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Local Information

  • Capital Tokyo
  • Language Japanese
  • Currency Japanese Yen
  • Tip 0%
  • Time Zone GMT+9
  • Electricity Two / three pin plugs. 100V.

Destination Overview

Head further afield on your next holiday and immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery, ancient culture, and remarkable crafting heritage of Japan. This fascinating country effortlessly blends old and new: soaring skyscrapers and hi-tech innovations sit side-by-side with historic pagodas and shrines, and deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs are embedded in everyday life.

Japan’s rich, diverse textile traditions are marked by distinctive fabrics and an array of dyeing techniques that reflect a historical appreciation for artistry and nature. Its textiles are world-famous for their intricate design and stunning colour palettes, which have been evolving for centuries yet still retain much of their original style. This makes it a superb destination for quilters, patchworkers, and embroidery enthusiasts alike who are searching for a once-in-a-lifetime journey. With a variety of included workshops accompanied by local artisans and experts, you can learn more about Japanese crafting techniques and incorporate them into your very own projects.

In the company of a group of like-minded others, join us as we discover the unique production process of Ushikubi tsumugi silk, visit the birthplace of nishijin-ori, designated a national traditional craft in captivating Kyoto, and explore the rich legacy of gold beating and gold leaf craft at the Yasue Gold Leaf Museum. From rural workshops to vibrant craft shops in lively cities, see for yourself how the Land of the Rising Sun blends ancient practices with contemporary flair on a fully escorted craft holiday.

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