What to Expect
"Fabric" is one of the most necessary things for living. Everyone uses it for fashion and in many other situations through their lives.
Some people say that it must be made all by automatic machines nowadays, but it is not.
Textiles are product of the combined efforts of numerous craftsmen and you can see its technology and tradition in the region near Mt.Fuji in Yamanashi.
"Gunnai" region, expanding out from the northern foot of Mt.Fuji, has flourished as a textile town since more than a thousand years ago.
These days, many factories provide their original fabrics for worldwide brands which are for clothes, ties, interior goods, umbrellas and other various applications.
There are small factories and family-run factories which together make up the textile town, and each factory has their own role(dyeing, warping, weaving etc).
By meeting the craftspeople and touching the material, you can get to know the textile-making process and its uniqueness.
Why don't you have a special tour by visiting not only well-known sightseeing spots but also some local places to get to know Japan more deeply?
I'll fully support you to have your own special tour here.