Workshop Spots in Nagano Area

  • Harunoya Lacquerware Studio
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Kisohirasawa 1799
    This lacquerware studio is within walking distance of JR Kiso-Hirasawa Station, the nearest public transportation facility. Located in a preservation district for historic buildings, the exterior of the studio gives off a stately and dignified atmosphere. In addition to engaging in lacquering, the studio can meet a variety of customer needs, including lacquerware creation and repair. The area immediately beyond the entrance is a shop floor filled with bowls and bento boxes, with most types of products only having a single piece for sale. The studio can also create pieces according to your requests. In the back is the lacquerware work floor, and visitors can watch skilled artisans at work. The studio also exhibits and sells its wares at the Kiso Lacquerware Festival held in Kiso-Hirasawa.
  • Kawa-no-ko Kobo / Kirishita-ori Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi 1216-5
    A studio located in Hotchi, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. Adjoined by a leatherwork and dyeing studio, the establishment sells leather sandals and accessories as well as shawls and sweaters made with thread dyed using natural materials. The studio also offers leatherwork and dyeing activities for visitors to try.
  • Maestro
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-2-15
    Maestro is a craft store that handles only the finest products from both Japan and overseas. They handle various kinds of products such as lacquer ware, pottery, glassware, and dyed textiles. They’ll also repair and repaint lacquer ware products. Visitors can buy some functional tableware all at affordable prices. The store also holds various kinds of exhibitions from time to time.
  • Azumino Glass Studio
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Toyoshinaminamihotaka 5076-17
    Located in Toyoshinaminamihotaka of Azumino City, this Azumino Glass Workshop allows you to observe the creation process directly as well as purchase products. You can also try your hand at glassblowing, and there’s also a ceramics painting workshop aimed at groups and a seasonal experience limited to the Golden Week holiday, among other programs.
  • Alpase
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunoshikamura Okawara 2034
  • Tsuchiya Kaban Karuizawa Workshop
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi 200
  • Kagyu
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Kisogunagematsumachi Ogawa 5082
  • Rengakan gallery some Workshop Kimi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Daimon-cho 67-1 brick Museum/2F

Nagano Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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