Recommended course 1
Tourist spot Asakusa’s another face
Explore leather town/shoe town
As Sensouji / Kaminarimon as the center, Moto-Asakusa/ Oku-Asakusa …actually, the area is rather large. A city where tradition of craftsmanship exists that is different from our familiar tourist site. Take a walk and travel around the leather town/shoes town where craftsmen built history. Visit the shops in the alley to discover the old and new Asakusa.
Recommended course 2
Enjoy the creative atmosphere of the popular town called “the Brooklyn of Tokyo”.
Kuramae, next to Asakusa, is now becoming a popular town. There are stores known as “the mecca of stationary”, as well as miscellaneous goods stores that carry the latest trend! Many up-and-coming Japanese leather brand’s atelier & shop as well. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and fresh creativity.
Recommended course 3
Higashi-Ueno is a historical city famous for wallets. 3 atelier shops like a hideaway
Higashi-Ueno has preserved traditional skills as a city of wallets. Many spaces and stores built by renovating small factories are located in the alley. Don’t miss the various styles of Japan leather, such as the atelier shop by the near by incubation facility “Taito Designer’s Village” students’ brands.
Recommended course 4
Discovering Japan Leather in a city home to a world heritage
Take a walk around the leather capital, Himeji Station
Himeji is one of Japan's leading producers of leather materials. At the entrance of Himeji, from the station front to the surrounding area, there are leather shops using local materials such as “Himekawa” which is highly regarded around the world. Search for the latest leather goods while walking around World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle.
Recommended course 5
A trip through Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe in search of rare and unique leathers
From Kyoto, the city of garments, to Kobe, the city of shoes. A trip through west Japan, where fashion lovers have always gathered, in search for specialty stores carrying one of a kind leather products. Luxurious gems, various types of leather materials, made-to-order items with rare leather ... Find your own personal favorite.