Arimatsu, old town and famous Arimatsu Shibori tie-dyeing

During the early Edo period, Arimatsu was a village of Chaya (tea houses), which expanded between the Narumi-shuku and Chiryu-no-shuku along the Tokaido route.

People in Arimatsu found it hard to earn a living just by running the tea shops, thus started the Arimatsu Shibori tie-dyeing as a side business. This gained popularity and has become the area's industry until today.

Now the town of Arimatsu is preserved as Arimatsu Townscape. Feel the atmosphere of Edo Period by walking along the street in Arimatsu Townscape as if you were one of the travelers of the time.

In Arimatsu, you can enjoy atmosphare of Edo Period, experience shibori, tie-dyeing in local workshops, and shop around various goods made from shibori textile.