Japan Textile & Stitching Tour in May 2025

6 May - 20 May 2025
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 UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa Village
  • Shop in the iconic Nomura Tailor textile store
  • Visit 400-year-old needle shop
  • Stroll through Nishiki Market
  • View the world’s largest bronze Buddha
  • Craft a temari ball
  • Visit Yoko Saito’s shop Quilt Party
  • Explore Mother’s Dream shop by Reiko Kato
Dates & Prices

6 May to 20 May, 2025 (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, owner of BeBe Bold, a shop devoted to Japanese textiles and related crafts, is an internationally respected teacher of sashiko stitching and design. Drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane began to explore her interest over 20 years ago. Keen to share her passion and knowledge, Jane leads activity-rich bespoke tours of Japan for likeminded textile enthusiasts.

What's Included

Tour Inclusions: 

  • Twin share accommodation for 14 nights 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
  • English-speaking guide
  • Luggage transfer service (one piece per person) Tokyo-Sakata-Takayama-Tokyo
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary

Not Included: 

  • International flights to Japan
  • Gratuities to guide and/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