10 Days Quilt Festival Tour

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Quilt Festival Movie
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Kyoto Shibori Work Shop
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Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum
Quilt Festival Tour
Golden Pavilion
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Tokyo Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Tour
Tokyo Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Tour
Amuse Museum
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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Quilt Festival Tour
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Quilt Festival Tour
Sashiko
Quilt Festival Tour
Nishijin Kimono Show
Quilt Festival Tour
Asakusa
Quilt Festival Tour
Bullet Train
Quilt Festival Tour
Tie-dye workshop

Tour Descriptions

Tour Japan one stitch at a time with this incredible fully escorted Japan Quilt Festival Tour package! Our Quilt Festival tour focuses on spots related to stitch art, beginning with a trip to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival held in Tokyo Dome! This Quilt Festival Tour package is ideal for arts & craft lovers looking to see something new!

Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

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Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

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Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Near by........
-Amusement Park
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance

-University
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

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Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Tokyo | Great Quilt Festival Day

Breakfast
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Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

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Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Near by........
-Amusement Park
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance

-University
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today is the opening day of the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival! To get ready for the fun, we will have a small welcome tea party after breakfast before heading to the convention. This is a great chance for all members to get acquainted with each other before this quilt tour begins. After entering Tokyo Dome, the rest of day exploring through the booths and various events offered at the convention. We hope you enjoy the opening day of the Tokyo Quilt Festival!

Tokyo | Fabric & Crafts Shopping

Breakfast Lunch
or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Near by........
-Amusement Park
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance

-University
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

View Hotel Detail

Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today will be spent visiting some of the essential shopping spots for craft lovers in Tokyo. We will begin our day visiting the famous quilt artist Yoko Saio's retail store Quilt Party. You can expect to find great fabrics and more goods perfect for your next project. Then, we will head to Nippori Textile Town for more shopping and inspiration. The stores Mihama Clothes and Tomato are just two of many great choices you can expect!

Tokyo | Great Quilt Festival & Free time to Explore

Breakfast
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Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

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Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Near by........
-Amusement Park
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance

-University
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

View Hotel Detail

All Day
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today is the second day of the festival to be enjoyed at your leisure. Feel free to do some shopping or go out and explore the city of Tokyo! The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is just a short train ride away if you wanted to experience authentic Japanese sushi, or go off to Harajuku for or Shinjuku on your own for some fun. Your guide can provide directions if needed to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

Tokyo & Yamanashi | Traditional Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Lunch
or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Near by........
-Amusement Park
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance

-University
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

View Hotel Detail

Morning
Evening
Check into Hotel

Today we will visit one of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo. First our Japan quilt tour will go to Sashikokan in Hinohara village in the western part of Tokyo. This is the place of Sashiko artist Akie Ginza’s exhibition. Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this dish is truly a local Japanese specialty.

Before our day ends, we will visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. This museum is filled with works from Itchiku Kubota, a textile artist that revitalized the Tsujigahana style. We then return to Tokyo.

Tokyo | The Thunder Gates of Asakusa

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Nagoya Tokyu Hotel ( Western Style )

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Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

Enjoy the finest amenities during your stay at the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel. In addition to a full-service spa, the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel features an indoor pool and a sauna. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the onsite café. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.
This 4-star property offers access to a business center and a meeting room. This romantic hotel also offers a fitness center, spa services, and gift shops/newsstands. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel has designated areas for smoking.


Near by........
-Aichi Arts Center
-Matsuzakaya Museum
-Nagoya TV Tower
-International Design Centre Nagoya

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Evening
Return to the Hotel

Our day begins in Asakusa, the town that maintains a traditional Japanese feel. We will also squeeze in some shopping at Nakamise street which leads to the temple. After our time in Asakusa, we visit the Amuse Museum close by. At this charming live museum exhibits unique graphics, designs, and textile arts exclusive to Japan.

Next, we will visit Tokyu Hands, one of the long-established department stores for handicrafts in the all nation for some more shopping. Make great finds as you enjoy the store, or head to Takashimaya for more shopping nearby!

Then, we will take a bullet train ride to Nagoya.

