6 Days Quilt Festival Tour

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Tokyo Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Tour
Tokyo Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Tour
Tokyo Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Tour
Fabric & Textile Shopoing
Quilt Festival Tour
Asakusa Nakamise
Quilt Festival Tour
Sensoji Temple
Quilt Festival Tour
Lake Kawaguchi
Quilt Festival Tour
Sashikokan
Quilt Festival Tour

Tour Descriptions

Attention! The Official Dates for the 2021 Tokyo Quilt Festival have not been announced. The following dates are the estimated dates for this tour. Please do not book flights until speaking with a travel agent at Japan Deluxe Tours

Designed with Craft Enthusiast in mind, spend your vacation in Tokyo exploring the best in stitch art during our Quilt Festival Tour. Feed your need for the finest quilting materials, discover Japanese arts, search for rare trinkets, and find inspiration at some of Japan's most popular craft stores. This tour is ideal for quilt lovers, those who enjoy arts and crafts, or anyone who wants to learn the art of embroidery.

Itinerary

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

01/23/2020
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Niwa Hotel Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Niwa Hotel Tokyo

The Hotel Niwa Tokyo is nestled away in Tokyo's Suidobashi neighborhood around everything you need for a comfortable stay while exploring Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tours. Just a couple minutes from Tokyo Suidobashi Station, explore the local sights of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno Park, Akihabara, and more. There's also the amazing Tokyo Dome which hosts festivals, events, and sports games.

Nearby....
-Tokyo Dome
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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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 | Japan's Greatest Quilt Festival Event

01/24/2020 Breakfast
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Niwa Hotel Tokyo ( Western Style )

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Niwa Hotel Tokyo

The Hotel Niwa Tokyo is nestled away in Tokyo's Suidobashi neighborhood around everything you need for a comfortable stay while exploring Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tours. Just a couple minutes from Tokyo Suidobashi Station, explore the local sights of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno Park, Akihabara, and more. There's also the amazing Tokyo Dome which hosts festivals, events, and sports games.

Nearby....
-Tokyo Dome
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

View Hotel Detail

[ Tokyo ] Welcome Tea Party | Quilt Festival | Optional Tour : Omotesando | Return to the Hotel

Let the festivity begin! We are going to have a welcome tea party to meet & greet. It gives us chance to meet other fellow quilters from all over the world to build friendship of a lifetime.

We enjoy the 20th Tokyo International Quilt Festival for the day.

For those who are looking to leave early, we have an free afternoon optional tour to the Omotesando area including Aoyama flower market for some shopping and sightseeing.

Back to the hotel / Dinner on your own.

Tokyo | The City's Top Fabric & Craft Stores

01/25/2020 Breakfast
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Niwa Hotel Tokyo ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Niwa Hotel Tokyo

The Hotel Niwa Tokyo is nestled away in Tokyo's Suidobashi neighborhood around everything you need for a comfortable stay while exploring Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tours. Just a couple minutes from Tokyo Suidobashi Station, explore the local sights of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno Park, Akihabara, and more. There's also the amazing Tokyo Dome which hosts festivals, events, and sports games.

Nearby....
-Tokyo Dome
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

View Hotel Detail

Today, we'll show you what traditional Tokyo has to offer. Just relax in a motor coach, and we will take you around the city.

We will visit Sensoji temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest and most popular Japanese temple in Tokyo.

Then, we will explore the Tsukiji outer market. It is always fun to taste mouthwatering local foods in an open market. You can also find chef knives, dried goods, and other kitchen supplies. Here, you will have time to enjoy lunch of your choice as well.

Next stop is Ozu Washi, Founded in 1653, Ozu Washi carries traditional Japanese Paper (Washi). We will learn the process of making washi paper and see a beautiful array of washi there.

We will finish our day shopping at the famouse Nippori Textile Town. You can find stores like Tomato, Mihama and so many more. This district is lined with numerous fabric shops, selling a wide assortment of beautiful fabrics often at discounted, affordable prices.

Tokyo | Quilt Festival & Tokyo Craft Shopping

01/26/2020 Breakfast
or similar

Niwa Hotel Tokyo ( Western Style )

  • Expedia Rating
  • Trip Advisor Rating
Niwa Hotel Tokyo

The Hotel Niwa Tokyo is nestled away in Tokyo's Suidobashi neighborhood around everything you need for a comfortable stay while exploring Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tours. Just a couple minutes from Tokyo Suidobashi Station, explore the local sights of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno Park, Akihabara, and more. There's also the amazing Tokyo Dome which hosts festivals, events, and sports games.

