Learn the Secrets of Japanese Woodcarving from a Master Artisan
Enjoy an apprentice experience in Inami Town, Japan’s woodcarving capital
Inami Town is famous for its woodworking traditions, and Bed and Craft lets you experience them first-hand—literally. Your luxurious overnight accommodation in a unique villa comes with an optional apprentice experience: a three-hour workshop led by a traditional artisan, making something you can keep and use back home.
Inami’s woodworking traditions date back to the 18th century, when a sculptor sent from Kyoto to make woodcarvings for Zuisenji temple accepted local carpenters as apprentices. The techniques they learned are still handed down today. This small town has about two hundred woodcarvers, many with studios in the woodcarving district of Yokamachi.
Each Bed and Craft villa is a freestanding traditional building renovated under the unified aesthetic vision of a single artisan. You’ll have this fully furnished villa to yourself during your stay, so you can come and go as you please as you explore the town. Delicious locally-sourced meals and room service are available on request.
Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa Station (about 150 minutes). From Kanazawa Station, take the bus to Inami (about 70 minutes).
Bed and Craft
3-41 Honmachi, Nanto-shi. Toyama-ken
2 days 1 night