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Incense Making Experience

  • The birthplace of incense in Japan, Sakai
  • Inkou, incense you can enjoy without burning.
  • Makes a great present! Cute incense in the shape of cherry blossoms, plums, leaves, hearts, etc!
  • Only takes about an hour! And you can take your creation home!
HostOkuno Seimeido
Duration1 Hour
NoteConducted in Japanese. For other languages, please book a plan that includes an interpreter.


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Incense Making Experience


【Interpreter included】 Incense Making Experience


・English interpreter will accompany.

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6-chome-2-15 Ichinochohigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0952, Japan


7 mins. from Sakaihigashi Station by foot (Nankai Koya Line)

Activity Information


Originally used for religious ceremonies, incense came to be enjoyed in the daily lives of the upper class during the Heian period.
This gave way for scents to be used on clothes, hair, and rooms of houses. Before long, the scents that were used on clothes became a way of expressing one's self.
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The first incense sticks made in Japan

Initially flourishing as a port city, Sakai handled various goods along with aromatic trees and medicinal plants. This spread the incense culture, and manufacturing techniques have been passed down and protected to this day.
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Small, cute, and handmade

You can make the incense into all kinds of cute shapes, like plums, cherry blossoms, maple leaves, hearts, and more. Then, you can take your very own handmade incense home! They make great souvenirs for friends and family♫

Life with scents

The culture evolved with incense being a special product of Sakai, leading to the common usage today. This is a great opportunity for you to find a scent for you and incorporate this into your own lifestyle.

Important Notes

Please be aware that the use of stairs will be required.
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