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

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.

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5 to 6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    • Private tour
    • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • 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
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tokyu Dolls Exhibitaion Center, 1-7-1 Kakura, IwatsukI-ku, Saitama Saitama Prefecture

    Make your very own kimekomi doll!

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Restaurant Ōtemon, 3-chōme-1-1 Ōta, Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama, 339-0052, Japan

    Try Saitama prefecture's excellent local dish at the restaurant that was awarded first place for it!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Togyoku Doll Museum, 3-2-32 Honcho, Iwatsuki-Ku, Saitama 339-0057 Saitama Prefecture

    Visit this museum to see dolls from every decade for the last 400 years.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Togyoku Doll Museum, 3-2-32 Honcho, Iwatsuki-Ku, Saitama 339-0057 Saitama Prefecture

    Visit the biggest doll shop in the Kanto region of Japan to see gorgeous Japanese dolls.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Ōmiya Station, Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0853, Japan
    Return Detail :
    Iwatsuki Station, 1 Chome-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0057, Japan
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-85886P43

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