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Morioka Handi-Works Square

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Fantastic little village with so much to offer!

Came to see this tourist spot on the recommendations of a few sites - multiple courses (seems to... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
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Fun with traditional Japanese crafts

While this is never going to be a highlight of anyone's trip to Japan, this is still a fun place to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Ross B
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7 Nov 2018
“Great concept but the "store" front are not inviting”
6 Oct 2017
“Fun with traditional Japanese crafts”
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64-102 Oirino, Tsunagi, Morioka 020-0055, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great concept for people to have hands-on on traditional Japanese crafts. We went on a weekday and the place is pretty quiet. Unfortunately, there are very little English signs or explaination and each craftsman seems to be busy with their own work...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

While this is never going to be a highlight of anyone's trip to Japan, this is still a fun place to visit if nearby. The opportunity to see traditional Japanese craftsmen work is interesting and I enjoyed making my own noodles before eating them.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ross B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good effort by local govt and artisans to demonstrate the handicrafts of the region. Very well done. Bought several souvenirs here and have enjoyed them all. Nice to meet the makers who r recognized as masters by the govt.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Came to see this tourist spot on the recommendations of a few sites - multiple courses (seems to be held only in Japanese) for both kids and adults to learn some of the traditional crafts - crafts includes building of chests of drawers, making different...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank anivyl
Reviewed 13 March 2016

A group of friends and I went to Morioka Handi Works and joined a class on Kokeshi doll-painting. After a short demonstration on how to paint a doll, I started painting mine. Drawing and painting the doll was hard work. I couldn’t handle the paint...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Nelumbo-Nucifera
Reviewed 29 May 2015

From the indoor exhibition area and shop to the open space outdoor collection of shops, demonstration areas, and hands-on "try-it-yourself" studios, Morioka Handiworks Square is a great place to spend several hours of your visit to Morioka. We made our own local version of sembei...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank 223suei
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Morioka Handiworks Square is collection of shops offering an assortment of foods and crafts indigenous to the Iwate area. Most of the products are made on the premises, and in many cases you can watch the craftsmen at work. Since Iwate is famous for ironware,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
5  Thank Andrew1234
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