Kyoto Zuikougama Pottery Experience

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Try your hand at making the famous local Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, which has been creating high quality pottery in Kyoto since 1771.

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Learn how to create your own piece of beautiful Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, where expert craftsmen have been producing Kyoto-style pottery since 1771. Great for visitors of all ages, the passionate instructors will help you get a feel for the heavy clay, pottery wheel and traditional painting techniques. The reasonably priced plans only take about an hour each, making this a great short break from sightseeing. Create a unique memento of Kyoto, so you can remember your trip every time you use your pottery cup or dish!
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Pottery Wheel Plan
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  • 電動ろくろ
Learn the basics of pottery using an electric pottery wheel. Watch as your chosen vessel takes shape, under the watchful eye of your instructor.

Duration: ~ 1 hour
One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Pottery Experience / Apron and Protective Clothing
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Starting time: 10:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 10:00 Check in at Zuikogama
  • Start your Pottery Experience!
  • Pottery Wheel Explanation
    0d32a32788fcf0267a14e54a71b263372a69d8e0big Don't worry if you have never used a pottery wheel before, your instructor will teach you all you need to know!
  • Preparation
  • Create your Pottery!
    f3cc8c0b4e2b8491b0ff9c221a34eafeb660d3ddbig Get used to the feel of the pottery wheel as you slowly shape your piece. Enjoy the zen-like concentration as you watch it take shape.
  • Finishing Touches
    245bab98895502bae72b917c25257e617bd02fc1big Smooth out your clay and give it the last finishing touches.
  • Done!
    37f16b66cd218a976b7c92ff859928b6ec954c2fbig Your piece of pottery will need to be baked, and can be sent to you afterwards.
  • Activity Ends at Zuikogama
Add-ons:
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
Package detail / Schedule
Handbuilding Pottery Plan
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  • 手びねり
The most traditional form of pottery, mold your clay by hand into your desired shape. You can choose to make a tea bowl, plate, coffee cup, beer mug or other crafts, assisted by your instructor.

Duration: ~ 1 hour
One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Pottery Experience / Apron and Protective Clothing
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
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Starting time: 10:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 10:00 Check in at Zuikogama
  • Start your Pottery Experience!
  • Preparation
    手びねり After being provided with clay, create a solid block.
  • Build the Base
    手びねり2 Create rings of clay to serve as the base of your pottery piece.
  • Shaping
    手びねり3 Mold the clay by hand to achieve your desired size and shape.
  • Finishing Touches
    Square off or round off the edges of your unique creation.
  • Cut
    Your instructor will slowly and carefully cut the pottery away from the base.
  • Baking
    1ff852cdee1e227e6d803351e31eb85a2e5f0755big Your piece of pottery will be baked, and can then be sent to you once it is done.
  • Activity Ends at Zuikogama
Add-ons:
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
Package detail / Schedule
Pottery Painting Plan
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Adult/Child
USD 31.61
USD 31.61
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USD 31.61
  • 絵付け
A fun course for the whole family, from kids to adults! Paint your favorite design on our smooth white pottery, a perfect memento of your visit to Kyoto.

Duration: ~ 1 hour
One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Pottery Experience / Apron and Protective Clothing
  • Schedule
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Starting time: 10:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 10:00 Check in at Zuikogama
  • Start Crafting!
    c130f8caa34f7780ad014362eae8d021bf65497ebig You can choose to paint on either pottery or glass vessels.
  • Preparation
    絵付け We will prepare all the tools and paint required.
  • Polishing
    絵付け3 Your instructor will polish your chosen pottery or glass, which will allow you to paint it more easily.
  • Explanation
    e8f002e736f32f878180099e906fdbf0f59c4790big Painting on pottery is different from painting on paper or canvas, so the instructor will give you tips to make sure your art comes out looking great!
  • Color Preparation
    絵付け4 Your instructor will mix 8 different paint colors to the correct consistency.
  • Start Painting!
    絵付け5 Be inspired by traditional Japanese art, or express your personal creativity to the full!
  • Done!
    After drying, your piece of pottery can be sent to you after 2~3 weeks.
  • Activity Ends at Zuikogama
Add-ons:
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
Package detail / Schedule
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult
USD 51.06
USD 51.06
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Adult
USD 51.06
USD 51.06
  • ブライダル
On your special day, show your appreciation to your parents with a unique and handmade piece of pottery. Our kind staff will assist you to make sure your design can be brought to life.

Duration: ~ 1 hour (And a separate visit for glazing)
One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1500 JPY.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Pottery Experience / Apron and Protective Clothing
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
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Starting time: 10:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 10:00 Check in at Zuikogama
  • Start your Pottery Experience!
  • Instruction
    ブライダル Don't worry if you have never worked with clay before, your instructor will teach you all you need to know!
  • Preparation
  • Shaping
    Mold the clay by hand to achieve your desired size and shape.
  • Finishing Touches
    ブライダル2 Smooth out your clay and give it the last finishing touches.
  • Cutting
    ブライダル3 Your instructor will slowly and carefully cut the pottery away from the base.
  • Initial Firing
    ブライダル4 Please come back within 2 weeks to glaze your pottery.
  • Glazing (On a separate day)
    e8f002e736f32f878180099e906fdbf0f59c4790big Be inspired by traditional Japanese art, or express your personal creativity to the full!
  • Done!
  • Firing
    ブライダル5 After firing, the glaze will take on a bright blue color,
  • Wrapping
    We will happily wrap your works, though there is an additional fee.

    After drying, your piece of pottery can be sent to you after 2~3 weeks.
  • Activity Ends at Zuikogama
Add-ons:
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.50
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
2 Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 13.51
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: One Additional Pottery Craft per person + USD 4.05
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
For Groups of 10 or more: Two Additional Pottery Crafts per person + USD 12.16
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Children of elementary school age and above may participate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • There is an additional fee for shipping, to be paid directly at the studio. The fee will depend on the destination, and shipping outside of Japan may be expensive.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Pottery items can be sent to your desired address after baking, approximately one month after the activity (2~3 weeks for painting activities).
    • Free parking available (10 spots).
    • The staff of this activity can speak conversational English.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 7 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language English
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Availability Daily
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