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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 USD10.06

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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 USD65.19

    Weekday
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. Get your hands moving as you learn Origami. This Japanese folk art transforms a sheet of paper into a little sculpture with folding and sculpting techniques, and is fun for all ages.
    English Available

    USD40.23

    Weekday
    1 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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

    USD18.63

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon)
  5. 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.

    USD27.94

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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 USD23.28

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Learn the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami in the friendly atmosphere of Asakusa! Create tiny paper cranes, seasonal flowers and more, with help from your expert instructor.
    English Available

    USD27.94

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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 USD12.11

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD24.96

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. All over Okinawa you will see statues of shisa (guardian lion-dogs) on houses or temples. Now you can make or paint your own little guardian to bring home!
    English Available

    From USD14.43

    Daily
    1.5 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Learn traditional Kyoto style arts with a fun makie lesson. Makie is a technique to add decorations on lacquerware by using metal powder on fresh lacquer patterns just before it dries.

    From USD23.28

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Choose from among 10 types of unglazed earthen ware, such as Japanese tea cups, mugs, rice bowls and more! Have fun painting with 2 or 5 colors, and see how the colors change after firing!

    From USD10.62

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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 USD17.88

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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.

    USD30.17

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. Create your very own souvenir of Kyoto by joining in and learning the art of Kyo-Yuzen. This local dyeing technique creates bright, fantastic designs great for all ages.

    From USD20.49

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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!

    USD27.94

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  17. Create your own shisa (lion-dogs), colorful candle or painted glass as a memento of Okinawa. Take it home the same day! Great as a rainy day activity too.

    From USD9.78

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Just a short walk from Hakuraku Station, learn to create rings or bangles, using original patterns or engraving. Great as a present for a special present or to make wedding rings with your partner!

    From USD40.04

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  19. Make your own unique souvenir of Okinawa during this fun pottery experience! From local shisa to cups and plates, take a break to express your creativity.

    USD38.22

    Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Enjoy making your very own guardian lion-dog out of clay. Upon completion, relax at the beach with a complimentary drink while you wait for your Shisa to finish!

    USD18.63

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)