Itinerary – Textiles of Kyoto Japan

Friday, March 17 Depart USA by individually arranged flights


Saturday, March 18 Arrive Japan

Arrive Japan, Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) or Osaka Airport (ITM).                                                           

Transfer by reserved van shuttle to our hotel in Kyoto.

Introductions and dinner in the hotel restaurant


Accommodations for the next 9 nights: Royal Park Kyoto 

Meals included today: dinner


Sunday, March 19

Spend the morning at Daitoku-ji Zen monastery for an introduction to the Way of Tea and garden visits.

Zen-style lunch

Studio of contemporary yuzen dyer

Downtown orientation walk.

Meals included today: Breakfast and lunch


Monday, March 20

Fifth generation master of gold leaf application

Visit a workshop in the nearby Nishijin weaving district

Visit traditional shops in the the Kamishichiken geisha district

Meals included today: Breakfast and lunch


Tuesday, March 21

Country walk, natural dye experience and lunch

Rengei-ji Temple

Studio of washi artist

Meals included today: Breakfast and lunch


Wednesday, March 22

Out-of-town excursion:

Mori Indigo studio

Miho Museum

Ceramic artist studio in Shigaraki

Meals included today: Breakfast and lunch


Thursday, March 23

Mari Horie katazome studio

Nakao kumihimo studio

Robert Yellin gallery-contemporary ceramics introduction

Garden visit

Meals included today: breakfast and lunch


Friday, March 24

Studio and gallery hopping day, including shops and galleries featuring textiles and creative fashion and current textile shows.

Meals included today:  Breakfast and lunch


Saturday, March 25

Free day. Some possibilities include the Kitano Shrine Flea Market, Tanaka Nao dye company, Nishiki market, a serene and beautiful garden and downtown exploring using Esprit’s Kyoto Downtown Guide.


Sunday, March 26

Gallery Kei, museum-quality folk textiles

Free time for lunch on Teramachi

Gallery Gallery Fiber Arts Gallery to see the current show and permanent showcase gallery

Late afternoon free time

Farewell dinner

Meals included today: Breakfast and dinner


Monday, March 27

Shuttle vans to Osaka Kansai International Airport per flight times, or depart for onward destinations in Japan.

Meal included today: breakfast


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