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Peninsula Tokyo Peninsula Academy

The Peninsula Tokyo Peninsula Academy

The Peninsula Academy is a learning and activity program created to provide a personalized introduction to key aspects of cultural, lifestyle and culinary experiences during guests' stay. Exclusively designed to give the guests unique and unprecedented access to historical, cultural and local lifestyle experiences in each of our destinations, The Peninsula Academy offers a collection of bespoke programs for both adults and children. Explore Tokyo as never before with the style, elegance and sophistication that only The Peninsula can provide.

Academy PROGRAMME

  • Eat like a local, Yurakucho, gourmet
    Eat like a local, Yurakucho, gourmet
    Step into the narrow streets of Tokyo lined with red lanterns and neon signs, so called yokocho alleys, where you will feel as if you have travelled back in time to the '70s of Japan. Within the exotic and retro ambiance of these traditional alleyways, izakaya bars frequented by locals dominate the food scene. In this Peninsula Academy programme, guests will experience Tokyo’s bustling culinary underbelly on a 3-hour Tokyo food tour around Yurakucho. 

    Starting off at The Peninsula, guests will receive a private 20-minute introduction to Japanese table manners. Your guide will then show you the sights, sounds, and most importantly, tastes of Tokyo most tourists do not get to experience. Walking you through the Yurakucho area, your guide will take you to five food stops, each showcasing a unique aspect of Japanese cuisine and local dining culture. This includes Gado Shita, a lively restaurant district built up under the brick arches beneath the elevated train tracks. 


    During the food tour, enjoy classic Japanese favorites and seasonal specialties including: yakitori (grilled skewers), fresh sashimi, grilled beef, tamagoyaki (Japanese egg rolls), Taiyaki (Japanese dessert), and a range of Japanese beverages such as highballs (carbonated drink made of whiskey and soda water), Umeshu (Japanese Plum Wine), and refreshing Japanese Beers. The experience includes a visit to a special restaurant where you will sample regional foods as well as distinct seasonal dishes from Miyazaki Prefecture in the south of Japan. 

     


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    • Peninsula Tokyo Flight Simulator
      Tokyo Food Tour

      Programme Summary:

      20 min.                Japanese manner class and introduction to local dining culture

      5 min.                  From Peninsula to Yurakucho area

      2 hours 30 min.    Food Tour

       

      ●Length of Programme: Three hours between 5:00pm – 8:00 pm

      ●Dates Offered: 6 days a week (excluding Sunday) and subject to availability

      ●Blackout Dates: 25 December, 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018

       

        Programme Run-Down (for 1 person):

        20 min.  Transfer from The Peninsula Tokyo to Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd via Mini Cooper

        ◆15 min.  Briefing by a qualified pilot

        ◆60 min.  Flight simulation session

        ◆60 min.  Lunch at the First-class seats and picture taking

        ◆20 min.  Transfer from Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd to The Peninsula Tokyo

        ◆15 min.  Optional tour through The Peninsula Tokyo Aviation Lounge and photo opportunity

        *Guest will receive a personalized certificate to prove that the guest has successfully completed the flight over Tokyo as well as an embossed luggage tag and a customized USB with their flight record together with framed photo of the experience

    Prices
    Price:

    JPY 31,000 for one person
    JPY 13,000 for additional person

    JPY 11,500 for children aged 12 years or under.

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are not subject to service charge

    Additional Detail

    ●Max Persons: Maximum of ten (per tour)

    Cancellation: 48 hours in advance or a full penalty charge will apply

    Age Requirement: No age limit. All guest of 12 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Reservations must be made three days in advance by contacting the Concierge, daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm at (81-3) 6270 2888 or email: conciergeptk@peninsula.com

    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo
      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.
    • 2Yurakucho Gado-shita

      One of Yurakucho's most interesting draws is the lively restaurant district built up under the brick arches beneath the elevated train tracks of the JR Yamanote Line. Known in Japanese as Gado-shita, from "below the girder", these favored watering holes of Tokyo businessmen occupy virtually all of the free space under nearly 700 meters of track on both sides of Yurakucho Station.

