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Lovers of arts and crafts will find a large variety of activities to choose from. Check out traditional Japanese arts like pottery, fabric dyeing and kanzashi, or make hyper-realistic plastic food samples. Create your own jewelry and accessories for a wearable souvenir or have fun painting, the choice is yours!
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  1. No.1
    While you are in Kyoto, spend a few hours creating a hand-made one-of-a-kind piece of Kyo-Yuzen, or dyed-fabric, and bring home a beautiful piece of art!

    From USD40.72

    Daily
    (morning)
  2. No.2
    Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

    USD30.54

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Try glassblowing and make a glass paperweight, single‐flower vase or cup. Choose any three freely, perfect for small groups and families!

    USD47.13

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Choose from various types of clay and glazes, to make a totally original piece of pottery! Take a break from sightseeing in Sapporo and have fun learning how to sculpt your own ceramics.

    From USD14.14

    25%
    OFF
    Daily
  5. Get hands on as you learn the traditional methods of weaving bamboo baskets. With your choice of three styles, the whole family can join and make unique souvenirs.

    From USD33.93

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Put brush to paper and watch magnificent drawings take shape. Learn the basics of Japanese Sumie painting in a fun lesson with a friendly English speaking teacher, in the heart of Tokyo.
    English Available

    USD18.85

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  7. Enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind daruma (wishing doll) in a retro building, built in 1935! Make a cute souvenir of your visit to Hakodate.

    USD10.18

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. Make adorable animal-shaped glass beads as a charming souvenir of Otaru. Learn the basics of glass fusing in this fun activity for visitors of all ages!

    From USD5.09

    Daily
    0.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Personalize your very own name stamp with a certified craftsman in Hiroshima. Enjoy a hands-on lesson to carve your name on stone stamps for a memorable souvenir from Japan!
    English Available

    From USD68.72

    Group Discount
    Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Learn how to weave using a traditional loom, and create your won one-of-a-kind scarf, tapestry or table runner. Experience the calming effect of weaving in Nagano!

    USD28.28

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  11. Create your very own unique glass piece. Pick from a glass, pitcher, vase, plate and more! Let your experienced instructor assist you so you can safely make your desired design.

    From USD32.99

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Make a remembrance of your Otaru trip by creating yourself an original souvenir piece. Try your hands at sandblasting, fusing, or routing and engrave your glass in your desired design. Perfect for all ages, children can also enjoy this fun activity.

    From USD10.18

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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.

    USD11.31

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. Create a cute ornaments like a key holder, hair clip or other shapes using traditional Kaga embroidery techniques. Passed down for centuries, this style will bring a smile to your face.

    From USD23.57

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. Pluck out your very own pearl from one of the famous pearl oysters of Mie! Then make an elegant accessory as a special souvenir of your time in Ise.

    From USD25.92

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Paint on post cards using traditional Japanese paints. The base pattern makes it easy to create your own work of art, even without a lot of practice!

    From USD18.85

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Japan's food samples have become famous worldwide. Try your hand at creating your own plastic food art, and experience this unique bit of local culture in Nagoya!

    USD25.92

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Learn to make elegantglass wind chimes, a popular ornament used during the hot Japanese summer! You will also be able to make your own glass cup too.

    USD47.13

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Join a fun fabric dyeing workshop to make your very own tenugui hand towel. Use an all-natural dye made with cedar water and personalize your design while taking in the relaxing earthy aroma. A perfect activity in rain or shine!

    USD26.39

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Discover the art of Japanese knife sharpening with a first-hand instruction given by a Hocho ('knife' in Japanese) master. Glide your practice knife on a whetstone included in this activity to achieve a sharp and shiny finished product.
    English Available

    USD25.45

    Sun, Mon, Fri
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)

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