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Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls provided by otomo travel

Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls
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About
Truly beautiful and elegant Japanese dolls and great local food. Iwatsuki, a town which produces more Japanese dolls than anywhere else in Japan, is located to the east of Saitama city, and is known as the Town of Dolls. Japanese dolls are artistically valuable for their gentle features and beautiful costumes. On this tour you will see Japanese dolls from every decade of the past 400 years, and also get the chance to make your own doll! With your otomo tour guide to help you with translating, you can choose your favorite color and pattern for the kimono to dress your doll in. Do not forget to try Iwatsuki's local soul food; tofu ramen as well. The local restaurant you will be visiting on this tour became famous for serving the best tofu ramen in Saitama.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85886P43
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
  • Private tour
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
  • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
  • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The use of private van
  • Entry/Admission - Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center
  • Entry/Admission - Togyoku Doll Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Togyoku Doll Museum
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Ōmiya Station, Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, Japan Tour departs from In front of the information counter by the Central Ticket Gate Exit at the JR Line, Omiya Station. Your guide will be holding a sign of the otomo guide.
  • Iwatsuki Station, 1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware that depending on the type of doll you make (how much time is needed to make them), the tour may overrun.
  • There is a 30 minute walk to get from location 1 to location 2. You may order a taxi if you wish not to walk, but please note that the taxi fare is not included in the tour fee.
  • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1000)
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
  • Private tour
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
  • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
  • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The use of private van
  • Entry/Admission - Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center
  • Entry/Admission - Togyoku Doll Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Togyoku Doll Museum
Departure details
  • Ōmiya Station, Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, Japan Tour departs from In front of the information counter by the Central Ticket Gate Exit at the JR Line, Omiya Station. Your guide will be holding a sign of the otomo guide.
  • Iwatsuki Station, 1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Iwatsuki Station, 1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware that depending on the type of doll you make (how much time is needed to make them), the tour may overrun.
  • There is a 30 minute walk to get from location 1 to location 2. You may order a taxi if you wish not to walk, but please note that the taxi fare is not included in the tour fee.
  • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1000)
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ōmiya Station
    Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, Japan
    Tour departs from In front of the information counter by the Central Ticket Gate Exit at the JR Line, Omiya Station. Your guide will be holding a sign of the otomo guide.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Restaurant Ōtemon
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Togyoku Doll Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Togyoku Doll Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Iwatsuki Station
    1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
    See address & details
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muhammadkamranalinak
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I'am happy about your experience and services
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L8301AMjustind
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A glimpse into old Japan
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Two thumbs up
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solotravelonthefly
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Great Day
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sunshinegodlee
sunshinegodlee
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Nice long walk
Its a pretty place to go to......but must visit only in the peak of Cherry blossom or during Autumn when the leaves
Carolyn D
Carolyn D
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What an incredible day with Mutsuko
I had an incredible first day in Tokyo taking in all the must see with Mutsuko from Viator. She taught me how to na
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Insightful and friendly tour
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218trinad
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Excellent trip but ran out of time.
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Great tour & perfect way to see the city!
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Young Swedish couple
We had a lovely day with Ms Ritsuko who had a well planned schedule from start, but was a good listener and changed
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