Tsumami-Zaiku Craft Workshop in Kyoto

Learn how to make a traditional Japanese craft
Kyoto, Japan
2 Hours
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
10 years old
English / Japanese
Not Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Starts at Oharibako

What's Included

  • Learn how to make Tsumami-zaiku in a traditional Machiya style house
  • Delicate handiwork is required, but anyone can do it!
  • Choose your favourite colour, shape, and parts and create your accessory
  • Careful support is provided for those who are not comfortable with handicraft 
  • Immerse yourself in a peaceful Japanese atmosphere

What to Expect

Tsumami-zaiku is a traditional technique from Edo Era (1603-1868) where one makes flower ornaments by assembling small pieces of cloth by hand. It's often used as a hair accessory. On this tour, you will learn how to make Tsumami-zaiku in a traditional Machiya style house. You'll get to choose the colour and pattern of the flower you'd like to create and a craftsman will teach you how to assemble it by hand. Keep what you make as a souvenir to show off to your family and friends back home! 

Things to note:

  • Meeting point: Oharibako / 25, Murasakino Shimo-Monzencho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8215
  • By bus from JR Kyoto Station: Take Kyoto City Bus Route 101 (B2 bus stop), Route 205 (A2 bus stop), or Route 206 (A3 bus stop) and get off at Daitokuji-mae bus stop
  • By train and bus from JR Kyoto Station: Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway for Kokuksaikaikan for 15 minutes and get off at Kitaoji Station. Walk to Kitaoji Bus Terminal and take Kyoto City Bus Route 101, 102, 204, 205, 206, or Kita 8. Get off at Daitokuji-Mae bus stop and walk for 2 minutes
  • Language support: English (guide, menu)
  • Participation requirements: 10 years old and over
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • There may be other customers wishing to share a table. Please contact the tour if you are late


Terms & Conditions:

This tour's advertised price and net rate does not include the Japanese Consumption Tax.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
  • 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
  • The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
  • Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation
  • The cancellation fee includes handling charges

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