Japan Tour

Japanese Textiles, Crafts & Sashiko Tour with Yokohama Quilt Festival

Japanese Traditional Craft Tour with Jane MacDonald

8 NOV 2024

14 Days


per person, twin share (land tour only).
$1,270 single room supplement.


Tour Leader

Jane MacDonald

Tour Info



Map Japanese Textiles, Crafts & Sashiko Tour with Jane MacDonaldDesigned and led by Jane MacDonald, this bespoke craft tour of Japan is focusing on a range of traditional crafts with the opportunity for hands on learning experiences with the masters of sashiko, temari, indigo and stencil dyeing, washi paper, and Kurume kasuri. The tour visits famous sites, cities, towns, villages and textile establishments on the main island of Honshu and the southwestern island of Kyushu.





  • Tour the Yokohama Quilt Festival
  • Craft a temari
  • Visit Akie Ginza’s Sashiko Museum
  • View the Kubota Kimono Collection at Itchiku Kubota Museum
  • Enjoy a stencil dyeing workshop with textile designer Yumi Ishikita
  • Learn traditional sashiko techniques from a talented teacher in Kyoto
  • Visit the spectacular Kinkakuji and Ryoanji Temples in Kyoto
  • Participate in a roketsu (indigo) dyeing workshop
  • Learn how to paint fabric for Yuzen dyeing
  • Enjoy an all-day aizome workshop and learn about Kurume kasuri
  • Tour the Shimogawa weaving studio
  • Learn how to make artisan paper in a washi studio
  • Visit a Yame green tea plantation 

Detailed Itinerary

Traditional Craft Tour brochure


The tour starts at 6.00pm, Friday November 8 in Tokyo. Tour tour finishes after breakfast on Thursday November 21 in Fukuoka. 




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Traditional Craft Tour brochure


Tour Leader



Jane MacDonald has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for over twenty years, developing a specialty in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches sashiko extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

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What is included in the tour price?

  • Twin share accommodation for 13 nights at well-appointed hotels
  • Train from Odawara to Kyoto and Hiroshima to Fukuoka
  • Private chartered coach during tour for travel detailed in the itinerary
  • Workshops and entrance fees for activities included in the itinerary
  • An English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfares to Japan
  • Arrival & departure airport/hotel transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to guid/driver
  • Personal expenses and anything not mentioned





Please contact our office for more information

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