4 Hours Oshima Tsumugi and Mud-Dyeing Tour


  • Make your own craft with mud dyeing.
  • Learn about the traditional mud dyeing techniques from artisans.
  • Get an up-close look at the intricate production process of Oshima Tsumugi.
People participating in mud dyeing experiences in the mud field.
People who created unique crafts through mud dyeing.
Participants engaging in plant water dyeing.
A man observing artisans weaving Oshima Tsumugi silk.
A woman receiving hands-on guidance from a mud dyeing artisan.
An authentic mud dyeing artisan's workshop.

Oshima Tsumugi fabric is a traditional craft from Amami Oshima Island. It has a long history of 1300 years. While Japanese people have moved away from wearing kimono, the traditional techniques have been passed down to today’s artisans. English interpreter will guide you authentic artisan workshops. You’ll have the chance to create your own craft through mud dyeing and witness the intricate production process.


Pick-up at your place

If you do not require transfer services, please meet at Nagahamaminato Park.

Observe the production process of Oshima Tsumugi silk(30min)

An artisan will guide you through the process, from spinning the threads, deciding on the design, and weaving to the final completion.
You’ll have the opportunity to see the artisan’s skills up close.

Mud dyeing(2hours)

Experience one of the crucial steps in Oshima Tsumugi silk production – “Mud dyeing”. An artisan will instruct you on how to dye the fabric. You can take home the craft you create here.

Return to hotel

At a glance

Duration4 hours ~ (3 hours Activity + transfer)
Pickup Time8:30AM / 1:00PM
Drop-off Time12:30PM / 5:00PM
Price(Size of Group / Price per person)
1 / ¥25,000
2 / ¥15,000
3 / ¥13,000
4~ / ¥11,000
Transfer ServiceFree for Naze area.
For other areas will be charged 20 yen per kilometer based on the distance. Please refer to the guidelines for more details.
Max Number of Participants6 people
What to BringSun Hat, Shoes, Towel, Drink, Sunscreen, Bug spray
PaymentCash / Credit card / QR cord ※
※Alipay+, WeChat Pay, UnionPay QR, COIN+, PayPay, au Pay are available.

What’s Included?

  • Qualified English Interpreter Guide
  • Registered Amami Oshima eco-tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers to the hotel.
  • Domestic Travel Accident Insurance for Accidents during the Tour
  • Dyeing experience fee and material cost

Additional info

  • Mud dyeing in the mud field may not be possible depending on the weather conditions. In such cases, you will be able to experience mud dyeing using the prepared mud tubs inside the workshop.
  • During the mud dyeing experience, it is recommended to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (preferably black in color).
  • The pick-up and drop-off times may vary depending on your accommodation.
  • You are welcome to bring cotton materials (such as T-shirts or bags) for the mud dyeing experience. Charges are based on material weight.
  • During the mud dyeing process, a unique scent from the dye may be present. If you are sensitive to smells, please notify us in advance. We will provide masks during the experience.
  • For those staying in the southern part of Amami Oshima, we recommend a full-day tour with lunch included, considering the extended travel time.


Is it held in case of rain?

It is conducted in rainy weather. For the mud dyeing experience, you can participate in the activity inside the artisan studio without getting wet. If it’s heavy rain or various warnings being issued, the activity may be canceled.

Can children under the age of 6 participate as well?

Children under the age of 6 can participate only if their parents are able to take care of them during the tour. If they join the mud dyeing experience together, there will be a charge for the child, but if they only accompany without participating, it is free of charge.

Additional Tours for Your Adventure

A couple enjoying the view of a waterfall.

Why not customize your half-day tour into a full-day adventure?
Make the most of your limited schedule by adding extra experiences.
Apply for additional activities and get a complimentary lunch.

Activities Available on the Same Day as the Oshima Tsumugi Tour

If you wish to add extra tours, please fill in the request section in the application form.

Cancellation policy

  • 3 days prior : 50% refund
  • 2 days prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • 1 day prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • On the day of the tour : No refund (100% cancellation fee)

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