What to Expect
In the ancient capital Kyoto, various traditional crafts workshops are located. In the Higashiyama area near Kiyomizu temple, located potters of kiyomizu yaki, craftsman related to tea utensils have lived near Ogawadori, where headquarter of sado Senke is located, and Nishijin is a notable district, which produced great number of weavers.
For this tour, you can visit producers of traditional handicrafts based on your interests (ex. shibori, weaving, bamboo crafts, laquerware, pottery studio, knife maker).
9:00 Hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
9:30-11:00 Visit to shibori workshop
11:00-12:00 Shopping at a linen fabric shop
13:00-14:30 Shibori museum
14:30-16:00 Nishijin weaving atelier
16:00-17:00 Nishijin textile center
9:00 Hotel pick-up
11:00-12:00 Pottery museum
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Gion
13:30-15:00 craft shops near Gion and Miyagawacho
15:30-17:00 teramachi street: woodblock print shop, tea cafe, washi paper