Experience local Japan!

Tatami making Experience                                                          ~Feel Japan inside the smell of the rush~

  Price (per person)

  ☆ for 1 person  12,000 JPY

  ☆ for 2 person   8,000 JPY

  ☆ for 3 persons or more  6,000 JPY

  Tour duration 

  ☆ 2 hour (approx.) 



“Let’s make your original Tatami straw mat that is the only one in the world!”

You can touch and feel the Tatami, a symbol of Japanese houses!




“Tatami”, a must in Japanese Houses.

Tatami, covered with woven igusa (rushes), is a culture item peculiar to Japanese and unique in the world.

That is what Japanese-style room floor are covered with, often seen in Japan’s animations or on TV.

We Japanese, love the aroma of the rushes which we can savor when we lie down in a Japanese-style room and take a deep breath. The smell of the rushes has the effects of relaxation, composure recovering, and stress reduction.

Why not join us to experience Japan through the smell of the rushes?!


Actually Tatami in Japanese houses is so big that you cannot carry it.

But we will make small size of Tatami mat in this program.

You can put a flower vase on it, or use it as a sitting mat.

It will be a lovely souvenir of your Japan visit.


“Tatami mat”


Size: Length 480mm  Width 240mm  Height 40mm    

Weight 1100g


Meeting place”:  Akashi station (JR/Sanyo train)  You will find our staffs with flags in their hands.

“Break up”:   Akashi station (JR/Sanyo train) 

If you wish, we can also guide you to local restaurants to enjoy the delicious Akashi meals.



“Profile of the instructor”  Kitagawa Hirofumi 


Born and raised in Kobe city.

Worked part-time in a Tatami maker during the university period.

Through this work, faced the reality that one of the Japanese cultures “Tatami” was “disappearing”.

Thus, now, actively participating in the projects to develop and promote the “Tatami”, which can be easily adopted in modern daily life.



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How to apply!

Reservation (Reservation must be made no later than 1 week before the tour)

①  Fill the form below with the must items and preferred date, and submit it.  

  ※ The tours start at  10:00am or 2:00pm.

②   We will send you confirmation email within 48 hours.  

  ※ There may be some dates that we cannot accept reservations for.


On apointed day

①   Come directly to the meeting place on your applied date. Our guides are waiting for you.

② Pay the program fee to the guide on the spot.

③ Have a great day in Akashi!


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Please resend your inquiry form if you don’t get any reply within 3days.

※ Up to 6 participants can experience.   Needs at least 1 participants.

  If you are a group of more than 6 members,write the total number in the Message box.


General notes related to the tours

・During the tour, follow the instructions of the guides or staffs. You are fully responsible for any accidence or mishap that arises due to not following the instructions.

・The tour hour might be extended if necessary.

・Tour may be canceled due to a bad weather or a disaster. In case of cancellation, we will contact you 2 hours before the meeting time.

・Please contact us through the following form if you have any question or request

Cancellation policy

・No charge if the cancellation is made 8 days before the tour.

・Charge 50% of the price if the cancellation is made between 8 days and 2 days before the tour.

・Charge 100% of the price if the cancellation is made after 2 days before the tour.