Fabric Dyeing & Weaving (Workshops and Lessons), Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA

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Commemorate your trip to Kyoto with a souvenir you can make and take home. Learn traditional Kyo-Yuzen hand-dyeing, Surikomi Yuzen brush dye technique or shibori cloth dyeing near Nijo Castle, make a cocoon doll, try your hand at crest printing or Gold Kindami Yuzen dyeing and more. Child and beginner-friendly courses are available, as well as advanced courses!
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

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    Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD43.30

    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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    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 USD43.30

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    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 USD29.52

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Create your very own souvenir of Kyoto by joining in and learning the art of Kyo-Yuzen. This local dyeing technique creates bright, fantastic designs great for all ages.

    From USD22.63

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. 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 USD9.84

    2 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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 USD13.78

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Make your very own traditional Japanese crafts for you to take home as souvenirs. Enjoy embroidery, Kyo-Yuzen style fabric dying and cocoon doll right in Kyoto city.

    From USD12.10

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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.


    (morning, afternoon)
  9. Choose from over 5000 different traditional family crests and symbols, and dye the crest onto your choice of accessory. A fun 'only-in-Kyoto' experience, and great souvenir!

    From USD15.94

    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Utilize your creative skills by painting an image or Japanese characters on fabric. Personalize your piece by drawing a design on a hand towel or shirt while using colorful paints and handy stencils.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Select either a pair of jeans or T-shirt to dye your original design. Use colors of your choice and traditional shibori tye-die methods to make a perfect gift or souvenir from Kyoto.

    From USD27.56

    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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