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Ukiyo-e Art Tour: Making Your Own Japanese Woodblock Print

5 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Having the hands-on experience of making Ukiyo-e, a Japanese woodblock print is one of the fun and interesting things to do in Japan. On this private art culture tour, you will be introduced to one of the most prominent Japanese arts, Ukiyo-e. We will be visiting 2 museums and learning the Japanese history through the collection of artwork and a famous woodblock print shop, Mokuhankan. So come and enjoy the traditional side of Japan in your very own custom private art tour!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Masato.

  • 10:00 AM - Edo-Tokyo Museum: Discovering pre-modern Japan through the well-designed city and town models during the Edo and the Meiji era. As Ukiyo-e originated in the Edo period, the museum features the Ukiyo-e exhibition, consisting of materials of making this amazing artwork and its long history.

  • 11:30 AM - Sumida-Hokusai Museum: Dedicated to the most famous Ukiyo-e artist, Katsushika Hokusai, the museum houses lots of real-size models of his major artwork. Come here and witness these astonishing art collections from one of the world’s most well-known artists.

  • 1:30 PM - Mokuhankan: Making your own Ukiyo-e at Mokuhankan, a renowned woodblock print shop. The craftsmen will show the visitors the process of making Ukiyo-e and let the visitors experience how to make it by themselves. This includes craving and painting. Come here and show your creativity!

  • 3:00 PM - End of tour

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Ryogoku Station (station code JB21) or your hotel
Ending Point At Asakusa Station on Ginza subway line (station code G-19)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Tour guide fee only

What‘s not included

On this Tokyo private tour, the transportation fees, admission fee, and lunch costs of the visitor and tour guide are additional fees and as following:
- Transportation fee: approximately 1,000 yen per person
- Lunch: approximately 2,000 yen per person
- Admission fees: for Edo-Tokyo Museum 600 yen, for Sumida-Hokusai Museum, 400 yen, and for Mokuhankan, 2,160 yen
If needed there is an additional fee of 2,000 yen for pick-up and drop-off service by the guide at your hotel.


The facilities we will visit close on Monday and Tuesday.

1) When you would like me to guide another cities such as Kyoto, Nara and Osaka than listed above, you are cordially requested to pay the followings;
- my round transportation to the area,
- accommodation in the area and meals in addition to the guide fee.
2) Your booking should be done basically before ten days of the first guiding day.

- Edo-Tokyo Museum closes every Monday
- Sumida Hokusai Museum closes every Monday and Tuesday
- Mokuhankan closes every Tuesday

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 39 )
4.9 (39) Reviews
Very Good
Fiona Fiona Australia
1 year ago

“ The highlight of our trip to Japan. ”

Masato was amazing! He was so full of energy and interesting information. We felt fully immersed in everything Tokyo offered. We will definitely recommend him to friends travelling to Tokyo.


Hi Fiona, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed Tokyo tour. Thank you again.

Ashley Ashley United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Energetic guide who goes above and beyond ”

Masato was an excellent guide and was especially patient with our family of three generations. He shared insights into Japanese culture and history without overwhelming us with information, and he put together a customized schedule that worked well for everyone, even when we had a lot of extra stops. We arranged a driver as well and Masato went out of his way to make sure all the details were in place and that the driver knew where to go. We would never have gotten to see so many things in the short time we had in Tokyo without his help. We are grateful to have shared the day with Masato!


Hi Ashley, Thank you for your kind words to me. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed so much with my guide. I will still expect your generation and the kids' generation to come to Japan again very soon. Please enjoy the rest days in Japan. Please say hello to everybody in your family. Masato

Leonard Leonard United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Very satisfied!!!


Hi Leonard, I am very pleased to read your short and impact message. I supposed that your wife and you enjoyed so much everything, especially to eat sushi in Tsukiji fish market. Please enjoy the rest days in Japan.

Stacey Stacey United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Sensoji and Woodworking with Masato was great! ”

Masato served as our guide during our visit to Sensoji, Kappabashi shopping street, and was our interpreter during a Sashimono woodworking class where we made our own chopsticks! He was very knowledgable about the area and the history, and was the perfect translator for our workshop. He was able to easily translate all of the intricate woodworking verbiage, and we were very lucky to have him there with us! Thank you so much, Masato! We loved spending our day with you!


Hi Stacy, I am very glad to read your wonderful comments on my service in Asakusa. I wish you visit here again. Masato.

Rod Rod United Kingdom
1 year ago

“ great insights on a Tokyo bar and food tour ”

Masato was very knowledgeable and provided a fascinating insight to the bars, nightlife and restaurants in the Shinjuku area.

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