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Textiles of Japan in Cherry Blossom Season

3-17 March 2023

15 days from £6,395pp

Join us for a fourteen-night Stitchtopia holiday to Japan and discover iconic tourist attractions, experience exclusive tours and take part in crafting workshops during Japan’s cherry blossom season!
  •  Visit with award-winning quilter Noriko Endo
  • Lecture by Hiroshi Murase at Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum
  • Lunch, tea ceremony and workshop with Reiko Nakazawa, local quilt teacher
  •  Talk by Hiroyuki Shindo at Little Indigo Museum
  •  Japanese papermaking experience 
  •  Indigo dyeing workshop at Nagao Orifu studios
  • Japanese fan (Uchiwa) & Roketsu dyeing workshop
  • Visit to International Quilting exhibition, featuring work by Janice Gunner
 
This is the trip of a lifetime. Come and see the amazing textile delights of Japan together with visits to some iconic tourist attractions and all during cherry blossom season! This 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. Exclusive to this tour, we will also visit an International Quilting exhibition at Museum of Kyoto, featuring work by our very own Janice Gunner. 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. 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.

Excel Hotel Tokyu, Matsue

★★★

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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