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Land only tour package: $3890.00

2015

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Pace Slow-Fast
Walking Distance Short-Long
Sightseeing Type Cultural-Natural
Ideal for

Quilt Fans

Tokyo Quilt Festival Tour 2015

Travel Japan one stitch at a time

Travel Japan one stitch at a time with this incredible fully escorted tour stopping at important areas relating to stitch art. We will join the 14th annual Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival that is being held in Tokyo Dome.

It is the biggest in the world, having 2.8 million people attending each year. You will see many quilts with unique stitching, arrays of color patterns, and styles. At the convention, there are courses of quilting for beginners to advance. The tour continues in Tokyo stopping at Nippori Textile Town and Harajuku to check out the latest fashion and styles.

Following the patchwork of history, we will head towards Kyoto stopping at Atami and Nagoya for interesting look at Japanese traditional crafts like a visit to Kubota Itchiku Museum, dedicated to Tsujigahana pattern style of Kimono. In Kyoto, we will break the fabric of time to visit old landmarks like the Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple that were built hundreds of years ago.

This tour is ideal for quilt lovers or those who want to learn the art of embroidery. You can also extend your vacation before/ after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Itineraries

Day 1:

Narita / Haneda International Airport


Welcome to Tokyo, you are greeted by a tour guide who will escort you to the hotel.
*Tour guide meeting service is available between 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

**INFORMATION**
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins(Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins(Bus)

Hotel Information:

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Click here for Tokyo Dome Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Amusement Park)
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance
(University)
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 2: (Breakfast / Dinner)

Morning

Welcome Tea Party


Afternoon

 Quilt Festival


Evening

 Hotel


On opening day of Tokyo Quilt Festival we are having a tea celemony after breakfast. It’s going to be a good chance for all members to getting acquainted each other before the tour begin. After entering to Tokyo Dome, free time for the rest of day. Enjoy the festival on your own.

Hotel Information:

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Click here for Tokyo Dome Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Amusement Park)
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance
(University)
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 3: (Breakfast)

Morning

 Quilt Festival


Afternoon

 Quilt Festival


Evening

 Hotel


Today is the second day of the Great Quilt Festival. Please enjoy your day in doing last minute observation and shopping.

Hotel Information:

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Click here for Tokyo Dome Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Amusement Park)
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance
(University)
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 4: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Quilt Party Retail Shop


Afternoon

 Nippori Textile Town - Tomato and Mihama  Yuzawaya


Evening

Hotel


Today, we start visiting quilt artist Yoko Saito’s retail shop “Quilt Party.” She is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of “taupe color.” After getting a lot of inspiration, the next stop is Nippori taxtile town for 2 hours shopping sprees at Tomato and Mihama. After having lunch break, bus takes you to Yuzawaya Kamata branch. This is one of the long-established department store of handicrafts in the all nation.

Hotel Information:

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Click here for Tokyo Dome Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Amusement Park)
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance
(University)
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

view hotel »

Day 5: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Asakusa Sensoji Temple  Tokyo Skytree - Soramachi


Afternoon

  Harajuku Takeshita Dori  Shibuya Tokyu Hands


Evening

 Hotel


 

We are heading to Asakusa Sensoji district. They still keep Japanese traditional faces at every corner. You can shop something for suvenior on Nakamise street leading to the temple. Afterward, we proceed to Tokyo Skytree shopping arcade “Soramachi” where you can admire Japan’s tallest building The Tokyo Skytree, and then head to Harajuku. The last stop is Shibuya Tokyu Hands. They has everything from do-it-yourself, interior, hobby, crafts, outdoors, travel goods, stationery and more. You will lose track of time while exploring all eight floors.

Hotel Information:

Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Tokyo Dome Hotel is great access to Tokyo Dome next door. Suidobashi Station is walking distance from the hotel and is connected to the hot spots of Japan like Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station. The guest rooms' decor is modern and warm, with wooden furniture and metallic accents. All rooms are available to use Free high-speed Internet . There is free high-speed WI-FI available. The hotel offers free limousine bus service to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Click here for Tokyo Dome Hotel Official Site

Near by........
(Amusement Park)
Tokyo Dome City Attractions within Walking distance
(University)
University of Tokyo in 20 mins by Taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

view hotel »

Day 6: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

 Sashiko Museum


Afternoon

 [Lake Kawaguchi] Kubota Itchiku Museum


Evening

 [Atami] Japanese Style Hotel (Traditional Japanese Cuisine)


Today we visit 2 astonishing musiums in suburb of Tokyo. The first we go to Sashikokan in Hinohara village in western part of Tokyo. This is a place of Sashiko artist Akie Ginza’s exhibition. Follow by visiting Kubota Itchiku Museum at Lake Kawaguchi. Textile-dye artist Kubota created modern version of Tsujigahana zome kimono fabric. Please enjoy his life works and beautiful garden. Our destination today is Atami. One of the most famous hot spring resort spots in Japan.

Hotel Information:

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Atami Hotel New Akao Hotel is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel is famous for their Japanese, herb and rose garden. It is on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. The hotel has their own private beach which customer's enjoyment. It is easy access to Atami Castle and Amusement Park.

Click here for Atami Hotel New Akao Resort Official Site

Near by......
(Castle)
Atami castle                        within Walking Distance

(Amusement Park)
Yuenchi Apio within Walking Distance


*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat room with futons. However, we can also arrange western style rooms with beds at some hotels at participant’s request.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

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Day 7: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Bullet Train Experience  [Kyoto] Hotel


Afternoon

 Yuzawaya Kyoto  Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum - Shibori Trial


Evening

 Hotel


We take a bullet train ride this morning to Kyoto. The first visit is Yuzawaya Kyoto. You may return to this store later since they open until 10:00pm and short waliking distance from the hotel. After lunch, we stop at Shibori Museum for workshop of shiborizome. You can create your own shiborizome (Tie-tyed) scarf for suvenior.