  • Sit in a real cockpit and fly over Tokyo in a Boeing 777-300ER Flight Simulator side by side a professional pilot. Wear a pilot uniform, and enjoy an exclusive VIP flight tour, where you will fly over iconic landmarks including Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Imperial Palace and The Peninsula Tokyo, landing back at Haneda Airport with a plane full of passengers.

    This tour is especially created for The Peninsula Tokyo as a unique and exclusive flight simulation experience for guests at The Peninsula Tokyo.

    From the moment guests arrive at Sky Art Japan Co.,Ltd, they will be instantly transported into a fully operational professional level 5, Boeing 777-300ER used to train airline pilots. The simulation program is tailored to the guest’s flying skill level, whether a professional, or have only flown as a passenger before. 

    Built on a 1:1 scale, the system is equipped with real aircraft visuals and sounds of air traffic control and passengers chatting in the cabin, creating a feeling as if in a fully loaded aircraft.

    After the successful flight, guests will enjoy a Peninsula lunch box in the First-class cabin. Upon returning to The Peninsula Tokyo, the guests can visit our own Aviation Lounge (based on availability) with a short introduction to the history of Japanese aviation and a spectacular photo opportunity.

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    • Peninsula Tokyo Flight Simulator
      Programme Run-Down


      ●20 min.  Transfer from The Peninsula Tokyo to Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd via Mini Cooper

      ●15 min.  Briefing by a qualified pilot

      ●60 min.  Flight simulation session

      ●60 min.  Lunch at the First-class seats and photo opportunity

      ●20 min.  Transfer from Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd to The Peninsula Tokyo

      ●15 min.  Optional tour through The Peninsula Tokyo's Aviation Lounge and photo opportunity


      *Guest will receive a personalized flight completion certificate, an embossed luggage tag, a customized USB with their flight record and a framed photo of the experience.

        Programme Run-Down (for 1 person):

        20 min.  Transfer from The Peninsula Tokyo to Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd via Mini Cooper

        ◆15 min.  Briefing by a qualified pilot

        ◆60 min.  Flight simulation session

        ◆60 min.  Lunch at the First-class seats and picture taking

        ◆20 min.  Transfer from Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd to The Peninsula Tokyo

        ◆15 min.  Optional tour through The Peninsula Tokyo Aviation Lounge and photo opportunity

        *Guest will receive a personalized certificate to prove that the guest has successfully completed the flight over Tokyo as well as an embossed luggage tag and a customized USB with their flight record together with framed photo of the experience.

    Prices
    VIP Flight over Tokyo:

    JPY 63,000 for one person
    JPY 77,000 for two persons
    JPY 92,000 for three persons

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are subject to a service charge

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 3 hours available between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • 7 days a week and subject to availability
    • Advance reservation of 2 business days is required
    • The minimum number of persons is one and maximum number of persons is three (available for adults and children)
    • Minimum 12 years of age
    • Mini Cooper transfer is provided from The Peninsula Tokyo to Sky Art Japan Co. Ltd.

    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo
      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.
    • 2Sky Art Japan

      Unique on a global scale, Sky Art Japan provides guests a rare opportunity to pilot  a Boeing 777 flight simulator and get up close and personal with the flight deck and first class cabin of an A320. 

  • Peninsula Tokyo Karate
    Peninsula Tokyo Karate

    Participants in this programme will be able to experience a two-hour Karate lesson conducted by professional Shihan Kudaka, at a 62-year-old Kenkokan Dojo with its origins in Okinawa that has shifted from second to third generation. Little is known of karate before it appeared in Okinawa, although its beginnings are said to come from an Indian Buddhist monk who travelled across the Himalayan mountains teaching this form of martial art.   

    Karate in Japanese stands for “empty hands” - it was born as a form of self-defense which was later on renamed to karate-do after an Okinawan master altered the meaning to “the way of the empty hand”.It is considered by many as one of the best martial arts as it is suitable for people of all ages, levels and body types. 

