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Tsukiyono Vidro Park

Forging Glass by Fire! A Glass-Blowing Experience to Make Your One-of-a-Kind Piece

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At Tsukiyono Vidro Park you’ll find Japan’s largest glassworks studio for making handmade glass. This same equipment is also available for a wide range of crash courses and tours. Whether you’re an adult or fun-loving kid, this spot is perfect for trying the hands-on thrills of making things!

3 Different Course Levels, w/ 20 Different Shapes to Make

Choosing from 8 different hands-on tours, we’ll try out the Glass-blowing Class. You can choose your own difficulty level, from the “Enjoy Course”, “Beginner Course”, and “Challenge Course”, based on which item you choose to make. There are over 20 different shapes to pick and choose from. After mulling over all the options, we’ll first try the beginner course, making a tumbler glass.

Shadow a Pro-Level Glass Artisan

To start, we make the glass. You may not know where to start, but there’s a professional glass artisan who will tell you what to do first, so you don’t have to worry. Plus, if you have any questions along the way you can always ask as you go. They’re happy to help!

Head across the glass-decorated bridge to reach the studio.
Head across the glass-decorated bridge to reach the studio.
Pick your shape, color, and design to get started!
Pick your shape, color, and design to get started!
The molten glass of your favorite color is set on the end of an iron bored pipe.
The molten glass of your favorite color is set on the end of an iron bored pipe.
Blow into the pipe in three goes while spinning it over the paper clay.
Blow into the pipe in three goes while spinning it over the paper clay.
Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!
Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!
Once the bottom is set, the line between the glass and blowing rod is tapped gently with a flat tool called a “pallet” and moved to a second rod called a punty.
Once the bottom is set, the line between the glass and blowing rod is tapped gently with a flat tool called a “pallet” and moved to a second rod called a punty.
Finally, you set the opening with a tool that widens the opening of the drinking glass.
Finally, you set the opening with a tool that widens the opening of the drinking glass.
Remove it from the pipe and use a burner to flatten the bottom once more to finish!
Remove it from the pipe and use a burner to flatten the bottom once more to finish!
Once finished, you won’t want to miss tasting a [Tsukiyono Craft Beer ](/en/directory/item/11292/)from your own glass!
Once finished, you won’t want to miss tasting a Tsukiyono Craft Beer from your own glass!

Because glasses will easily break if they are cooled too quickly, pickup of your final glass may only be available via next day pickup, or by delivery to a nearby hotel (additional fee). There are some items that you can take home on the same day, so please be sure to ask before starting. Once you have your one-of-a-kind, handmade glass, every sip you take will become that much more memorable and fun!

Photos

  • Head across the glass-decorated bridge to reach the studio.

    Head across the glass-decorated bridge to reach the studio.

  • Pick your shape, color, and design to get started!

    Pick your shape, color, and design to get started!

  • The molten glass of your favorite color is set on the end of an iron bored pipe.

    The molten glass of your favorite color is set on the end of an iron bored pipe.

  • Blow into the pipe in three goes while spinning it over the paper clay.

    Blow into the pipe in three goes while spinning it over the paper clay.

  • Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!

    Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!

  • Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!

    Use a paddle to press the bottom of your tumbler flat. Watch the angle and pressure!

  • Finally, you set the opening with a tool that widens the opening of the drinking glass.

    Finally, you set the opening with a tool that widens the opening of the drinking glass.

  • Remove it from the pipe and use a burner to flatten the bottom once more to finish!

    Remove it from the pipe and use a burner to flatten the bottom once more to finish!

  • Once finished, you won’t want to miss tasting a Tsukiyono Craft Beer from your own glass!

    Once finished, you won’t want to miss tasting a Tsukiyono Craft Beer from your own glass!

Reviews

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    mizuiro_lawson Top Reviewer

    吹きガラス体験ができます!
    工房の職人さんがマンツーマンで付き添って優しく教えてくれます。
    大人も子供も楽しめるガラス工房。
    ガラス体験で作った花瓶は家の玄関に飾ってあります。
    休日は混雑するので前日に予約した方が良いですよ。
    ガラス体験しなくてもガラス製品を買えるので、ちょっと立ち寄ってみるのも面白いかも。

Details

Destination Name
Tsukiyono Vidro Park
Tour Type
Glass-Blowing
Postal Code
379-1305
Address
737-1 Gokan, Tonegun Minakamimachi, Gunma
Telephone
0120-0278-62
Available Days
9:00am to 4:00pm (last sign up). For full availability, check the online calender (http://www.vidro-park.jp/calendar/)
Fare
Enjoy Course: 3,850 yen, Beginner Course 4,400 yen, Challenge Course 6,600 yen (Tax Included. Advanced Reservation required.)
Participants
One or more
Please Note
The studio is on break from noon to 12:50. Reservations must be booked outside of this hour.
Please refrain from wearing open toed shoes, high heels, or shoes with an elevated heel.
Official Website
Official Website (English)