Create Your Very Own Chochin Portable Lantern

From JPY ¥11,700.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Tokyo, Taito
  • Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10548


Create your very own Chochin lantern! You can write your name, your favorite characters, and designs on your lantern. It will make the perfect souvenir for you or your friends. 


  • Paint and letter a Japanese traditional handicraft "Chochin," (portable lantern). 
  • Use your imagination to create a one-and-only artwork by painting and writing on your lantern.
  • Be reminded of Japanese culture every time you use your lantern. 
  • You can freely take photos during the experience. 
  • Easily accessible from Asakusa! Please enjoy sightseeing after the experience!


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Visit → Explanation → Selecting Washi paper → Experience → Commemorative photo → End


Enjoy crafting your very own traditional Japanese Chochin lantern in Asakusa, the center of sightseeing in Japan. 

First, our staff will introduce real Chochin and its history.
After learning how to make it, draw your favorite characters and designs.
Write your name using hiragana, katakana, kanji, etc.

After painting and lettering, you can turn on an electronic candle inside and light the Chochin. (additional charges apply)
The staff will explain how to carefully assemble your lantern. 

Lastly, the staff will help you take a commemorative photo. (Please bring a camera.)
Take home your original creation as a souvenir! 


  • Time:60 minutes
    ※Please come at least 10 minutes before your reservation time. If you are late, it may be difficult to join the program. ​
  • Meeting point:Jidaiya Meijikan [MAP]
    2-3-5, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
  • Access:
    ・A 1-minute walk from the Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple
    ・A 1-minute walk from Exit A4 of Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・A 3-minute walk from Exit 2 on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
  • Minimum number of participants:2 people
  • Language support:English
  • Included:
    ・Materials and tools required for making Chochin
    ・guidance on how to make it
    ・commemorative photo (Please prepare your own camera.)
  • Excluded:An electronic candle (optional)
  • Age requirement:Aged 12 and over
    ・Children aged 12 and over and adults who attend without experience will be charged an experienced fee.
  • Free Wi-Fi :×
  • Toilet (Western-style):〇 
  • Other things to note:
    ・Please note that this will be a joint program with other groups.
    ・If you would like to charter a program, please click on "BOOK NOW" and select from the options page below.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


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.