Detouur

Tokyo Area

Weave your own eco-friendly tatami mat

Weave your own eco-friendly tatami mat

from 244.00

See our other Tokyo experiences here.

Experience Includes |

  • Transportation to/from Higashi-Matsuyama station to the Tatami studio (20mins ride one way)

  • 20 min - Tour of Tatami studio

  • 1 hr - Sew your own Goza

  • 30 min - A trip to Yoshimi Hundred Caves
    (changes may occur depending on weather)

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Monday - Friday
Session 1 (9:30 - 12:00)
Session 2 (13:00 - 15:30)

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Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama
1.5hr from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2.5 hour experience

4 people max.


About Tatami Goza |

Tatami Goza | Ta・Ta・Mee・Goh・Za
The top layer of tatami mats.

Tatami mats are a native born flooring material made out of igusa (rush plants). Known as natural humidifiers, tatami work to keep summer cool and winter warm. Originally used by the aristocrats in Japan to indicate their social status, the practice of sleeping and sitting on tatami soon trickled down to a custom every family practiced. 

 

01 Satoshi | The Tatami Maker

 In the undisturbed neighborhood of Yoshimi-machi, lies a small factory that has delivered tatami mats to the local community for the past 60 years. You can often find Satoshi Miyazaki in his corner of the factory, swiftly maneuvering the machines that carefully sew each side of a regular sized tatami mat. On a hot summer day, two large fans are left on to cool down Satoshi and his father while they work. Not limited to machines, Satoshi displays his dexterous side when making smaller tatami products by hand. 
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This is what you'll be taking home!

Things to Note |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.