12 day private escorted tour of Japan
Tokyo, Naoshima, Takamatsu, Osaka, Miho Museum, Kyoto, Hakone
|Duration||11 nights and 12 days|
|Departs||Any day that suits you|
|Price (land only)||From $6,640 per person (based on twin share – 4 or more travellers)
From $8,795 per person (based on twin share – 2 travellers)
*Price is determined by the time you visit and hotel availability.
The Land of Art private guided tour has been designed specifically for art lovers. The itinerary is full of art, from the ancient days to modern times. Experience art that is conventional to some more interesting and experimental works.
You can customise this itinerary to suit your wishes.
Day 1: Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda Airport, clear customs and immigration. Your meeting assistant will escort you to your private taxi with chauffeur to take you direct to your accommodation in Tokyo.
Accommodation: Hotel in Tokyo – 3 nights
Day 2: Tokyo (B)
After breakfast your Japan journey begins with a full day of sightseeing in Tokyo by public transport (9am – 5pm). The tour will visit 21_21 Design Sight, Sensouji Temple – Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist Temple – and Nakamise Shopping Street for those little souvenirs. Then visit the National Museum of Western Art, designed by Le Corbusier. You’ll then have the rest of the evening free to explore the nightlife of Tokyo.
Day 3: Tokyo – Nikko – Tokyo (B)
Enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of Nikko by public transport (8am – 7:30pm). Visit the intricately decorated Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple and Futarasan Shrine. Find the famous three animal carvings (sleeping cat, three monkeys and imagined elephant)!
Day 4: Tokyo – Okayama – Naoshima (B)
Transfer to Tokyo or Shinagawa Station by public transport with your guide. Travel to Okayama by bullet train and express train with no guide on board. Meet your local private guide and transfer to Naoshima by train and ferry.
*Note, that heavy luggage is transferred from your accommodation in Tokyo to Takamatsu. Please pack your clothes and toiletries for a two night stay into an overnight bag or backpack.
Accommodation: Hotel or Guest House in/near Naoshima – 2 nights
Day 5: Naoshima (B)
Enjoy a day dedicated to the arts. Your guide will take you to the Art House Project, Chichu Art Museum, Ando Museum and other sites around this ‘art island’. Take time to admire the distinctive works such as the ‘Yellow Pumpkin’, the symbol of Naoshima.
Day 6: Naoshima – Takamatsu (B)
Leave for Takamatsu by public transport. Upon arrival, take a private guided tour by public transport (10am – 4pm) where you’ll visit the Shikoku-mura Art Village and Ritsurin Koen Park.
Day 7: Takamatsu – Osaka (B)
After breakfast, head to Osaka by public transport. Upon arrival, take a tour of the Mint Museum and the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum with your guide (11am – 5pm).
*Note, that heavy luggage is transferred from your accommodation in Takamatsu to Kyoto. Please pack your clothes and toiletries for a one night stay into an overnight bag or backpack.
Accommodation: Hotel in Osaka – 1 night
Day 8: Osaka – Miho Museum – Kyoto (B)
Take a full day, private guided sightseeing tour of the Miho Museum by public transport (11am – 3pm). Afterwards, head to Kyoto by public transport with your guide.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyoto – 2 nights
Day 9: Kyoto (B)
Enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of Kyoto (9am – 5pm) by public transport. You can choose where to go with some options being the Garden of Fine Art Kyoto, Raku Museum, Kyoto International Manga Museum and Ryukoku Buddhism Museum.
Day 10: Kyoto – Odawara – Hakone (B, D)
After breakfast, your guide will escort you to Kyoto Station. You’ll travel to Odawara Station by bullet train with no escort on board. Upon arrival at Odawara, you’ll be met by your private local guide who will take you on a guided tour of Hakone (12pm – 6pm). Here you’ll visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum and the Okada Museum of Art. Afterwards, check in to your ryokan and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner.
*Note, that heavy luggage is transferred from your accommodation in Kyoto to Tokyo. Please pack your clothes and toiletries for a one night stay into an overnight bag or backpack.
Accommodation: Ryokan in Hakone – 1 night
Day 11: Hakone – Tokyo (B)
Transfer to Odawara station with your guide by public transport. Travel to Shinagawa by bullet train with no guide on board. Meet your new guide at Shinagawa and commence a private tour of Tokyo (11am – 4pm). The tour will visit the Nezu Museum and the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery.
Accommodation: Hotel in Tokyo – 1 night
Day 12: Tokyo – Narita International Airport (B)
Your escorted tour finishes after breakfast. Your room will be available until 11am. Transfer on your own to Narita International Airport and head off to your next destination.
We can arrange late check out, post-tour accommodation and any other arrangements if you wish to extend your stay in Japan after the tour concludes.
– Some of the leading museums in Tokyo and Kyoto
– The intricate architectural structures of Nikko
– ‘Art Island’ Naoshima
– The stunningly beautiful Miho Museum
– Hakone and it’s Open-Air Museum
|Duration||11 nights and 12 days|
|Departure Dates||Any day that suits you|
|Route||Tokyo, Naoshima, Takamatsu, Osaka, Miho Museum, Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo|
|Tour Type||Fully escorted private tour of Japan|
– 8 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night in a Ryokan, 1 night in a hotel or guest house
・ 4 nights in a hotel in Tokyo
・ 2 nights in a hotel or guest house in/near Naoshima
・ 1 night in a hotel in Takamatsu
・ 1 night in a hotel in Osaka
・ 2 nights in a hotel in Kyoto
・ 1 night in a ryokan in Hakone
– Guide – English-speaking guide except for Day 1 and Day 12
– Meeting Assistant – English-speaking meeting assistant on Day 1
– Transport – Private taxi from Tokyo airport to Tokyo accommodation. Bullet trains on Days 4, 7, 10, 11, public transport (such as local trains, subway and buses) on Days 2 – 11.
・ 11 breakfasts (daily)
・ 1 dinner (in Hakone)
– Luggage Delivery
・ 1 piece per person from Tokyo to Takamatsu
・ 1 piece per person from Takamatsu to Kyoto
・ 1 piece per person from Kyoto to Tokyo
– Flights: We will book your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.
– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (contact us for a discounted rate)
– All other expenses unless mentioned in Package inclusions
*A fair amount of walking is involved on this tour.
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
*Child reduction prices are also available, please contact us.
*Double rooms can be requested upon booking. Request-based only.
*Non-smoking rooms may not be available at some properties, in which case the rooms will be deodorised.
*Please note that some of the properties/restaurants on this tour may not be able to cater for special dietary requirements.
*The locations visited may involve a considerable amount of walking and climbing stairs. We recommend that travellers with disabilities be accompanied by their own assistant, capable of providing all necessary assistance.
*Please read our term and conditions.