Yuzen Trial Classes (In Japanese)

We, at Okayama Kougei, offer tours of our studio and Yuzen hand-painting classes. Visitors will receive an explanation of our Yuzen-style kimono manufacturing process and guidance while they attempt to color their own fabric. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in Kyoto Yuzen, or who are not sure exactly what the Kyoto Yuzen dyeing process is like. We are conveniently located in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward among many great sightseeing attractions, so please visit us during your stay in Kyoto.

We require reservations at least 5 days in advance for our tours and classes. Reservations can be made by telephone or via?our online form.
Tour: Yuzen Hand painted Kimonos Studio
Experience: Firsthand experience with Yuzen-style dyeing
Hours of Operation: 8:30-17:30
(We are closed on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month, Sundays, Holidays, summer vacation, and the New Year’s holiday season)
Group Size: Tour: 1-50 people
Dyeing a handkerchief or Obiage cloth in Yuzen style: 1-10 people
Duration: Tour (panel explanation, video, studio tour): 30 ? 60 minutes
Yuzen dyeing experience of cloth or handkerchief : 30 minutes each
Pricing: Tour only: 300yen (High school students and younger are free)
Handkerchief coloring: 1800yen (including shipping)
Obiage cloth coloring: 4500yen (including shipping)
(We will ship you your handkerchief or cloth after it has been steamed, washed and sewn.)
Parking: 1-2 parking slots
How to Apply: Please make your reservation at least 5 days prior to your tour date.
Reservations can be made by calling us at 075-643-4317 or via the online form on our homepage.
*Reservations are subject to availability based on our business, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
*Please contact us if you have special requests. We will do our best to meet your needs.

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We are located right in the middle of the Fushimi sightseeing area, so how about seeing some of Kyoto’s great sights after visiting us?

The most famous of the sights is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Located less than a 5 minute drive from Okayama Kougei, you can hike through the many scarlet arches all the way to the top of the mountain. Along the way is a tea shop with a beautiful view of southern Kyoto city.

Sake lovers can also enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto’s Fushimi ward. You can enjoy sake tasting at the Gekkeikan sake brewery, and relax at any number of established restaurants. In addition to Gekkeikan, you can also visit any of the other nation-wide famous breweries, such as the Kizakura or Takara Sake Breweries.

The sake shop district still retains its historic layout and atmosphere, making it an ideal place to visit. Visitors can also ride a traditional boat down the canal running through the district, enjoying the sights of weeping willows, old breweries, and the historical city along the way.

Near the Otesuji shopping street is a small section known as “Ryoma-dori.” The name comes from a famous historical figure: Ryoma Sakamoto, a samurai who played a leading role in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate at the end of the Edo Period. He used the area for sending and receiving contact between Satsuma (Kagoshima Prefecture) and Choshu (Yamaguchi Prefecture) There is also a Japanese style hotel there called Teradaya in which tours and overnight stays are permitted.
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