Japan Textile & Stitching Tour with Yokahama Quilt Show

27 October - 10 November 2024
FROM (AUD) $9,595
15 DAY
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Tour Overview

A textile and stitching tour of Japan designed and led by Jane MacDonald, focusing on sashiko, kogin, chiku-chiku, and indigo dyeing including workshops from the masters with visits to cities, towns, villages and textile establishments throughout the main island of Honshu.

  • Kogin-zashi workshop in Hirosaki, home of kogin
  • Shibori – indigo dyeing – workshop using tools from the Edo period
  • Learn traditional sashiko techniques from Reiko Domon
  • Attend weaving workshop and learn about Isesaki kasuri
  • Learn chiku-chiku from master stitcher Akiko Ike
  • Shop for antique sashiko and boro treasures
  • Visit historical Gokayama Village and learn how to make Japanese washi paper
  • Visit 400-year-old needle shop
  • Stroll through a traditional Japanese garden
  • View the world’s largest bronze Buddha
  • Craft a temari ball
  • Visit Yoko Saito’s shop Quilt Party
  • Attend Yokohama Quilt Show
Dates & Prices

27 October to 10 November, 2024 (Fully booked, waiting list only)

Tour Prices AUD
Per person, twin share $9,595
Single supplement $1,425

*Tour price is Land Only, tour starts and finishes in Tokyo
Spaces is limited to 20 people only and on a first come – first serve basis.

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: 

  • 14 night’s twin share accommodation at well-appointed hotels
  • Bullet train & local train tickets, and 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
  • Luggage transfer service (one piece per person) Tokyo-Tsuruoka//Takayama-Toyo
  • 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

Spaces is limited to 20 people only and on a first come – first serve basis.

To enquire or book this tour, please contact

Fitness level – Moderate


For tour itinerary and booking form, please contact Opulent Journeys