Apr. 17, 2023 UPDATE

Kyoto Traditional Crafts Experience and Tour

Here is an introduction to the traditional craft tours currently being conducted by Sharing Kyoto!
Traditional craft tour


Kyoto has many beautiful traditional crafts that are unique to Kyoto.

We would be happy if you would come to Kyoto and learn about their beauty and the process of making them!


If you are interested in our tours, please apply here.


13:00:Meet up at Yasaka Pagoda



The tour starts from Yasaka Pagoda. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time.

13:05 Creation of original Kiyomizuyaki ceramics

First, let's start with the Kiyomizu-yaki experience. Kiyomizuyaki is a type of pottery that continues to be made on Gojozaka, the approach to Kiyomizu Temple. There is no specific style or technique, but a combination of all ceramic techniques.

Craftsmen will teach you how to make high-quality Kiyomizuyaki in a short period of time. By actually making your own Kiyomizuyaki, you will learn many things that you could not have learned just by looking at it.

After your one-of-a-kind original Kiyomizuyaki is fired in the kiln, it will be delivered to your home country, so you can look forward to receiving it!


14:05:Arrive at Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum


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After the Kiyomizu Pottery Making Experience, we will visit the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Art Museum. The Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum of Art is a private art museum that houses a collection of about 10,000 Japanese crafts, mainly lacquerware, metalwork, ceramics, cloisonne ware, and embroidered paintings, some of which were made from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period.

Although not a large museum, each of them is a valuable museum where visitors can learn about the raw materials used in traditional crafts and the production process.


15:00 Arrive at Kyoto Ceramic Center

Finally, we will take you to the Kyoto Ceramic Museum. This facility exhibits and sells Kyoto's ceramic crafts, and visitors can see numerous pieces. If you find a piece you like, you can purchase it!

If your timing is good, you can even have a conversation with the artisans who are actually making the pieces. We hope you will enjoy interacting with Kyoto's craftspeople.


If you are interested, please click here to apply

Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
There are not so many opportunities to learn about traditional crafts in Kyoto. Why not take this opportunity to deepen your understanding of Kyoto's traditional crafts?
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