Immerse Yourself in Art and History: Unveiling Tokyo's Museum at the Imperial Palace - Treasures of the Imperial Family at Sannomaru Shozokan

Higeta Aizome Studio

Japan, 321-4218 1 Jonaisaka, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

This indigo dyeing shop was founded during the Edo period (1789-1801). There are 72 indigo vats neatly lined up inside the over 220-year-old Tsugiya-style building with a thatched roof arranged in an L-shape. Indigo dyeing, also known as ``Japan Blue'' and ``Hiroshige Blue,'' is preserved and handed down using traditional techniques.

Business Time
  • Monday:  Close
  • Tuesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Wednesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Thursday:  8:30~17:00
  • Friday:  8:30~17:00
  • Saturday:  8:30~17:00
  • Sunday:  8:30~17:00
Telephone number 0285-72-3162
  • 【train】 Get off at Oyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen or JR Utsunomiya Line. From Oyama Station, transfer to the JR Mito Line and get off at Shimodate Station. From Shimodate Station, transfer to Moka Railway and get off at Mashiko Station, about a 15-minute walk. 【bus】 From Tobu Utsunomiya Station or JR Utsunomiya Station (west exit bus stop 14), take the Kanto Bus bound for Mashiko for about 65 minutes, get off at "Jounaizaka" and walk for about 1 minute. 【Express bus】 From Akihabara Station, take the Ibaraki Kotsu Highway Bus "Kanto Yakimono Liner" for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, get off at "Tougei Messe Iriguchi" and walk about 5 minutes. 【car】 Approximately 20 minutes from via Tokiwa Expressway “Tomobe JCT” Kita-Kanto Expressway “Sakuragawa Chikusei IC” Approximately 25 minutes from via Tohoku Expressway “Tochigi Tsuga JCT” Kita-Kanto Expressway “Moka IC”
Payment method
  • Credit card:Available
  • (JCB/VISA)
  • Electronic money:Not available
  • QR payment:Not available
Language 日本語
Last Update : 2024.03.14   Mashiko Town Tourism and Commerce Division

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