ABOUT jean making experience
Jeans are made via a division of labor involving preparing the fabric, making the pattern, sewing, and adding special treatment. The steps involved in making jeans are handled by separate companies in the Kojima area. Visitors will take a sewing factory tour, then make an original pair of jeans with a variety of finishes and effects.
Kojima is the home and birthplace of jeans-making in Japan. Some have said that all started from the introduction of Levi’s from the United States after WWII and if you visit the Betty Smith Jeans Museum you might come to the same conclusion.
What is certain is that denim and the countless products made from this durable textile have reached new heights in Kojima. To appreciate this, you have to visit that sacred ground of jeans manufacturing, as it is often called. There, you will find factories with a window open to the public, where high quality exists in every stitch.
If your time is limited, you should at least visit Jeans Street.This collection of jeans retailers is like a village dedicated to what were once considered work clothes and have since become high fashion.
ABOUT kurashiki city
Kurashiki City is a popular regional, national and international tourist destination. The city offers visitors history, recreation, shopping, and nightlife in a vibrant setting. Kurashiki Station has a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes that welcome thousands of travelers and commuters each day. From the south exit of Kurashiki Station, a short walk will bring you to the authentically preserved Bikan district. This area has a large number of Edo era buildings, some of which date back to the 1700’s. The area includes private residences, souvenir shops, eateries, and galleries, and much more. Kurashiki AEON Mall and Ario Shopping Center/Mitsui Outlet Shops are two of the city’s hot spots for shopping.
1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).
|Cancellation Date||Up to 21 days prior||20-8 days prior||7-2 days prior||Day prior to start of tour||Day of tour||After start of tour/non-participation with no contact|
|Cancellation Fee||No charge||20% of tour fee||30% of tour fee||40% of tour fee||50% of tour fee||100% of tour fee|