Nearby....
-Tokyo Dome
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

View Hotel Detail

Quilt Festival | AM Optional Tour : Kiyosumi Garden | Fukagawa Edo Museum | PM Optional Tour : Yuzawaya | Return to the Hotel

Enjoy 20th Tokyo International Quilt Festival for the day.

For those of you who want to explore the city of Tokyo, we offer free optional tours in the morning and afternoon. (entrance fee & public transportation fee are not included)

Morning free Optional Tour: Kiyosumi garden is representative of a beautiful traditional Japanese garden. Fukagawa Edo museum is a hands on museum which shows you what life was like in Edo, or what we know as Tokyo.

Afternoon Free Optional Tour: Yuzawaya craft shop in Kichijoji. Yuzawaya is one of the famouse craft chain stores in Japan. You can find wide variety of Japanese craft supplies in a residential neighborhood of Kichijoji.

Back to a hotel / Dinner on your own.

Tokyo & Lake Kawaguchi | Discover the art of Sashiko

01/27/2020 Breakfast Lunch
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Niwa Hotel Tokyo ( Western Style )

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  • Trip Advisor Rating
Niwa Hotel Tokyo

The Hotel Niwa Tokyo is nestled away in Tokyo's Suidobashi neighborhood around everything you need for a comfortable stay while exploring Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tours. Just a couple minutes from Tokyo Suidobashi Station, explore the local sights of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno Park, Akihabara, and more. There's also the amazing Tokyo Dome which hosts festivals, events, and sports games.

Nearby....
-Tokyo Dome
-Kabuki-za Theatre
-Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

View Hotel Detail

We will explore some of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo today.

Our day begins with a trip to the Sashikokan in Hinohara Village, located in the western part of Tokyo. Home to Sashiko artist Akie Ginza's exhibition of Sashiko art, this quaint museum housed in a 200-year-old farm house showcases the Little Stabs style of sashiko stitch art.

Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. Hoto is a noodle soup filled with lots of local fresh vegetable, like daikon and kabocha, with miso based flavor and is a comfort food especially during the winter.

Then we will visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. With western buildings built in a serene Japanese garden over looking Mt. Fuji, you will surely find this site a magical place. Itchiku Kubota was a textile artist who devoted his life to recreating the forgotten 15th century Tsujigahana fabric tie dye technique. Many of his works are on display at this museum. Browse through the extensive collection of Kimonos decorated in this traditional Japanese art.

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

01/28/2020 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 Tokyo to Narita Airport - about 90 mins(Bus)
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Haneda Airport - about 30 mins(Bus)

▪Important Notice▪
*JDT Recommends Experiences are not included with your tour package.
*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

Tour Departure and Prices 1) Price per person.   2) Airfare is not included.  

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$2980
$2831
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6 DAYS

5 nights accommodation


6 MEALS

5 breakfasts
1 lunches


TRANSPORT

Bus
International Great Quilt Festival Tour 6 Days Map

Tour Includes


5 nights Western hotel

Daily Breakfast-Buffets and 1 Lunches 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

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

Complimentary Optional Day Tours & Quilt-Related Excursions

Nippori Textile Town & Other Japanese Fabric Stores

Stunning traditional art exhibits at the Sashiko Museum

Tour Tokyo's popular Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Free time to explore the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market

A walk along the Nakamise shopping street for souvenirs

Learn Japanese traditional paper Washi

Magnificent Kimono Shibori Art - Kubota Itchiku Art 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.

We understand sometimes unanticipated situations may arise before or even during your Japan tour. In order to best assist you when things don't go as planned, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends purchasing travel insurance offered through Travel Guard® Insurance.

Travel Guard® Insurance offers coverage for: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage Delay, Medical Expense (deductible required), Emergency Medical Transportation, and an Exclusive Family Protection Plan: One child 16 or under will receive coverage at no additional cost for every adult that purchase a protection plan. Every Travel Guard policy includes 24-hour emergency travel assistance services for emergencies or last-minute travel changes, such as re-booking flights, hotel reservations or ground transportation, tracking lost luggage, and more!
For more information about coverage, view our Travel Insurance Page.

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Please notify us before your tour starts if you have any dietary restrictions or requirements we should be aware about. Japan Deluxe Tours can provide Vegetarian meals for guests, and we will do our best to cater to any serious allergies or dietary restrictions. We will not be able to substitute or change meals after your tour begins.

