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Best Craft Workshops in Kyoto
Kyoto prides itself in culture and tradition, which makes it an ideal place to study and practice Japanese crafts and arts. From hand-dyeing and ceramic painting to rare forms of art like making Sanada Himo cords, learn from master artisans that will help you hone your skills and polish the artist in you.
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  1. 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 USD24.33

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Unique Shibori Cloth Dyeing Experience in Kyoto
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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 USD29.42

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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 USD31.78

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD18.16

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Fun Ceramics Painting Experience in Central Kyoto
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    Choose from among 10 types of unglazed earthen ware, such as Japanese tea cups, mugs, rice bowls and more! Have fun painting with 2 or 5 colors, and see how the colors change after firing!

    From USD10.35

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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.

    USD27.24

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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 USD31.78

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Make your own accessory using Sanada Himo cords. This high-quality traditional Japanese cords were formally used as straps for samurai armor and swords. Learn from an experienced craftsman and take home your own creation.
    English Available

    From USD18.16

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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

    USD37.22

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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 USD27.24

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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