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Japan Hobby, Craft, and Shopping

April 21 - 29, 2017

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Land Package Price Includes:
• Tour Escort from Hawaii
• Roundtrip Airfare from Honolulu to Tokyo
• Hotel Accommodations as indicated
• Ground Transportation between the airport and hotel
• Daily Breakfast and one dinner
• Admission to all sights, attractions, and tours as indicated by itinerary

April 21 (Fri) Honolulu/Tokyo

Our tour leaves Honolulu in the late afternoon to Tokyo. 

April 22 (Sat)
Tokyo

Due to the international date line, we will arrive in Tokyo on the evening of the following day and after clearing customs we will head to our hotel. 

April 23 (Sun) Flea market and Kamata City

We begin the tour with a visit to one of Tokyo’s flea markets.  Here you will find a variety of used items from clothes to trinkets.  From there we will head to Kamata City, which has specialty handcraft stores.  There is Yuzawaya, a crafter’s dream store, with seven buildings in the area.  Everything from beads and cords to fabric can be found in this area

April 24 (Mon) Funabashi and Asakusabashi

In the morning we will go to Funabashi to visit Tokyo's largest 100 yen store.  This seven story store has over 60,000 square feet of retail space.  Within you will find everything from garden supplies to handcraft supplies and more.

We will then head to Asakusabashi, a wholesale area where we can shop for sumie paint, Heiko brand products, beads, paper goods, stationary, wrapping paper and more. 

April 25 (Tue) Asakusa, Kappabashi, and Ameyoko

Asakusa

We head to one of Japan’s most popular tourist areas, Asakusa.  What draws us there is Nakamise Dori, a shopping area that holds small knick knacks that are used in handcrafts.  From there we will walk to Kappabashi Dogugai an area that wholesales kitchen supplies, everything from plastic food to the kitchen sink.  From there we head to Ameyoko cho, a wholesale area where we can find all kinds of snacks, from cookies to candies to konbu and other Japanese food specialties. 

April 26 (Wed) Sugamo and Nippori

Our first stop of the day is Sugamo City, known as the old people’s Harajuku.  We will be able to find great deals on clothes, towels, purses, and more.  We can also find red undergarments used for good luck in Las Vegas. 

Then it is on to Nippori where you can find a wide variety of fabrics.  Time permitting, we may be able to visit nearby Yanaka Ginza.  This district is famous for its old town feel.  It is a residential area and has a slower pace than other parts of Tokyo.

April 27 (Thu) Japan Hobby Show

2009 Crafters

 

We will depart the hotel for the 41st Annual Japan Hobby Show, the largest hobby craft show in Japan.  The show hosts a wide range of domestic and Hobby Industry Association member craft suppliers exhibiting a variety of products.  Nearly 800 exhibitors are expected from all parts of Japan as well as the U.S.  You will be able to find “oshibana”, quilts, paint crafts, “Ribbon Art Crafts”, and many more.  In addition, various workshops and demonstrations on these crafts will be held, in which you may participate if you desire.  There is also a large cooking component, where you can try various regional foods and watch food demonstrations

April 28 (Fri) Japan Hobby Show / Free Day

Today we will return to the Hobby Show to finish what we did not get to see or try the day before.  For those who do not wish to return to the show, it is a free day to do as you please. 

April 29 (Sat) Tokyo/Honolulu

On our last day the day is free to relax and do any last minute shopping.  Since we will be leaving late in the evening, you will be able to go back and pick up anything you did not have a chance to get earlier. 

Before we leave the hotel we will have our farewell dinner tonight.  Our flight leaves late in the evening and will return us on the morning of the day we left.  Upon arrival we will pass through immigration and customs formalities.

Special Note:

This tour will change or add locations depending on the needs and desires of the group.  If enough members wish to visit a particular destination or are seeking similar items, please notify the escort so it can be taken into account.  Also please notify the escort of any items that you are seeking in particular, so that it can be pointed out when the group is in the area where it might be found.

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