Experience the Excellence of Japanese Silk: Handwoven Ina Tsumugi
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Komagane-shi, Nagano
- Product code: EN-NGN-7273-72731
In the land of Ina Valley, instead of growing rice, the sericulture industry developed. They made high-quality silk and exported it.
Ina Tsumugi is woven using unsuccessful silkworms that cannot be sold. Although it is said to be a poorly made silkworm, it is a high-quality product that has a good texture. Because it is all hand-woven, it cannot be mass-produced, and it is still being woven even though there are problems such as a lack of successors.
- Wear Ina Tsumugi, which is of good quality and feels good on the skin.
- Listen to your exclusive guide tell the story of the raw material silk, and why Ina Tsumugi developed.
- Interact with the craftsmen of Ina Tsumugi, who are still hand-weaving each piece.
- We will guide you to the Kubota Textile Industry, the only company that protects Ina Tsumugi.
・Apply for 1 person：36,800yen (tax included) per person
・Apply for 2 people：19,700yen (tax included) per person
・Apply for 3 people：14,000yen (tax included) per person
・Apply for 4 people：11,150yen (tax included) per person
[09:00] Gather & move
[09:30] Get dressed Kimono
[10:00] Learn about the history of silk in the Komagane area at the Komagane Silk Museum
[11:15] Stroll around in kimono
[12:15] Kimono return
[13:15] Lunch (buffet at the restaurant in the Silk Museum)
[14:00] Kubota Textile Dyeing Industry: Observation of Ina Tsumugi manufacturing process and weaving
[15:00] Interact with craftsmen while drinking tea
[16:00] Dismiss at JR Komagane Station
After learning about silk, which is the material used for Ina Tsumugi, you will walk around wearing Ina Tsumugi.
Afterwards, at Kubota Textile Dyeing Industry, which is currently the only manufacturer of Ina Tsumugi, you will observe the process of making Ina Tsumugi and experience Ina Tsumugi weaving.
You can interact with the craftsmen who are handcrafting each item with care.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Minimum number of participants：1 person
- Meeting point：JR Komagane Station [MAP]
1 Higashimachi, Komagane-shi, Nagano
- Access：About 1.5 hours from JR Shiojiri Station or about 4 hours by bus from Shinjuku Station
- Tour conductor for 24 hours：No (local guide)
- Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter：No
- Meals (included in a tour fee)：Yes（Lunch：1）
- Language support：Japanese, English
- Special support：Luggage storage is available.
- Free Wi-Fi：Yes
- Toilet：Yes (Western-style)
- Other things to note：
◆Komagane Silk Museum
Depending on the number of participants, the time for putting on the kimono may change.
Please let us know your height, body shape, and preferences at the time of booking.
*If you are over 180cm, you will not be able to participate as there is no kimono for that size available.
◆Kubota Textile Dyeing Industry
Please do not talk to the staff who are weaving as we will observe the actual work.
Also, please ask the guide when taking pictures
Local transportation expenses are to be paid on-site.
In case of typhoon or heavy rain, the tour cannot be operated. (Operates in light rain)
We will contact you by phone by the day before the experience.
【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】
Before booking the tour, please confirm the Tour Terms & Conditions and save the document.
Check [TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS]（Japanese）
【TOUR PLANNER AND CONDUCTOR】
Regional Branding Institute Co., Ltd.
Aqua Terrace UⅡ Bldg. 8F, 2-20-3 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Travel Agency registered with a Tokyo Governor 2-7547
A regular member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
10 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%