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Behind-the-scenes of Traditional Japanese Production Techniques

See the 400-year old historic production techniques of Yonezawa.

Deepen your knowledge of traditional Japan by learning about their historic production techniques which have continued to the present day. On this day-trip length tour, see how Japanese fabrics are made and how old-style sake was brewed in the Okitama region. Explore the deeper craft and production of Japan through this unique, exclusive tour.

Tour at a glance


What this private tour includes



¥60,000 yen (per person for a tour of two participants)

Minimum number of participants

2 people
Solo applicants may be accepted on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee.

Maximum number of participants

15 people

Tour Length

1 day (around 7 hours)

Tour availability

All year-round

Meeting Location

This private tour starts at Yonezawa Station at 10:00 AM.

Important notes

It is recommended you make a reservation request at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired tour date. Experience availability may vary. Reserve to confirm availability.
Customization of this tour is available on request.

Sake and fabric producers

Start your tour at Yonezawa Station, easily accessible from Tokyo or Yamagata Station. Visit a historic sake brewery and participate in a tour of the facilities and be able to do some sake tasting. After the tour, transfer and dine at a specialty shabu shabu restaurant for lunch. Following lunch, transfer to a fabric factory to tour the buildings, see the machinery and artisans at work. After this you will be transported to another different fabric producer, which building also doubles as a cafe.

All locations visited will provide you with a thoughtful present to take home.

Tour ends at Akayu Station.


You can send a booking inquiry for your Hidden Outdoor Okitama tour below. After we receive your inquiry, we will confirm if we can accommodate your group and tour dates and contact you from there. 

Cancelation Policy

Our cancellation policy for this tour is below. Cancellation fees may vary according to exceptional circumstances. 

If the tour is canceled by the organizers, a refund will be available.

14 days before date of tour

50% of total price

7 days to start of tour

100% of total price