Traditional Crafts (Crafts), Japan tours & activities, fun things to do in Japan | VELTRA

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Japan has many fascinating traditional arts and crafts to try. Learn how to dye intricate designs onto cloth, make pretty washi paper or craft your own elegant Japanese accessory. From local pottery styles to traditional toys or decor, don't miss the chance to experience Japan's many art forms.
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  1. No.1
    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

    USD19.71

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    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 USD24.63

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    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

    USD30.11

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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

    USD197.05

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Go off the beaten path to experience both nature and culture in a peaceful town in western Tokyo. Take part in a traditional fabric dyeing workshop, explore a limestone cave and relax in a serene forest all with a private English-speaking guide!
    English Available

    From USD786.25

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 day (morning)
  6. Pay a visit to one of the three major Shinto Shrines of Japan, the Dazaifu Tenmangu. Savor some matcha green tea and sweets after painting your own traditional Hakata porcelain doll.

    USD49.26

    Daily
    7.5 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Make shichimi,a traditional Japanese spice blend,by mixing the 7 ingredients to your tastes. Keep your spices in a traditional seasoning container made of bamboo for a touch of Kyoto wherever you are.
    English Available

    USD19.51

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. At Okinawa World you can experience the culture and history in Okinawa. Check out the Eisa show and limestone cave. Then make your own cute leather-work souvenir. Great for kids!

    USD23.35

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  9. Create a traditional Meiji era style doll shaped like an adorable animal or learn the classic art of Sekiga stone painting in a relaxed environment.

    USD11.82

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Choose from a large variety of masks, and make it your own by painting it in your favorite colors. A fun activity for families and children, located near Nonomiya Shrine.

    USD11.82

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Use bamboo and learn to make classic toys for children such as a paper gun, bamboo-copter, or a flower vase from cutting to completion.

    USD11.82

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Learn and make Zori or Waraji woven sandals in an all ages glass that even beginners can join. Turn raw straw into a special pair of footwear as a personal souvenir.

    From USD9.85

    Sun, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Spend three days learning the techniques of the traditional Kaga Embroidery during your stay in Kanazawa. Make your very own original shawl at this workshop.

    USD295.58

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  14. Explore the area the famous haiku poet, Basho Matsuo loved. Hike up the 1015 steps of the Yamadera temple to see the serene and beautiful views from above.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD318.24

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. See the sights of Chichibu with a private taxi. Whether a more active time picking fruit and playing, or a quieter time exploring, there are courses for everyone.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD197.05

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. See all the best sights of charming Hanamaki while also learning about local crafts and delicacies! Great for groups or visitors with limited time to explore.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD158.43

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Have fun creating your own horse shaped folk toy, locally known as Chagu-Chagu Umakko! Take home a little piece of Morioka's vibrant culture.

    USD12.81

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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