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  1. No.1
    Learn and discover the elegant traditional art of ikebana (flower arrangement) in English. Step into a traditional Japanese townhouse and enjoy creating your own floral artwork in a relaxed, friendly environment.
    English Available

    From USD29.66

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    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 USD29.66

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD43.51

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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.

    USD32.63

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Attach thin sheets of mother-of-pearl to gorgeous lacquer goods and create an original work combining classic art and styles with modern design.

    From USD29.66

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Visit a traditional Japanese townhouse and learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement, ikebana. Make use of delicate flowers and create a unique arrangement for the season.
    English Available

    USD64.17

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Discover the world of Japanese music through a beginner-friendly koto harp lesson. Learn how to properly strum the notes to play a simple piece with your instructor. In the end, enjoy a wonderful concert by a professional performer.
    English Available

    From USD54.38

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto townhouse and learn to elegantly scribe kanji characters.
    English Available

    USD41.33

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Stop by the workshop of craftsmen who make beautiful Kyoto-style fans, which you can use or display as ornaments. Learn the history of fan making from the artists before trying your hand at making your own fan!
    English Available

    USD32.63

    Weekday
    (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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.

    USD29.66

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Learn traditional Kyoto style arts with a fun makie lesson. Makie is a technique to add decorations on lacquerware by using metal powder on fresh lacquer patterns just before it dries.

    From USD25.71

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Add a picture using special paper templates to a lovely functional souvenir. Make and take home a box made of paulownia wood, both light and good at keeping things safe from humidity.

    From USD24.72

    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 USD9.89

    Daily
    2 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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 USD13.84

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. 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 USD35.60

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Kindami Yuzen is a dying technique using both traditional gold Kindami and Yuzen methods of fabrics that are used in Kimonos. Make fancy crafts using this authentic method.

    USD24.72

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Kyoto zogan inlay is a traditional craft using stamped parts of pure silver or pure gold to decorate an iron plate. Create your own pendant or braided strap as a lovely gift or souvenir.
    English Available

    USD43.51

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. 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.

    USD24.72

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD29.27

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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 USD43.51

    Daily
    (morning)

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