Create Your Own Crafts in Miyako Island!4 Recommended Shops

Create Your Own Crafts in Miyako Island!4 Recommended Shops

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 Here are 4 recommended shops in Miyako Island where you can experience creating your own crafts. You can try making Ryukyu glass or Bingata dyeing, both of which are unique to Miyako Island. There are also programs suitable for families to enjoy together, creating unforgettable memories. Be sure to refer to this article for creating unforgettable memories during your trip to Miyako Island!


At Kaikobo, located in Miyakojima, you can experience making your own unique glass beads, called “Tombodama”. Imagine feeling the sensation of glass that you normally wouldn’t have a chance to touch, while creating your own special souvenir or memory of your trip. In addition to the Tombodama experience, Kaikobo also offers a variety of MADE IN MIYAKOJIMA accessories for purchase. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy your time. If you’re looking for a unique experience or a special souvenir from Miyakojima, we highly recommend visiting Kaikobo.

Address: 160 Nishizato, Hirara, Miyakojima, Okinawa
Phone Number: 0980-73-0849
Business Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed on: None

Experience Workshop Toukou Kiln

At the Experience Workshop Toukou Kiln located in Hirara, Miyakojima, you can enjoy making Blue Shisa or Ryukyu glass-style pottery. Since you can experience something you can’t normally do, you can easily participate even from the evening after sightseeing. Blue Shisa is a product that is inspired by Shisa, a traditional culture of Miyakojima, and you can create your own original piece. In addition, with the Ryukyu glass-style pottery experience, you can make a transparent container that looks like glass. The atmosphere of the workshop is very cozy, and you can easily participate. Why not create a wonderful piece at the Experience Workshop Toukou Kiln as a memory of your Miyakojima trip?

Address: 498 Nagawa, Hirara, Miyakojima City, Okinawa
Phone Number: 080-3373-6661
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Irregular holiday

Tropical Plantation Craft Village in Miyakojima City 

Tropical Plantation Craft Village in Miyakojima City is located within the tropical plant garden. The craft village has eight workshops where visitors can enjoy various experiences such as making island sandals, pottery, shell crafts, traditional Miyakojima textiles, Chigaya, kaleidoscopes, and art workshops. The craft village is a popular spot for tourists, with activities suitable for both adults and children. Each workshop offers different experiences, including cooking, weaving and indigo dyeing, traditional Ryukyu dress, shell crafts, and more. Being in the midst of rich nature, visitors can enjoy making their own crafts surrounded by lush greenery. Visitors can also take home their original handmade crafts as souvenirs. Why not create wonderful memories by experiencing traditional Japanese crafts in the Tropical Plantation Craft Village during your Miyakojima trip?

Address: 1166-286 Higashinakasonezoe, Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: 0980-73-4111
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Open every day

Shiisaa Monogatari Gallery

Shiisaa Monogatari Gallery is a pottery shop that offers Shiisaa-making workshops. The experience is easy and fun, making it popular among families and friends. Each Shiisaa has a unique expression, making them special and one-of-a-kind. The process of making them is also enjoyable and sure to bring a smile to your face. The shop also sells pottery and Shiisaa, making it a great place to find souvenirs that embody Okinawan traditional culture. The atmosphere inside the shop is calm and peaceful, making it an ideal spot to choose souvenirs. Create unforgettable memories during your trip to Miyako Island by visiting Shiisaa Monogatari Gallery and experiencing the joy of Shiisaa-making.

Address: 1135-6 Matsubara, Hirara, Miyakojima, Okinawa
Phone number: 0980-75-0660
Business Hours: 10:00-18:30
Closed: Irregular holidays