Pottery is an art form deeply embedded in Japanese culture. As a visitor, it can be difficult to find a way to experience it. This tour offers just that. You can learn how to make pottery from a sensei (teacher) in central Tokyo.
Get more out of your travels in Japan by learning a new skill and creating a souvenir to take home. No need to worry about sourcing materials to bring to your class, as all equipment and materials are provided. This somemono lesson gives you the freedom to customize your stole, and choose which color and design you like the best.
This tour is perfect for travelers with a sweet tooth, or those who are interested in arts and crafts. Learn how to make intricate Japanese Wagashi sweets during this fascinating small-group experience. Discover the history of this unique skill from an experienced chef, and make four seasonally-inspired sweets. Some may argue that the sweets are far too beautiful to eat, but you’ll get a chance to taste one at the end.
Creative, craft-loving travelers will love the opportunity to make their very own Daruma dolls in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo. These cute, round dolls are considered to be good luck charms, and you can write your own wish on the doll to help it come true. Decorate the doll to your own tastes, and have a unique and personalized souvenir to take home with you.
Travelers looking for a fun indoor activity can look no further than this glass bead-making class. An instructor specializing in traditional Japanese glass-making helps you burn glass to create your own patterned beads in about an hour. Plus, travelers with families can have children who are ten years old or above participate with them.
Calligraphy Tokyo. Enjoy a unique Japanese cultural activity of SHODO calligraphy in Tokyo. A shodo expert will kindly explain the connection between meditation and Japanese calligraphy and teach you how to use the brush to create strokes like the Japanese. Enjoy cultural activity of Japan on a 60-minute calligraphy class in Tokyo. Lessons will be held in order of hiragana, katakana, kanji. Kind Japanese teachers will instruct you in the tatami-style room.
Japanese flower-arranging is a time-honored tradition, and herbariums are the newest—and trendiest—form to learn. Make your own bottled flower display during this relaxing, hands-on workshop, located in the heart of cutting-edge Jiyugaoka. Choose your own colorful blossoms and get two complimentary glass bottles to fill with blooming designs. Upgrade to add a scented perfume to your bottle, and enjoy a post-workshop cup of tea.
Creative and artistic travelers will love the chance to take an old piece of pottery and breathe new life into it. Kintsugi is a unique Japanese art form where broken pottery is repaired with gold, creating a beautiful and new object. Learn the techniques and philosophy of the art from a master, with the assistance of an interpreter. Bring your own broken piece from home to work on.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, which dates back over 600 years. This Ikebana experience is perfect for beginners, as you’ll learn step-by-step how to create a Sogetsu style Ikebana display. No need to worry about bringing anything with you as all tools, flowers, and foliage are included in the fee. After creating your masterpiece, enjoy a green tea and Japanese sweets.
Learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement during this hands-on class. Along with taiko drumming and tea ceremonies, ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, is a cornerstone tradition in the culture. Taking cues from Buddhist principles, the art form is typically done in silence in order to meditate on the beauty of nature. In the class, you will be able to select flowers and a vase and try ikebana on your own.
Experience the essence of Japan at its vibrant best with Edo Kiriko, a traditional Japanese craft in which delicate patterns are carved onto glass. Select your favorite design from over ten beautiful patterns to carve along the sides or bottom, and carefully box your glass for taking back home.
・30 seconds on foot from Asakusa Station
・Select your favorite design from over ten samples to carve along the side and bottom
・Take home a souvenir you made yourself
I will teach you carefully and gently in English. You can also see Japanese-style rooms in Japanese houses. In addition, if you have time after the lesson, we will prepare Japanese sweets and Matcha. Please feel free to ask what you do not know or want to know about Tokyo or Japan. It would be nice if you could get in touch with Japanese culture and become even more fond of Japan.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join this 1-hour workshop to make your original scented omamori, a Japanese lucky charm, at a quiet temple surrounded by nature. This is an intimate small group experience led by the wife of the head priest of Gionji, a temple in Tokyo's Chofu City with more than 1000 years of history. Blend different kinds of incense to make your favorite scent and create an omamori bag that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. You can either make one for yourself, or for someone you love and give it to them as a heartfelt gift.
