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 USD10.46

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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

    USD19.38

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon)
  3. 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 USD33.91

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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 USD25.97

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Try your hand at making the famous local Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, which has been creating high quality pottery in Kyoto since 1771.
    English Available

    From USD30.35

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Create a woven scarf in 4 hours while working with your favorite color and learning traditional Japanese crafts. Take your time and create a uniquely you wearable souvenir.

    USD36.62

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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.

    USD29.07

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Select either a pair of jeans or T-shirt to dye your original design. Use colors of your choice and traditional shibori tye-die methods to make a perfect gift or souvenir from Kyoto.

    From USD27.13

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Create your very own unique tenugui hand towel featuring a bright and vivid pattern with traditional chusen dyeing techniques. It makes for a useful and fun souvenir.
    English Available

    From USD48.44

    Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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

    USD29.07

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

    USD83.71

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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 USD41.86

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. Get hands on with traditional Kyoto culture as you make a 40 page book using Japanese washi-paper, bind with string, and finishing with drawing a picture on the cover.

    USD22.28

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. Shape clay into elegant Kyoto style pottery on a potter's wheel in an English classroom. The centuries long traditions of Kyoto are waiting for you.
    English Available

    From USD27.29

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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!

    USD19.38

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. Make your own guardian spirit animal for you to take home! Form it with clay and decorate it with your favorite colors. Great for a souvenir and memory of Okinawa!
    Special

    USD26.16

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  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 USD10.17

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Choose from over 5000 different traditional family crests and symbols, and dye the crest onto your choice of accessory. A fun 'only-in-Kyoto' experience, and great souvenir!

    From USD15.70

    Weekday
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. 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 USD18.60

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Ride a train about 20 minutes from Shinjuku or Shibuya and try traditional saori Japanese weaving. Even if it your first time, you can create a unique and colorful scarf.

    USD36.62

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)