Japan Tour

EBHQ Quilters Textile Tour to Japan

EBQH Textile Tour to Japan

7 MAY, 2025

12 Days

$5,895

per person, twin share (EBHQ members, land tour only).
$5,995 per person, twin share (non-members)
$890 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

 


Tour Leader

Janet McDonald

Tour Info

 

OVERVIEW 

Map EBQH Quilters Textile Tour to JapanExperience the vibrant tapestry of Japan's textile heritage on our Spring Textile Tour. Embark on a captivating journey through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Matsue, exploring traditional crafts, artistic techniques, and cultural landmarks. Delve into the world of fabric at Nippori Fabric Town and learn the art of Furoshiki wrapping. Immerse yourself in Kyoto's rich history with visits to iconic temples and vibrant markets. Discover the intricate beauty of shibori in Arimatsu. Indulge in hands-on workshops including shibori, rocketsu, and indigo dyeing. Enjoy tranquil gardens and a variety of artwork at the Adachi Museum of Art, and relish exquisite kimono at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. In Matsue explore history, quilt art, and papermaking traditions. From panoramic city views to serene onsen experiences, this tour offers a perfect blend of textile exploration and cultural immersion in the Land of the Rising Sun.

  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12-day tour in Japan, focusing on textiles, quilts, culture and lifestyle
  • Experience hands-on workshops in traditional Japanese textile techniques
  • See Museum collections of Japan’s finest crafts, including the famous Kubota Kimono Collection
  • Visit Tokyo and Kyoto’s textile centers with dozens of fabric shop
  • Enjoy a night at an onsen hotel with views of iconic Mt Fuji

Detailed Itinerary

EBHQ Quilters Textile Tour to Japan brochure

START & FINISH

The tour begins at Keio Plaza Hotel on Day 1, Wednesday, May 7 after 3 pm; the tour concludes after breakfast at Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu on Day 12, Sunday, May 18 after breakfast.


Airport arrival transfer in Tokyo: Flight arrival between 05:00am -20:30pm (Haneda Airport); 06:00am-20:30pm (Narita Airport); shared transfer is included. Outside this time frame, additional cost applies.

Itinerary

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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EBHQ Quilters Textile Tour to Japan brochure

 

Tour Leader

 

JANET MCDONALD

Janet McDonald began quilting in 2011 when a friend gave her a copy of Roberta Horton’s book An Amish Adventure. She enjoys all aspects of quilting, even binding, and loves to learn new techniques. She hand quilts with Dorcas Quilters in San Francisco on Wednesdays and works part-time at New Pieces Quilt Shop in Berkeley. She so much enjoyed her trip to Japan in 2019 that she has begun exploring some of the things that inspired her including shibori, dyeing with indigo and kakishibu (persimmon), and sashiko and kogin (counted sashiko). Outside of the quilting world she still works part-time in her profession as a librarian.

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Inclusions

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

What is included in the tour price?

  • Accommodation: 4 star hotels throughout the tour.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast, welcome dinner, and farewell dinner; lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary.
  • Transportation: Shinkansen, coach, and local transportation as per itinerary.
  • Activities: Entrance fees to museums, workshops, and attractions as specified in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours: Guided tours by experienced local guides at various sites.
  • Workshops: Participation in textile workshops such as Furoshiki, Shibori and Roketsu
  • Support: Assistance from tour guides and support staff throughout the journey.

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International Flights: Airfare to and from Japan.
  • Meals: Lunches and dinners not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, additional activities, and personal items.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance is not included but recommended.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff are not included.
  • Visa Fees: Costs associated with obtaining visas or entry permits, if required.

 

Hotels

 

HOTELS

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