Ceramic Painting Trial Lesson in Tokyo Ueno

絵付け体験 | Ceramic Painting Lesson in Tokyo Ueno

Learn how to hand-paint and decorate pottery

Our ceramic painting trial lesson is perfect for travelers or visitors in Tokyo and everyone who wants to make Japanese ceramics for the first time. You can learn how to paint small figurines and decorate cups, bowls, plates and other objects with various glazes and ceramic paints.

After the lesson, we will fire your piece for you if necessary. Once it is ready, you can pick your finished ceramic piece up by yourself, or we can ship it to your home for an additional fee. We provide worldwide shipping.

The class is suitable for beginners.

Ceramic Painting lesson in Tokyo, preparing ceramic glazes and materials
Ceramic Painting lesson in Tokyo, hand-painted ceramic figurines
Ceramic Painting lesson in Tokyo, hand-painted ceramic pottery

料金 | PRICE

約1時間 | 1 hour class
Including materials, glaze and firing

* 1人あたりの価格 | Price per person


月曜日~日曜日 | Monday to Sunday
10:30 – 19:30

Our ceramic painting trial lesson is taught in a small setting and mostly one-on-one, so that we can focus on each student’s individual requirements. You can book an individual lesson or a group lesson for up to 3 students. Please contact us with your preferred date and time and let us know if you have any other requirements.

English pottery class in Tokyo Ueno

Ceramic Painting Lessons in English


Our staff speaks Japanese and English. The lesson can be taught in Japanese and English. Feel free to contact us and let us know which language you would prefer.

Making pottery in a cafe

Shipping Service

In case you are unable to pick up your finished pottery piece, we can ship it to your home location. This way, there is no need to carry the fragile pottery with you and you can enjoy your travel without worries. We ship internationally with EMS.*

* In case you wish to use our shipping service, shipping costs will be charged. The costs depend on the size and weight of your ceramic piece and the shipping destination.


To-An Tokyo pottery class at Route Books Cafe Tokyo Ueno

陶庵@東京 | To-An Tokyo & Route Books Cafe

Route Books カフェ内 2F
住所: 〒110-0015 東京都台東区東上野4-14-3

Route Books Cafe 2nd floor
Address: 4-14-3 Higashi Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015, Japan

Google MAPS | Route Books Cafe Website

Classes are held inside Route Books Cafe on the second floor. The cafe is a wonderful place to relax and make pottery. At the same time, you can have a cup of coffee and browse the art book section of Route Books Cafe, visit the bakery and plant shop or the neighboring art gallery.

上野と浅草 | Ueno & Asakusa

The cafe is located in Tokyo Ueno, within walking distance from Ueno station. Also within walking distance are Ueno park with the museum district, and Asakusa, a neighborhood with traditional restaurants and shops and the famous Sensoji Temple.

予約 | Book a Lesson


You can schedule a trial lesson any day of the week. If possible, please make a reservation at least one week in advance. Because our classroom is located inside Route Books cafe, the opening hours of the cafe apply. You can check the schedule and opening hours of the cafe at the Route Books Event Calendar below.

営業時間 | Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00

Email: info@to-an.tokyo

Phone: 03-5830-2666


– 1日前キャンセルは体験料金の50%
– 当日キャンセルは体験料金の100%
– 無連絡キャンセルは体験料金の100%

If canceled due to customer’s convenience, the following cancellation fee will be charged:
– Cancellation one day in advance, 50% of the fee
– Cancellation on the same day, 100% of the fee
– Non-contact cancellation, 100% of the fee