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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
    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.

    USD32.60

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Drop in for a beginner and all ages friendly ceramics making lesson at the Tokoname Pottery Ceramall. After making a unique creation, you can relax at the cafe.

    From USD14.13

    Daily
    0.5 - 1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Try your hand at creating your own plastic food art, and experience this unique bit of local culture. Create a super realistic ice cream sundae to decorate!

    USD16.00

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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!

    USD29.64

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  5. 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

    USD19.76

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD35.56

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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 USD72.02

    Group Discount
    Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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 USD43.47

    Daily
    (morning)
  9. 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.

    USD11.85

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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 USD34.58

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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 USD24.70

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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 USD27.17

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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 USD19.76

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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!

    USD27.17

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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!

    USD27.66

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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

    USD26.67

    Sun, Mon, Fri
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  17. Gain an insight into the rich craftsmanship and unique architectural works around the town constructed by the renowned architect, William Vories. Experience creating your original Karuizawa wood carving piece and take home your finished product.

    USD74.09

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  18. Make your very own T-shirt after a short calligraphy lesson. Learn how to use the brush and ink before picking a favorite Japanese phrase or kanji to write on your shirt! Perfect way to make a memorable and personalized souvenir to take home!
    English Available

    USD48.30

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Get creative by painting your own Hakata doll. Choose from various colors and paint on a beautiful design on the cute and authentic figurines. Once it is dry, take home your finished product after this fun activity.
    English Available

    USD30.19

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Select from the variety of patterned, colorful Japanese oil-paper wagasa umbrellas. Further add life to your personalized piece by customizing it using colorful decorative threads by the traditional tying method called "chidori" (cross-stitch tie).
    English Available

    USD197.58

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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