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Miyazu: Tatami Workshop, Coaster Making, and Old House Visit

Activity provider: Pristine Kyoto

Miyazu: Tatami Workshop, Coaster Making, and Old House Visit

Activity provider: Pristine Kyoto

From US$ 33.28 per person

Visit a Tatami workshop and observe the traditional way of making tatami mats and their healing effect. Make your own Tatami coaster as a souvenir and enjoy an optional visit to the Old Mikami Family House.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Tatami culture, the floor mats made of natural material Igusa rush using traditional techniques.
  • Make your own Tatami mat coaster and bring back with you.
  • Enjoy the stroll along the old quarter of Miyazu and experience the exquisite atmosphere of one of the most successful old merchant houses.
Full description

“Tatamiya Tatsuzo” Tatami Workshop was found in 1927 and is currently run by three generations. Its present owner is the fourth generation, who has a profound knowledge of Miyazu history and can provide lots of interesting local stories. From old times tatami mats have been used in Japanese houses, travel inns, shrines and temples, and you can observe the traditional way of making them as well as their healing and relaxing effect that is similar to the one you feel in the forest. You can also try making your own tatami coaster to bring back. Learn about Tatami culture, the floor mats made of natural material Igusa rush using traditional techniques. The aroma of soft rush used for tatami making has a therapeutic and relaxing effect. Then enjoy the stroll along the old quarter of Miyazu and experience the exquisite atmosphere in a tatami room of one of the most successful old merchant houses from Edo period to feel the high class Japanese culture

Includes
  • Guide Fee, Experience Fee, Tatami coaster (1 per 1 pax), Tax
  • Meals, Beverages, Personal expenses, etc.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Product ID: 414110