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Experience Information (Year Round)

All throughout the year you can experience many things in Yonezawa.
All year round there are many different new experiences to challenge in Yonezawa. Why not give them a go?
Yonezawa craftworks Yonezawa craftworks – Hand-Made
OtakapoppoSasano Ittobori Carving
Sasano Ittobori Carving Experience
Yonezawa’s famous folk-craft ‘Otakapoppo’ (hawk figures carved from ‘koshiabura’) can be experienced.
Sasano Ittobori Yōzan (Toda Kanpu)
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Sasano Honchō 6798
 TEL 0238-38-3200
【Info】Sasano Ittobori Carving Experience
【Parking】Available
 (15 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥800 (21cm) ,¥1,000 (24cm)
【Experience time】Around 60 minutes
【Business Hours】8:00~18:00
【Closed】No Holiday
Sasano Folk-Crafts Museum
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Sasano Honchō 5208-2
 TEL 0238-38-4288
【Info】Sasano Ittobori Carving Experience
【Parking】 Available
 (10 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥800 (21cm) ¥1,000 (24cm)
【Experience time】Around 60 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~15:30
【Closed】No Holiday
Hand-made/Natural Dying Experience
A traditional dying experience utilizing various plant-based dyes such as Safflower and Knotweed.
●Yonezawa Gobyō 1-2-37
 TEL 0238-24-0268
【Parking】 Available
 (8 vehicles max.)
Hand-Weaving (For groups of 5-10 people a reservation is required)
【Info】Silk Coaster (2) ,Table center-piece (25cm×15cm) making experience.
【Fee】¥2,160(2 silk coasters) ¥2,700 (Table center-piece 25cm×15cm)
【Experience time】Silk Coaster(Around 30 minutes),Table Liner(Around 40 minutes)
【Business Hours】9:30~16:30(Last registration at 16:00)
【Closed】Wednesdays
Safflower Dyeing
 (Reservation required)
【Info】Cotton Handkerchief, Silk shawl safflower dyeing experience.
染織工房わくわく舘のマップへ
【Fee】¥1,080 (cotton handkerchief) ¥2,700 (silk shawl 28cm×128cm)
【Experience time】Cotton Handkerchief (Around 30 minutes), Silk Shawl (Around 40 minutes)
‘Orijin’ Weaving Experience
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Montou-machi1-1-87
 TEL 0238-22-1325
【Parking】 Available
 (8 vehicles max.)
Hand Weaving
【Info】Table center-piece weaving experience
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【Fee】¥2,000
【Experience time】90~120 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~16:30
【Closed】Wednesdays
Shikiji Sukezaemon
●Yonezawa Jōsai 3-5-34
 TEL 0238-23-3542
【Parking】 Available
 (10 vehicles max.)
Hand Weaving
【Info】Table center-piece hand weaving experience (30cm×45cm)
【Fee】¥4,500
【Experience time】Around half a day
【Business Hours】8:30~16:00
【Closed】Weekends, Public Holidays
Safflower/knotweed dyeing
【Info】Handkerchief Safflower and Knotweed dyeing experience
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【Fee】¥1,500
【Experience time】Around 60 minutes
Osaen Workshop
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Chūō 5-2-104
 TEL 0238-23-6001
【Parking】 Available
 (10 vehicles max.)
Safflower Dyeing Experience
【Info】Handkerchief safflower dyeing experience.
筬園工房のマップへ
【Fee】¥1,000
【Experience time】Around 30 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~16:00
【Closed】Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays
Suguwara Workshop
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Matsugasaki 3-4-33
 TEL 0238-23-9286
【Parking】 Available
 (30 vehicles max.)
Traditional‘Kanpō’ Dying
【Info】Handkerchief `Kanpō’ dying experience
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【Fee】¥1,000
【Experience time】Around 30 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~17:30
【Closed】Weekends, Public Holidays
Soba Making Experience
Traditional Soba making experience and tasting.
●Sasano Honchō 211
 TEL 0120-38-4636
【Info】Soba making
【Parking】 Available
 (20 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥3,800(4 person portion)
【Experience time】Around 90 minutes(Experience available twice from 10:30 and from 13:30)
【Business Hours】11:00~15:00
【Closed】Tuesdays
Nangen Soba Hall
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Hosen-Machi 2520
 TEL 0238-38-5212
【Info】Soba making
【Parking】 Available
 (10 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥1,500(one person portion)
【Experience time】Around 90~120 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~15:30
【Closed】No Holiday
Hand-made Ramen noodle making Experience
A chance to make Yonezawa Ramen’s distinct wavy noodles.
Kadokyū
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Kasuga 4-2-98
 TEL 0238-23-1241
【Info】 Hand-made Ramen noodle making experience
【Parking】 Available
 (30 vehicles max.)
かど久のマップへ
【Fee】¥1,500
【Experience time】Around 60 minutes
【Business Hours】11:00~15:00(only available weekdays)
【Closed】Tuesdays
‘Mayu’ Cocoon making Experience
Make an ornament of the staple of Yonezawa’s textile industry – ‘Mayu’ cocoon. Other ornaments and decorations are also available to make.
Orientokan
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Jōnan 2-3-88
 TEL 0238-24-5945
【Info】‘Mayu’ making workshop
【Parking】 Available
 (4 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】\900 (Traditional decorative strap/’Yume’ Rabbit) \1,000 (Rabbit Hina Doll, 2 for \2000)
【Experience time】Around 30 minutes
【Business Hours】9:30~15:30 (Final reservation at 16:00)
【Closed】Sunday, Public Holidays
Dragonfly accessory making experience
Make by hand a traditional dragon-fly accessory.
Yamaoto-ya
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Matsugasaki 2-1-82
 TEL 0238-23-1118
【Info】Dragonfly accessory making Experience
【Parking】 Available
 (3 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥1,800
【Experience time】Around 90 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~19:00
【Closed】Sunday (Open on public holidays)
Spinning-top carving experience
Create your very own spinning top and decorate it in a variety of colors.
●Yonezawa Onogawa-machi 2458
 TEL 0238-32-2805
【Info】Spinning Top Carving(湯めぐり手形購入者のみ)
【Parking】 Available
 (80 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】¥300~¥400
【Experience time】Around 15 minutes~
【Business Hours】9:00~17:00
【Closed】No Holiday
Traditional games/Traditional instrument experience
Play with traditional Japanese games and toys such as ‘Kendama’ and ‘Menko’
Yonezawa Uesugi Museum
●Yonezawa Maru-no-Uchi 1-2-1
 TEL 0238-26-8001
【Info】raditional games/Traditional instruments Experience
【Parking】 Available
 (90 vehicles max.)
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【Fee】Free
【Experience time】Around 60 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~17:00(Last Admittance at 16:30)
【Closed】April~Novemeber: Every 4th Wednesday of the month.
       December~March: Mondays
Hand-copied Sutra Experience
After learning about traditional Buddhist Sutras, experience first-hand copying and writing them.
Onogawa-machi Daikokoten
 (Reservation required)
●Yonezawa Onogawa-machi2580
 TEL 0238-32-2929
【Info】Hand-copied Sutra Experience
【Parking】 Available
 (10 vehicles max.)
小野川大黒天のマップへ
【Fee】¥1,000
【Experience time】Around 40~50 minutes
【Business Hours】9:00~18:00
【Closed】No Holiday