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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. Cook up some tasty looking food samples, the perfect thing to do in Tokyo! Try your hand at creating your own plastic food art for a unique bit of local culture. From sweets to sushi, take your pick.

    From USD9.83

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. The art of Kyo-Yuzen has been a part of the crafting culture of Kyoto for hundreds of years. Now you too can create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed work of art.

    From USD11.83

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. Get a full course of Japanese culture by learning how to cook delicious fresh udon noodles while enjoying traditional shodo calligraphy or origami crafts, all with an English-speaking instructor.
    English Available

    From USD63.72

    Weekday
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  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!

    USD27.31

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  5. Discover the colorful art of Japanese origami! Create beautiful figures by folding Japanese rice papers as a teacher shows you how it's done. A great activity for families and friends.
    English Available

    From USD20.94

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. With the help of jewelry designer Noriko Hasegawa, make your own silver rings. A lovely unique souvenir of your visit to Tokyo, or a heartfelt way to celebrate your engagement or marriage.

    USD117.97

    Weekday
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture through origami, furoshiki (cloth) wrapping, and tea ceremony classes before soaring up to the top of Tokyo Tower with your friendly English-speaking guide!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD75.55

    Group Discount
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    (morning)
  8. Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD29.49

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Transform your choice of T-shirt, tote bag, Japanese wash cloth or handkerchief into an indigo dyed piece of usable art. Create something truly one of a kind.

    From USD17.48

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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 USD39.32

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. Fold, twist and transform fabric to create a unique kanzashi hair ornament, the same type that is used by Kyoto geisha. You can learn this amazing art and make a one of a kind souvenir.

    USD27.31

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Recreate the delicate and colorful patterns of traditional Okinawa art in this fun experience! Great for kids and groups. Take a home a unique souvenir.

    USD29.49

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Make a lovely item of your choice using traditional shibori tie dye methods to color your own design. Select from handkerchiefs, shawls, curtains and more. Enjoy a fun workshop in Kyoto.

    From USD9.10

    Daily
    2 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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.

    USD45.51

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD18.21

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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.

    USD29.49

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Learn the traditional method of dyeing intricate patterns on cloth, and choose your favorite sketch from more than 200 types or bring your own sketch. You can take your work home on the same day.

    From USD22.76

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Furoshiki are a type of Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes and gifts, even water bottles. Combine practicality and style!
    English Available

    USD39.32

    Weekday
    1 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Attach thin sheets of mother-of-pearl to gorgeous lacquer goods and create an original work combining classic art and styles with modern design.

    From USD27.31

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. Learn hand forming techniques and make a mug, rice bowl, or plate! Just a stone's throw from one of Kyoto's most famous temples, take a creative break from sightseeing.
    English Available

    From USD24.39

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)