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Beautiful people in traditional workshop

A memorable visit to Yamada Tatami Workshop when searching for edging to repair some tatami mats I... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Canberra, Australia
Do yourself a favor and take part in this workshop

As always, it was my wife's idea that we book this workshop while visiting Kyoto. I was sceptic and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 Oct 2017
“Beautiful people in traditional workshop”
26 Apr 2017
“Do yourself a favor and take part in this workshop”
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316 Temmayacho, Shimotateuri Agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8355, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 90-9115-4843
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A memorable visit to Yamada Tatami Workshop when searching for edging to repair some tatami mats I have. The family were extremely helpful and I want to thank them for their kindness, generosity and good humour. Personal encounters like this are what travelling is all...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

As always, it was my wife's idea that we book this workshop while visiting Kyoto. I was sceptic and thought it will be more suitable for young children. It was not! This was a wonderful event and the best out of the 4 workshops we...More

Thank Haramachi
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Yamada Tatami. During the first part of our visit Mikiko taught us about the history of tatami mats and explained what the various components are. Then we had the opportunity to watch Mikiko's husband and father-in-law...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

hello! Nikolai here- I have been in japan for a few months seeing the sights and having a blast. Of the many adventures I've had, the Yamada Tatami mat workshop was one of the coolest activities so far. The Yamada family has run their tatami...More

Thank Nikolai B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Mikiko, her husband, and her father-in-law were very gracious hosts. The history lesson and demonstrations were quite interesting and the craft project was perfect for our 11 year old and 13 year old. A highly recommended option in Kyoto.

Thank Shana T
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a small facility that makes Tatami. We get a great lesson on the history of Tatami making and then were able to make our own small Tatami, great for a beautiful display. The staff was so friendly. An absolute Must Do.

Thank cranier
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Learn about tatami, how it's made (now & in the past) then make your own little souvenir to take home. Well worth the time! Even our 12 year old pre-teen liked it.

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I found out about this interesting workshop through an acquaintance and decided to sign up for it, not really know what to expect. When I got to the shop, I was warmly welcomed by Mikiko and was led to a small tatami room for the...More

1  Thank Sohcheryl
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I was able to learn about tatami and what it was used for in the Japanese culture. Mikiko was really sweet and knowledgable, as her husband owns and runs the tatami shop we learned in. We learned the basics of tatami and got a demonstration...More

4  Thank bmatsushima
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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
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