the concept of communicating and spreading the wonder of traditional Japanese food and tea culture in Japan and around the world. In the classes to experience traditional Japanese cuisine, you can learn from the basics, such as how to make okonomiyaki pancakes, sukiyaki, sushi, dashi soup stock and batter. There is also a class to learn green tea etiquette, and options to ride on rickshaws and wear kimono. In addition, it may be used as a rental kitchen for reunions and other gatherings.
  • Kita-Kamakura Takara-no-niwa
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1418
    This is a shared atelier house which was created by renovating an old Japanese home located to the rear of the luscious green premises of Jochiji Temple in Kita-Kamakura. In the permanent exhibit is a gallery which displays works by various Takara-no-Niwa artists, and there is also the Takara-no-Kama area where participants can experience the art of making pottery as well as a rental space used to hold various workshops.
  • Kamakura Chokin Kobo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Onarimachi 6-1
    A workshop where visitors can craft wedding and engagement rings as well as other rings and charms using 10-karat gold and silver. Focusing on the concept of simple designs that can be enjoyed forever, the workshop’s expert staff will work with you from start to finish to help you create your very own piece. Jewelry crafting takes approximately three hours and it is possible to bring one’s completed piece home the same day.
  • Yamato Horse Park
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    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Okunitama 4432-6
    A horseback riding club located a five-minute drive from Yamato Station on the JR Mito Line. The club offers an environment in which men and women of all ages can enjoy horseback riding. The club offers horseback riding lessons which include conscientious instruction for those who have never ridden before, horse trekking with trotting sections for those with experience, and more. The club also offers horseback archery using real bows and arrows. The club rents the appropriate archery wear and equipment and instruction is provided personally by the club president. Thanks to exposure via SNS, there are many participants from foreign countries as well.
  • Ichinomiya Horse Riding Center
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    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunichinomiyamachi Ichinomiya 9963
    This horseback riding club is in the Ichinomiya section of Ichinomiya Town, Chosei County. Their popular Kaigan Course gives you the chance to ride a horse along the coast, getting the full-feel for nearby Kujukuri Beach. An instructor leads the horses along, so it's fun for beginners, too.
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    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Sakuda 5610
    This horseback riding club in Kujukuri Town, Sanbu County offers basic lessons on-site, rides on Kujukuri Beach, as well as the chance to put on a costume and get your photo taken in the saddle. They have an American Old West themed restaurant and a barbecue area, too. Their facilities can even be used for shooting films.
  • Nakano Udon School, Takamatsu
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Nariaicho 8
    "This restaurant and souvenir shop offers a workshop that lets you try making Sanuki udon noodles by hand. With good access from Ritsurin Garden which is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, Yashima Island, and the temples of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, you'll definitely want to stop by. Besides Sanuki udon, there are a lot of popular products such as the ""Nakano Udon School Set"" where you make the noodles by hand. They stock a lot of other special products from Shikoku too."

    Our organized tour group enjoyed this activity together. We worked in groups of 2 and 4 to mix the flour and water to make the udon dough. Then, several of us got to knead the dough that was in a...

