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Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour


Tour Code: GTW4768190

Japanese Art, Garden & Culture Private Tour

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24 days 23 nights

fromUSD $16698.00


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This tour serves as an excellent introduction to the art and craftsmanship behind Japanese arts and gardens. Along the way, you will also be privy to in-depth cultural experiences to broaden your mind. You will begin in the world's most populous metropolis: Tokyo. Then, you will travel to the Alps region of Japan to appreciate the unique culture and architecture the region has to offer. You will be able to travel through the Kansai region of Japan, including Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. You’ll also travel west into Chugoku where you will visit Okayama, Matsue, and Himeji. Along the way, you will visit traditional and modern gardens on temple grounds or within art museums. You will even have the opportunity to visit a private garden in the company of a professional garden designer who will be able to give you a unique perspective on this craft which is appreciated all over the world. Enjoy the tried and true itinerary below to step through the most awe-inspiring works of art of Japan. Alternatively, you can customize the itinerary below to match your interests and create the perfect trip for you. This itinerary includes transportation via Japan’s famously efficient public transit system throughout the tour. This will allow you to see Japan from the same level as the locals and get a better understanding of everyday life in Japan.

This itinerary can be customized based on your budget and interests. Please feel free to CONTACT US to plan your dream trip to Japan.

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Tour Information

Please Note:

● The price is per person with minimum 2 people, based on twin/double or triple room occupancy.
● The itinerary can be customized based on your interests and budget, please contact us to plan your perfect vacation to Japan.


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

  • • 1 night temple lodging, 19 nights Western style and 3 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Public transportation between destinations in Japan
  • • 14 day Japan Rail Pass for your transport (usually by shinkansen)
  • • Local guides in each city
  • • Luggage forwarding between hotels

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 4 dinners

  • 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

    Shinkansen bullet trains, local trains, subways and local buses.

  • 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

  • Meet and Greet

    Private airport transfers on arrival included

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Tokyo
  • Day4   Tokyo - Hakone
  • Day5   Hakone - Takayama
  • Day6   Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa
  • Day7   Kanazawa
  • Day8   Kanazawa - Himeji - Okayama
  • Day9   Okayama - Kurashiki - Okayama
  • Day10   Okayama - Takamatsu - Okayama
  • Day11   Okayama - Naoshima
  • Day12   Naoshima - Okayama
  • Day13   Okayama - Yasugi - Matsue
  • Day14   Matsue
  • Day15   Matsue - Hiroshima
  • Day16   Hiroshima
  • Day17   Hiroshima - Kyoto
  • Day18   Kyoto
  • Day19   Kyoto
  • Day20   Kyoto
  • Day21   Kyoto - Koyasan
  • Day22   Koyasan - Osaka
  • Day23   Osaka - Nara - Osaka
  • Day24   Tour ends

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Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

Tokyo - Hakone - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Himeji - Okayama - Kurashiki - Takamatsu - Naoshima - Yasugi - Matsue - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Koyasan - Osaka - Nara

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