Crafts, Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA

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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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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    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.


    (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    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 USD34.39

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    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 USD42.03

  4. 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 USD19.11

    Group Discount
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. 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


    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Sharpen white bamboo with a small knife as you slowly and carefully bring your tea ladle forth. You can also make a carrying case for the ladle.

    From USD36.78

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Create your own personal and unique pair of chopsticks from smoked bamboo during this workshop! Carve and shape them to be just right for you.


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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