Kyoto Craft Tours with TIME and DESIGN (for professionals)

Are you a designer , creator or a crafts researcher? Come and get inspired by meeting skilled craftsmen in Kyoto. You will get a chance to see their studio and production space and talk to them directly about your design needs.

TIME and DESIGN has a good stock of knowledge of crafts in Kyoto, Japan.  

  • Save time – we already have our own unique tours, or we can do the planning for you based on your requirements .(bookings, logistics, meals and transportations)
  • Exclusive access to workshops and studios, not open to the public.
  • Speak directly with potential collaborators – if you are considering  collaborative project with craftsmen here.
  • Experienced tour guide will guide you at all time. 
  • See craftsmen traditional skills in actions.

■Craft Tours

-Textile and Dye Tour
Are you in fashion industry? Working for an interior design or home decor company? … and looking for a unique textile?

Japan has a long history of creating fabrics of exceptional quality, including ones used for kimonos. Modern designs have incorporated this luxurious cloth and applied them to new products beyond Japan’s formal wear, including everyday fashion and accessories, textile arts, upholstery, and interior design.

We have craftsmen that can create a bolt of customized cloth to ones meant for large scale projects.

【Price】
One-day tour
・8-hour tour 

・3 studios (one workshop)
・From 3 to 10 people
One group: $900 USD for three people, 100 USD per additional person

Two-day  full tour
・8-hour tour ×two days 

・6 studios ( one workshop / each day)
・From 3 to 10 people
One group: $1500 USD for three people, $100 USD per additional person
Included in our tours:
Pre-trip preparation(reservation making / Communication with Japanese craftsmen), Transportation(mainly taxi), Lunch, English guide at all time

 

-Photographer/videographer Tour
Footages of authentic traditional craftsmen in action can be shot for your content media.

【Price】
One-day tour
・8-hour tour 

・3 studios 
One shooting crew ( a group of less than 8 people) :  $1500 USD

Two-day  full tour
・8-hour tour ×two days 

・6 studios 
・From 2 to 20 people
One group: $1500 USD for three people, $100 USD per additional person
Included in our tours:
Pre-trip preparation(reservation making / Communication with Japanese craftsmen), Transportation(mainly taxi), Lunch, English guide at all time


■Customized Tour

We can also offer a 100% customized tour to your needs. We will curate the craftsmen whose skills match your requirements.
-Textile
-Pottery
-Bamboo crafts
-Japanese lacquer art (Urushi)
-Japanese gold leaf (Kinpaku)

(let us know what you want! We can help you)

【Price】
One-day tour
・8-hour tour 

・3 studios (one workshop)
・From 3 to 10 people
One group: $1500 USD for three people, 100 USD per additional person

Two-day  full tour
・8-hour tour ×two days 

・6 studios ( one workshop / each day)
・From 3 to 20 people
One group: $2500 USD for two people, $100 USD per additional person
Included in our tours:
Pre-trip preparation(reservation making based on your requests /Communication with Japanese craftsmen), Transportation(mainly taxi), Lunch(except for Half-day short tour), English guide at all time


Tour Booking Inquiry:
Please fill out the request form and let us know about you! This is only to get the conversation started and is not a final booking.

Hello!

My name is Yuki Mizuki and I have lived in Kyoto for over 30 years. I have a background in design and have worked with several US companies for many years., and now I have my own company, TIME and DESIGN and we work with the traditional craftsmen here. TIME and DESIGN’s experienced tour guides will be your guide for several days on the Kyoto Kimono tour when we visit craftsmen’s studios and participate in traditional textile workshops during your stay in Kyoto. We are looking forward to meeting creative people (like us!)  from all over the world!