Create a Traditional Andon Lantern in Asakusa

From JPY ¥7,300.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10545


Create your very own Andon lantern as a souvenir! You can write your name, your favorite characters, and designs on your lantern. You will draw on the washi paper before we wrap it around the lantern, so it's easier than you think! It's a great experience for all ages!  


  • Create your own one-of-a-kind item by creatively painting and writing on your lantern. 
  • Choose your favorite washi paper from several kinds.
  • The finished lantern can be folded up taken home as a souvenir.
  • Remember your time in Japan every time you use your lantern. 
  • 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


Channel your creativity and make your very own Andon lantern! In the past, these lanterns were used for lighting in Japan. It's like the traditional version of light bulbs and fixtures that are used today. 

First, our staff will introduce the history behind Andon lanterns.
After you decide what kind of lantern you want to create, you will choose one from five types of acrylic washi paper to cover the lantern light.

You can also choose the lid and bottom for your lantern from a total of 10 combinations. After listening to the instructions from our staff, you will draw your favorite pictures and characters. The lantern is cylindrical, but the washi paper is placed flat so that you can draw on it with ease.

After painting and lettering, you can use an electronic candle in the lantern. (additional charges apply)
Our staff will teach you how to assemble your lantern. The lantern can be folded compactly, so it is easy to take home with you. 

Lastly, our staff will help you take a commemorative photo.
Take your one-of-a-kind lantern home with you as a special 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 Andon
    ・guidance on how to make it
    ・commemorative photo (Please prepare your own camera.)
  • Excluded:An electronic candle (optional)
  • Participation requirements:6 years and older
    ・Children aged 6 and over and adults who attend without experience will be charged an experienced fee.
  • Toilet:〇(Western-style)
  • 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.