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Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

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Take a break from hectic city life for a day with this jade carving experience in Tokyo. In a small group of no more than five people, you can design your own piece of jade then observe as a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 38 years of experience carefully carves your unique design into a stone of your choice. Later, it's hands on as you do all the hand finishing work yourself and transform your design into your very own work of art.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.46
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$108.46
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Washi Paper Making Experience in Saitama

Washi Paper Making Experience in Saitama

First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpwashi #wasabijp Washi is traditional Japanese paper made with unique tesuki techniques, a manual process of producing paper using fibers of the kozo tree(paper mulberry). In this workshop, you can experience the time-honored tesuki washi making techniques and make your own washi paper with step-by-step instructions from a seasoned washi craftsman. Our washi paper exclusively uses natural materials indigenous to Japan, which lends a rustic and warm charm to it. Enjoy the unique experience and bring your handmade washi  home as a memento of your trip to Japan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.66
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$62.66

Custom Made Jade Carvings

Custom Made Jade Carvings

Want to purchase your very own Designed Wearable Jade Carving.  Design and then watch as your Design is drawn onto the stone color you selected, then see your Special Design take shape as Gordon carves your design into Reality, and is then Hand Polished to Perfection.  You go home with a Special Treasure that you personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime Allow at least 6 to 9 hours for this Activity.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.94
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$269.94
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Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

As a Couple you can purchase very Special Jade Eternity Twists.  Choose a Twist Design then select the your Special Jade stone.. Then see your your Eternity Twists take shape as Gordon carves them both into Reality, and Hand Polished to Perfection ( or you can choose to polish yourself.) - You go home with Special Treasures that you both personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime together. Allow at least 9 hours or more for this Activity
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$482.04
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$482.04
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Rattan Weaving Experience in Saitama

Rattan Weaving Experience in Saitama

Learn about the craft of rattan weaving during this workshop in Saitama. Travel outside the heart of central Tokyo by train to try your hand at weaving a pair of rattan coasters. Get advice from a guide including step-by-step instructions. No prior experience is necessary. Browse the rattan shop after the workshop for expertly crafted pieces.
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  • 2 hours
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$47.72
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Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

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Feel beautiful and relaxed from the inside out! otomo has created a tour, conducted in Saitama Prefecture, to make our guests feel relaxed and beautiful from the inside out. You will begin the tour with a visit to a herb garden. You can touch and smell the herbs and even try dishes that use herbs for seasoning. Herbal scents make us feel relaxed, and this tends to show in our expressions. After feeling refreshed and relaxed, move onto Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park which is a Moomin-themed park! Wander into the world of the Moomin family and their friends and take photos in unique locations and some hidden locations that your tour guide will show you. At the end of the tour, treat yourself to a delicious cheesecake.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.46
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$128.46
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Get to know the unique Japanese culture

Get to know the unique Japanese culture "TATAMi"! Factory tour and experience handmade tatami

You can see the tatami production site with the guidance of tatami artisans. We can manufacture interior mini tatami mats (size 20 x 20 cm, thickness 20 ~ 30 mm). After the experience, there is also a tea break service on the edge of the tatami mat. If you wish, there are souvenirs
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.60
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$37.60

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Learn all about the Japanese bonsai trees on a private tour of the Omiya Bonsai Village. Visit several bonsai gardens to get a feel for the range of trees in Japan and stroll through the Omiya Bonsai Art Musem to see the mini trees from multiple angles. This tour is a great way to get a closer look at Japan’s bonsai culture and perhaps purchase one for your home.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.82
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$98.82
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Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Leave Japan with a souvenir that has more meaning than something you bought in a shop—and get a taste of authentic Japanese craftsmanship—with this ceramic plate workshop experience. Under the guidance of award-winning artists, create your original ceramic plate by shaping a clay slab on which you can freely engrave patterns and press various molds to express your creativity.
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  • 2 hours
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$78.58
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Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Truly beautiful and elegant Japanese dolls and great local food. Iwatsuki, a town which produces more Japanese dolls than anywhere else in Japan, is located to the east of Saitama city, and is known as the Town of Dolls. Japanese dolls are artistically valuable for their gentle features and beautiful costumes. On this tour you will see Japanese dolls from every decade of the past 400 years, and also get the chance to make your own doll! With your otomo tour guide to help you with translating, you can choose your favorite color and pattern for the kimono to dress your doll in. Do not forget to try Iwatsuki's local soul food; tofu ramen as well. The local restaurant you will be visiting on this tour became famous for serving the best tofu ramen in Saitama.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.94
Price varies by group size
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$88.94
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Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

This is a great pick for travelers interested in spirituality, and ancient Japan. Enjoy the company of a private guide who provides fascinating insights that you likely wouldn’t discover alone. Learn about Japanese gods, ancient myths, and local rituals. Visit multiple shrines, including Hikawa Shrine, Sessha Monkyakujin Shrine, and even Omiya Park Zoo, where you’ll see animals featured in old Japanese myths. A highlight of the tour is trying out an ancient craft—carving a magatama pendant.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.94
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$88.94
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Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century). You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip. After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers' favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce! Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a cafĂ© renovated from an old Japanese house. Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.82
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$98.82
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Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Enjoy making "Kokedama" moss ball after visiting The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant. ~ Highlights of this tour ~ ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitama. *Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ・Visit Bonsai nurseries ・Lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant Omiya ・"Kokedama" Moss Ball Making Workshop ・Short walk at the Omiya Park ・Concludes at JR Omiya station
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.25
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$146.25

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

This tour goes around Omiya Bonsai Village which is well known as the hometown of Bonsai !! We visit "Bonsai museum" and a couple of nurseries. You can learn Japanese Bonsai culture and how bonsai works. Also, your guide teaches techniques of looking and feel Bonsai. You also have a chance to learn how you can grow Bonsai. Please enjoy going through Bonsai art world !! < Bonsai museum > The Saitama City Bonsai Museum is the world's first public bonsai museum, opened in 2010. It collects about 200 pots of bonsai, bonsai tray, water stones, and ukiyo-e, etc. There is a bonsai garden, usually displayed 60-70 bonsai. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Kamakura. Immerse yourself in local cuisine and culture by going on a comprehensive guided tour. Save hours of research time and enjoy insights and tips from your guide. Top sights you’ll visit include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. A highlight of the tour is visiting Komachi Street, where you’ll discover local gourmet food.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.76
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$103.76
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