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Japanese Lantern Making

Japanese Lantern Making

Hosted by Kadota-chouchin Lantern Shop

  • children 3,000 JPY / guest
    adult 3,000 JPY / guest

  • ages 12 and over
  • 1 hours total
  • Offered in Japanese

What we will do

Experience painting a traditional lantern at a lantern shop which has more than 100 years history, located in Nakasu-Kawabata shopping arcade which has a traditional atmosphere. A skilled craftsman will teach you about the secrets of his trade. He has made lanterns for famous sightseeing spots such as Kushida shrine, Dazaifu-Tenmangu shrine, festivals and restaurants. You can decorate the lantern to your liking and take it back with you as an unique souvenir. 

You can paint your favorite letters or illustration. You can also take a photo with a Happi coat (traditional craftsmen costume).

※ If you want to write your name in Kanji (Japanese characters), please let us know the spelling and pronunciation in advance.

※ The lantern has to dry for a while afterwards. We kindly ask for your understanding. 

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About your host

This lantern shop has more than 100 years of history: It was built in 1825 (28 of Meiji) and is located in Nakasukawabata Market Street. The big lanterns exhibited at the front will definitely capture your eyes. The lanterns are all made and painted by hand, so you will see beautiful lanterns with sophisticated decorations. You can look over the shoulder of craftsmen making lanterns, too. There are various Japanese souvenirs such as laterns, lucky cats, and etc. Customized orders and shipping overseas are available.

Kadota-chouchin Lantern Shop

What your host will provide

Lantern painting experience, a small lantern to take home

2 - 15 guest

The above is number of people who can apply.

Sunny, rainy, cloudy, anytime we open!

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee: ■50% of the price (From 3 days before to 6pm the previous day of your booking) ■100% of the price (after 6pm of the previous day, and on the day you book)

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■We are not offering this activity from June 1st until August 21st.

■Please make a reservation until 6pm 2 days before.

■ Opening hours Monday - Saturday from 11:00.

■ The shop offers information papers in various languages but if you would like to book an English-speaking interpreter, we ask for an additional fee of 7,000 Yen.

■ Tax excluded.




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1JPY ≒ 130.77EUR



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