Nagoya & Kyoto | Museum Visits & Fabric Hunting

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Granvia Kyoto ( Western Style )

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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

With its elegant accommodations, including 535 beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 13 meeting and banquet rooms, a 1400-seat ballroom, 12 restaurants & bars, and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers to ‘hang their hat’, whether that be for business or leisure.
Deluxe accommodations and superb convenience are the hallmarks of Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

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Afternoon
Evening
Check into Hotel

This morning we will visit the Arimatsu Narumi Tie Dyeing Museum. Tie dyeing or shibori has a long history in Arimatsu, dating back to 1608. Here you can learn about the over 400 years of history of shibori and view and purchase these beautiful shibori works.

In the afternoon, we will then head to Kyoto to spend some time at Yuzawaya, a famous large chain of craft stores. Yuzawaya is a great place to stock up on all your craft needs from fabric, yarn, paper, sewing tools, and much more.

Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Beautiful Geisha

Breakfast Lunch

Hotel Granvia Kyoto ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

With its elegant accommodations, including 535 beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 13 meeting and banquet rooms, a 1400-seat ballroom, 12 restaurants & bars, and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers to ‘hang their hat’, whether that be for business or leisure.
Deluxe accommodations and superb convenience are the hallmarks of Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

View Hotel Detail

Today will be dedicated to exploring the city of Kyoto sightseeing. Our Quilt Tour will start at UNESCO world heritage site Golden Pavilion. The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji temple, is a Japan's must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. This gorgeous temple is sure to leave you speechless.

After that, our Quilt Tour will make a stop at the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of a traditional kimono. The center offers courses in hand-weaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and, if you like it, you can purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

We will then head to the Kyoto Shibori Workshop & Museum, where the talented experts will guide you through making your very own, original shibori. You can even take your work of art home for a perfect souvenir to remember this unique experience. The museum has a great collection of shibori for you to gain inspiration from.

Before our day ends, we will head to Ninenzaka, an ancient street that feels as if you were still in the olden days of Japan. Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and shopping before we return to the hotel.

Kyoto | Museums of Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Hotel Granvia Kyoto ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

With its elegant accommodations, including 535 beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 13 meeting and banquet rooms, a 1400-seat ballroom, 12 restaurants & bars, and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers to ‘hang their hat’, whether that be for business or leisure.
Deluxe accommodations and superb convenience are the hallmarks of Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

View Hotel Detail

We will start our final morning with a visit to Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft - Fureai-kan. Fureai-kan is a great informative museum with several exhibition halls that exhibit 77 kinds of traditional crafts. This exhibition hall has approximately 500 exhibits, many of which you can purchase. The Gallery of the museum is another interesting part of Fureai-kan, changing the exhibit on display every month. The works displayed in the gallery are usually of great historic value. Fureai-kan is a comprehensive museum where you can learn about various kinds of traditional Japanese craft including ceramics, woven textiles, doll making, lacquer ware, and more.

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to create your own cloisonne at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Cloisonne is a technique of creating and decorating metal objects. At the workshop you will decorate your very own cloisonne which the museum will bake for you to take home.

In order to get the best look at Japanese indigo dyeing, we will visit the the Aizenkobo Workshop where you can view completed works of Japanese indigo dyeing. Here you can get a look at various kinds of fabrics such as scarves, causal ware, dresses, etc. We will then move over to Nomura Tailor for some last minute gift and fabric shopping for the day. A popular craft store, Nomura Tailor carries dazzling fabrics and materials perfect for your crafts when you get back home!

To end our great quilt festival tour, we will end the day with a farewell dinner with the group.

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION**
From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)

▪Important Notice▪
*Complimentary transfers are for designated airports/hotel only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*Your group may be joined with other groups during the tour. If so, your tour guide and bus may be changed during your tour.
*Any special request(s) must be submitted when booking your tour (meals, accommodations, etc.). Note: Not all requests can be fulfilled.
*Itinerary, hotels, and meals are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*This tour includes 1.5~2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner




10 DAYS

9 nights accommodation


17 MEALS

9 breakfasts
6 lunches
2 dinners


TRANSPORT

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International Great Quilt Festival Tour 10 Days Map

Tour Includes


9 nights Western hotel

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 6 Lunches, and 2 Dinners included

All ground transportation in Japan during the tour

Complimentary Airport Transfers (see details)

Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations

Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide & separate bus driver

Bullet train ride with Mt. Fuji

Japan Deluxe Tours Handbook and Tour Goods Package

Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels

Not Included
  • - Airfare
  • - Travel Insurance
  • - Optional Excursions

Travel Highlights


Admission to the Tokyo Great Quilt Festival

Nippori Textile Town, Quilt Part Retail Shop, & Other Fabric retailers

Exhibits at the Amuse Museum

Welcome Tea Party for Tour Participants

Kyoto's incredible Craft Museum

World Famous Kyoto destinations including Golden Pavilion

Kyoto's traditionally preserved Ninenzaka street for shopping

Tickets to a dazzling Kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

Tokyo's historic Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Exhibits at the Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum

Important Information


The maximum number of participants will not exceed 26 people during your Japan tour. Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please note that your bus and tour guide may be changed if other groups join the tour.

Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.

We request one suitcase, one carry-on bag, and an overnight bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room.

Please note: The maximum weight of a checked in bag is typically 20 Kilograms or 44 Pounds. You will be traveling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride (if applicable).

All hotel rooms come with a full bathroom and room amenities free of charge unless stated otherwise.

All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi.

All of our tours begin in either Tokyo or Osaka/Kyoto. When beginning or ending a tour in Tokyo, please book flights to or from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. For tours beginning or ending in Osaka/Kyoto, please book flights to or from Kansai International Airport or Itami Airport.

We recommend you do not book your flights until the tour status changes from Book Now to Guaranteed Departure. You can also contact us if you would like for Japan Deluxe Tour's to arrange your flights.

Traveling and visiting sights in Japan includes a good amount of walking. To fully enjoy the tour, please be prepared to keep up with the pace of the group, climb stairs with no difficulty, and wear comfortable shoes for all day use.

Guests with tattoos may not be able to use the hot-springs or onsens while in Japan. We apologize if you are unable to enjoy this experience during your stay.

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Day
Day 1

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information.
Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 2

Tokyo | Great Quilt Festival Day

Breakfast
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today is the opening day of the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival! To get ready for the fun, we will have a small welcome tea party after breakfast before heading to the convention. This is a great chance for all members to get acquainted with each other before this quilt tour begins. After entering Tokyo Dome, the rest of day exploring through the booths and various events offered at the convention. We hope you enjoy the opening day of the Tokyo Quilt Festival!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 3

Tokyo | Fabric & Crafts Shopping

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today will be spent visiting some of the essential shopping spots for craft lovers in Tokyo. We will begin our day visiting the famous quilt artist Yoko Saio's retail store Quilt Party. You can expect to find great fabrics and more goods perfect for your next project. Then, we will head to Nippori Textile Town for more shopping and inspiration. The stores Mihama Clothes and Tomato are just two of many great choices you can expect!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 4

Tokyo | Great Quilt Festival & Free time to Explore

Breakfast
All Day
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today is the second day of the festival to be enjoyed at your leisure. Feel free to do some shopping or go out and explore the city of Tokyo! The famous Tsukiji Fish Market is just a short train ride away if you wanted to experience authentic Japanese sushi, or go off to Harajuku for or Shinjuku on your own for some fun. Your guide can provide directions if needed to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 5

Tokyo & Yamanashi | Traditional Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Lunch
Morning
Evening
Check into Hotel

Today we will visit one of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo. First our Japan quilt tour will go to Sashikokan in Hinohara village in the western part of Tokyo. This is the place of Sashiko artist Akie Ginza’s exhibition. Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. A hybrid of miso soup and flat udon noodles, this dish is truly a local Japanese specialty.

Before our day ends, we will visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. This museum is filled with works from Itchiku Kubota, a textile artist that revitalized the Tsujigahana style. We then return to Tokyo.

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 6

Tokyo | The Thunder Gates of Asakusa

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Our day begins in Asakusa, the town that maintains a traditional Japanese feel. We will also squeeze in some shopping at Nakamise street which leads to the temple. After our time in Asakusa, we visit the Amuse Museum close by. At this charming live museum exhibits unique graphics, designs, and textile arts exclusive to Japan.

Next, we will visit Tokyu Hands, one of the long-established department stores for handicrafts in the all nation for some more shopping. Make great finds as you enjoy the store, or head to Takashimaya for more shopping nearby!

Then, we will take a bullet train ride to Nagoya.

