JapanDeluxeTours

Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc.
1820 W. Carson St. Suite 224 Torrance California 90501 USA
Phone: 310-327-1111 FAX: 310-329-7609
5 Nights 6 days Quilt Festival Tour
Day 1
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
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
Breakfast
Day 3
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
Breakfast
Day 4
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
Breakfast
Day 5
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
Breakfast Lunch
Day 6
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)
Breakfast