Discover the Art of Japan: Indigo Dyeing & Rice Cracker Baking Experience

Discover the Art of Japan: Indigo Dyeing & Rice Cracker Baking Experience

Embark on a journey of Japanese craftsmanship just an hour from Tokyo. It's suitable for beginners, so everyone is welcome! Immerse yourself in the essence of traditional Japanese culture with two unique experiences. One lets you explore the art of indigo dyeing, famous for Japan Blue, at an organic-focused workshop. The other invites you to visit the prestigious Soka Senbei, a well-known brand of Japanese rice crackers, where you can try your hand at baking senbei.


Ueno Station (9:00 AM)

Approximately 60 minutes travel time from Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Tobu Skytree Line) to Soka Station. From Soka Station East Exit (Tobu Central Bus), transfer to Miyashirobashi (walking distance). Continue to STUDIO KAERU-JIRUSHI.

Dyeing Experience with Natural Indigo at Kaerujirushi

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience making the world's one and only original handkerchief using traditional techniques unique to Japan.

Dyeing Experience with Natural Indigo at Kaerujirushi

Visitors can delight in an indigo dyeing encounter rooted in traditional methods, free from the use of chemicals. This simplified version offers a beginner-friendly approach to the professional traditional method, making it accessible for first-time foreign visitors to authentically experience indigo dyeing. Rarely can you find a location where you have the opportunity to engage in natural indigo dyeing firsthand. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of indigo dyeing. We trust you'll relish the experience.

Approximately 20 minutes from STUDIO KAERU-JIRUSHI, by taxi, to Yamako Senbei Honpo Main Shop

Yamako Senbei Hand-Baked Rice Crackers

12:20 PM - 1:05 PM

Roll up your sleeves and savor the essence of Japan at Yamako Senbei Honpo, where the excitement of crafting your own senbei rice crackers comes alive in a hands-on baking experience!

Yamako Senbei Hand-Baked Rice Crackers

Take a train from Tokyo Station, and in just 40 minutes, you'll arrive at Yamako Senbei Honpo in Soka City, Saitama. Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of crafting Soka Senbei, a beloved Japanese delight. With Soka City's history of abundant rice production, Soka Senbei emerged as a flavorful solution using surplus rice. Now a celebrated snack with 41 shops in Soka City, it's time to relish the hands-on experience of baking Soka Senbei. Let the flavors come to life through your eyes, hands, and sense of smell. Creating your very own rice cracker is sure to be an unforgettable adventure!

Approximately 60 minutes travel time from Yamako Senbei Honpo Main Shop, on foot, to Shinden Station (Tobu Skytree Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line). Transfer at Shinden Station and continue to Ueno Station.


Ueno Station (arrivie at 2:10 PM)

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