Day Trip from Tsukuba: Glass Blowing In Kita Ibaraki
Glass Studio Silica seems like a nice place to go on a day trip from Tsukuba.
1. People of junior high school age and older can try glass blowing for 2580 yen. It will take 30 minutes and the final product will be sent by post (cash on delivery). Reservations are necessary.
2. People of elementary school age (with guardian) and older can do a children’s version of glass blowing for 1550 yen. This also takes 30 minutes and the final product will be sent by post (cash on delivery). Reservations are necessary.
3. People of all ages can try sandblasting. The price depends on the kind of sandblasting that you do, but starts at 950 yen. It will take about 1.5 hours. Groups need to make reservations, but individuals can try it at anytime.
4. People of elementary school Grade 5 age and older can do “burner work” from Monday to Saturday (9am to 12 and 1pm to 3pm) for 1050 yen (or 950 yen for students). It will take about 1 hour (for 1 to 10 people). You can take the final product home after about a 30 minute wait. Reservations are necessary.
Glass Studio Silica is located in Kita Ibaraki, which is in the northern part of Tsukuba. It is open from 9am to 4:30pm (enter before 4pm) and it is closed on the first and third Wednesday of the month. (When a national holiday falls on the first or third Wednesday of the month, the studio will be open.)