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Play with Japan Heritage
Pottery and Japanese cafe

About the Course

●Short excursion course
●Experience ceramic making in a pottery studio Fudo 
●Have a beautiful break at Ichie's VIP room including the special snack set
●Fudo the pottery studio and the Ichie Japanese Cafe are located in Japan Heritage Site.
●It is an original course only for bamboo tours.

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Saryo Ichie special snack set (with drink)

Anmitsu, soy milk raw chocolate, bracken-starch dumpling, special hail, matcha green tea

Travel fee (per person)


Number of participants

from 2 people

Tour conductor


scheduled time

from 13:00

Implementation date and time

4th Friday of every month


Lunch: none

​Snack: Cafe Ichie 

The meeting place

Fudo the Pottery Studio

Reception deadline

two weeks before

Environmentally Friendly  Experience

Hand-forming pottery experience

At Pottery Studio Fudo, you can make pottery by hand. The method of hand-forming is to roll the clay into a thin stick and layer it to create a shape. Cheaply mass-produced tableware is not taken care of and tends to be thrown away, but if you experience making things, you will understand that it takes a lot of process to make a single bowl. Above all, I feel attached to things that I have made myself, and I want to use them carefully.

Walking around the townscape preservation district

Takehara is known as "Aki's Little Kyoto" because of its history of prospering as a manor of Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto during the Heian period. The symbol of this is the Townscape Preservation District, which has been selected as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings by the government. The old townscape is made of local wood and soil to match nature and its climate. We all know that wooden construction emits less CO2 during manufacturing, but continuing to recycle the house is truly sustainable. The warmth of nature and the beauty of its history can be found here.

Japanese cafe special snack set

Saryo Ichie is a Japanese style café that was built over 100 years ago and was inherited from our ancestors.

Once you pass through the historic samurai residence-style gate, you will be greeted by Japanese sweets made mainly from plant-based ingredients that will soothe your mind and body. The special snack set is a special menu that you can enjoy only with the bamboo tour set with a drink. Only at Bantu can you enjoy it in the VIP room on the second floor, which is usually not open to the public. Takehara coffee, salt candy, and karinto produced by Saryo Ichie are perfect for souvenirs.

Main sightseeing schedule

13:00 Pottery making experience at the pottery workshop Fudo
14:30 Have a tea break at Ichie Japanese Cafe (VIP room is only available for Bamboo Tour)

   Enjoy the historical stroll on Japan Heritage 

*Advance reservations are required. Please apply at least one week in advance.

*May not be available due to various circumstances.

*The tour fee includes the cost of materials for the workshops

*The ceramics will be sent to your home two months after the pottery workshop. Shipping fee will be charged separately.

■ If you would like to book, please contact us by phone or using the reservation form. We will check the itinerary and get back to you.

​■A reservation confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent to your email address.

■Reservation will be completed after confirmation of payment.

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