With this ticket, you can enjoy the Japanese dance show while receiving a set of matcha and sweets at EDOCCO Tea House.
You can also participate in mini workshops (calligraphy, origami, Japanese costume cosplay, etc.) where you can experience various Japanese culture, which is always available at EDOCCO Chaya.
We also offer various options for souvenirs, such as making accessories for knob work and making original calligraphy T-shirts.
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, and this hands-on experience is the perfect way to develop your skills. No need to worry about bringing anything with you as flowers and equipment are provided. Learn about the basics of Ikebana before making your own arrangement and taking photos.
Learn the art of making elaborate and realistic food reproductions that are often used for displays in Japanese restaurants and shops. This class in Tokyo focuses on creating a ramen bowl out of wax, an ideal activity for kids and adults alike. Discover aspects of Japanese culture as you make your ramen bowl, which you can take home as a souvenir at the end of the class.
In this class, you can experience the techniques of preparing elaborate food samples unique to Japan. Choose "Real-size Parfait, Curry Rice, or Fried Rice" for your experience. With the staff’s careful instructions, the whole family from child to adult can have an enjoyable experience. Your creation will be actual size and will come to life as you decorate it.
・Experience the creation of intricate food samples that will be mistaken for the real thing.
・Experience the culture of Japan through making a mid-sized food sample.
・With its realistic size, your creation will have a genuine impact when displayed.
・You can make authentic food samples just like those that decorate Japanese shops.
・The staff’s careful instruction enables even children to have a fun experience.
・Learn the history of food samples.
Encounter two traditional Japanese art forms at once in this distinctive experience near Tokyo Tower.
First, try your hand at our origami session, where you can learn first-hand from our expert instructors how to make the perfect origami structures from the crane to Mount Fuji.
Then, learn the little-known craft of furoshiki wrapping, the art of skillfully wrapping goods and products, and equally as revered here in Japan. As our guests always say, once you know the art of furoshiki, no more will your presents look boring or uninspired!
So, want to take back some real cultural skills from your trip to Japan? Then this is the program for you.
Japan is known for its kimonos, sake, and Tea Ceremony. The delicate art of flower arranging is another product of Japan. Known as Ikebana and translated as “arranging flowers” the practice of creating beautiful pieces began in the 7th century when people started to leave flowers at altars across the country.
We're going to make an original folding fan by writing a word and your name on it! You can also decorate it with original Hanko seal and origami paper!! You can keep it as an unforgettable memory or use it when you're hot! That will be the only one in the world!!
The folding fan is compact to carry and you can show your great experience to your friends and family easily. The bookmark with your kanji name will be the priceless souvenir for you!
A new style of paper making that fits the contemporary lifestyle---KAMISUKI. Kamisuki is a method of paper making which you lay kozo bark fibers side-by-side and wait for them to dry up and become a paper. Based on that traditional method, a method called “paper making with a towel” was invented. Copying down the pile fabric of a towel to the paper, a distinct designed washi (Japanese paper) can be made. In this plan, you will make a small-sized LED washi candle using the towel washi paper.
You will experience a real Japanese paper making from raw materials, kozo, in the rich natural surroundings located in Nishitama
A professional Japanese paper maker will coach you as an instructor
A unique method of paper making with a towel
You can make a stylish lamp shade with towel washi paper
Washi candle created combining the lamp shade with a small LED lamp can be taken home on the very day.
*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience of Japanese culture
*Enjoyable experience with children
*Learning about the history of Japanese culture
Let's make a lucky charm with your wish, the experience only available in Hinode-machi!
Japan has lucky charms named "Gomafuda," a wooden board with a prayer that one's heartfelt wish will come true. Hinode-machi is surrounded by the mountains and its main industries are forestry and woodworking. The town ranks first in the production of gomafuda and soboba (stupa), which have been produced since the Edo period (1603-1868). Why not make your gomafuda, traditional Japanese culture from the Edo era, containing your wish?
After the experience, you can buy "smoked cheese" (648yen) which is a specialty of Hinode-machi. Please try it.