TAIKEN Field Trips

The TAIKEN Field Trip is generously sponsored by Roy & Yaeko Uyesugi and family

Explore over 100 years of Japanese Canadian history and culture. Learn from community members and elders, engage with our collections and museum exhibits, and participate in fun hands-on activities to learn about Japanese arts and culture, such as Karate, Origami, and Kimono.



Duration: 120 minutes (optional add-on available for some programs)
Price: $9 (+tax) per student. Accompanying adults are free.



TAIKEN field trip programs are designed to provide hands-on opportunities for students to experience the history and culture of the Japanese Canadian community.  Each activity typically runs 30-35 mins long.

Exact field trip experiences may vary depending on availability of instructors.

Some possible activities may include:

  • Historical exhibit tour
  • Cultural identity discussion and worksheet
  • Karate
  • Origami (paper folding)
  • Shodo (calligraphy)
  • Kimono Dressing & Odori (dance)

Planning Your Trip


School groups are typically limited to two classes or a maximum of 60 students.  If you wish to visit with a larger group, please contact us to discuss possible accommodations.

Due to the hands-on nature of the museum, most classes will be divided into smaller groups, which will then rotate through each activity with a museum facilitator. To make the most of your time with us, we encourage you to plan student groupings in advance. Please ask us about the number of groups that will be required for your program when booking your visit.


Please ensure that there are enough chaperones to actively supervise each group (as noted above) at all times. In most cases, this will be a minimum of 2-3 chaperones. More are encouraged!

A minimum of 2-4 weeks advance notice is required to book field trips or educational program activities.



Bento are Japanese style lunch boxes with an assortment of dishes that kids and adults alike enjoy! A lunch room is provided when ordering Bento to be enjoyed either before or after your TAIKEN Field Trip.

If students will be bringing their own lunches, please discuss this with us at the time of booking. A small surcharge may apply should your group require a lunch room before or after your program.

Karaage Bento (A)

Karaage Bento (A)

Bento Information

Enjoy an authentic Japanese-style lunch box that combines traditional and contemporary Japanese favourites!

Cost is $12.00 +tax ($12.60) per Bento. Any number of Bento can be ordered with your Taiken Field Trip.

Bento do not include beverages.

We are unable at this time to accommodate menu changes due to dietary restrictions.

Your order will be included on your TAIKEN Field Trip invoice.

Choose between Bento A (Chicken Karaage) and Bento B (Potato Croquette/Vegetarian).

Each bento also contains:

  • Rice
  • Japanese-style “okazu” (sides), including: Macaroni salad, Kinpira gobo (seasoned carrot and burdock root), and Japanese pickles




Contact [email protected] or 604.777.7000 ext 113.