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    • Peninsula Tokyo Karate
      Programme Summary

      As soon as guests arrive at the Dojo, they will change into their personal Karate uniform and will be introduced to the different manners of Karate-do, from how to enter the Dojo as well as the history of Karate-do and Shorinjiryu. The So-Shihan (Karate teacher) will then perform warm up exercises, introducing basic movements and techniques. Participants will learn basic striking moves, followed by a Kata demonstration by Shihan Kudaka. At the end of the program, guests will enjoy a rare photo opportunity at the Dojo with their Shihan (usually students are not allowed to take pictures with the Shihan).       

      A personalized certificate will be given to each participant upon completion of the Karate-Do experience, as well as a personalized uniform which the hotel will provide complimentary laundry for. 

    Prices

    JPY 38,000 (One Person)

    JPY 27,000 (Additional Persons)

    Prices include 8% consumption tax.

    Additional Detail
    • Length of Programme: Three hours
    • Minimum of one; maximum of ten (available for adults and children)
    • 48 hours in advance or a full penalty charge will apply
    • Age Requirement: Minimum five years of age
    • Dates Offered: Seven days a week and subject to availability (Monday 10am-12pm/Tuesday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm/Wednesday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm/Thursday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm/Friday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm/Saturday 10am-12pm and 1pm -3pm/Sunday 10am-12pm)

    Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by contacting the Concierge, daily from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm at (81-3) 6270 2888 or email: conciergeptk@peninsula.com.

    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo
      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.
    • 2Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo Headquarters
      The headquarters Dojo is located in Waseda and it stands as one of the oldest continually operating Dojos in Tokyo with more than 50 years of its history.
  • Peninsula Tokyo Cooking Class
    Peninsula Tokyo Cooking Class
    Head Chef Teruyuki Kojima, the mastermind behind the Japanese banquet and wedding cuisine served at The Peninsula Tokyo since the hotel’s founding in 2007, shares his expertise in an intimate class that teaches participants aged 12 and up how to prepare two of the best-loved types of Japanese food: tempura and sushi. During the hands-on class, Chef Kojima will discuss elements central to Japanese cooking, such as the emphasis on balance and harmony in flavour, colour, and texture. Afterwards, participants will enjoy a four-course lunch featuring these Japanese specialties, served in the privacy of a banquet venue reserved solely for them.
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    • Peninsula Tokyo Tsukiji
      Tsukiji Fish Market Tour
      Leave for Tsukiji fish market tour by a chauffeured customized Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom to select the fish that will be prepared for lunch with the help of the Chef.
    • Peninsula Tokyo Sushi Chef
      Cooking Tempura
      Tempura, made by dipping seafood or vegetables in a light batter of water, flour and eggs and then deep-frying, is an easy enough cooking method, yet there are tricks to yielding it perfectly crisp on the outside and tenderly moist inside.
    • Peninsula Tokyo Sushi Class
      Cooking Sushi
      For the sushi portion of the class, Chef Kojima will teach techniques for making both nigiri, the classic style best known outside Japan, and maki wraps, which are especially popular with children and are a favourite staple of home parties in Japan.
    Prices
    JPY 96,000 for two persons
    JPY 121,000 for three persons

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and is subject to a 15% service charge.
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is six hours between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, including lunch and a banquet kitchen tour
    • Advance reservations of two days is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • At least one person must be an adult; children aged 12 and older
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.

