Crafting Aromatic Bag Tour

JPY 7,700~
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Craft a Japanese sachet, a Geisha’s essential item

Fact: maiko get to wash their hair once in two weeks, or three weeks at longest in order to keep their laborious hair style. Instead they carry a sachet packed with aromatic wooden powders to cancel out hair odor. In this tour you get to craft the maiko’s essential item blending 10 different varieties of wooden powders.

Tour Details

1.Pay a visit to a Japanese sachet workshop whose distinctive aroma will delight your nasal passages from the second you enter.

sachet shop
learn history

2.Lend your ears to a sachet artisan, who will go back in history to tell you how Japanese sachets came to be used and the roles they play in modern society. (10 min.)

3.Enjoy the fragrance which the shop owner creates by blending as many as 10 different powdered aromatic woods, which, unlike incense, give out an aroma all the time.

wooden powder
make a sachet

4.Pick out your favorite case of fabric and employ all the deft skills you have to complete your own sachet. (60 min.)

5.Just hanging a Japanese sachet to your bag will instantly add both elegance and youthfulness to your appearance. Also, try putting it on when you wear a kimono, it is the perfect match!


6.You can buy items bearing the same scent on your way out.


Tour Price
2 people 8,500 yen p.p
3 people 8,300 yen p.p
4 people 8,100 yen p.p
5 people 7,900 yen p.p
6 people 7,700 yen p.p
Tour Style
Departs & Finish
Kyoto Station (or your hotel in the central part of the city)
A Japanese sachet workshop
Nearest station
Subway Karasuma Oike Station
Travel time
15 minutes (one way)
Staying time at the venue
1.5 hours
Age restriction
From 12 years old. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Req. per Booking
2-6 guests
Req. to Run Tour
2 guests
Transportation fee, guiding and lesson fee, all the materials, travel insurance

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  1. Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be cancelled, or tour operation may cease entirely.
  2. At the meeting point, please show your reservation confirmation sheet in any form.
  3. Guests will be sitting on the floor during the tour.
  4. Guests are asked to read the Booking Policy & Terms & Conditions before booking.