Kyoto by the Sea Woodland Kyoto

A Kyoto Field Trip For Grown-Ups! Make a Kyo-Kuksa Mug with Tanshu Wood & Forestry Tour

Operating year-round

Enter the forests of Kyoto, and learn about the timber industry with a first-hand tour, from the felling of trees to their transformation into lumber at the sawmill.
Learn about Woodland Kyoto's unique forestry, enjoy lunch in the forest, and take in the relaxing surroundings.

"Tanshu timber" is the nickname given to cedar and cypress grown along the Yura River in the Chutan area. It s a high quality timber that has been traded at high prices since ages past.
The kuksa (guksi) mugs made here are a traditional handicraft of the Sami people indigenous to Finland, and it is said that the person who is gifted one of these mugs is sure to find happiness.

During this activity, participants will make their own Kyo-Kuksa mugs by filing down a mug that's about 80% finished.
By filing down the remaining 20%, you can make a mug that fits the shape of your own hand.

Experience for yourself the process by which a living tree in the forest is transformed into an object we use in our daily lives.

1. Meet up
2. Go to forest *It is preferable that you come dressed in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and bring work gloves.
3. See the felling of trees
4. Eat lunch on a tree stump *Please bring your own lunch.
5. Sawmill tour
6. Kuksa mug-making *You will be able to take your own kuksa mug home with you on the day of the activity.

  • Price : 6,500 yen per person
  • Date & Time : Operating year-round
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location : Ito Lumber


Date & Time
Operating year-round
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Max. Number of Participants
Min. 6 people
6,500 yen per person
Ito Lumber
Ito Lumber 1-8 Tastuwara, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
Train: Approx. 22 minute walk from Kamikawaguchi Station on the JR Sanin Main Line Car: 18 minutes from Fukuchiyama IC on Maizuru Wakasa Expressway (along Route 9)

Additional Notes

- Please bring your own lunch
- It is preferable that you bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and work gloves

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Fees:
Free up to 11 days before the activity
20% 10-8 days before the activity
30% 7-2 days before the activity
40% The day before the activity
50% Same day
100% After the start of the activity or no-shows who do not contact the facility