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Traditional Japan

From ancient times, there have been traditional crafts closely associated with specific regions in Japan and handed down through generations in those areas. For those looking to discover a traditional side of Japan, one of the best ways to do so is to visit a crafts studio and meeting the artisans who have kept the traditional methods. This tour presented by JTB features a stay at KAYOTEI, a traditional inn that symbolizes Japan in its natural setting and hospitality, and a visit to a studio specializing in Yamanaka lacquerware. At the studio, you will meet the artisans who practice and perfected the local woodturning lathe techniques as well as learn about the traditional craft from them directly. 5% of the income from the tour will be donated to a charity that promotes the development of traditional crafts.

day 1

Ishikawa

Depart Haneda Airport for Komatsu Airport
After arriving at Komatsu Airport, you will tour Kanazawa, a city that still retains the grace and style of it’s past as a center for samurai culture. After the tour, transfer to KAYOTEI.

day 2

Ishikawa

After a walk through the hot springs spa town of Yamanaka and the nearby KakusenkeiRavine, you will visit a studio of local wood turners where you can meet the artisans and learn about their intricate work.

day 3

Tour of Eihei-jiTemple the head Zen temple in Japan.

Rest of the day at leisure

day 4

Return to Haneda Airport

Return to Haneda Airport