[Day tour] Making original hand woven accessories at a Kimono town

This tour offers a unique experience where you can make original placemats, table centers, coasters using a loom or weaving machine.

Tokamachi City in Niigata Prefecture is a known kimono town.
Weaving has been popular since the ancient times and it is still famous as a production center for high-class textiles. In the past, weaving was a part of life for the local people, especially during the snow covered winter months when women from the village gathered to spin and weave.

Let’s experience weaving in Tokamachi under the guidance of local textile craftsmen!
In this experience, we will use hand-woven loom that is easy to handle, a fine thread for the warp and a finely torn cloth for the weft.
Choose your favorite from the colorful threads and design your own color scheme!
How about making an original handwoven craft to remember your trip?

tour info Detail

Highlights

  • Experience weaving at a kimono town
  • Making original placemats, table centers, coasters, etc
Itinerary

9:00 Assembly in front of Tokamachi station

Head to the venue while taking a short walk around Tokamachi station.

After arriving at the venue, you will be introduced to the instructor.

As soon as you finished choosing the design and threads, the weaving experience starts!

Completion time, including finishing touches are as follows, 1.5 hours for placemats, about 6 hours for a stole/scarf.

Half day tour ends at around 12:00 noon and a full day tour is expected to finish around 5:00 pm.

 

* Opting for a full day tour incurs additional fee of JPY7,000

* Lunch options at additional fee of JPY1,200

PeriodAll seasons
VenueAssembly point: Tokamachi Station
Includescraftwork lesson, venue, materials
Required EquipmentsNon
Event ConditionsThis tour requires a minimum number of two (2) participants.

-This tour requires a minimum number of two (2) participants.

-Booking deadline is 1 week before tour date.

-Cancellation policy:

Cancellation received within six (6) days from departure date will incur a penalty of 30%
Cancellation received before departure time on the day of the tour will incur a penalty of 50%
Cancellation received after the departure time on the day of the tour will incur a penalty of 100%

-Others:

-Please specify any food restrictions and allergies beforehand. (If you request lunch box.)
-Please do not participate in this tour if you are not feeling well.
-All accidents during the tour will be at your own responsibility.

-About the tour guide:

Local staff will accompany from the meeting place to the finishing point of the tour.
All other travel procedures other than mentioned in the above tour schedule/itinerary will be the tour participant’s responsibility.

JPY 8000 / 1 person

*After sending a booking request, we will confirm availability and get back to you.

How To Book

Booking Request

First, send us a booking request to check availability.

Confirming Availability

We will review the request and reply you.

Completing The Booking

Fill the form we send by email and proceed with payment.

Departure Day

Finally, come to the meeting point to enjoy the tour!

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