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Dyeing Experience by Old-fashioned Natural Indigo

  • [Miyazaki] Aya-cho
  • [Activity] Art, Design and Fashion

Experience Traditional Indigo Dye surrounded by the beautiful forests in Aya-cho, Miyazaki

The method of traditional indigo dye doesn’t use chemicals but natural materials, which has continued since the middle of the Edo era.
– Experience traditional indigo dye called ‘Japan Blue’ with your fives senses
– After carefully listening to the story about workshop and indigo dye, try to make your own handkerchief
– Ask questions to artisan directly
– All the finished handkerchiefs are unique and you can take yours home

10:30-10:40 About the process of making fabrics (silk farming, dyeing and weaving)
10:40-11:10 About traditional indigo dyeing, Q&A and demonstration
11:10-11:55 Experience indigo dye
11:55-12:00 Feedback

*Tour runs with a guide. (In Japanese and English)

Detailed information
Start at 10:30 am or 13:30
Time required
Approx. 1 hour 30 mins
Target age
Minimum age is 10 years old / All the children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Clothing / belongings
Please come with casual clothes and shoes which you would not mind getting dirty.
Experience fee
JPY 4,400 per a person (tax incl.)
a group more than 2 people: JPY 3,850 per a person (tax incl.)

[What's included] Tools for indigo dyeing
Not recommended for pregnant travelers because dyeing is physical/hard work.
Basic information
Name of facility
Aya Dyeing & Weaving Studio
4186, Kitamata, Aya-cho, Higashi-morokata-gun, Miyazaki prefecture
Please come to Aya Dyeing & Weaving Studio. You will find a signboard 'Aya Dyeing & Weaving Studio (綾の手紬染織工房)'.
[By car]
- 45 mins from Miyazaki airport
- 40 mins from Takaharu IC of Miyazaki Expressway
- 20 mins from Kunitomi Smart IC of Hiagashi-Kyushu Expressway
[By public transportation]
- 50 mins by bus toward Kunitomi/Aya from JR Miyazaki station and 30 mins walk from Aya Bus Stop
Not available
Reservation acceptability
Reservations available: Please contact us using the inquiry form below.
- This reservation will be confirmed after checking the availability.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
- This experience requires a minimum 2 of travelers.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.
- The reservation is required 3 days prior.
- Please let us know the following information: lead traveler's name and phone number and all travelers's full names and passport information (passport number, nationality, expiry date).
About cancellation fee
If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Consult with concierge
A dedicated concierge can help arrange the original travel plan and arrange accommodation. Please feel free to contact us
+81 92 687 4504(10:00 ~ 19:00)
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