Land of Art Tour

12 days | from $7685 * per person Twin Share

Designed especially for lovers of Japanese art, this small group tour is ideal for those wanting an intimate journey through the rich art heritage of Japan.

Visiting some of Japan’s most impressive art galleries and museums -both private and public – this tour allows travellers to experience the full gamut of the Japanese art experience – from ancient, to medieval, to modern.

The tour starts with a visit to the world-renowned  21_21 Design Sight design museum in Roppongi museum – created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyaki – and follows with a tour of the The National Museum of Western Art – the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition.

The tour travels by bullet train, public transport and even stunning ferry rides, with ferry transfers to Naoshima Island to visit
visit the world-famous Art House Project, the Chichu Art Museum, the Ando Museum, among others. Visits to beautiful Japanese parks and temples are woven into the tour experience.

In Kyoto, stroll through the Garden of Fine Art Kyoto, the Raku Museum, Kyoto International Manga Museum and the Ryukoku Buddhism Museum. On the way back to Tokyo, stay in Hakone, enjoy a stay at a traditional Japanese ryokan (Japanese inn) with full Japanese dinner , and visit the famous Hakone Open-air Museum – featuring over a thousand sculptures and collections of artworks including Picasso, Henry Moore, Taro Okamoto, Yasuo Mizui, Churyo Sato, and many others.

*Single Supplement on application

Tour Highlights

  • Tour itinerary designed specifically for art lovers

  • Enjoy a personal holiday experience travelling with a small group of like-minded travelers

  • Travel through Japan on the latest Shinkansen bullet train allowing time to relax and having your main luggage sent ahead

  • Experienced tour guides in each location allowing you to see more, experience more and learn more

  • Stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan one night especially chosen based on style, character and location

  • Enjoy daily buffet breakfasts –  all with a local flavour..

What’s Included

  • Hotels Tokyo(4nights), Naoshima (2nights/ hotel or guest house), Takamatsu (1 night), Osaka (1 night), Kyoto (2 nights), Hakone (1 night/ryokan)

  • English Speaking Guide except for Day 1 & Day 12

  • Bullet train travel on Days 4, 7, 10, & 11

  • Also travel using public transport system such as local train, metro and public bus

  • 11 Breakfasts at the Hotels and Ryokan and 1 x Dinner (Day 10 at Ryokan)

  • Luggage Delivery : Tokyo- Takamatsu ( 1 piece per person) with skipping 1 city for 2 nights, Takamatsu- Kyoto ( 1 piece per person) with skipping 1 night, Kyoto-Tokyo (1 piece per person) with skipping 1 night

What’s Not Included

  • Flights – international and domestic including taxes

  • Travel insurance

  • Porter service at Airport and Hotels

  • Personal expenses

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo

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