Kyoto has long flourished as the capital of Japan and its cultural center, carrying on inherited arts and crafts while constantly introducing new ones. Even today Kyoto people support and maintain the traditional Japanese culture gems such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement or Noh theatre adapting them to the modern lifestyle.
Kyoto is also a city of exquisite craftsmanship, and many people wish to visit the places where the finest pieces of art are born, to observe the demonstrations of craft skills of artisans in the creative atmosphere of their studios, to have a hand-on experience and to purchase traditional craft items.
Therefore, Kyoto Artisans Concierge was created as a bridge that connects people in search of such genuine experiences with artisans. We invite you to discover the hidden treasures of Kyoto for a valuable and unique travel experience.
As an affiliated organization of Kyoto City, our Foundation manages Fureaikan, the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, which systematizes, promotes and facilitates better understanding of the features of 74 categories of Kyoto traditional industries with the cooperation of all the associations of local crafts.
This time, the Foundation is taking advantage of its exceptional network of craftsmen to give Kyoto visitors from Japan and abroad a rare opportunity to visit private studios for hands-on experience of local traditional crafts.
Via Kyoto Artisans Concierge we not only provide Kyoto guests with high quality services, we also wish to revitalize Kyoto traditional industries affected by the unfortunate decline in demand.