10 Days Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour

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Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Quilt Festival Movie
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Nishijin Kimono Show
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Sashiko
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Asakusa
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Tokyo Quilt Festival
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Tie-dye workshop
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Tokyo Quilt Festival
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Kyoto Shibori Work Shop
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Golden Pavilion
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Amuse Museum
Essence of Spring | Quilt Festival Tour
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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Travel to the best spots for Quilters and Crafts on our charming 10 Day Spring Cherry Blossom Quilt Festival Japan Tour package for April! Travel east from Kyoto to Tokyo, stopping at only the best museums, workshops, and stores related to quilting and crafts! Our Quilt Festival Tours are the perfect vacation package for arts & crafts lovers looking for an unforgettable travel experience!

Itinerary

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/17/2019

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

Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Beautiful Geisha

04/18/2019 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

04/19/2019 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

We will start our morning in Kyoto 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. While here, you will have a chance to create your own original handkerchief using the colorful Yuzen dyeing technique.

In the afternoon, we will head to the Kyoto Handicraft Center to browse around the unique works of Kyoto traditional crafts. In order to get the best look at Japanese indigo dyeing, we will visit the the Aizenkobo Stuido where you can view and purchase completed works of Japanese indigo dyeing. Browse through 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. Be sure to sample the selection of Misuya Needles. These needles are a special, high-quality needles produced in the Matusbara district of Kyoto, Japan. Known for their strength, flexibility, and quality, these are a must for any sewing fan. We then proceed to the hotel.

Kyoto & Nagoya | Museum Visits & Fabric Hunting

04/20/2019 Breakfast Dinner

This morning we will visit the KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio and Kyoto Shishu Restoration Studio. Enjoy learning about Nishiki-ori while we watch master craftsmen create stunning works before moving over the the Shishu Restoration Studio to learn more about the process involved revitalizing old pieces. Then, it's off to the KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio. The weaving studio is a research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques.

In the afternoon, we will then head to the Arimatsu Tokaido Old Town to 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. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and architecture of the city while at the Tokaido Old Town before we proceed to the hotel.

Hakone | Bullet Train & Craft Workshop

04/21/2019 Breakfast Lunch
or similar
Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will begin our day with a bullet train to Hakone. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

We have a special workshop lined up at the Hakone Yosegi Zaiku waiting when we get off the bullet train. Yosegizaiku is a world-renowned style for Japanese wooden mosaic works. Learn how to combine various types of wood to produce wonderful Japanese decorative patterns. You can also purchase some of the works for sale at the gift shop in case you wanted a more intricate design.

It's then off to Hakone Gora Park, Japan's first French-style garden. Relax among the scenery and be sure to visit the Rose Garden, green houses, and tea-house to see the Spring flowers in bloom!
We then proceed to the hotel.

Kawaguchiko & Tokyo | Traditional Arts & Crafts

04/22/2019 Breakfast Lunch
or similar

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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Evening
Check into Hotel

Today our day begins with a visit to the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. This museum is filled with works from Itchiku Kubota, a textile artist that revitalized the Tsujigahana style. 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.

In the afternoon, we will visit one of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo. 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. Enjoy the numerous works of Sashiko art at this vibrant museum before we make our way to the hotel!

Tokyo | The Thunder Gates of Asakusa

04/23/2019 Breakfast Lunch
or similar

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

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 including the popular craft candy store Ameshin for Amezaiku candy. After our time in Asakusa, it's off to see Edo Kiriko Glass to learn more about this popular glass goods from Tokyo. The unique cut of the glass results in stunning colors and patterns that captivate fans from around the world. Close by is the Ozu Washi store for traditional Japanese paper goods. Then, 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! We then return to the hotel.

