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Half Day Chopstick Making and Kyoyuzen Dyed Chopstick Case in Kyoto


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Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:03-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   All Days
Adult (Age 0 & Up) $45
Child (Age 3-12) $45


  • Activity fee / Materials fee
  • Pamphlets in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 20 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 09:00,  14:00

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • From JR Kyoto Station:
    Take the Karasuma Subway towards the International Conference Hall.
    1) 10 minute walk from Karasumaoike Station.
    2) Change trains at Karasumaoike Station to the Tozai Line towards Nijo. Disembark at Nijojo Castle Station.
    *Karasumaoike Station is more convenient, though the walk is somewhat longer.


  • Children ages 10 and under can join with an accompanying parent or guardian. Children over that age may join on their own. Staff are always available to assist, for a fun and relaxing activity.

Additional Notes

  • Smoking is prohibited inside the facility. A smoking are is available in the garden.
  • This tour will be held only in Japanese, however for small groups, lessons can be held in simple English with English pamphlets and gestures.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Everything required is prepared at the location. There is no need to bring anything special with you.


Half Day Chopstick Making and Kyoyuzen Dyed Chopstick Case in Kyoto
09:00:00 Check-in at Marumasu Nishimuraya Craft Center

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Chopstick Carving
First, create your personal chopsticks by shaving Kitayama Cedar wood with a small knife.
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Next, shape the rough carved chopsticks flat with a small plane. This process is really important.
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This is a small plane designed to be easy to use when smoothing out rough wood.
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Make the surface smooth with sandpaper, removing fine imperfections.
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Shine and preserve your chopsticks by applying a natural oil on to the surface.
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Chopstick Case
Put a paper pattern on the base chopstick case, then apply the traditional Yuzen Dyeing techniques.
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You now have a uniquely personal pair of chopsticks with a dyed carrying case.
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Take your work home with you as a usable memoir of Kyoto.
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Check-out at Marumasu Nishimuraya Craft Center

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