GUNMA Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture

Usaburo Kokeshi

Gunma Prefecture is Japan's leading producer of Sosaku (original) Kokeshi dolls. Usaburo Kokeshi is Japan's largest craft center of Sosaku Kokeshi dolls, where visitors can paint their own Kokeshi doll.


Basic Information
  • Location: 1591 Nagaoka, Shinto-mura, Kitagunma-gun, Gunma
  • Tel:+81-279-54-6766 (Usaburo Kokeshi)
  • Open: 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM * Factory noon break noon - 12:50 PM
  • ▼Parking: Free (100 cars, 30 buses)
    ▼Closed:
    ・ New Year Holidays (December 29 - January 4)
    ・ Wednesdays (factory only. Sosaku Kokeshi gallery and the store are opened)
    ▼Painting Experience:
    ・ Round head kokeshi or oval shaped kokeshi for key strap (2 cm height):
    - Fee: 880 yen
    - Required time (including studio tour and shopping): 30 to 60 minutes
    ・ Oval shaped kokeshi (7 cm height), toothpick container (7.5 cm height), pen holder (10 cm height):
    - Fee: 1,320 yen
    - Required time (including studio tour and shopping): 60 to 90 minutes
    ・ Round head kokeshi (14 cm height), pen holder (12 cm height):
    - Fee: 1,980 yen
    - Required time (including studio tour and shopping): 90 to 120 minutes
  • ▼Access
  • ・ About 10 minutes by taxi from Yagihara Station on JR Joetsu Line
    ・ About 20 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Website (Usaburo Kokeshi): http://www.usaburo.com/en/ (English)
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