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. To visit Takumi no Sato on your holiday in Minakami-machi, and find out what else Minakami-machi has to offer, use our Minakami-machi trip planner .
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  • I went with my daughter! And places including parking, set navigation was far away, but the fixed stop near the shops of their own! There was because it was near the evening, closes shop. Go a little earlier and leisurely stroll around! She pressed, make bracelets using their favorite stone was satisfied!
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  • Elementary school groups Soba experience to have, it did get boiled in the adjacent dining room. Envious. There are many kinds of vegetables sold apples in polite commentary, you could buy for the taste of apples. Thick green onion was cheap and 3 150 yen.
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  • In pottery and their Soba with Tempura like, or eat on the spot! Very good and can be enjoyed all day long!
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Depending on the time of year, you may head straight to Minakami-machi's snowy slopes, staying in one of several well-equipped ski resorts; if it's the warmer seasons that have prompted your visit, you'll still have plenty of choices. Proud of its traditional Japanese culture, Minakami-machi boasts lots of Edo-period ryokans set in secluded tranquility, with no one to be seen for miles. A Minakami-machi trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to the onsens, so consider staying in one of several resorts that put them right at your doorstep.
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