Japan Tour

9th SAORI Weaving Study & Friendship Tour (Osaka and Southwest)

May 14-27th, 2019

Cost: $3,400 

Deposit of $1,000 due on Friday, March 15th

           Balance Due Date is on Friday, April 19th

($100 off if you pay cash or a check) 

 The price includes lodging, all breakfast, group transportation within Japan, group cultural activities including two dinners & experienced translator/guide/coordinator individual & group agendas

 Tour price does not include cost of airfare or lunches/dinners, since these vary so greatly according to each tour member. We will meet at Kansai airport in Osaka in the afternoon on May 14th( Japan time).


The tour’s focus is to deepen your understanding about SAORI by visiting SAORI studios, meeting weavers and experiencing cultural activities. However, it includes explorations of Osaka, Kyoto, Yufuin, and Himeji. We will visit Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, Japanese gardens, hot springs, sushi restaurants, an Ikat museum and more. Mihoko has been planning and guiding the tour since 2005. Several people had been back to her tour. She will conduct a group check-in meeting almost everyday to share tour members’ needs and experiences, which makes this tour unique. She believes that traveling is a great opportunity for people to grow. Also, she is open to change/add/making options to pursue your personal Japan-related interests. Mihoko does not want the relationship of tour members and her become a mere a service provider and customers. Instead, she wants to invite tour members to contribute to plan/shape the tour experience together.

You will take an adventure into the deep cultural experiences that most visitors without  Japanese guides can’t have such as hot springs bathing  or shopping Kimono at recycling stores. 

Tentative itinerary will be coming soon!

If you are interested in the tour, please let Mihoko knows at saoriworcester@gmail.com even before paying the deposit. 


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