Multi-Day Tour | Private

Best of Japan Tour - Private Luxury Japan Tours (15 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 17 Jul 2021

Itinerary

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

BEST OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto & environs

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

Day 3
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

Half-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Culture, museums and galleries, flexible shopping and specialty shops, insider access

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: private sushi lesson with master chef, attending festivals, insider shopping, excursions outside of Tokyo, appointment to visit Ghibli Museum

Day 4
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

Private overland transfer to Hakone region near Mt. Fuji

Accommodation in Hakone at ultra-luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) with hot springs and spa

Gourmet kaiseki (seasonal tasting menu) dinner at ryokan

Private tour on arrival with expert guide and driver

Mt. Fuji, scenic views, geothermal areas, art museums

Day 5
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

Private transfer to train station for train to Kanazawa

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation at ultra-luxury hotel in Kanazawa

Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver, 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 markets

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

Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

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 Buddhist temple lunch

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: appointments at private Imperial gardens, private tea ceremony, meeting craftspeople, exclusive dinner with Geisha, private cooking class, 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

Day 10
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Specialty shops and food markets, traditional neighborhoods, or excursion to the Miho Museum or Nara

Day 11
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima

Peace Park Memorial, Floating Torii, traditional temples and neighborhoods

Day 12
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

Full-day private touring and special interest activities

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: ikebana lesson (flower arranging), hiking to temples in the hills, Japanese spa treatments

Day 13
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

Private transfer to train station for bullet train (first-class) 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 14
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

Half-day of flexible city touring or shopping

Ginza neighborhood, boutiques, art galleries

Day 15
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

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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Description

BEST OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto & environs

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

This is the ultimate private luxury tour of Japan, a leisurely and in-depth journey that visits Japan’s most important and most fascinating locations, including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima and Kanazawa. Enjoy 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.
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