Inkstone Making Experience

5 hours


Price: ¥ 10,000 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi

5 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


The history of the Akama inkstone is said to date back 920 years. During the period when the Mori clan ruled the domain, entry to the mountains where Akama stone, the raw material for inkstones, was mined was strictly controlled, and when an inkstone was needed as a gift for a daimyo’s visit to Japan, the lord of the domain ordered that it be mined.

Today, inkstones are known as one of Yamaguchi Prefecture’s representative crafts, and have been selected as a Tokyo 2020 commemorative item. The Akama inkstone is made in five stages: quarrying, rimming, shaving, carving, and polishing. The finished inkstone can be used not only as a tool for calligraphy, but also as a paperweight or accessory stand for a long time.

Experience Details

  • Lecture on Akama inkstone, factory tour, inkstone making experience

Price Per Person

【Standard Plan】
10,500 JPY / person
※5000 JPY per additional person

【Light Plan】
10,000 JPY / person
5000 JPY per additional person


The experience venue is at “Magura Fureai Center.” For lunch, please prepare at “Kaede Soba Village” (3 minutes on foot).

Included in the fee

  • Inkstone making experience fee
  • Material cost
  • English guide (up to 5 people)

Not included in the fee

  • Inkstone shipping cost
    ※Finished products can be shipped to you upon request


  • English

Event Duration

【Standard Plan】
5 hours
(2 hours in the morning, 1-hour break, 2 hours in the afternoon)

【Light Plan】
80 minutes
(20 minutes video viewing, 20 minutes factory tour, 40 minutes inkstone making experience)

Program Availability



【Standard Plan】
5 – 12 people

【Light Plan】
2 – 4 people

Application Deadline

14 days before the tour date

Agent Name

Liberta inc.


9:00Meet at Akama Suzuri no Sato
9:00 – 9:20Lecture on the Akama inkstone
9:20 – 9:40Factory Tour
9:40 – 10:20TastingAkama inkstone maikig experience
10:20End of experience

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • 15 days before the tour start date: 10%
  • 7 days before the tour start date: 50%
  • From the day before the tour start date: 100%.

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For more information about this experience program, We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program. We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program and provide the program to you.

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to providing you with a unique and immersive experience in the region!

For this experience program, please inquire with our company each time. We will coordinate with local suppliers to arrange the schedule, fees, and detailed content for you. Please start by contacting us.

Look forward to a unique, immersive local experience!

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