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Takumi no Sato, Minakami-machi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Try your hand at various arts and crafts in the ateliers of a 600-year-old traditional village named Takumi no Sato. Stroll through this scenic mountain settlement, observing various artisans at work, from pottery throwers and bamboo weavers, to painters and glass etchers. As a visitor, you can not only spectate, but also get involved, with a variety of workshops available (these typically run for about an hour). Of course, you can also shop for handmade crafts, which make great souvenirs to take home with you. Plan your visit to Takumi no Sato and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Minakami-machi family vacation planner.
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  • My family and I had so much fun at this little village! There is a village (in a beautiful setting) with many little shops of traditional Japanese crafts and many of them allow you to create your own ...  more »
  • I was lucky enough to be taken to Takumi no Sato by a friend living in Japan. Even better, it was festival weekend! I really enjoyed visiting the various Craft workshops and I wish I could go back and...  more »
  • A nice quiet place to walk around and make your own Japanese souveniers. We made stone bracelets, gel candles, japanese paper (pictured ) and bought some cheap leather keychains at "Kuro" ¥500 persona...  more »