Threads of Japan: Textile and Stitching Tour with Japan Hobby Show

16 April - 26 April 2025
FROM (AUD) $7,730
11 DAY
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Tour Overview
Embark on an unforgettable exploration of Japan’s rich textile and craft traditions, discovering iconic cities like Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Tokyo’s Japan Hobby Show and the bustling markets. Engage in hands-on workshops, including traditional dyeing techniques and Sashiko stitching techniques. Enjoy cultural highlights, local markets, and a memorable farewell celebration in Kyoto, capturing the essence of Japan’s rich artisanal heritage.
  • Visit Tokyo’s vibrant Japan Hobby Show
  • Explore bustling Nippori Fabric Town
  • Travel on the Shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan
  • Visit the historic Kamishichiken geisha district in Kyoto
  • Engage in hands-on workshops
  • Learn Shibori dyeing and Sashiko stitching techniques
  • Discover the lively flea market at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in Kyoto
Dates & Prices

16 April to 26 April, 2025 

Tour Prices AUD
Per person, twin share $7,730
Single supplement $1,495

*Tour price is Land Only, tour starts in Tokyo and finishes in Kyoto
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 in well-appointed hotels
  • Daily breakfast and select meals as per itinerary
  • All transportation within Japan, including bullet train tickets
  • Entrance fees to all scheduled sites and workshops
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide

Not Included: 

  • International airfare to and from Japan
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, beverages, and souvenirs
  • Optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to guide and/or driver
  • Travel insurance

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

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Fitness level – Moderate


For tour itinerary and booking form, please contact Opulent Journeys