Suruga Lacquer Chopstick Experience

– Create Beautiful Patterns by Sanding and Buffing Lacquered Chopsticks –

Meeting PlaceTakumishuku Show on Google map
Time Required40 min.
PricePlease inquire


  • Select from a variety of colors, including black, red, pink, purplish red, blue, navy, and green, and choose your preferred chopstick length from options of 19cm, 21cm, or 23cm.
  • The chopsticks have shells embedded beneath the lacquer layers, so as you polish them, the shells emerge, creating a sparkling, gemstone-like pattern that adds a beautiful finish.
  • Immerse yourself in Suruga’s unique craft culture at one of Japan’s largest traditional hand craft arts center Takumishuku.

Discover the Essence of Gastronomy Tourism!

Sengen Shrine and Lacquer

In the early Edo period, skilled lacquer craftsmen were gathered for the construction of Sengen Shrine under the orders of the shogunate. The worship hall was entirely coated with lacquer and adorned with gold and silver, creating a luxurious design. To accomplish this work, exceptional lacquer craftsmen from all over Japan were gathered. Even after the completion of the Sengen Shrine, many craftsmen remained in Suruga, preserving their high-level techniques. As a result, Suruga developed into a renowned lacquerware production area.


  • Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Same Day (No-show), 1 – 2 days before: 100% charge.
  • 7 to 3 days before: 50% charge.



[Address] 〒421-0103 Shizuoka, Suruga Ward, Mariko, 3240-1 駿府の工房 匠宿



[Address] 3-11-1 Kusanagi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka Pref.

[Contact] Tel : +81 54-347-3600   Email :

Be sure to visit Sengen Shrine, where Suruga’s lacquer culture began

Sengen Shrine is about a 13-minute drive from Takumishuku. After experiencing the lacquer workshop at Takumishuku, be sure to visit here as well. The lacquer culture of Shizuoka that has been passed down to the present day started here. All 26 shrine buildings are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.


Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

[Address] 〒102-1 Miyagasakicho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0868

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