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Private Tour - Nostalgic Japan in Kawasaki with Indigo Dyeing Experience provided by otomo travel

Private Tour - Nostalgic Japan in Kawasaki with Indigo Dyeing Experience

Private Tour - Nostalgic Japan in Kawasaki with Indigo Dyeing Experience
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Explore old Japanese houses and discover Japan's historic architecture Take the train to Kawasaki, an hour away from Tokyo, and visit the Japan Open-air Folk House Museum to learn about the lives of the people from the Edo Period (1603-1868) . T he open-air museum has a large collection of traditional houses from all over Japan, where you can see the difference in architectural techniques and styles that were developed to suit each area's climate and customs. Your otomo tour guide will translate any Japanese explanations whilst at the museum. On this tour you will also experience traditional indigo dyeing, a dyeing technique developed during the Edo period. Dye your very own piece of cloth to keep as a souvenir of your trip!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85886P91
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
  • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
  • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The use of private van
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasaki
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasaki City Traditional Crafts Center
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Mukogaoka-Yuen Station, 2098 Noborito, Tama Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-0014, Japan Tour departs from The South Exit of the Odakyu Line, Mukogaoka-yuen Station. Your guide will be holding a sign of the otomo guide.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please come in comfortable clothing, as there are hills in the open・air museum, and the grounds are covered in gravel.
  • You may get ink on your clothes when experiencing indigo ink dyeing, so we recommend you wear something you don't mind getting a little messy.
  • Please bring a bag to take your dyed piece of cloth home in. It may still be wet!
  • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1000)
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
  • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
  • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The use of private van
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasaki
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasaki City Traditional Crafts Center
Departure details
  • Mukogaoka-Yuen Station, 2098 Noborito, Tama Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-0014, Japan Tour departs from The South Exit of the Odakyu Line, Mukogaoka-yuen Station. Your guide will be holding a sign of the otomo guide.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please come in comfortable clothing, as there are hills in the open・air museum, and the grounds are covered in gravel.
  • You may get ink on your clothes when experiencing indigo ink dyeing, so we recommend you wear something you don't mind getting a little messy.
  • Please bring a bag to take your dyed piece of cloth home in. It may still be wet!
  • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1000)
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Justin D
Zushi, Japan7 contributions
A glimpse into old Japan
Dec. 2020
This was a great little tour that had a very fun hands-on experience in the middle of it. Make sure you wear blue clothes or something else that you wouldn't mind getting dyed blue from splashes of indigo dye. The dyeing part was really cool and it was great to be able to take home a souvenir. Also, the park with all the old Japanese buildings was fascinating and a perfect spot for some really cool photos. We went at the very beginning of December, and there were still a lot of gorgeous fall colors in the trees.
I would recommend this tour to people who are into traditional Japan or traditional Japanese architecture.
Written 8 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi L8301AMjustind, Thank you so much for your comment. It is always fun being able to have some hands-on experience. I hope you like your piece of work! Best,
Written 18 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: otomo travel
muhammadkamranalinak
muhammadkamranalinak
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I'am happy about your experience and services
Very good 👍 experience I really enjoyed it fully fantastic I never forget it weather no pollution everything is pe
L8301AMjustind
L8301AMjustind
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Two thumbs up
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solotravelonthefly
solotravelonthefly
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Great Day
As a solo business traveler with limited this was perfect to have someone show me island. My guide was super friend
sunshinegodlee
sunshinegodlee
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Nice long walk
Its a pretty place to go to......but must visit only in the peak of Cherry blossom or during Autumn when the leaves
Carolyn D
Carolyn D
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What an incredible day with Mutsuko
I had an incredible first day in Tokyo taking in all the must see with Mutsuko from Viator. She taught me how to na
davidaH7542KH
davidaH7542KH
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Insightful and friendly tour
Yuki was really nice and adapted when the rain and restaurants were unexpectedly closed. Got to know a lot about Ja
218trinad
218trinad
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Excellent trip but ran out of time.
Eric was a great guide. We just ran out of time. Missed the ferry connection which delayed us 30 mins so i missed t
K8zki
K8zki
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Tokyo day tour
This tour was perfect for our first day in Tokyo. We got to visit all the “must sees” and learn how to use the trai
barryhO1182UN
barryhO1182UN
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Great day in a great city
For any first time visitor to Tokyo, I would recomend yto personslize their presenthis tour. It is a meaningful way
berkovitze
berkovitze
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Great tour & perfect way to see the city!
This was an incredible way to spend the day. I am traveling for work so didn't have much time to plan out what I'd
Swedee93
Swedee93
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Young Swedish couple
We had a lovely day with Ms Ritsuko who had a well planned schedule from start, but was a good listener and changed
byronn425
byronn425
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Jozankei
We had such a great day out.Loved the foot bath and onsen. Also great to visit some temples and soak up a bit of Ja
frannteo654
frannteo654
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A Very Good Experience
Overall, the Osaka Castle was full of culture and very enjoyable. The walkways around the castle provided multiple
VinnieLondon_SE2
VinnieLondon_SE2
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Whistle stop tour of main sites ..lots of travelling time
You have to make your own way to the meeting point outside the station near Meiji Jingu shrine forest entrance. Gui
tmfernandez1
tmfernandez1
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Must-do Tour for visitors in Tokyo!
This tour was one of the best experiences I've had when traveling. Our guide, Kumiko, was fun, friendly, knowledgea
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