Tatami weaving class

Tatami weaving class

from 280.00

$280 USD per person

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Number of Participants:

Learn to weave a tatami mat with one of Japan's top tatami artisans


  • Location: Hiki, Saitama

  • 2.5 hours

  • 4 people max

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)

Peaceful focus

Tatami mats are a native born flooring material made out of igusa (rush plants). Known as natural humidifiers, tatami work to keep summer cool and winter warm. Originally used by the aristocrats in Japan to indicate their social status, the practice of sleeping and sitting on tatami soon trickled down to a custom every family practiced.


Transportation to/from Higashi-Matsuyama station to the tatami studio

What you’ll do

After a tour of the tatami studio, you’ll learn to sew a goza tatami mat, and then take a trip to the nearby Yoshimi Hundred Caves (depending on weather)

Who can attend

Children must be 7+


Monday - Friday
Session 1 (9:30 - 12:00)
Session 2 (13:00 - 15:30)


1 hour and 15 minutes away from Tokyo Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.

Customer Reviews

The tatami experience was great! Satoshi showed us in detail how tatami are made, and we got to try for a simple coaster as well. The real thing is difficult and very hard work! Because the weather was good, Satoshi took us to Yoshimi Hundred Caves, a prehistoric site, which was very interesting as well. Highly recommended!
— M.D, Germany, Nov 2018