Takumi no Sato, Minakami-machi

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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  • August 8, 2017
    There was a summer vacation, but during the week, was empty. Soba, but staff are taught, even elementary school children can experience 10 minutes. Should you boil near the resulting in-situ juwari Soba is fine. Dorayaki-making experience is on hiatus, sorry.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It serves yam cake lunch and also experience making yam cake by yourself. Yam cake has really low calorid and local food in Gunma. Anyone could enjoy in this place  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    I went to paper-making experience. We have instructors who teach very, children also enjoy the experience. After the experience, to dry two weeks required for works is to get mail. A summer project thought it was the right choice.
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