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2023/2024 JAPAN POTTERY & ART TOURS

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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus       Tour Code: GTX39927     3 reviews

Japan Pottery & Art Tour

14 days 13 nights

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from USD $8298.00 (Limit to 12 guests)
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USD $1860.00
Find inspiration during a 14-day Japan Pottery and Art tour stopping at from major arts destinations at Takamatsu, Himeji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Naoshima Island plus the small pottery towns at Karatsu, Imari, Arita, Bizen, Sasebo, and Hasami.

Discover the creative spirit of Japan during our Japan Pottery and Art Tour, which consists of some of the top art hotspots and pottery villages in Japan. Japan's rich ceramics culture is still alive in the little pottery villages that have endured through hundreds of years with their traditional techniques intact. These pottery villages are paired with tours of must-see Japan arts destinations in Osaka, Kyoto, Takamatsu, Himeji, Nara, and Naoshima Island, where Japan's creative genius is ... View More

Discover the creative spirit of Japan during our Japan Pottery and Art Tour, which consists of some of the top art hotspots and pottery villages in Japan. Japan's rich ceramics culture is still alive in the little pottery villages that have endured through hundreds of years with their traditional techniques intact. These pottery villages are paired with tours of must-see Japan arts destinations in Osaka, Kyoto, Takamatsu, Himeji, Nara, and Naoshima Island, where Japan's creative genius is celebrated in tours of museums, galleries, and architecture walking tours.

This 14-day tour itinerary starts on the island in Kyushu - a region that is historically famous for over 400 years Japanese porcelain - with intimate tours of pottery villages at Karatsu, Imari and Arita (the birthplace of Japanese ceramics), Sasebo, and Hasami - each known for their own distinct pottery style. While there, we feature tours of private ceramics workshops such as Kyozan-gama in Karatsu, for the chance to meet with local Japanese potters and artisans, who will give you a first-hand perspective on Japanese pottery traditions and techniques. We tour other private studios at Arita, Bizen, and Kyoto, too. You will visit local kilns at Okawachiyama Village, once known as the "Village of the Secret Kilns". At Arita, learn the history of Japanese pottery at the Kyushu Ceramics Museum, the Izumiyama Ceramic Stone Field, and the Uchiyama District. We also study the local ceramics at Sasebo and Hasami before visiting art museums and galleries at Okayama and Naoshima Art Island, plus a visit to Takamatsu and gorgeous Ritsurin Garden. We visit the old Imbe Bizen Pottery Village for an introduction to the Bizen-ware pottery style before continuing to Himeji Castle and the city of Osaka, where we experience an Architecture Tour of Japan's second- largest metropolis.

Our last five days are spent in Kyoto, once Japan's imperial capital for over a thousand years, and still a thriving center of traditional Japanese traditional culture and art. Once can't visit Kyoto and not see the famous temples and shrines, and we include some of the city's finest - the Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Heian Jingu, Kodaiji Temple, and Tenryuji Temple and Garden. But Kyoto also has a rich pottery tradition known as Kiyomizu-ware (or "Kyo-ware") and we tour the ancient capital's finest ceramics destinations - the Kondo Yuzo Memorial Hall, Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall, the Shinmonzen and Furumonzen Antique Streets - plus many more must-see locations in time-honored Kyoto. We make sure to delve into the city's rich Geisha and Maiko (geisha apprentice) culture, with a Night Walking Tour of the Gion Geisha District

In addition to the sights, dining and accommodation locations have been chosen by our professional travel specialists to best suit the traditional and inspirational tone of the trip, such as a stay at an onsen ryokan which serves traditional Kaiseki cuisine, a night at the hotel / art gallery Benesse House, lunch at Yasuna (a Japanese restaurant which uses traditional Arita-ware pottery), and even a special meal of Kyoto cuisine that features Maiko entertainment. Transport for the tour is facilitated by our comfortable private coach, and you travel in the company of one of our knowledgeable and friendly bilingual guides, who are on hand to help you navigate any Japanese language, and who share a passion for Japanese traditional ceramics and art.

Experience the local pottery and art treasures of Japan, and immerse yourself in Japan's time-honored ceramics culture during our Japan Pottery and Art Tour. Browse our detailed itinerary below for more information.


Destinations

Karatsu / Imari / Arita / Sasebo / Hasami / Okayama / Yasugi / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Bizen / Himeji / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto

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