12 Day Tour
Price On Request
Explore the world of art and design Japan is renowned for on this 12-day exploratory tour. Staying in some of the country's most unique and innovative design hotels, begin your adventure in Osaka before making your way to some of the country's leading galleries and museums, admiring architectural wonders en-route.
You will visit Hiroshima, a city that has risen from the ashes to become a historical and cultural gem as well as the art island of Naoshima, and Kyoto en-route to Tokyo. This Japan holiday offers a comprehensive insight into the traditional and contemporary art and culture of the country.
DAY 1 - OSAKA ARRIVAL
Arrive in Osaka. You will be welcomed by our airport representative who will assist you with transferring by limousine bus to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 2 - OSAKA
Explore some of Osaka's art, starting with the National Museum of Modern Art. Then, take the 45 minute train ride to Nara, and explore the town's temples and nature at Nara Park. Head back to Osaka for a night at the hotel. (B)
DAY 3 - OSAKA TO HIROSHIMA
Leave Osaka for Hiroshima on board the world famous bullet train. Explore some of the city's world class work at The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hiroshima Museum of Art. The Hiroshima City Manga Library will also be visited. (B)
DAY 4 - HIROSHIMA
More museums will be visited, this time touching the city's tragic atomic bomb past. The Memorial Park, the Children's Peace Museum and the Peace Memorial Museum are all moving yet inspiring displays. (B)
DAY 5 - HIROSHIMA - NAOSHIMA
Hop back in the bullet train for the ride to Naoshima, Japan's Art Island. Wander around the town's museums, exploring various pieces of art ranging from contemporary to traditional. (B)
DAY 6 - NAOSHIMA - KURASHIKI
Explore Naoshima before taking the ferry back to the mainland for the short train ride to Kurashiki. Discover the town's icons; the white-walled rice storehouses, some of which have been converted into museums, boutiques and cafes. (B,D)
DAY 7 - KURASHIKI
Wander around town, exploring more of the town's museums, strolling past the narrow streets and canals and stopping for beverages at cafes along the way. A trip to Okayama (15 minutes) to visit to visit Koraku-en, one of Japan's top gardens is optional. (B,D)
DAY 8 - KURASHIKI - KYOTO
Take the 90 minute train ride to Kyoto. Today, visit the home of a calligraphy instructor before retiring to the hotel room. (B)
DAY 9 - KYOTO
Start the day at the Miho Museum, consisting of works from ancient civilizations throughout the world. Visit Kiyomizu Temple before heading back to town for a stroll through the atmospheric Higashiyama district. (B)
DAY 10 - KYOTO - TOKYO
Take the Shinkansen bullet train to the capital, Tokyo. Explore the city or relax at leisure. (B)
DAY 11 - TOKYO
Take the metro to various Tokyo destinations. Visit Ueno Park, situated in Tokyo's Shitamachi District and home to some prestigious art galleries and museums. Follow up with Roppongi, Tokyo's art district, home to some modern works. (B)
DAY 12 - DEPART TOKYO
The day is at leisure until the transfer to the airport by train or Airport Limousine Bus. (B).
PRICES ON REQUEST
- St Regis Hotel
- Hotel Flex
- Benesse House
- Ryokan Tsurugata (Japanese style room)
- Hotel Granvia
- Park Hotel
Our Services Include:
- Hotel accommodation in twin room with daily breakfast.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- Airport Meet and Greet and return airport transfers
- All transport between destinations
- 7 Day Japan Rail Pass and PASMO Tokyo transport pass
- English speaking local guide in Tokyo (1 day), Kyoto (1day) and Hiroshima (1/2 day)
- All entrance fees and transport on Days 4 (morning only), 9 and 11.
- Calligraphy Lesson
- Information Pack
ARTS & CULTURE IN JAPAN - 12 DAYS
EXPLORE THE WORLD OF ART AND DESIGN JAPAN. (CODE: EXO)