Bead Bracelet, Kaleidoscope-Making at Gallery Ren

Northern Nagano Area ギャラリー蓮でブレスレット・万華鏡作り体験


The Byakurenbo temple lodge at Zenkoji Temple has an art shop on its first floor called Gallery Ren. It sells a variety of precious stones, glasswork, and kaleidoscopes, many of which are made by hand by the owner. Here, you can also make kaleidoscopes or bead bracelets through the store's craft workshops.

They have a vast selection of stones, fresh flowers, and colorful charms that are hand-selected by the owner to be used in their workshops. While the bracelet and kaleidoscope-making processes are quite simple, you can spend hours picking the perfect beads or fillings for your creation. At the end of your relaxing and meditative experience, you can take your bracelet or kaleidoscope home with you as a souvenir of your time in Nagano.

Reservations are not necessary for small groups. (Best to call ahead if bringing 10 or more people)

The gallery is closed on Tuesdays.


Gallery Ren (Inquiries in Japanese only)
Tel: 026-238-3928


10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 to 17:00 during winter)


Bead Bracelet Workshop : 2,500 yen

Kaleidoscope Workshop (Regular) : 2,160 yen

Kaleidoscope Workshop (Premium) : 3,000 yen

Location / Access

465, Motoyoshicho, Nagano City

By Train:
Get off at Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) Then, take the Zenkoji-bound bus and get off at the Daimon bus stop. A short walk from there.

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