Incense Making Workshop

From JPY ¥4,400.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Product code: EN-HYG-7009-70091


Incense Making Workshop


Let’s make your own incense!

Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism. Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?  You can choose not only fragrances but also colors and shapes you like, and enjoy your original incense making.


1. About Incense 

Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.  Incense also means the art of incense-burning.  We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara (aloeswood )’, ‘jinko (agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood). At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.  Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life. And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress. 

2. Let’s choose the colors! 

Today, you can enjoy wonderful fragrances expressing a variety of natural elements such as seasonal flowers and plants, water and air, the sun, and rain.

First, choose the color of incense expressing fragrance! Then, knead the incense with an earthenware mortar. Don’t worry as it’s easy! Our instructors will show you the process, so just follow their instructions and enjoy the process!

3. Choose whatever fragrance you like, and take the incense out of the mold!

Choose whatever fragrance you like, and then cut out the incense with a mold. You can make flower-shaped incense, a heart-shaped and more as you like.

4. Let’s burn the incense. 

You can take about 10 pieces of your favorite incenses home. The incense will become solid and be completed in about a week, so please look forward to it.

Light the incense and let thin smoke rise in the air. Put the incense on the plate and enjoy the fragrance. The smoke of incense has relaxing effects, so it would be nice to put it in the entrance and the bathroom.



2738-2, Ei, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture  656-1531

1. Take JR Tokaido Line (Kobe Line) at Kobe station and get off at Sannomiya Station. (about 3 minutes)  

2. Take Sannomiya Nishiura Line (Awaji Kotsu highway bus) from Sannomiya station and get 

     off at Ei bus stop.  (It takes about 65 minutes)

3. 2 minutes walk from Ei bus stop.

【Age Limit】

 5 years old and over

【Additional Notes】

Please be dressed casually, because your clothes might get dirty while making incense.

 *Cancellation Policy

7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price

3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price

The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price

※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.

※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.