Kokeshi Doll Painting at Matsuya Souvenir Shop

Kokeshi Doll Painting at Matsuya Souvenir Shop

This souvenir shop sells a large variety of Tsuchiyu Onsen local products, the most well-known - of course - is the Tsuchiyu Kokeshi dolls. Tsuchiyu Kokeshi wooden dolls are known for their peculiar expressions. Matsuya Souvenir Shop even includes a kokeshi workshop, where an artisan creates kokeshi right before your eyes. For a particularly unique experience, you can paint your own Kokeshi Doll!
 

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://fukushima-guide.jp/experience/kokeshi-workshops/
Contact

Fukushima City Tourism & Convention Association

(+81) 24-563-5554

fukushima.guide@f-kankou.jp

Best Season All Year
Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Irregular shop holidays.

Entrance Fee The menu is subject to change.
Access Details
Access Shitanomachi 25, Tsuchiyu Onsen-machi, Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref. 960-2157 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 20 min drive from the Fukushima-nishi I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway

By Public Transport: 40 min by bus from outside Fukushima Station's east exit. Get off at the Tsuchiyu Onsen bus stop. From there, the shop is a short walk.

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