introduction to origami

Guests of all ages are invited to join one of the hotel’s own origami enthusiasts on Wednesday afternoons for a fun and interactive introduction to the Japanese art of paper-folding.

At each lesson, guests are presented with their own set of origami and chiyogami paper (paper printed with distinctive Japanese imagery in bright colors and patterns) with which to create the likes of paper cranes, jumping frogs, floral bouquets, samurai hats and ninja stars, amongst others.

Or break with convention and try your hand at creating your own paper Hello Kitty, complete with a changeable wardrobe! Illustrative folding instructions are included in your take-home kit.

Palace Hotel Tokyo – Origami – II – H2
Palace Hotel Tokyo Art Collection – Orinokatachi by Yuko Nishimura – H2

When: Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm (subject to availability)

Where: Palace Hotel Tokyo. Exact location TBC.

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Capacity: Maximum of 4 participants per lesson

Price: JPY 2,000 per person (inclusive of tax)

Reservations: Required (at least 3 days in advance).
Please email to register.

Details: Lessons are restricted to in-house guests only. Adult supervision is required for children below 13 years of age.

introduction to sumo

Discover Japan’s beloved national sport with a visit to a sumo stable to see wrestlers practice, as hosted by ex-sumo wrestlers.*

When: Availability varies. Advanced reservations required.

Where: Locations vary, depending on sumo stable accessibility for the dates requested. Most are located an approximate 20- to 40-minute drive from the hotel.

Duration: 3-4 hours. Usually from 7:00 or 8:00 am until 11:00 am.

Price: JPY 6,000 per person, not inclusive of transportation. Advanced payment required. (Participants must be at least 10 years of age.)

Palace Hotel Tokyo would be happy to arrange private transportation, if desired. Advanced booking required. Fees apply.

*A separate, fluent English-speaking guide can be arranged for an additional JPY 16, 500 (for those wishing to have more detailed insights on the experience). – Sumo Stable – H2
Photo courtesy of – Sumo I – H2
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Alternatively, opt for a tasting of chanko (the staple diet food of these robust athletes) over lunch at a local eatery while watching ex-wrestlers demonstrate their skills right before you.

When: Every Monday | 12:00 – 2:00 pm*

Where: Asakusa Chanko-ba

Prices: JPY 10,800 (guests 11 years of age or older)
JPY 5,400 (children ages 4-10 years)
Children ages 3 and under are free of charge.*

Please email for more information, or to request a booking.

*Advanced reservations & payment required