    • 2Tsukiji Fish Market
      Known in English as the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, which sells fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, flowers, and especially fish.
  • Peninsula Tokyo Plastic Modelling
    Peninsula Tokyo Plastic Modelling
    Japan’s plastic and wax food samples have charmed visitors worldwide. To the Japanese these ubiquitous displays are simply a practical way of reviewing a restaurant or café’s offerings before entering; to those new to this shop-front custom, they are amazing works of pop art – colourful, realistic and fun – that everyone longs to bring home as a souvenir. The good news is, now visitors can craft their own food models to keep or give as gifts. Participants in the Peninsula Academy Fun of Faux Food workshop will be driven in a customised MINI Cooper S Clubman to Yamato Sample Factory, a family-run business with a 60-year history making deliciously real-looking wax and plastic samples for the food industry. Each participant aged six and up can make three items: a choice of sushi, ramen, tempura, curry or pizza for a main dish; a dessert sundae; and a miniature sundae or tartlet. In a relaxed neighbourhood setting with the expert Ito family as a guide, this hands-on class promises fun for all ages and an insider’s look at a cottage industry born in Japan some eight decades ago.
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    • Peninsula Tokyo Mini Cooper
      A ride to Yamato Sample Factory
      The fun begins with a chauffeured ride in a customised MINI Cooper S Clubman. The Peninsula’s order is the first time that MINI has custom-made a car.
    • Peninsula Tokyo Yamato Factory
      Yamato Sample Factory
      Now in its third generation of hand-crafting faux food samples for the restaurant industry, Yamato Sample Factory is run by the Ito Family, who trace their business roots to an enterprise begun by Takizo Iwasaki of Gifu Prefecture, one of the early founders of the model food industry.
    • Peninsula Tokyo Plastic Food Modelling
      Guest Experience with Peninsula Touches
      Each participant’s set of three samples will be presented for transport and safekeeping in The Peninsula Boutique & Café signature box and shopping bag.
    Prices
    JPY 40,000 for one person
    JPY 50,000 for two persons
    JPY 60,000 for three persons

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are not subject to a service charge.
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is three hours between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • As the workshop is open to the public, other groups may be present at the same time
    • Advance reservations of seven days is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Minimum six years of age
    • This programme is Friday to Tuesday only and subject to availability
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.

    • 2Yamato Sample Factory
      Now in its third generation of hand-crafting faux food samples for the restaurant industry, Yamato Sample Factory is run by the Ito Family, who trace their business roots to an enterprise begun by Takizo Iwasaki of Gifu Prefecture, one of the early founders of the model food industry.
  • Peninsula Tokyo Art Academy
    Peninsula Tokyo Art Academy
    Tokyo’s contemporary art scene is notoriously difficult to navigate, with much of the best collections tucked away in addresses that are difficult even for locals to find. With Tokyo-born art curator Natane Takeda as their guide, even those on a whirlwind schedule may enjoy a deeply focussed excursion to view works by local artists, following an itinerary expressly tailored to their personal preferences, interests and needs. In addition to galleries, museums, venues such as designer cafés and tea houses that are an integral part of today’s art scene may be included on the tour as well. Ms. Takeda will personally accompany and guide art lovers on this exclusive tour and assist with any purchase inquiries.
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    • Peninsula Tokyo Art Academy
      Natane Takeda

      As the VIP Relations Coordinator in Tokyo for Art Basel, Ms. Takeda engages with private collectors, gallerists, leading art institutes and museums and internationally known artists on a regular basis, assisting in all matters pertaining to the premier international art show’s three annual events in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

      Born and raised in Tokyo, Ms. Takeda has travelled and lived abroad extensively, including several years in New York, where she received a degree in Art History and worked as an independent art coordinator for emerging Japanese artists.

      Now based in her home city of Tokyo since 2009, she founded plug in + to assist art lovers in fully and efficiently experiencing the contemporary art scenes of Tokyo and New York, no matter how tight their schedules.

    Prices
    JPY 100,000* for Rolls-Royce transportation
    JPY 80,000* for BMW transportation

    * Prices include consumption tax and are not subject to service charge.
    * Additional hourly art coordinator rate is JPY 10,000
    * Additional hourly Rolls-Royce rate is JPY 13,000
    * Additional hourly BMW rate is JPY 9,000
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 4 hours between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Advance reservations of seven days is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Minimum 16 years of age; those under 20 must be accompanied by an adult
    • The Rolls-Royce and BMW transfers provided as part of The Peninsula Academy programs are in partnership with Hinomaru Limousine Company
    • This programme is subject to availability
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.

