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Excursion in Aki's Little Kyoto
Old Townscape and Workshops

About the Course

●One-day excursion course
●Enjoy a day in Takehara Old Townscape Preservation District
● Special Plant Based Lunch at Botanica
●Workshop 1: Arrangement of edible flowers into organic vegan cookies
●Workshop 2: Experience ceramic making in a pottery workshop
●Special tea break at cafe Ichie's VIP room only available for this course
Stroll through the Edo period townscape preservation district ​which has been designated as a Japan Heritage Site and an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings
●It is an original course only available for bamboo tour.

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Botanica lunch of the day (vegan)

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Cafe Ichie special snack set (with drink)

Travel fee (per person)


Number of participants

from 2 people

Tour conductor


scheduled time

from 10:30

Implementation date and time

4th Friday of every month



organic table botanica

The meeting place

organic table botanica

Reception deadline

one week before

Environmentally Friendly  Experience

Vegan cookie making and vegetable lunch

At Organic Table Botanica, you can experience making delicious plant-based vegan flower cookies that are gentle on the body and the earth (Bamboo Tour exclusive plan), and enjoy Botanica's special vegan lunch. Botanica cookies are very popular as souvenirs! ! Cookies are a hot topic in the media. It contains only healthy ingredients such as sake lees from local sake breweries, nuts, coconut oil, and no white sugar, and it does not use butter or eggs. By choosing, you can avoid problems such as the burden on the environment for raising dairy cows and the harsh growing environment for animals. Veganism (not eating or using animal products) is now spreading among the next generation in Western countries.

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 buildings emit less CO2 during manufacturing, but continuing to recycle the houses is truly sustainable. The warmth of nature and the beauty of its history can be found here.

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. Above all, I feel attached to things that I have made myself, and I want to use them carefully.

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 at Bamboo Tour. Takehara Coffee and Karinto produced by Saryo Ichie are perfect for souvenirs.

Main sightseeing schedule

10:30 Meet at the organic table Botanica. Making vegan flower cookies. Then have lunch.

13:00 Pottery experience at the pottery workshop Fudo, hand forming
14:30 Stroll through the townscape preservation district


15:30 Cafe Ichie Japanese tea break


*Advance reservations are required. Please apply at least 2 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.

​*Lunch and insurance are included.

■ 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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