Known as the beauty secret of youthful Geisha, Camellia or Tsubaki oil is one of the Goto Islands’ most precious exports. The highly valuable oil has long been recognized in East Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin, hair, and nails.
While opportunities to witness the extraction process are rare, the Tsubaki Taiken Workshop in Shin-Kamigoto offers hands-on experiences throughout the year. Workshops last between sixty and ninety minutes, giving visitors a chance to crush and press the Camellia seeds for oil themselves.
- Goto Islands
¥1540 for adults
¥820 for middle-school students and under
Extra seeds charged at ¥850/kg
Groups of 8 or more receive a 10% discount
|Open hours||9am - 4pm most days of the year
Reservations are required at least two days prior. Please include your name, contact phone number, and number of participants
|Days Closed||Tsubaki Taiken Workshop will be closed from August 13th to 16th and December 29 through to January 3rd during Obon/ Bon and New Year festivities.|