    • 2SCAI The Bathhouse

      Soak up some contemporary art in this light-filled former bathhouse, located in an old-timely neighborhood that's fun to stroll.

    • 3Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

      Housed in an elegant former residence built in 1938, the collection is a rich cross-section of international works from 1950 onward. Enjoy the sculpture garden over lunch in the Arata Isozaki-designed café. 

    • 4Ueno Park Museums

      Art, culture and history buffs should allow ample time for Ueno Park, where the world's largest collection of Japanese art can be seen at the Tokyo National Museum, a complex that includes the Gallery of Honryuji Treasures by MoMA architect Yoshio Taniguch. Also within the park are Le Corbusier's National Museum of Western Art and the National Museum of Nature and Science, with plenty of hands-on exhibits for kids.

  • During this intimate cultural experience, you will meet with Ms Horiki in her Kyoto atelier to learn first-hand about her work and the use of washi-paper in interior decorating. After lunch in a private room with garden views at Manshige, a classic restaurant serving fine Kyoto-kaiseki cuisine and displaying Ms Horiki’s designs, return to her studio to deepen your study and have the opportunity to purchase or commission an original work at additional cost.

    Kyoto native Eriko Horiki uses handmade washi rice paper to create sculptural works and installations that elevate this traditional Japanese craft to new artistic heights. Her commissioned pieces feature in residential, commercial and public spaces around the world, including The Peninsula Tokyo Spa and Imasa restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong. This programme will introduce you to the artist in her atelier and learn more about washi-paper art in its traditional and contemporary forms.

    Distinguished for its strength, texture and beauty, washi-paper is a centuries-old handicraft. A highly versatile material, it permeates Japanese life: it is used in the stencils that create kimono designs; it adorns fusuma sliding doors; and it covers the translucent shoji panels that are a well-known fixture of Japanese interiors – not to mention its appearance in such everyday items as stationery, gift boxes, lanterns and even banknotes. The author of "Washi in Architecture", artist Eriko Horiki has made a name for herself expressing the dynamics of this exquisite paper in innovative ways, from stage design to stunning paper tapestries and light displays, including exciting new applications for OLED lighting.


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    • Leave the Driving to Us

      Your journey begins bright and early with breakfast packed in a Peninsula cooler tote bag and take-away coffees or café lattes waiting in a chauffeured customized Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom for the trip to Tokyo station and Kyoto via the shinkansen bullet train.

    • Eriko Horiki and the Craft of Washi

      Meet Ms Horiki in her atelier to learn first-hand about her work and the use of washi-paper in interior decorating. After learning from the master, try the art first-hand with your own washi-paper art to take home as a souvenir.

    • Kaiseki Lunch at Manshige

      Kaiseki is a Japanese culinary art form that balances taste, texture, appearance, and colours. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used, which are prepared in ways that bring out their natural flavours. Dishes are meticulously presented on fine Japanese lacquer and ceramic ware that are paired to enhance the appearance of the food and reflect the seasons. The final touches are often real leaves, flowers, and edible garnishes.

    • Welcome Home

      A hotel staff awaits your return on the train platform at Tokyo station to escort you to your chauffeured Rolls-Royce that will whisk you back in the hotel in time for an evening out and about in Tokyo.

    Prices

    JPY 280,000 for one person
    JPY 340,000 for two persons
    JPY 400,000 for three persons
    Prices include tax and meals, and exclude bullet train and Kyoto transportation
    Commissioned artwork to be charged separately

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 14 hours from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
    • Advance reservations of three months is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Minimum 12 years of age; those under 20 must be accompanied by an adult
    • The Rolls-Royce and BMW transfers provided as part of The Peninsula Academy programs are in partnership with Hinomaru Limousine Company
    • This programme is subject to availability
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites with commanding views of the Imperial Palace Gardens or Hibiya Park, five extraordinary dining options, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre and the award-winning Peninsula Spa.

