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Traditions of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (12 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Mar 2019

Traditions of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (12 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo None

TRADITIONS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hakone

An exclusive private tour of Japan for the most discerning luxury traveler.

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Tokyo at ultra-luxury hotel: Aman Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peninsula Tokyo, or The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private half-day tour with expert guide and driver

· Historic districts, architecture, food halls, interesting neighborhoods (pop culture, electronics)

Additional options can be booked, upon request: behind-the-scenes sumo wrestling, martial arts lesson, sake tasting with an expert, Kabuki theater, baseball games, Tokyo Disney

Day 3
Takayama, Japan
Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to station for first-class trains to Takayama

· Private arrival transfer to ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

· Accommodation in Takayama at luxury traditional Japanese ryokan, including kaiseki dinner: Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan or Hidatei Hanaougi Ryokan

Day 4
Takayama, Japan
Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan Breakfast, Dinner

· Half-day private walking tour with expert guide, including markets, shops, traditional houses

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 5
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Private transfer to Kanazawa with touring of traditional village of Shirakawago en route

· Accommodation in Kanazawa at luxury hotel

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide, including traditional samurai and geisha districts

Day 6
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Gardens, traditional architecture, contemporary and folk art museums, temples, crafts, food market

· Insider access to local artisans (silk, lacquer, gold-leaf) and pottery studios

Day 7
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

· Private transfer to station for first-class train to Kyoto

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Kyoto at ultra-luxury hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto or Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Day 8
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast, Lunch

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Temples, shrines, gardens, Geisha district, bamboo forest, history, traditional architecture, crafts

· Vegetarian temple lunch

Options include: appointments at private Imperial gardens, private tea ceremony, meeting craftspeople, ikebana lesson, exclusive dinner with Geisha, Japanese spa treatments, private cooking class, hiking, visiting local festivals, specialty shopping, martial arts lessons, private meditation at temples

Day 9
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Culture, history, gardens, crafts, traditional experiences and insider access

· Option for excursion to Miho Museum and/or Nara

Day 10
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to station for first-class train to Hakone near Mt. Fuji

· Private arrival transfer to ryokan

· Accommodation in Hakone at ultra-luxury hot springs ryokan (traditional inn), including kaiseki dinner

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

Day 11
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private transfer to station for first-class train to Tokyo

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Tokyo at ultra-luxury hotel: Aman Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peninsula Tokyo, or The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Day 12
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

· Private airport transfer

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Artisans of Leisure is an exclusive tour supplier for Virtuoso. All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

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TRADITIONS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hakone

An exclusive tour of Japan for the most discerning luxury traveler.

This private tour combines Japan’s most popular destinations— Tokyo, Kyoto and Hakone—with two lesser-known towns— Takayama and Kanazawa—that showcase Japan's renowned crafts and traditional architecture. It features private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in Japan’s best luxury hotels and ryokan (traditional inns), private airport transfers, first-class train travel, luggage transfers, and access to a wide range of unique activities that engage you in real Japanese culture.

About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

Insider Tip

Ask about incorporating special interest activities: culinary touring, family-focused activities, soft adventure excursions, art tours, shopping, performances, philanthropy, heritage, and more.

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25th Anniversary Trip

By: AJ


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Isla Steinberg