Kokeshi Doll Painting Experience

Paint your unique Kokeshi at the birthplace of Tsugaru type Kokeshi dolls and try locals' favorite 'Tsuyu Yakisoba' for lunch

In this experience, you will paint a Kokeshi doll, a traditional industry in Kuroishi City in Aomori Prefecture, famous as the birthplace of Tsugaru style Kokeshi. Check-in at Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center and you will go to Tsugaru Kokeshikan. Kokeshi has long been carried on not only as a children's toy but also as a lucky item. Being made of wood and having the warm and rustic feeling of a hand-made article, Kokeshi attracts lots of fans at home and abroad.

In this plan, you can experience painting your original Kokeshi, only one in the world. After the Kokeshi painting experience, you will go to Nakano Shrine located in the middle of Nakano Momiji Mountain by taxi. Worship at the shrine and have a comfortable walki surrounded by rich nature. Then you will return to Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center and have lunch. The locals' favorite, 'Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba,' refers to flat fat noodles fried and on which special Japanese soup is poured.

Here is the only place where you can experience traditional fold culture unique to Kuroishi! You can take a foot bath free of charge. The water is taken from Ochiai Onsen hot spring in Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center. In addition to the Kokeshi painting, you can watch the demonstrations by traditional craftsmen from Tsugaru inside the Craft Center. The Center houses a shop selling local products, workshops, restaurant, and multipurpose halls. You can spend some time here after the tour finished.


  • 10:00 reception (Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center) 
  • Painting Kokeshi at Tsugaru Kokeshikan 
  • Walking around Nakano Momiji Mountain 
  • Lunch at Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center 
  • 13:00 End


2 Working Days
3 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Meeting time: 10 am

Duration: 180 minutes

What You Get

Kokeshi Doll Painting Experience

Adult/child: 8 years old and above


  • Kokeshi painting fee
  • Lunch (Tsuyu Yakisoba at the restaurant in the Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center)
  • Taxi fare to/from Nakano Momiji Mountain

Additional information:

  • This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants.
  • This activity is only available from 2020/1/8 to 2020/7/31
  • Written instructions are available in English

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point´╝Ü Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Center

65-1, Fukuro-tomiyama, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
8 years old and above

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