Tokyo | Spring Quilt Market & Free time to Explore

04/24/2019 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 day for you to enjoy the Spring Quilt Market at your leisure. Feel free to do some shopping or go out and explore the city of Tokyo! Feel free to explore the vibrant districts of Harajuku or Shinjuku on your own for some fun, or relax at the market. Your guide can provide directions if needed to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

Tokyo | Fabric & Crafts Shopping

04/25/2019 Breakfast Lunch Dinner
or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel ( Western Style )

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  • 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 | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/26/2019 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▪
*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

All transport shown
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


Souvenir Shopping at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Unique craft workshops while touring through Japan

Kyoto's incredible Craft Museum - Fureikan

A visit to the scenic Kiyosumi Garden

Kyoto's traditionally preserved Ninenzaka street for shopping

Explore the scenic streets of Arimatsu Tokkaido Town

World Famous Kyoto destinations including Golden Pavilion

Tickets to a dazzling Kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

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

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
04/17/2019

Osaka | Arrive in Japan & Check-in Hotel

04/17/2019

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

Day 2
04/18/2019

Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Beautiful Geisha

04/18/2019 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 3
04/19/2019

Kyoto | Museums of Arts & Crafts

04/19/2019 Breakfast Lunch

We will start our morning in Kyoto 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. While here, you will have a chance to create your own original handkerchief using the colorful Yuzen dyeing technique.

In the afternoon, we will head to the Kyoto Handicraft Center to browse around the unique works of Kyoto traditional crafts. In order to get the best look at Japanese indigo dyeing, we will visit the the Aizenkobo Stuido where you can view and purchase completed works of Japanese indigo dyeing. Browse through 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. Be sure to sample the selection of Misuya Needles. These needles are a special, high-quality needles produced in the Matusbara district of Kyoto, Japan. Known for their strength, flexibility, and quality, these are a must for any sewing fan. We then proceed to the hotel.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar

Day 4
04/20/2019

Kyoto & Nagoya | Museum Visits & Fabric Hunting

04/20/2019 Breakfast Dinner

This morning we will visit the KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio and Kyoto Shishu Restoration Studio. Enjoy learning about Nishiki-ori while we watch master craftsmen create stunning works before moving over the the Shishu Restoration Studio to learn more about the process involved revitalizing old pieces. Then, it's off to the KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio. The weaving studio is a research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques.

In the afternoon, we will then head to the Arimatsu Tokaido Old Town to 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. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and architecture of the city while at the Tokaido Old Town before we proceed to the hotel.

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel or similar

Day 5
04/21/2019

Hakone | Bullet Train & Craft Workshop

04/21/2019 Breakfast Lunch
Afternoon
Evening
Return to the Hotel

We will begin our day with a bullet train to Hakone. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride.

We have a special workshop lined up at the Hakone Yosegi Zaiku waiting when we get off the bullet train. Yosegizaiku is a world-renowned style for Japanese wooden mosaic works. Learn how to combine various types of wood to produce wonderful Japanese decorative patterns. You can also purchase some of the works for sale at the gift shop in case you wanted a more intricate design.

It's then off to Hakone Gora Park, Japan's first French-style garden. Relax among the scenery and be sure to visit the Rose Garden, green houses, and tea-house to see the Spring flowers in bloom!
We then proceed to the hotel.

TBA or similar

Day 6
04/22/2019

Kawaguchiko & Tokyo | Traditional Arts & Crafts

04/22/2019 Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Check into Hotel

Today our day begins with a visit to the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. This museum is filled with works from Itchiku Kubota, a textile artist that revitalized the Tsujigahana style. 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.

In the afternoon, we will visit one of Japan's most astonishing fabric related museums in the suburbs of Tokyo. 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. Enjoy the numerous works of Sashiko art at this vibrant museum before we make our way to the hotel!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 7
04/23/2019

Tokyo | The Thunder Gates of Asakusa

04/23/2019 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 including the popular craft candy store Ameshin for Amezaiku candy. After our time in Asakusa, it's off to see Edo Kiriko Glass to learn more about this popular glass goods from Tokyo. The unique cut of the glass results in stunning colors and patterns that captivate fans from around the world. Close by is the Ozu Washi store for traditional Japanese paper goods. Then, 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! We then return to the hotel.

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 8
04/24/2019

Tokyo | Spring Quilt Market & Free time to Explore

04/24/2019 Breakfast
Evening
Return to the Hotel

Today is the day for you to enjoy the Spring Quilt Market at your leisure. Feel free to do some shopping or go out and explore the city of Tokyo! Feel free to explore the vibrant districts of Harajuku or Shinjuku on your own for some fun, or relax at the market. Your guide can provide directions if needed to ensure you enjoy the most of your Japan tour!

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Day 9
04/25/2019

Tokyo | Fabric & Crafts Shopping

04/25/2019 Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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 10
04/26/2019

Tokyo | Tour Disbands & Depart from Japan

04/26/2019 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)

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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