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Day Tour into Japanese Instruments and Chopsticks Making




  • This tour will take you into the world of Japanese woodworking!
  • Your host started the Shamisen and Japanese traditional music since he was very young so he have a lot of experiences and knowledges!
  • The experience spot is easy to access from Shinjuku without changing the train.
  • 2.5 hour total

  • English, English

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 6



Hi, I’m Mukoyama. I started being passionate about the Shamisen and the traditional Japanese music when I was very young and now, making them has been my speciality for many years. In order to train in the art of bending and straightening, cutting and handling delicate pieces of wood it is customary to make chopsticks. Would you like to try to make some together ?

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Experience Japanese craftsmanship first hand! You'll learn about Japanese woodworking and traditional instruments and even get to make your own chopsticks. This tour will take you into the world of Japanese woodworking, learning about chopsticks, plus the Shamisen, and other traditional Japanese instruments. Why chopsticks? In Japan, learning to make chopsticks is the first step in training to craft a musical instrument. You may have heard or even seen Japanese instruments before, but with this trip, you’ll take an up-close look at how they’re produced by the hands of professional artisans.

  • Making the chopsticks.

  • Shave the wood to make chopsticks.

  • Watch the his performance.

  • Learn how to play shamisen.

  • Play the Shamisen!

  • There are many shamisen is the your experience stop.


  • Duration


    (13:50 〜 16:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Chuo-Sobu to Hirai Station (approx. 30 min from Shinjuku station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 6

    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

Experience, Handmade Chopsticks, Interpreter, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Please wear casual or similar attire you don’t mind getting dirty.

  • Meeting Point

    South Exit of Hirai Station, Chuo-Sobu Line [JB 24]

  • 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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