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Experience Woodworking Tools!

Kyoto, Japan

Experience hosted by Takami

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Japanese woodworking is known for its precision, delicacy, and beauty. My dream is to make Japanese woodworking more accessible to foreign people. I personally find great enjoyment working with wood, and I would love to share my experience, knowledge, and skills with the world.

In this experience, you will learn how to use Japanese woodworking tools. I will explain the purpose of the tools and show you how to use them. After the explanation, you can also experience using the tools.

*We also offer a full day course, "Learn Woodworking with a Carpenter!" (includes visiting tool stores and learning how to set up woodworking tools).
Other things to note
If you have specific woodworking tools you want to know about, please tell me in advance. Please arrange for your own transportation to and from the workshop.
Japanese woodworking is known for its precision, delicacy, and beauty. My dream is to make Japanese woodworking more accessible to foreign people. I personally find great enjoyment working with wood, and I would love to share my experience, knowledge, and skills with the world.

In this experience, you will learn how to use Japanese woodworking tools. I will explain the purpose of the tools and show you how to use them. After the expla…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Various woodworking tools

Meet your host, Takami

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a traditional Japanese carpenter with almost 20 years of experience, and I run my own construction firm in Kyoto. I specialize in renovating traditional houses. My past work includes working for the Ise Grand Shrine, the spiritual home of the Shinto religion. I enjoy working with wood using traditional hand tools and Japanese joinery.
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From $148
/ person
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Where you'll be

This experience will take place at my woodworking workshop. It's a space where you'll find the tools and materials I actually use and where you can feel the carpentry work.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Avery
March 2018
We had a wonderful afternoon with Takami and Dylan. Takami was able to show us the main tools used in traditional Japanese carpentry. We even got to use some of the tools at the end of the experience. We wish we had more time to spend with them and highly recommend this to anyone visiting Kyoto.
We had a wonderful afternoon with Takami and Dylan. Takami was able to show us the main tools used in traditional Japanese carpentry. We even got to use some of the tools at the en…
Martin
March 2018
Es war sehr interessant etwas über Japans Holz Architektur zu lernen. Takami und sein Gastgeber sind freundlich und offen. Auch wer noch nicht wirklich was mit Holz anfangen kann, könnte Spaß bei diesem Erlebnis haben.
Liam
March 2018
Takami was great! He fit me in for the few days I was going to be in Kyoto for. His skill and knowledge on traditional Japanese carpentry was great, I want to go back again!
Stuart
February 2018
I very much enjoyed my time with Takami and learning about Japanese wood joinery with him. Anyone can learn to appreciate the intricacies of Japanese joinery, but it’s even more enjoyable if you are a carpenter or woodworker, and seeing the painstaking lengths Japanese go to in creating their furniture and homes.
I very much enjoyed my time with Takami and learning about Japanese wood joinery with him. Anyone can learn to appreciate the intricacies of Japanese joinery, but it’s even more e…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

The only thing to bring is a desire to learn! If you have your own hand tools, feel free to bring it along!