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Make Your Own Geisha Hair Ornament in Kyoto



Hana Kanzashi Crafting Workshop in a Town of Geisha

  • Experience Higoshiyama quarter, the Geisha and Maiko district in Kyoto, like never before!
  • Your host offer a fun and creative kanzashi-making workshop near Ginkaku-ji (Silver Temple) in Kyoto city.
  • The experience spot is easy to access from Kyoto station without changing the train.
  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 8



My name is Shimono Michico, and together with Ms. Kimata Tomoko, we offer a fun and creative kanzashi-making workshop near Ginkaku-ji (Silver Temple) in Kyoto city. Kanzashi are first mentioned in the cultural traditions of Japan during the Meiji era, so learning to make them also gives you a real historical connection! I started making traditional Japanese kanzashi hair ornaments about 10 years ago. It was my grandchild’s Shichi-Go-San celebration (a celebration of children aged 3, 5, and 7 years old), and I just couldn’t find any ready-made ones that I liked, soI started making them myself!

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Japanese hair ornaments are extremely popular souvenirs among visitors to Japan. Rather than buy one, though, why not learn to create your own? Learn to turn small scraps of your favourite fabrics into gorgeous one-of-a-kind kanzashi to take home with you, or to give as gifts! You are only limited by your imagination in this wonderful 90-minute workshop. You will have a wonderful time learning a traditional Japanese handicraft, and feel an enormous sense of accomplishment when someone comments on the beauty of the unique handmade ornament that you made yourself! Fun for young and old alike, you will come away with a skill that can turn any piece of cloth into an object of art and admiration. What better way is there to remember your trip to Kyoto, than with your own, hand-crafted keepsake?

  • First, meet your host at the store!

  • Look at the beautiful accessories on display.

  • Choose the one you would like to make!

  • Select your favorite colored fabric.

  • There are so many colors to choose from!

  • You host will teach you step by step.



  • Duration


    (09:50 〜 13:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the No.17 bus to Kitashirakawa bus stop. (approx. 30 minutes from Kyoto Station)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Accessary, Experience, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    115-13 Jōdoji Nishidachō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 606-8417, Japan"

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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