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Visit a Fan Workshop and Make Your Own Kyo-Uchiwa Fan in Kyoto


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Stop by the workshop of craftsmen who make beautiful Kyoto-style fans, which you can use or display as ornaments. Learn the history of fan making from the artists before trying your hand at making your own fan! Come create your own unique Kyoto souvenir, assisted by traditional craftsmen.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Adult (Age 12 & up) $48 $72*$48 $72*$48
Child (Age 6-11) $48
Infant (Age 0-5) $48


  • Workshop observation fee / Activity participation fee
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 8 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 10:00,  13:00,  15:00

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The studio is about a 1-minute walk from Exit 1 of Ono Station on the Subway Tozai Line
    If you are coming by bus, it is a 1-minute walk from the 'Ono' bus stop of the Kyoto Bus line.
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  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
  • Listed price is to make 1 fan.
  • Children aged 11 years old and below will be pasting cut pictures on their uchiwa fan.

Additional Notes

  • The workshop is not a sightseeing facility. So we ask you to go to restroom before visiting the workshop to avoid, as far as possible, using the bathroom there.
  • We will guide you through the workshop of craftsmen. Please be respectful of the craftsmen when they show you around the workshop.
  • There are chairs in the workshop
  • You are allowed to take photos.
  • This activity is held primarily in Japanese. The staff can speak simple English.


Standard Plan
10:00:00 Meet at Shiomi Uchiwa

Day: Day1
Explanation and Demonstration by Craftsmen
The fan and the handle of Kyouchiwa (Kyoto-style fans) are made separately, and attached afterwards. Around 100 thin bamboo sticks are arranged radially by hand, and a handle is attached to complete the fan.
Day: Day1
Uchiwa Making Experience
Choose your desired design and attach pieces of hand-made Japanese paper of various colors to the structure of the fan. After this stroke your design with a cutter and wrap the sides with paper tape finalize your own product.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Shiomi Uchiwa

Day: Day1

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