  • Nomauma Highland
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Noma A8
    At this family park you can ride the Noma pony, Japan's smallest native horse. The Noma ponies, designated cultural properties of Imabari, can be ridden by children under 30 kilogram in weight from 3 years-old to 6th grade elementary students (helmet and padded vest must be worn). You can also pet rabbits and guinea pigs in the small animal petting zoo area. In the Makiba Hall in the center of the park you can use computers in the Noma Pony Knowledge Classroom to learn about Noma ponies making this a common field trip location.
  • Tsushima City Mehoro Dam Baji Koen Park
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Kamiagatamachiseta
    This horse-riding facility is located in Seta, Kamiagata-cho, Tsushima City along Prefectural Route 180. It breeds Taishu horses, a breed native to Tsushima used for transport and agriculture that stands approximately 1.2 meters tall, and you can experience riding and leading horses.
  • Hyuga Hokoshimayaki Isegahama Pottery Studio
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    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hamamachi 2-125-3
    This is a pottery located in Hyuga City, Miyazaki Prefecture. “Hyuga Hokoshima pottery” sundries such as Japanese tea cups and plates are available to purchase. Make your own cup or dish in a pottery class, reservations required. Pottery classes are also held in neighboring areas. The pottery is visited by many locals and tourists alike.
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    Hokkaido Katougunshikaoichou Sasagawa Kita7sen 11-3
    This equestrian facility is located along Nissho Pass (National Route 274) in Sasagawa, Shikaoi Town, Kato County. In addition to horseback riding lessons and introductory trekking experiences, the stable also offers trekking along a range of courses such as a riverside course, a mountain forest course, and a one-day course (reservation required). Several endurance rides, events in which riders on horseback compete to set the best time covering a long distance, are held in Shikaoi Town each year. The stable provides support for participants in these events.
  • Hitoyoshi Craft Park Ishino Park / Roadside Station Hitoyoshi
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Akaikeharamachi 1425-1
    A theme park where you can learn about the traditional crafts of Hitoyoshi and Kuma, an area selected for inclusion in the Japan Heritage list. The park consists of nine facilities, including a ceramics arts hall, smithing hall, glass hall, and teahouse, and visitors can make a variety of crafts by hand under the guidance of skilled artisans. There's also an observatory with a sweeping view of the Kyushu Mountains, a campground, and a park perfect for small children, making this a great destination for the whole family and for a variety of purposes. The local specialty products market sells traditional kijiuma wheeled bird toys, hanatebako boxes painted with camellias, and a wide variety of other gifts and souvenirs from Hitoyoshi and Kuma.

    こちらに来て偶然見た番組で知りました。 三徳包丁作り体験¥5000。 凄く丁寧に教えてくれます。 所要時間は90分くらい。 家にある包丁の中で一番の切れ味。 私は来る度に作って親しい人にプレゼントしています。

  • Horse Riding Club Daisen Riding Center
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Akamatsu 2459-130
    Whether it's your first time on a horse or you're an expert, this riding club is open to riders of all levels. They also have a cafe restaurant and a cottage to help you enjoy your riding experience to the maximum. For beginners they recommend a plan where staff leads the horse by a tether. Children two to five years old can ride with their parents, and they provide help mounting and dismounting. Once you get used to it, you can set out on their trekking course over mountain trails and roads. Practice with the reins inside the riding area, and then a guide will accompany you for worry-free horseback riding while enjoying the view.
  • Tsurui Dosanko Farm
    19 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Kuchoro 71-1
    "This is a farm where you can enjoy horse riding with ""dosanko,"" the common name for the Hokkaido Pony that is one of the eight types of traditional breeds in Japan. For horse trekking around the Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, there are five-hour course and two-hour course, and you can ride surrounded by nature depending on how much time you have. There is also a horse-riding experience on the farm."

    We were hoping for an interesting farmstay experience, but all they give you is a small room and there is nothing to interact with on the ranch except the ponies (which we were told to move away...

  • Nikappu Horoshiri Horse Riding Club
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    Hokkaido Niikappu-gun Niikappucho Seppucho 71-11
    Located in the Hidaka region, this club is where you can enjoy horse riding and trail riding for beginners and experienced riders alike. One of the highlights of the club is that there are many thoroughbreds that were former racehorses. You can also rent horseback riding equipment.
  • Hikari Kyusu
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Aichi Tokoname-shi Kanayama Kami Suhara 103 Tokoname-shi
    A pottery experience class in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, which is famous for Tokoname ware. It's in Ceramall, a ceramics shopping mall near the southern end of Tokoname Park. Even elementary school students can easily enjoy making pottery there with their potter's wheel. Being in a mall, it's nice to stop by after sightseeing or other errands. Evening sessions are available between 18:00 and 20:00 with a reservation, which is helpful if that's the only time you have for sightseeing. There is also a coffee shop on-site. They serve tea, coffee, and sweets like anmitsu (syrup-covered bean jam and fruit) in original ceramic vessels.
  • Hiruga no Kogen Kiso Horse Ranch
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano 4670-3654
    A ranch about a 15-minute drive from the Hirugano Kogen Smart Interchange on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway (only accessible with electronic toll collection (ETC) cards). They care for Kiso-uma, Honshu's only Japanese native horse species, and also run a tourist ranch where you can enjoy horseback riding. Kiso-uma average about 135-centimeter-tall and are stocky with short torsos and a friendly disposition. Since they are gentle, everyone from small children to adults can ride worry-free. Their Hirugano Hoplodge pension on the grounds offers a horseback riding package where visitors can get in a lot of riding on both the day of their stay and the day after.

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