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Japanese Textile Traditions

22nd September - 5th October 2020

14 days from £5,495pp

Join expert Janice Gunner for the trip of a lifetime! Come and see the amazing textile delights of Japan together with visits to some iconic tourist attractions. 
  • Accompanied by Janice Gunner
  • Roketsu (wax-resist) workshop
  • Quilting workshop with Reiko Nakazawa 
  • Traditional rounded paper fans (Uchiwa) workshop
  • Sightseeing tours of Tokyo, Kyoto & Izumo
  • Workshop on Hirose-Kasuri dyeing

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Japanese Textile Traditions

The trip of a lifetime! Come and see the amazing textile delights of Japan together with visits to some iconic tourist attractions. Our brand-new itinerary includes visits to textile museums in and around Tokyo, to Arimatsu, a very special Shibori town, stunning Kyoto and Kinkakuji, the ancient and preserved village of Miyama, Tokushima famous for Aizome (indigo) production, Matsue and more. Included are visits to see the work and talk to award winning quilter Noriko Endo, Shibori master Mr Hirose Murase, The Little Indigo Museum and master indigo dyer Hiroyuki Shindo plus lots of workshops including one with a delightful quilt teacher and friend, Reiko Nakazawa. You will go home with amazing memories and experiences and hopefully fall in love with Japan like we have!

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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro, Tokyo

★★★★

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro is an oasis of luxury and comfort in the heart of Tokyo. Facilities include beautician, fitness club and shops. The 807 rooms come equipped with toiletries, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and refrigerator.

New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto

★★★★

This 4-star hotel offers modern accommodation in its 988 rooms. Our bedrooms will be on the premium floor in the main building, designed in the traditional Kyoto style. Room facilities include heating/air conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Within the hotel you can find aa range of eating and drinking options, hairdresser and beautician.

Hotel Clement, Tokushima

★★★

The Hotel Clement is located within Tokushima station complex, adjacent to the shopping area. The 250 rooms come equipped with satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, mini-bar, hairdryer and air conditioning. The hotel offers a number of eating and drinking options.

Hotel Granvia Okayama

★★★★

Located close to Okayama station, the Hotel Granvia offers comfortable rooms that are both well-designed and practical. Facilities include toiletries, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, mini-bar and hairdryer. Within the hotel you can find free Wi-Fi, a number of eating and drinking options and the Granvia Resort Club with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Hotel Gyokusen, Matsue

★★★

Hotel Gyokusen is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan (inn). Each room comes with toiletries, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator, safe, kettle and hair dryer. Facilities include a hot spring bath, Japanese-style garden, lounge, a nightly folk-song event and two shops.

Excel Hotel Tokyu, Matsue

★★★

Rooms at the Excel Hotel Tokyu come with TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer and toiletries.