January 18 - 28, 2020

Package Price:
$4,987.00 | Air from Los Angeles

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.


DELUXE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles to Japan.
  • Traveling with craftours escort.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • Professional and experienced Japanese tour guide the entire time.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Tokyo and Kyoto.
  • Daily breakfast, some lunch and dinners.
  • Participation in a traditional Japanese “Tea Ceremony.”
  • Hands-on Indigo dyeing workshop with a master Shibori artist.
  • Special showing of “Destination Craft with Jim West” Japan episode.
  • Two-day pass to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival.
  • Panoramic sightseeing tours in Tokyo and Kyoto.
  • A visit to the world famous Itchiku Kubota Art Museum to see the extraordinary kimono exhibit.
  • Shopping for Japanese fabric and other goods in Tokyo.
  • A hands-on Kaleidoscope workshop and visit to the Kyoto Kaleidoscope Museum.
  • Sightseeing to the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
  • A visit to the iconic Temple of the Golden Pavillion in Kyoto.
  • Special dinner and “Geisha” show in Kyoto.
  • A workshop on “Making real fake food.”
  • A ride on the famous Japanese “Bullet Train!”
  • Full day sightseeing tour to the historic city of Nara.
  • All taxes, porterage, and transfers within Japan included.
  • Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative tote bag.


JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS:

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival play movie
Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival is one of the largest quilt festivals in the world with numerous quilts, designs and styles on display from quilters around the world.
Itchiku Kubota Museum play movie
In 1994, a dyeing artist, Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), built the museum in its perfect location with a majestic view of Mt. Fuji and the serene Lake Kawaguchi. The museum permanently exhibits Itchiku Tsujigahana works with the two main themes of "trinity of humans, nature, and art" and "the center of new culture and art." The whole museum, including the garden, buildings, and furnishing, represents "the world of Itchiku."
Fushimi Inari play movie
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.

Since early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.
Temple of the Golden Pavilion play movie
Kinkaku-ji (lit. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (lit. "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design. The correlation between buildings and its settings were greatly emphasized during this period. It was a way to integrate the structure within the landscape in an artistic way. The garden designs were characterized by a reduction in scale, a more central purpose, and a distinct setting. A minimalistic approach was brought to the garden design, by recreating larger landscapes in a smaller scale around a structure.


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