    • 2Kyoto Station

      Established as the capital in the 8th century, Kyoto flourished as the centre of Japanese culture for 1,100 years. Just 138 minutes from Tokyo by bullet train, the city is famous for its temples, shrines, gardens and classic Japanese cuisine.

    • 3Tokyo Station

      Tokyo Station is mere minutes from The Peninsula. Its red-brick Marunouchi building, erected in 1914, is a government-designated Important Cultural Property, while the modern Yaesu gate is the departure point for bullet train travel throughout Japan.

  • Visit the Izumibashi Shuzo sake brewery to learn all about this unique beverage directly from those involved in its craft. The focus of the tour will vary according to the seasonal stage of the production process, however all participants will return with expanded knowledge about and appreciation for this multi-faceted drink, from how it is made to how to enjoy it. A bento lunch, round-trip transportation via customised Rolls-Royce or BMW and a gift of sake are included.

    Founded in 1857, the Izumibashi brewery is located in Ebina, a top rice-producing area in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than 60 km (37 m) from The Peninsula Tokyo. Unusual among sake producers, it not only mills but also grows its own estate rice, affording participants the rare opportunity to explore sake production from its earliest stage in the field. Visitors will also learn about Izumibashi’s special flat-milling process, which removes more fat and protein from each rice kernel, resulting in tastier sake, and about the different flavor profiles of the drink served at various temperatures.

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    • Kanpai "Cheers"

      Learn about the special flat-milling process, which removes more fat and protein from each rice kernel, resulting in tastier sake; as well as the different flavour profiles of sake when served chilled, at room temperature or heated.

    • I'm Hungry

      The Peninsula Chefs will prepare a movable feast of savoury seasonal fare made with sake-tasting in mind. Whether the preference is for a Japanese bento or western-style boxed lunch, the take-away picnic will include starters, a main, soup and dessert.

    • One for the Road

      Continue the quest to become a sake sommelier with a 500-ml sake gift set.

    Prices
    For Two Persons: JPY 164,000
    For Three Persons: JPY 204,000
    For Four Persons: JPY 245,000

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are not subject to a service charge
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 6 hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Advance reservation of three business days is required
    • The minimum number of persons is two and maximum number of persons is four
    • Minimum 20 years of age
    • The Rolls-Royce and BMW transfers provided as part of The Peninsula Academy programs are in partnership with Hinomaru Limousine Company
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. 

    • 2Izumibashi Shuzo

      In addition to its pure Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Daiginjo eponymous labels made without the addition of distilled alcohol, Izumibashi Shuzo is also known for its Yamada Jyuro plum wine label and makes an original miso from locally grown soybeans and rice. The brewery’s Tonbo (Dragonfly) label of seasonal sake reflects its commitment to organic cultivation and reduced pesticide use.

  • Participants in this programme will visit Shinohara Furin Honpo, a family-owned glass studio established in Tokyo in 1915, where they will make their very own furin wind chime by blowing the glass and painting the bell. A drink and snack and a personalised furin made by the shop are included.

    Dating back to the introduction of glassmaking techniques from abroad in the late 17th century, furin wind chimes made of hand-blown glass were once rare items in Japan, but by the late 19th century they had become a common summer decoration and today they continue to be a popular Tokyo souvenir. Brightly painted with colourful motifs of the season such as morning glories, hydrangeas, sunflowers, goldfish, dragonflies, turtles, frogs, fireworks and more, they are hung from porch eaves or in windows, where their clear, light tones draw attention to cooling breezes.

    Like the bronze bells introduced to Japan from China and commonly hung in temples, glass bells too were once believed to keep evil spirits at bay with their clear-toned sounds. By the late 19th century, these tiny glass chimes were a popular decorative item in Tokyo. The craft lives on today in the Shinohara Furin Honpo workshop in Edogawa Ward, where a father-and-son duo lead their family in keeping this traditional craft alive, making some 300 to 400 furin each day.