Day
Day 1
01/23/2020

Tokyo | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

01/23/2020

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)

Niwa Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 2
01/24/2020

Tokyo | Japan's Greatest Quilt Festival Event

01/24/2020 Breakfast
[ Tokyo ] Welcome Tea Party | Quilt Festival | Optional Tour : Omotesando | Return to the Hotel

Let the festivity begin! We are going to have a welcome tea party to meet & greet. It gives us chance to meet other fellow quilters from all over the world to build friendship of a lifetime.

We enjoy the 20th Tokyo International Quilt Festival for the day.

For those who are looking to leave early, we have an free afternoon optional tour to the Omotesando area including Aoyama flower market for some shopping and sightseeing.

Back to the hotel / Dinner on your own.

Niwa Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 3
01/25/2020

Tokyo | The City's Top Fabric & Craft Stores

01/25/2020 Breakfast

Today, we'll show you what traditional Tokyo has to offer. Just relax in a motor coach, and we will take you around the city.

We will visit Sensoji temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest and most popular Japanese temple in Tokyo.

Then, we will explore the Tsukiji outer market. It is always fun to taste mouthwatering local foods in an open market. You can also find chef knives, dried goods, and other kitchen supplies. Here, you will have time to enjoy lunch of your choice as well.

Next stop is Ozu Washi, Founded in 1653, Ozu Washi carries traditional Japanese Paper (Washi). We will learn the process of making washi paper and see a beautiful array of washi there.

We will finish our day shopping at the famouse Nippori Textile Town. You can find stores like Tomato, Mihama and so many more. This district is lined with numerous fabric shops, selling a wide assortment of beautiful fabrics often at discounted, affordable prices.

Niwa Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 4
01/26/2020

Tokyo | Quilt Festival & Tokyo Craft Shopping

01/26/2020 Breakfast
Quilt Festival | AM Optional Tour : Kiyosumi Garden | Fukagawa Edo Museum | PM Optional Tour : Yuzawaya | Return to the Hotel

Enjoy 20th Tokyo International Quilt Festival for the day.

For those of you who want to explore the city of Tokyo, we offer free optional tours in the morning and afternoon. (entrance fee & public transportation fee are not included)

Morning free Optional Tour: Kiyosumi garden is representative of a beautiful traditional Japanese garden. Fukagawa Edo museum is a hands on museum which shows you what life was like in Edo, or what we know as Tokyo.

Afternoon Free Optional Tour: Yuzawaya craft shop in Kichijoji. Yuzawaya is one of the famouse craft chain stores in Japan. You can find wide variety of Japanese craft supplies in a residential neighborhood of Kichijoji.

Back to a hotel / Dinner on your own.

Niwa Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 5
01/27/2020

Tokyo & Lake Kawaguchi | Discover the art of Sashiko

01/27/2020 Breakfast Lunch

We will explore some of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo today.

Our day begins with a trip to the Sashikokan in Hinohara Village, located in the western part of Tokyo. Home to Sashiko artist Akie Ginza's exhibition of Sashiko art, this quaint museum housed in a 200-year-old farm house showcases the Little Stabs style of sashiko stitch art.

Before making our way to the next destination, we will stop for Hoto, a Japanese noodle dish native to the Yamanashi area. Hoto is a noodle soup filled with lots of local fresh vegetable, like daikon and kabocha, with miso based flavor and is a comfort food especially during the winter.

Then we will visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. With western buildings built in a serene Japanese garden over looking Mt. Fuji, you will surely find this site a magical place. Itchiku Kubota was a textile artist who devoted his life to recreating the forgotten 15th century Tsujigahana fabric tie dye technique. Many of his works are on display at this museum. Browse through the extensive collection of Kimonos decorated in this traditional Japanese art.

Niwa Hotel Tokyo or similar

Day 6
01/28/2020

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

01/28/2020 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 Tokyo to Narita Airport - about 90 mins(Bus)
From downtown hotel in Tokyo to Haneda Airport - about 30 mins(Bus)

Dining Experience

Welcome Tea Party

Tea Party

In order to fully enjoy our day, we will be opening our Japan Tour with a light tea party to get to know our fellow tour participants. Unwind and learn a bit more about your tour guide and the people you'll be with during your exciting vacation in Japan.

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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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Dining Experience

Hoto Udon

Hoto

Hōtō is a popular dish in Yamanashi made using miso soup and flat udon noodles. While some may consider Hōtō a variant of udon, locals consider this a unique dish separate to the popular thick noodles.

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