2020 Textile Tour of Japan

Shuji has been running Textile Tours to Japan for 13 years. They are constantly sold out, filling very quickly! Why?

We travel with a small group of 12 people. You will get up close to Japan, traveling on trains as the Japanese do, walking the backstreets, eating in carefully selected restaurants.

The five hands-on activities are wonderful experiences, learning textile techniques. They include days spent with Japanese textile artists and quilters in their homes and studios, with plenty of time to make real connections.

The group dines together most nights, relaxing over shared experiences and interests – you are not left to fend for yourself to try and find dinner.

You have an Australian-based Japanese guide. Shuji’s expertise, experience, and let’s just say it, Japanese-ness means everything runs like clockwork! You need worry about nothing – all arrangements are made and optimised so that you can relax, become deeply absorbed in all Japan has to offer and you get the absolute most out of your holiday.


  • The travelers are responsible for organizing their own air ticket and travel insurance.
  • We meet at the hotel in Narita on January 14. (further details please ask Shuji)
  • Please be advised that wheat allergy/vegetarians are not catered during the tour. If you have special food requirements (food allergy or religious needs), please talk to Shuji before the application.
  • General fitness is required to participate this tour. (ie: walk up & down stairs unaided)

If you have any questions regarding this trip, please feel free to contact Shuji Yamazaki on 0408 177 344 or send a message to


The itinerary for the trip can be downloaded here.

Custom Tours

Shuji runs custom tours for groups (minimum eight, maximum twelve), often with special interests: autumn walking, weaving, more textiles and so on.

If you have a group and would like to discuss the possibilities, feel free to contact us using the 'Contact Us' page.