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Luxury Private Contemporary Art of Japan Tour


Tour Code: GTN4257525

Luxury Private Contemporary Art of Japan Tour

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14 days 13 nights

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On this 14-Day Luxury Private Contemporary Art of Japan Tour, travelers can enjoy the range of Japan's contemporary artistry and inspiration on a tour from Tokyo to Kyoto, passing through Hakone, Kanazawa, and 3 Setouchi Art Islands – Naoshima, Inujima, and Teshima. This curated list of museums and exhibitions displays a broad scope of creativity from the contemporary era, both from native Japanese and international artists.

We handpicked locations from among the top museums and galleries in the country to appeal to lovers of contemporary art. In Tokyo, you can visit the National Art Center, 21-21 Design Sight, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Watari-um Museum of Contemporary Art. In your travels across Japan, you will also experience the Open-Air Museum of Hakone, Kanazawa’s 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Miho Museum in Koka, before going to three islands in the Seto Inland Sea known for hosting the Setouchi Art Triennale – Naoshima, Inujima, and Teshima, with museums and permanent art installations you can appreciate throughout the year. These include the Art House Project, Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum, I Love Yu bathhouse, Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, Teshima Art Museum, Teshima Yokoo House, and Les Archives du Cœur. You will even stay overnight at the Benesse House: part art gallery / part hotel. Finally, the tour finishes in Kyoto, which includes visits to the Kyoto National Museum and the Garden of Fine Arts Kyoto.

The tour is rounded out with a selection of Japan’s top must-sees – Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine and Omotesando Shopping Street; Kanazawa’s Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya District, and Nagamachi Samurai District; and a few of Kyoto’s top sights – the Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kodaiji Temple (with Green Tea Ceremony and Zen Meditation lesson). We wrap up the tour with an evening in the Gion Geisha District, featuring a dinner of Kyoto Kaiseki Cuisine with Geisha entertainment.

Explore the artistic side of Japan with our 14-day Luxury Private Contemporary Art of Japan Tour. This tour is fully customizable, so we make sure to include the museums and arts locations that your travel group wants to see. Tour transportation is facilitated by our sleek and comfortable private coaches, and is fully accompanied by one of our friendly, English-speaking guides. Please browse the detailed itinerary below for more information.

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Tour Information

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.


We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 11 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport
  • • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • First class Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo to Kanazawa, Kyoto to Okayama, then Okayama to Kyoto
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide
  • • Luggage forwarding from Tokyo to Naoshima

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 2 kaiseki dinners at the ryokan
  • • 4 dinners at the hotel
  • • 1 special dinner with geisha performance

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

  • Transport

    Travel by private van between destinations, baggage handling free.

  • Arrival Departure Airports

    For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) or Itami Airport (ITM).

  • Meal Requests

    Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged. We can also make reservations at Michelin star rated restaurants upon request.

  • Meet and Greet

    Meet and greet and private airport transfers on arrival and departure included

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Tokyo
  • Day4   Hakone
  • Day5   Kanazawa
  • Day6   Kanazawa
  • Day7   Koka
  • Day8   Naoshima
  • Day9   Inujima
  • Day10   Teshima
  • Day11   Naoshima
  • Day12   Kyoto
  • Day13   Kyoto
  • Day14   Tour ends

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Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

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