world’s most beautiful colors for dyeing fabric

Japanese Indigo Dyeing (Ai-zome)

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Indigo is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful colors for dyeing fabric. It is produced from several kinds of plants, all of which yield one of the deepest blues on earth.

In Japan, the process of Indigo dyeing is called Aizome.  You can experience creating unique patterns on fabric that has been selected for this transformation.

Indigo is everywhere, from shop curtains to blue jeans the color dominates the nation to such an extent that it is sometimes referred to as Japanese blue.

Access: From JR Yasugi Station take the free shuttle bus from Yasugi Station to the museum, the workshop center is about 3km along Route 45 heading to Hirose Sports Park.


Cancellation Policy

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