Takuminosato
Activity location: Gunma
Last updated: 2016/03/29
Located in the stunning nature of beautiful Minakami, Takuminosato seeks to preserve the traditional arts of Japan. From woodworking to bamboo art, washi paper making and so much more, discover your creativity at our many friendly studios, located in traditional Japanese homes.
19Activities
  1. Arrange dry flowers and nuts grown and dried in our garden on a wreath base or wood board. Create your original work with seasonal flowers, no matter the time of year.

    USD8.99

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Experience making Japanese paper with natural materials, and adding a personal touch with leaves, bits of ribbon, string and more. Great for both children and paper craft lovers.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Crate an original bracelet, strap, necklace, or other cute accessory using natural stones. Mix colors, designs, and hidden meanings of the stones for a personal touch.

    USD14.56

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Show your creative skills on the cute, tiny canvas of a matchbox. Framed in a colorful wooden frame, this unique souvenir of Minakami can bring a pop of color to your home.

    USD5.39

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Create a traditional Meiji era style doll shaped like an adorable animal or learn the classic art of Sekiga stone painting in a relaxed environment.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Glaze a cute brooch, pendant, or other simple shape and decorate it as you like. It makes for a great present or memory of your trip, and you can take it home the same day.

    USD10.79

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. Choose from a large variety of masks, and make it your own by painting it in your favorite colors. A fun activity for families and children, located near Nonomiya Shrine.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Learn how to make soba or udon noodle, apple pie, and Japanese style pickles during your trip. The flour and buckwheat are grown and milled locally, for a true taste of Minakami.

    From USD8.99

    Group Discount
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Draw pictures on earthen bells, a traditional lucky charm to bring fortune in studies, health, or success. Create a cute personal good luck charm.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Make delicious soba noodles from buckwheat flour produced in Minakami at Horakukan. Learn how to knead and cut the dough, then enjoy your homemade noodles for lunch!

    USD8.99

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Create your own hand made Japanese tea cup by working fresh clay. Even small children can join in and make a fun thing to use everyday at home.

    USD32.36

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Use bamboo and learn to make classic toys for children such as a paper gun, bamboo-copter, or a flower vase from cutting to completion.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Learn and make Zori or Waraji woven sandals in an all ages glass that even beginners can join. Turn raw straw into a special pair of footwear as a personal souvenir.

    From USD8.99

    Sun, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Using just nails and a hammer, turn cedar into a book stand, chair, or tissue box in a fun lesson. You can take your creation home to use and enjoy.

    From USD10.79

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Mix brightly colored sand and cute little ornaments and make a freeze frame picture inside a gel candle. You might make it too cute to ever use!

    From USD11.24

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. Dust your design with a special powder and let loose with high speed sand to shape a glass with a personal and one-of-a-kind design in a fun workshop.

    USD10.79

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Head to Gunma, the home of konjac, and create fresh "konnyaku", a filling addition to any stew. From grating to mixing and boiling, you get to learn everything.

    USD26.97

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Take hand made pressed flowers and create a daily use item like a cute key chain or coaster. Each item will commemorate the season with flowers.

    From USD4.49

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    0.5 - 1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Use 100% local buckwheat flour and learn to prepare tasty soba noodles from scratch in a beginner friendly cooking lesson for all ages.

    From USD8.99

    Group Discount
    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)