Nagoya Tokyu Hotel or similar

Day 7

Nagoya & Kyoto | Museum Visits & Fabric Hunting

Breakfast Lunch
Afternoon
Evening
Check into Hotel

This morning we will visit the Arimatsu Narumi Tie Dyeing Museum. Tie dyeing or shibori has a long history in Arimatsu, dating back to 1608. Here you can learn about the over 400 years of history of shibori and view and purchase these beautiful shibori works.

In the afternoon, we will then head to Kyoto to spend some time at Yuzawaya, a famous large chain of craft stores. Yuzawaya is a great place to stock up on all your craft needs from fabric, yarn, paper, sewing tools, and much more.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar

Day 8

Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Beautiful Geisha

Breakfast Lunch

Today will be dedicated to exploring the city of Kyoto sightseeing. Our Quilt Tour will start at UNESCO world heritage site Golden Pavilion. The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji temple, is a Japan's must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. This gorgeous temple is sure to leave you speechless.

After that, our Quilt Tour will make a stop at the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of a traditional kimono. The center offers courses in hand-weaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and, if you like it, you can purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show.

We will then head to the Kyoto Shibori Workshop & Museum, where the talented experts will guide you through making your very own, original shibori. You can even take your work of art home for a perfect souvenir to remember this unique experience. The museum has a great collection of shibori for you to gain inspiration from.

Before our day ends, we will head to Ninenzaka, an ancient street that feels as if you were still in the olden days of Japan. Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and shopping before we return to the hotel.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar

Day 9

Kyoto | Museums of Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We will start our final morning with a visit to Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft - Fureai-kan. Fureai-kan is a great informative museum with several exhibition halls that exhibit 77 kinds of traditional crafts. This exhibition hall has approximately 500 exhibits, many of which you can purchase. The Gallery of the museum is another interesting part of Fureai-kan, changing the exhibit on display every month. The works displayed in the gallery are usually of great historic value. Fureai-kan is a comprehensive museum where you can learn about various kinds of traditional Japanese craft including ceramics, woven textiles, doll making, lacquer ware, and more.

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to create your own cloisonne at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Cloisonne is a technique of creating and decorating metal objects. At the workshop you will decorate your very own cloisonne which the museum will bake for you to take home.

In order to get the best look at Japanese indigo dyeing, we will visit the the Aizenkobo Workshop where you can view completed works of Japanese indigo dyeing. Here you can get a look at various kinds of fabrics such as scarves, causal ware, dresses, etc. We will then move over to Nomura Tailor for some last minute gift and fabric shopping for the day. A popular craft store, Nomura Tailor carries dazzling fabrics and materials perfect for your crafts when you get back home!

To end our great quilt festival tour, we will end the day with a farewell dinner with the group.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar

Day 10

Osaka | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

Breakfast

Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.

**INFORMATION**
From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)

Cultural Experience

Quilt Festival

Quilt Festival

Tokyo International Quilt Festival is the largest quilt festival in the world. Hundreds of quilt and artwork are displayed at this internationally popular exhibition.

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Ladies in colorful kimono

Kimono Show

Nishijin Textile Center displays several kimonos for viewing and holds demonstrations explaining the techniques involved in creating a beautiful kimono.

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Riding Experience

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

World known as The Bullet Train, The Shinkansen fascinates foreign tourists. Shinkansen runs average 300kmh, about 186mph, and they depart every 10 minutes in rush hours very punctual.

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Tour Departure and Prices *Price per person. Airfare is not included.

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Customer Reviews

Overall Customer Rating 19 customer reviews

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Hiroko was very kind. Could not have asked for more

By traveler Kate S. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Quilt Show, Museums Best experience had in Japan: The whole tour


Glad we saw the Sashiko Museum and textile events

By traveler Barbara M. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Museums, Hands on places Best experience had in Japan: Dyeing the silk Any place went to visit next time: Craft workshops


The tour was a lot of fun. Participants were friendly

By traveler Wilma N. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Arimatsu Dyeing Museum Best experience had in Japan: Shibori Museum This tour was a lot of fun. The participants were friendly.


Every sight that was in the itinerary was excellent.

By traveler Cheryl C. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Quilt Show Best experience had in Japan: Seeing Mt. Fuji


Best place visited in the tour was Kyoto

By traveler Barbara P. on 2018

Best place visited in this tour: Kyoto Best experience had in Japan: Seeing different types of kimono fabric Any place went to visit next time: Osaka


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