Inami Woodworking Tour

Hotel Pickup



Up to 5 Hours

What to Expect

Inami is a charming village nestled in the picturesque Toyama Prefecture, renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and centuries-old carpentry traditions. Inami’s serene landscapes and rich cultural heritage offer a unique and tranquil retreat for those seeking an authentic Japanese experience.

Inami’s legacy as a center for carpentry dates back to the Edo period, where master artisans have meticulously honed their skills through generations. As you stroll through the village, you’ll encounter intricate wood carvings and beautifully crafted temples that stand as testaments to the artisans’ unparalleled dedication and expertise. The famed Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, with its exquisite wooden carvings, is a must-see marvel that epitomizes the village’s artistic spirit.

Beyond its artisanal wonders, Inami’s serene ambiance provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. Visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the warm hospitality of the local community. The village also offers delightful culinary experiences, featuring local ingredients and traditional recipes that capture the essence of Toyama’s rich flavors.

Join us in exploring Inami, where every corner tells a story of artistry, tradition, and serene beauty. Let this hidden gem of Toyama captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories of Japan’s timeless craftsmans

Tour Details

  • Hotel Collection: We will collect you from your Hotel or chosen location in Kanazawa in the morning (See departure times) 
  • Inami Village: Our English-speaking driver will take you directly to Inami Village. Drive through the remote villages into the Japanese countryside, away from the crowds and hustle of the city.
  • Visit the artisans: We will take you through the village and introduce you to some of the famous artisans still working in the village. prepare yourself to experience fine craftsmanship working right in front of you.
  • Introduction to woodcarving: Meet our carpentry master as you get to work in a traditional workshop. Our Carpentry master will guide you through the carving of your very own wood sake cup, using the Inami processes. This is a 60-minute session where you will use a set of chisels. Once complete you will experience the traditional branding of you cup   
  •  Sake Tasting with your new sake cup: Experience the new aroma and taste that your very own wooden sake cup. You will get to try a glass and then your own cup to discover the differences and new aromas.
  • Traditional Lunch: take in a traditional lunch before heading back to Kanazawa.
  • Hotel Return: Our English-speaking driver will return you to your  Kanazawa hotel.
*Tours are customisable to your preference, The above tour itinerary is a suggested itinerary, this may change on the day due to weather conditions or public holidays. 

Departure Details

  • Our driver will collect you from your Hotel lobby or stated location within Kanazawa.
  • Days Available: Monday to Sunday
  • Starting times: 08:00 / 09:00 / 10:00
  • Return to your Hotel or desired location in Kanazawa


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver / Guide
  • Private Car
  • Sake Carving Experience
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • All taxes, parking fees and handling charges


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Optional Entrance Fees

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