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Skill Up! Acquire or polish skills with these workshops.
"Made in Japan" is synonymous with "high quality." Have you ever wanted to learn new skills or polish your techniques that follow Japan's high standards? Here are some small-group workshops in Tokyo where you can take your skills to the next level. Learn how to make plastic food samples, train like a ninja, try Japanese calligraphy, make your own kanzashi hair accessory, play the taiko drum, and more.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 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 USD12.52

    (morning, afternoon)
  2. Learn from the ninja masters of the Musashi Clan and train in real ninjutsu. Try throwing ninja stars, practicing meditation, and see real ninja weapons in the heart of Tokyo!
    English Available

    From USD113.78

    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. 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 USD31.29

    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Learn to write your name in traditional Japanese characters. Discover the art and beauty of Japanese writing through a calligraphy lesson given by a famous shodo artist, with English assistance.
    English Available

    From USD98.61

    Group Discount
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Create your very own unique tenugui hand towel featuring a bright and vivid pattern with traditional chusen dyeing techniques. It makes for a useful and fun souvenir.
    English Available

    From USD47.41

    Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Feel the beat in an energetic taiko lesson with an English speaking guide. The sound of the wadaiko drum will echo through the room as you strike and play in a casual, fun and exciting class.
    English Available


    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  8. From creating the colorful Venetian glass-style bead to securing it to the cherry or ebony hair pin, create a unique kanzashi accessory! Beautiful with kimono or as a souvenir you can use everyday.


    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. Shakyo is the traditional practice of transcribing sutras. By concentrating on the letters of sutras, you can relax your mind as you work. Take your writing brush home as a souvenir, too.


    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Put brush to paper and watch magnificent drawings take shape. Learn the basics of Japanese Sumie painting in a fun lesson with a friendly English speaking teacher, in the heart of Tokyo.
    English Available


    Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)