Craft Your Way from Tokyo to Kyoto: Best Crafting Workshops, Japan tours & activities, fun things to do in Japan | VELTRA

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Craft Your Way from Tokyo to Kyoto: Best Crafting Workshops
Let us introduce you to unique Japanese crafts with our best-selling workshops in Tokyo and Kyoto, lands of century-old cultural heritage. If you're visiting the world's largest metropolis: opt to join delightful kintsugi or Edo cut glass workshops (or both!) and learn how to make fake food displays with our fun sampuru classes. On the other hand, get to create kanzashi hairpins, famously worn by beautiful geikos and maikos, at Japan's ancient capital for a meaningful remembrance of your trip.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Get introduced to kintsugi, a century-old Japanese technique of repairing broken pottery with gold, silver, or platinum. Learn the basics of this ancient art in a small class taught by highly-acclaimed artisans and create beauty out of breakages.

    USD75.81

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Learn how to make elegant cut glass in the traditional Edo Kiriko style when visiting Tokyo. Create your own unique designs, and take home a little bit of Japanese culture!
    English Available

    From USD31.27

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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 USD12.51

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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.

    USD28.43

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD41.69

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 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 USD28.43

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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.

    USD31.27

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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.

    USD35.82

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