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Culture, Crafts & Gardens of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (12 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures: 17 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2021

Culture, Crafts & Gardens of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (12 days)

Itinerary

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

CULTURE, CRAFTS & GARDENS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, 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

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Temples, shrines, pop-culture, neighborhoods, museums, specialty shops, food, markets, history, gardens

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, baseball games, sake pairing dinner, sumo tournament or watching sumo wrestlers practice, martial arts lessons, spa appointments, Tokyo Disney and other theme parks, art and architecture touring

Day 3
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

Private transfer to station for first-class trains to Kanazawa

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Kanazawa at luxury hotel

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

Day 4
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast, Dinner

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

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

Private cooking class at a local farm

Day 5
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

Private transfer to ryokan in Yamanaka Onsen

Accommodation in Yamanaka Onsen at traditional ryokan

Kaiseki ryori dinner

Day 6
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

Full-day private cultural and culinary touring including visits to artisan workshops

Kaiseki ryori dinner

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

Private transfer to train station for 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

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

Private tea ceremony

Options include: appointments at private Imperial gardens, 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 tranfser

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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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Description

CULTURE, CRAFTS & GARDENS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, Kyoto, Hakone

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

This private Japan tour features some of the best destinations for experiencing Japanese gardens, traditional crafts and folk art. It includes private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in Japan’s best luxury hotels and a local ryokan(traditional inn), private airport transfers, first-class travel by shinkansen (bullet train), 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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