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Make your own way to hotel in Tokyo for check-in. (Individual transfers can be arranged on request)
After breakfast, we leave hotel by coach to visit the beautiful Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum where thirty buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries from all around Tokyo were restored and relocated. After lunch, we visit the Amuse Museum with its famous exhibition of traditional Boro Textiles.  Then we visit Asakusa Area famous for the Senso-ji Temple.
(Meals: B, L)
This morning we visit the peaceful Imperial Palace East Gardens. Then attend a Japanese cooking class where we will enjoy a Sushi making experience and lunch. We will then visit Nippori Textile Town, one of the best places for fashion designers, tailors, clothing creators, and anyone into crafts or DIY.
(Meals: B, L)
Enjoy a full day at Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival. Apart from the superb quilt competition itself, there are many other quilt exhibits and demonstrations as well as a fantastic array of stalls for shopping.
(Meals: B)
Another day at Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival.
(Meals: B)
Today we travel by coach to Lake Kawaguchi where we visit Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, devoted to kimono artist Itchiku Kubota. The museum permanently showcases some of his artistic creations. We will catch a cable car at the Kachi Kachi Yama Ropeway, and get an opportunity to see a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Fuji direct from the summit’s observation area. Then we visit Kwaguchiko Muse Museum, where beautiful and distinctive dolls made by Japanese doll artist Yuki Atae are on display. 
(Meals: B, D)
After breakfast, depart by coach for your train from Mishima to Nagoya. On arrival in Nagoya, we travel by coach to visit the historical centre of Arimatsu where Shibori dates back to the 17th century, and visit the Arimatsu Narumi Shiborikaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum), and then experience a tie-dyeing workshop. In the evening, we travel by bullet train to Kyoto.
(Meals: B)
Today we enjoy a full day tour in Kyoto by coach. We will experience the glimmering legacy of medieval Japan and visit the famous Kinkakuji Temple, also known as Golden Pavilion. We’ll get our craft supplies from Tanaka art supply shop before attending the Yamamoto Roketsu dyeing workshop. We finish the day visiting Kyoto’s best known geisha quarter - Gion District.
(Meals: B)
After breakfast we leave to then explore the rich history of traditions Kyoto has to offer at the Museum of Traditional Crafts. Afterwards you will have an opportunity to create your own masterpiece in the Yuzen painting workshop at Marumasu Nishimuraya. In the afternoon we visit the 400-year-old family business Misuyabari Needle Store, selling the most exquisite handmade pins and needles. We will also visit Shinkyogoku, the most advance shopping street in Kyoto since 1872.
(Meals: B, D)
Start your day with a Shibori dyeing class at Kyoto’s Shibori Museum. Then, we dive in to the heart of Kyoto’s Kitchen where you’ll absorb the sights, sounds and smells of Nishiki Market. Before travelling to Tokyo by bullet train, we pay a visit to the Nomura Tailor.
(Meals: B)
Today we travel to Kobe where we enjoy Kobe Beef for lunch. Stroll around Sannomiya, the largest shopping quarter of Kobe before continue to Takamatsu.
(Meals: B, L)
Today we travel to Tokushima for a Washi paper making experience at Awagami Factory. Our next stop will be the Honaizome Yano Factory where we will attend an Indigo dying workshop.
(Meals: B)
Today we begin at one of Japan’s most spectacular locations, Ritsurin Garden. The garden contains a tea house, various folk art and craft exhibits, as well as various folk art and craft items for sale. Later we continue travel to Osaka. Enjoy our farewell dinner tonight.
(Meals: B, D)
Our tour ends after breakfast, please make your own way to airport for your onward flight. (Individual transfers can be arranged on request)
(Meals: B)

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