10 Days Quilt Festival Tour

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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 Arrival

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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 Dinner
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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 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 | Great Quilt Festival & Japanese Garden

Breakfast
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

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 Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese Garden is located close to your hotel, and the famous Tsukiji Fish Market is just a short train ride away. Your guide can provide directions for both if needed, to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

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 | Sightseeing & Antiquing

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

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 on our day is an antique market held at Yoyogi Park. You never know what you may find as you browse through the vendors trinkets and goods, but that what makes these markets so fun to visit! Before we return to our hotel, we will visit Tokyu Hands, one of the long-established department stores for handicrafts in the all nation.

Tokyo & Yamanashi | Traditional Arts & Crafts

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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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.

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

Nagoya & Kyoto | Fabrics & Kimono Show

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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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 Nishijinori Kobo-Orinasukan, a fabric museum. Nishinori Kobo-Orinasukan exhibits various kinds of beautiful fabrics like kimono and obi (belt). Among the 600 artifacts and fabric, the museum's great selection of obi definitely attracts guests.

After viewing beautiful kinds of fabric, we will now 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.

Then we will head to 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.

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

Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Gion-Geisha District Return to the Hotel

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 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. Before our day ends, we will visit the Gion-Geisha District in Kyoto in hopes of seeing a geisha or two walk the streets. This is the best place to go to see a real geisha or herToday 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 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.

Before our day ends, we will visit the Gion-Geisha District in Kyoto in hopes of seeing a geisha or two walk the streets. This is the best place to go to see a real geisha or her apprentice while in Japan! apprentice while in Japan!

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.

Having gained a closer look of Japanese indigo dyeing, our quilt tour will now provide the chance to experience dyeing your own shibori. At the Kyoto Shibori Workshop & Museum, 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.

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

Osaka Departure

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▪
*Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner




10 DAYS

9 nights accommodation


18 MEALS

9 breakfasts
6 lunches
3 dinners


TRANSPORT

All transport shown

Tour Includes


9 nights Western hotel

Daily Breakfast-Buffets, 6 Lunches, and 3 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 Gion-Geisha District where you just might spot a Geisha

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.

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Day
Day 1

Tokyo Arrival

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 Dinner
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 | Great Quilt Festival & Japanese Garden

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 Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese Garden is located close to your hotel, and the famous Tsukiji Fish Market is just a short train ride away. Your guide can provide directions for both if needed, to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 4

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 5

Tokyo | Sightseeing & Antiquing

Breakfast Lunch
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 on our day is an antique market held at Yoyogi Park. You never know what you may find as you browse through the vendors trinkets and goods, but that what makes these markets so fun to visit! Before we return to our hotel, we will visit Tokyu Hands, one of the long-established department stores for handicrafts in the all nation.

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 6

Tokyo & Yamanashi | Traditional Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.

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

Nagoya Tokyu Hotel or similar

Day 7

Nagoya & Kyoto | Fabrics & Kimono Show

Breakfast Lunch

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 Nishijinori Kobo-Orinasukan, a fabric museum. Nishinori Kobo-Orinasukan exhibits various kinds of beautiful fabrics like kimono and obi (belt). Among the 600 artifacts and fabric, the museum's great selection of obi definitely attracts guests.

After viewing beautiful kinds of fabric, we will now 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.

Then we will head to 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.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar

Day 8

Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Beautiful Geisha

Breakfast Lunch
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Gion-Geisha District Return to the Hotel

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 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. Before our day ends, we will visit the Gion-Geisha District in Kyoto in hopes of seeing a geisha or two walk the streets. This is the best place to go to see a real geisha or herToday 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 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.

Before our day ends, we will visit the Gion-Geisha District in Kyoto in hopes of seeing a geisha or two walk the streets. This is the best place to go to see a real geisha or her apprentice while in Japan! apprentice while in Japan!

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.

Having gained a closer look of Japanese indigo dyeing, our quilt tour will now provide the chance to experience dyeing your own shibori. At the Kyoto Shibori Workshop & Museum, 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.

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 Departure

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

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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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

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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Customer Reviews

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Thank you for such a great Tour

By traveler Lani B. (United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited on the Japan Tour: Sashiko Museum
Best Experience on the Japan Tour: Love meeting Akie Ginza
Want to Visit again/next time: not sure
Great tour - Can't say enough. I loved the 4 star hotels to the wonderful tour guide.
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Thank you for a wonderful Vacation

By traveler Susan O. (United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited on the Japan Tour: Itchiku Museum
Best Experience on the Japan Tour: Silk paintings at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
Want to Visit again/next time: Kyoto National Museum
Thank you!


I will gladly recommend this tour!

By traveler Christine V. (United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited on the Japan Tour: Sashiko Museum and Kimono Museum
Best Experience on the Japan Tour: meeting each artist and hearing their stories/experiences
Want to Visit again/next time: Kyoto National Museum and Arril Yarn Shop
I will gladly recommend this tour to anyone...


Everything was Wonderful

By traveler Janice C. (United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited on the Japan Tour: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft
Best Experience on the Japan Tour: So hard to choose; everything was wonderful
Want to Visit again/next time: will be back to visit other parts of Japan
Please do everything you can to keep Chico as a tour...


Perfect tour for a Sashiko Enthusiast!

By traveler (United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited on the Japan Tour: Sashiko Museum, Indigo Dye Museum (2nd)
Best Experience on the Japan Tour: I cannot pick a best because the entire tour was so geared to textile which was wonderful!
Want to Visit again/next time: Would love to find ikebana or bonsai exhibits,...


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