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

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

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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.
You'll start at
Ōmiya Station
Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, JapanTour 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.
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  • 1
    Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Restaurant Ōtemon
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Togyoku Doll Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Togyoku Doll Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Iwatsuki Station
1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ōmiya Station, Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, Japan
5–6 hours
Return Details
Iwatsuki Station, 1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
  • Tour Guide
  • Private tour
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center
  • Entry/Admission - Togyoku Doll Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
  • 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 following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. - Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1,000). - Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
  • 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Duration: 5–6 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Japanese
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