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IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide

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The Explore Tour of Japanese craftsmen

〜 Textile Edition 〜

An experience tour which introduces you to the world of an over 100-year-old traditional dyeing technique.


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You can visit the dyeing factory which is generally not open to the public. From June to September, you can wear the yukata (Japanese traditional summer Kimono) made locally using this traditional technique and wander around the town during the festival season. From October to May, it is the best season to visit the Hamamatsu Castle, where Tokugawa Ieyasu, the most world-famous shogun, stayed during his childhood and teenage years and you can taste a variety of teas from different areas in Shizuoka Prefecture, the prefecture which its tea production is No.1 in Japan. At the end, you can experience a mini Enshu textile workshop and shop for your favorite items.
Available Dates
Mondays, the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Duration 9am 〜 4pm (7 hours)
Language Japanese(with interpreter)
Number of people 2〜5 people

Cost/ Details
June to September
1. Chusen factory tour and dyeing experience
Location: Nihashi Dyeing Factory
2. Chusen yukata dressing experience and walking around the town
Location: Fashion Kimono Ishibashi
3. Enshu textile mini workshop and shopping
Location: Nukumori Kobo
Tour cost ¥20,000/per person
※Lunch not included; however, the interpreter will take you somewhere to eat lunch

October to May
1. Chusen factory tour and dyeing experience
Location: Nihashi Dyeing Factory
2. Hamamatsu Castle/ Tea tasting experience
3. Enshu textile mini workshop and shopping
Location: Nukumori Kobo
Tour cost ¥17,000/per person
※Lunch not included; however, the interpreter will take you somewhere to eat lunch

How to reserve Please book at least 7 days before.
Please send the following information to info@inhamamatsu.com
・Desired Date / Time
・Requested Number of people
・Main Guest's Name
・Nationality (for purpose of our tourism survey)
・How you can be reached on the day of reservation (cell phone, email, hotel, etc)
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Cancellation Charges
7 Day to 2 Day Notice: ¥3,000 per person
1 Day Notice: 50%
Cancel on the day of the tour or fail to show: 100%

The recommended hotel
Hoshino Resort KAI Enshu
All rooms are decorated with Enshu weaved items.
All room offer a magnificent view of Lake Hamana and are decorated with traditional local Enshu weaved items. You can enjoy such unforgettable atmosphere only right here in Japan. For information about reservation, please contact Hoshino Resort directly.
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For information about reservation, please contact Hoshino Resort directly.
※Please note that rooms may be fully booked depending on the dates!