Opulent Journeys

Japanese Textiles, Crafts & Sashiko Tour

17 - 29 November 2022

From (AUD)


13 DAY

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1300 219 885 (AU)

0800 456 219 (NZ)


This special craft tour to Japan is designed and led by Jane MacDonald, focusing on a number of hands on crafts including washi paper making, Indigo dyeing, temari ball making, traditional stencilling techniques, tenegui stamp printing, yuzen and shibori dyeing with visits to a number of textile and sashiko related establishments which Jane is excited to share.

  • Explore Tokushima, the heart of Japan’s Indigo industry
  • Learn about Awagami Fine Art Paper that are crafted exclusively in Tokushima 
  • Participate a Temari Ball Workshop with famous artist Eiko Araki 
  • Visit Textile Designer Yumi Ishikita and enjoy a dyeing workshop 
  • Custom your Tenugui-cloth with stamps, "Your own Kurashiki Sanpo”
  • Explore the Kitano Tenmangu Flea Market in Kyoto
  • Enjoy the Yuzen stencil dyeing process by making your own souvenir in the Kodai Yuzen workshop
  • Taking a wonderful and fun sashiko class in Kyoto
  • Visit picturesque Nara and explore Kyoto’s many textile and fabric galleries  


Dates & Prices

Tour Prices*                                    


Per person, twin share                               $7,995
Single room supplement $1,595
Tour deposit $600

 *Tour price is Land Only, starts in Osaka and finishes in Kyoto. 

About your tour leader - Jane MacDonald

Jane MacDonald has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for over twenty years, developing a specialty in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches sashiko extensively throughout Australia and internationally.


What's Included

Tour Inclusions:

  • 12 night’s twin share accommodation at well-appointed hotels 
  • Shared shuttle transfer from airport to hotel in Osaka and shared shuttle transfer from Kyoto hotel to airport in Osaka
  • Private chartered coach during tour as stated in the itinerary
  • Workshops and entrance fees as stated in the itinerary
  • An English-speaking guide during tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
Not Included:
  • International flights to Japan
  • Gratuities to guide &/or driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above


To enquire or book this tour, please contact

Phone: 1300 219 885            Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au

Please Click Here to download the tour details.



In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

  • You will need to be able to walk for a few hours at a gentle pace
  • Use combined shower/bath facilities (it is impossible to guarantee walk-in shower facilities)
  • Undertake walking tours of 1-2 hours duration, including using stairs, walking over cobblestones and other uneven surfaces
  • Stand for long periods in museums and other sites
  • Embark / disembark coaches, trains and other methods of transportation without assistance
  • Handle your own luggage


COVID-19 policy
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Phone: 1300 219 885 / 03 9070 6090
Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au

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