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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 USD12.19

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. Try glassblowing and make a glass paperweight, single‐flower vase or cup. Choose any three freely, perfect for small groups and families!

    USD47.05

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Make a revolving music box with wood and round glass. No sharp knives or flames are used, so even children can make their own special souvenir!

    USD25.41

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD18.07

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. 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 USD40.65

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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 USD25.22

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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.

    USD30.49

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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.

    USD47.05

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD18.82

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  10. Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD30.49

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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 USD23.52

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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 USD29.47

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD9.41

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

    USD28.23

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD12.23

    Daily
    (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

    USD25.41

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 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 USD5.08

    Daily
    0.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Make your own accessory using Sanada Himo cords. This high-quality traditional Japanese cords were formally used as straps for samurai armor and swords. Learn from an experienced craftsman and take home your own creation.
    English Available

    From USD18.82

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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

    USD18.82

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon)
  20. 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.

    USD35.57

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

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