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Maiwai tour – Day tour


Learn the history of Maiwai, a beautiful kimono gifted to the fishermen when they had a big catch in the old days – Day tour
This tour is just one example to give you a better idea of what a typical trip looks like. We are able to change any course content to suit your group.


  • Take a day trip from Tokyo to Minamiboso, and learn and experience the local fishing history/culture through a guided tour
  • Take a ride on a privately chartered van across the peninsula along the coastline
  • Visit the museum that has the largest collection of Maiwai in Japan and listen to a special presentation made by the owner of the museum
  • Enjoy the fresh seafood lunch.
  • Experience painting miniature Maiwai

Sample Itinerary

  • Meet/pick-up at JR Tateyama station at 9:20 am.
  • (Take the highway bus from Tokyo Station departing at 7:20 am and get off at the bus stop “Tateyma Station” at 9:18 am. We will meet you there and have you on a privately chartered van)
  • Visit Nagisa no Museum and learn about the fishery history and the culture of the region. s and the Imperial Palace.
  • Visit Shirahama Kaiyo Museum and see the largest collection of Maiwai in Japan. Listen to the special guided tour and presentation made by the owner of the museum
  • Have a delicious seafood lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit one of the few Maiwai dyehouse left in the region and experience painting/dying Maiwai
  • Drop-off at JR Awa Kamogawa station around 16:30
  • (Taking the bus at 16:53 would get you back to Tokyo Station at 19:13) .


  • Meet/Depart: JR Tateyama Station/JR Kamogawa Station
  • Trip Length: 1 day
  • Price per Person: 
    JPY9,800 with your own vehicle JPY16,800 using minivan
  • Accepted number of guests: 2 to 8
    minimum 4 if using the minivan
  • includes lunch, entrance fee for the museum and experience at the Maiwai dyehouse, and guide support
Click above – Maiwai promotion video