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    • A MINI Ride

      The fun begins with a chauffeured ride in a customised MINI Cooper S Clubman. The Peninsula’s order is the first time that MINI has custom-made a car – similar to the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet with over 200 customized features exclusive to The Peninsula. The personalisation process of these compact, yet dynamic, vehicles took over two years to perfect.

    • The Symbol of Summer

      Learn more about the history of this traditional craft and the techniques involved including glass-blowing and painting. While it may look easy when performed by the Shinohara family, it actually takes years of practice to master this skill.

    • Time to Blow and Paint

      A Concierge will act as the translator as during the program. Participants will be able to keep their original furin wind chime as a souvenir and may personalize it with their name.

    Prices
    For One Person: JPY 30,000
    For Two Persons: JPY 37,000
    For Three Persons: JPY 45,000

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are not subject to a service charge
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 2 hours between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm and is only available on weekdays.
    • Advance reservation of two business days is required.
    • The maximum number of persons is three.
    • Minimum 6 years of age.
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. 

    • 2Shinohara Furin Honpo

      Founded in 1915, Shinohara Furin Honpo is one of the few remaining studios in Japan that fashion glass wind chimes by hand. Yoshiharu Shinohara, its second-generation proprietor, and his son Yutaka were recognised by Edogawa Ward as guardians of this cultural asset in 1982 and 2008 respectively.

  • Origami, the art of Japanese paper folding, has spread beyond Japan’s shores to become a modern art form and even a means of conveying advanced mathematical theories. But it’s the simple charm of transforming a single sheet of flat paper into a three-dimensional shape with no tools but one’s own fingers that keeps this craft popular among all ages today in classrooms and homes throughout Japan. In this 90-minute experience, children will learn how to create both basic and advanced shapes. They will be able to keep their origami creations as a souvenir, and an origami-paper set and book will be presented to each as a gift so they may continue the craft throughout their stay.

    The simple charm of transforming a single sheet of flat paper into a three-dimensional shape with only one’s own fingers is why origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has such universal appeal. Children will enjoy this opportunity to learn how to create both basic and advanced shapes with the assistance of an instructor from the Origami Kaikan, a Tokyo organization dedicated to the art and with a history dating back to 1858.

    The 90-minute lesson is conducted in The Peninsula Tokyo’s Japanese Ceremony Room, where the washi paper ceiling and shoji sliding screens provide a fitting atmosphere in which to experience this craft. Origami harkens back to the upper-class samurai society of the 15th century, when origami was an etiquette practiced for gift giving and banquets. A beverage, and origami paper set and book are included.

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    • The Japanese Ceremony Room

      The most traditional area of the hotel, the Japanese Ceremony Room has a washi-paper ceiling, solid pine furniture and a urushi striped wall behind the altar. The dark brown and gold stucco is scratched with a comb to create a vertical striped effect and was designed by Japanese clay-artist Shuhei Hasado.

    • Fold Away

      An English-speaking instructor affiliated with the Kaikan conducts The Peninsula Academy Origami Lesson. The lesson addresses both basic and advanced shapes and children will be able to keep their creations as a souvenir. In addition, an origami-paper set and book will be presented as a gift.

    Prices
    For One Person: JPY 51,000
    For Two Persons: JPY 63,000
    For Three Persons: JPY 74,000
    For Four Persons: JPY 85,000

    *Prices include 8% consumption tax and are not subject to a service charge
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 1.5 hours between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
    • Advance reservation of seven days is required.
    • The maximum number of persons is four.
    • Minimum 5 years of age.
    • 1The Peninsula Tokyo

      With the design vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. 

    • 2Origami Kaikan

      Located in Ochanomizu, Origami Kaikan is a multi-storey space dedicated to the art of paper folding. It has a shop, gallery and workshop where visitors can watch origami paper being made, and offers regular classes in Japanese for all ages. In 2005, it was granted NPO status.

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