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Trip at a textile town / witness a millennium-long tradition and technique

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5h $ 132 Price up to 4 people


  • Textile factories (dyeing yarn, warping, weaving, processing fabrics by washing, pressing, rucking etc.) 5 at the maximum.
  • Factory-outlet stores
  • View points of Mt.Fuji where the local guide knows
  • Local restaurants

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132.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra persion.
$ 8.80
Extra hour.
$ 17.60


Visit some traditional factories of textile to enjoy "deep" Mt.Fuji region
Make your original woolen goods at a factory as an optional activity.

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.

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  • Textile factories (dyeing yarn, warping, weaving, processing fabrics by washing, pressing, rucking etc.) 5 at the maximum.
  • Factory-outlet stores
  • View points of Mt.Fuji where the local guide knows
  • Local restaurants


*You can visit some textile factories (Plus, sightseeing spots and restaurants if you want). The tour schedule depends on how much time you will have and what you want to do.
*Each factory has its own work, like dyeing yarn, warping, weaving, processing fabrics by washing, pressing, rucking etc.
You can visit 5 factories at the maximum to see all the procedures to make fabrics and it takes about 2:30.
It is possible to choose just some of the ファc取り柄s and add some other famous sightseeing spots (ex.Chureito Pagoda) and restaurants to visit in your tour.
Please feel free to contact me to let me know your schedule and your requests so that I can customize the tour to your specific need.

*Transportation options
By bicycle, by bus, by car, on foot... it depends on your time schedule and your request.

*In the end of the tour you can experience making your original woolen scarf as an optional activity. (¥4,000 per person)
We use the special huge machine called "Needle Punch". Put some different kinds of cloths (wool, cotton, silk etc) on a woolen scarf and stick thousands of needles on them. Those clothes stick together and produce its original pattern and texture.
We prepare all the materials beforehand but if you want to use your own clothes (such as your old clothings you used to wear in childhood), please take it with you. It can be used.

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What‘s included
Guide fee
Pick up service in Mt.Fuji area (your hotel, train station, bus stops etc)
What‘s not included
Your lunch
Entrance fee to the factories (¥500 for each factory. Kids are free!)
Transportation fee ( bicycle rental, public transportation fee etc) Approximately it takes about 1,000 yen per person at most in any way.
Optional activity *Making your original woolen scarf (¥4,000 per person)

*All payment at sight by cash
Meeting Point
Any train stations or bus stops near Mt.Fuji( Fujisan station, Fuji-Q highland station, Kawaguchiko station etc) or your hotel in Mt.Fuji area
Ending Point
Any train stations or bus stops near Mt.Fuji( Fujisan station, Fuji-Q highland station, Kawaguchiko station etc) or your next destination in Mt.Fuji area
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Andrew Andrew Australia
2 weeks ago

“ Lookout spots, Onsen and Trekking to see Fuji-San ”

Highlight of my entire trip! Booked Aya and a private driver to visit some of the best lookout spots to see Mt. Fuji with our own private onsen and some trekking to 3 different lookouts to see more of Mt. Fuji. I could not find any faults on our day together with Aya and our private driver. She is a real sweetheart who is also really down to earth. Not only that she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and expertise. I will definitely be looking forward to booking Aya again and making strong recommendations to my friends and family. She is extremely easy to communicate with prior and on the day. She is very accommodating to our needs and her hospitality was exceptional! extremely easy to get along with. I hope to meet you again along with my friends in the future. Than... read more


Hi Andrew Thank you very much for the great review! You were so lucky to have such a fine day to see Mt.Fuji with autumn leaves from different aspects. I would like to see lots of photos taken by you using the special cameras. The things I won’t forget especially are ice-creams(blueberry and WASABI), your laughing from the private hot spring and the chatting during trekking. You all three were very friendly and kind that made me relaxed and enjoy the tour together. Time flies when we are having a good time. If you have next opportunity to come to visit Japan, I would like to meet you and support your trip again. I hope you three will get along well forever. Thank you!! Aya

Ken Ken Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ A day in Katsunuma wine prefecturewe ”

We spent a day with Aya visiting wineries, her commication prior, during. And after the tour was amazing. Aya is the most delightful person, she has a woderful personallity and sense of humour. A memorable day with a memorable person, when the planets line up we will meet Aya again sometime in the future. Ken and Sandi Melbourne Australia


Ken and Sandi Thank you so much for giving me a great review. I could spend a wonderful time with you in the town of wineries, Katsunuma. We were able to visit 4 wineries you were interested in and enjoyed tasting. I was surprised with lots of knowledge about wines you have and also it was a good experience to hear about wines in Australia. I could feel you very close from the beginning and enjoyed talking with you about wines, our families, our countries and many other topics. We laughed a lot! I was such a lucky tour guide to have you as the customers. Thank you very much again for joining my tour. Hope we you’ll come back again to Japan with your whole family someday!