12 Day Japan Triple Treat Quilt Tour 2018

12 Day Japan Triple Treat Quilt Tour 2018

Quilt shows in exotic locations plus Special bonus Ainu embroidery workshop in Hokkaido. Show and tell with local quilters in Osaka.

1. The Quilt Nihon Exhibition
2. Japanese Quilts Exhibition & Cultural property
3. Antique Fabric Quilts – Private Exhibition

Tour starts Tue 15th May, 2018 / Tour concludes Sat 26th May, 2018

History of Ainu people :

Hokkaido was settled by the Ainu, Nivkh and Orok peoples 20,000 years ago. The population remained small (around 60,000) and largely secluded from the rest of Japan until the mid 1800s. Hokkaido has therefore, for much of the last 20,000 years, remained a wilderness area – a frontier territory famous for its natural beauty and as the last refuge of the indigenous Ainu people.
Tour Price
SPECIAL OFFER From A$ 4,440 land only / twin share / person
Single Supplement From A$ 520
Booking & Deposit before 31st March 2018

Please ask us about the best available Air Packages

Hotel Selection
TOKYO Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
LAKE AKAN Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings
SAPPORO Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo
KYOTO Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
NAGOYA Meitetsu Grand Hotel
TAKAYAMA Best Western Takayama
Tour Features
  • Fully escorted tour by an expert tour leader
  • Deluxe hotels
  • 2 Japan domestic flights
  • Baggage porterage – 1 piece
  • All admissions and transportation
  • Visiting 3 Quilt Exhibitions
  • Hands on experience — Ainu Embroidery workshop
  • Show and Tell with local quilters
  • Tokyo, Lake Akan, Sapporo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Takayama
  • 14 Meals: B(11), L(0), D(3)

* Fitness Level: Reasonable walking involved. Should be able to comfortably walk at least 2 kilometres without stopping.

Why ?
  • Japan experts, we have run quilt tours for more than 10 years
  • We provide personable and personalised service
  • Having conducted many tours we understand your interests and strive to make your tour the best it could possibly be.
Itinerary – 12 days in Japan
Day 1 TOKYO Tue 15 May

Check in at hotel in Tokyo for 1 night.
(Airport transfer is not included)

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Day 2 TOKYO – LAKE AKAN Wed 16 May

After breakfast, we check out from our hotel and at Midday, we fly to Kushiro in Hokkaido. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to Lake
Akan, a cultural centre of the Ainu People where we check in at the Tsuruga Hotel Onsen hot spring resort for 2 nights. Dinner at hotel.

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Day 3 LAKE AKAN Thu 17 May

Today enjoy hands on experience in an Ainu (Japanese Aboriginal) embroidery workshop. The Ainu traditional clothing is often created with attush, a light but durable fabric made from the bark of elm trees. All openings are bound and appliqués of indigo dyed cloth added, stitched with characteristic patterns and adorned with embroidered “thorns” to protect from evil spirits. Dinner at hotel.

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After checking out from our hotel we travel by chartered coach to Sapporo mid afternoon. Check in at hotel in Sapporo for 1 night.

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Day 5 SAPPORO – OSAKA – KYOTO Sat 19 May

We catch a plane this morning to Osaka. Upon arrival in Kyoto around mid afternoon you may like to follow your tour leader for some fabric
shopping and also indulge your senses with a visit the amazing Nishiki food market. Check in at hotel at Kyoto for 2 nights.

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Day 6 KYOTO - Antique Fabric Quilts – private exhibition - Sun 20 May

Morning at leisure. Perhaps follow Tomomi for a little more fabric shopping. This afternoon we visit a small private quilt exhibit incorporating antique fabrics and also meet local quilters for a “Show and Tell” session.

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Day 7 KYOTO — NAGOYA - 14th Quilt Nippon Exhibition (International) - Mon 21 May

This morning we travel by Bullet Train to Nagoya and visit The Nippon Quilt Exhibition 2018. There will be 15 prize winning quilt works by local and international applicants. Stay in Nagoya for 1 night.

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Day 8 NAGOYA – TAKAYAMA Tue 22 May

Today we travel to the old town of Takayama. Enjoy a stroll through its picturesque old streets and visit the famous “Takayama Hida Sashiko Shop”. Stay 1 night at Takayama.

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Day 9 TAKAYAMA — TOKYO Wed 23 May

After enjoying Takayama’s famous morning market, travel back to Tokyo. Check in at hotel in Tokyo for 3 nights.

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DAY 10 TOKYO Thu 24 May

Today visit Nippori Textile Town, which offers a wide range of textiles, including quilting fabrics at wholesale prices. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps follow your leader to Asakusa temple and stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping arcade.

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DAY 11 TOKYO - Japanese Quilts Exhibition on a designated cultural property - Fri 25 May

Enjoy another fabulous quilt exhibition in a stunning setting surrounded by Japanese paintings, lacquer works and woodwork. Exhibition theme is the synthesis of Japanese traditional and modern concepts.

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DAY 12 TOKYO – Home Sat 26 May

Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting or an optional half day activity. Afternoon leave hotel for Tokyo airport.

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Optional Tour : Geisha Dinner
Day 7 Sat 19 May – KY0TO (minimum 8 people) $188
Traditional Japanese dinner with Geisha accompaniment & traditional dance.


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