Experience the Japanese tradition of Ibushigawara (traditional roof tiles) in the factory - Koyo Seiga
【Name of facility】
【Introduction, descriptions, and contents of activities】
Ibushigawara is one of the traditional roof tiles of Japan, used for the roofs of Himeji Castle, a designated World Heritage Site. In a signature manufacturing technique, tiles are fumigated in the final process stage so that a tough layer of protective carbon forms on the surface to prevent penetration and deterioration by rain, snow, or frost. Wooden structures roofed with these tiles have remained sound for 100 or even 200 years. At Koyo Seiga, visitors can experience tile making or clay work under the instruction of experienced and dedicated craftsmen.
+ Observing the factory
+ Making roof tiles
+ Learning about roof tiles
+ Experiencing clay work
+ Craft experience: Visitors can make a photo-frame using mozaic tiles and take it home.
Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
10 minutes by taxi from JR Bantan-Line Kouro Station, 5 minutes walk from Shiki Bus Hojo-Line "Futookitaguchi"
【Availability in multiple languages】
Yes (incl. written materials)
【Price for adult(Unit: yen)】
【Included in fare】
Materials (incl. food ingredients); sightseeing; cultural experience
On the spot
【Methods of reservation】
Reservations online; email, 10 people
【Methods of cancelation】
Cancelation online; email
【Conditions of resservation and cancelation】
Reservation required by one week before. Cancelation fees apply after three days before.
【Minimum number of participants】
【Maximum number of participantse】
Short day trip (Half day)
- Postal Code
- 5241-5, Funatsu-cho,Himeji-shi,Hyogo
- Please do not contact by telephone
[information such as regular holidays ]
Closed: Sundays, public holidays, and some Saturdays