Hotel Information:

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Click here for Kyoto New Miyako Hotel Official Site

Near by.....
(Food Market)
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi
(Museum)
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

view hotel »

Day 8: (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

 Golden Pavilion  Nishijin Textile Center - Kimono Show


Afternoon

 Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft - Fureai-kan  Kyoto Handicraft Center


Evening

 Gion Geisha District  Hotel


 

Today all day Kyoto sightseeing. We start at UNESCO World Heritage Site Golden Pavilion. Then we will traverse to Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of a traditional kimono. The center offers courses in handweaving, trying on elegant kimonos, and, if you like it, you can purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show. Followed by Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts. Afterwards, we will proceed to Kyoto Handicraft Center where have selected not only traditional craft-work goods, but goods which are also unique to Japan and Kyoto. Lastly we head to Gion Geisha District where you can spot geisha/maiko walking along the ancient capital.

Hotel Information:

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Click here for Kyoto New Miyako Hotel Official Site

Near by.....
(Food Market)
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi
(Museum)
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

view hotel »

Day 9: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

 Kiyomizu Temple  Ninenzaka, Sannensaka  Kodaiji Temple - Tea Ceremony Experience


Afternoon

 KimonoPhoto Session (You will be dressed up by a Kimono Specialist)


Evening

 Farewell Dinner  Hotel


This morning we are going to Kiyomizu Temple and Ninenzaka. You have a plenty of time for shopping. TNext stop will be Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed shrine is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Tea Ceremony. The last event of this trip is wearing Kimono and taking a photo for memories of this trip.

Hotel Information:

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.

Click here for Kyoto New Miyako Hotel Official Site

Near by.....
(Food Market)
Nishiki Market   in 10 mins by taxi
(Museum)
Ryozen Museum of History in 10 mins by taxi

PLEASE NOTE: This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.

view hotel »

Day 10: (Breakfast)

 Your home town

or enjoy your extended stay


Sadly, your pleasant and memorable Japan Tour ends today. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan or in Asian Cities.

Hotel Information:





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Tour Highlights
  • Tokyo
  • Quilt Festival, Asakusa Temple, Nippori Textile Town, Harajuku, Yuzawaya, Skytree, Shobuya Tokyu Hands, Sashiko Museum

  • Yamanashi/Atami
  • Kubota Itchiku Museum, Bullet Train Experience

  • Kyoto
  • Kyoto SHibori work shop and museum, Green Tea Ceremony, Golden Pavilion, Nishijin Textile Center-Kimono Show, Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu Temple, Kodaiji Temple, Kimono Photo Session


Land Only Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodations, 8 nights Western & 1 night Japanese style Hotel
  • 18 meals - Buffet Breakfast daily & variety of local Japanese delicacies
  • All ground transportation during tour
  • All admission fees as listed on itinerary
  • Gratuities & Local Taxes during tour (no-hidden charges)
  • Round-trip airport transfers to/from designated hotels (except for early arrival & late departure & hotel changed by request)
  • Meet Assist Service will be available between 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Narita/Kansai Airport. (Itami Airport arrival, airport bus coupon will be provided for your transfer to downtown hotel.)
  • Seamless service of English speaking tour guide during tour

Air-Inclusive Tour Package Includes
  • All of the land-only tour package features
  • International flights between US cities and Japan
  • Tax (USD 98) & Fuel Surcharge (USD 576 as of 12/15/2011) applicable ONLY for Air Inclusive Tour participants from USA
  • (Please see Departure City Chart for add on air fare.)

Stop over, extension to Asian Destinations & Non US Departure
  • Special stop over rate for Hawaii & Okinawa available
  • Low cost add-on air fare to Asian destinations available
  • We arrange flights for non US departure customers

  • Not Included in the Tour Price
    • Passports; visas and vaccinations; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table menu (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports; travel protection insurance; excess baggage fees; all other items of a personal nature


  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room, single supplement USD 980, ask for triple occupancy discount)
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Cancellation penalties and other conditions or restrictions may apply
  • *Tour schedule may change without prior notice.

    Hotel Options [+]

    Room Upgrade
    • Room Upgrade to deluxe room is available at most hotels on this itinerary from $70/person
    • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    • Please contact us for single or triple occupancy

    Pre/Post Tour Hotels and Optional Tours or Extension to Asian Cities
    We offer specially selected hotels in and near Osaka or Tokyo with special rates for your pre and/or post tour overnight. With a pre and/or post night you have the chance to start and end your holidays in a pleasant and comfortable way. You will be picked up at your hotel or can easily get to one of our pick-up-points on the day of your departure and being dropped off, respectively…


    Pre/Post tour hotel rate (Includes tax & breakfast)
    • Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel $140/person
    • Kyoto New Miyako Hotel $140/person
    • Grand Pacific Le Daiba $140/person
    • Prince Park Tower $160/person

    *Single supplement $100/night

    Change of Hotel (Airport Area to Downtown Area)
    We can arrange changing your hotel from airport area (ie. Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu or Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel) to downtown area (ie. Sheraton Miyako Osaka or Grand Pacific Le Daiba), so you can reach your favorite destination easier during pre/post stay.

    *Hotel Change Fee: $50

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    Optional Tour
    Currency conversion