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Japan Heritage​ Half-Day Course
Bamboo Craftwork and Japanese Cafe

About the Course

Cafe Ichie Snack Set at the VIP room

●Short excursion course
●Make a bamboo windmill with a craftsman at a Machinami Bamboo Workshop
●Have a special tea break at Ichie's VIP room 
​●The bamboo studio and Cafe Ichie are in the Japan Heritage Site
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 for bamboo tours.

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 14:30

Implementation date and time

4th Friday of every month


Lunch: none

​Snacks: Cafe Ichie

The meeting place

Takehara Machinami Bamboo Workshop

Reception deadline

2 weeks ago

Environmentally Friendly  Experience

Bamboo pinwheel making experience

Recently, Johnny's Arashi became obsessed with the Takehara bamboo whirligig, which is attracting attention as an eco-friendly material because bamboo grows quickly. It is light and easy to process, and has been used for baskets and toys since ancient times. While there are concerns about the environmental and health impacts of petroleum-based plastics, please feel the potential of bamboo while interacting with a local bamboo craftsman legend.

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.

Saryo Ichie VIP 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

14:30 Make a pinwheel at Takehara Machinami Bamboo Workshop


15:30 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

■ 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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