Chopstick Making Workshop in Kyoto

2 hr


Group Tour

During this chopstick making workshop, you can create your own personal, unique pair of chopsticks from smoked bamboo. Learn to carve and shape them to be just right for you.
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Itinerary Details

In Kyoto, traditionally, there are various kinds of bamboo products made of a great variety of bamboo. For many centuries, the people of Kyoto have had a tradition of making many different items out of bamboo.

Meet at the Yokoyama Bamboo Products Company(TAKENOKO) at 9am for the chopstick making experience. During this workshop, you will enjoy learning to make soot bamboo chopsticks by yourself. Scrape and shave the bamboo with a knife to the thickness you prefer and then finish it by sandpaper. The soot bamboo chopsticks that you will be making is a traditional, handmade craft that has been passed on from generation to generation.

It takes about 2 hours to complete the work to make your soot bamboo chopsticks; afterwards, you can take your soot bamboo chopsticks back home with you.

Important Details

  • All necessary materials
  • Instructor
  • Consumption tax
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co. Factory (TAKENOKO)
Return Details
Concludes at the Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co. Factory (TAKENOKO)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.