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Gardens & Crafts of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (11 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Mar 2019

Gardens & Crafts of Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (11 days)

Itinerary

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

GARDENS & CRAFTS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Kurashiki, Kyoto, Kanazawa

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

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
Kurashiki, Japan
Ryokan Kurashiki Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to train station for bullet train (first class) to Kurashiki. Separate luggage transfers arranged

· Private transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Kurashiki at luxury ryokan

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 4
Kurashiki, Japan
Ryokan Kurashiki Breakfast, Dinner

· Half-day private excursion to Imbe pottery village and Okayama

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 5
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 6
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, private tea ceremony

· Vegetarian temple lunch

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: appointments at private Imperial gardens, meeting craftspeople, exclusive dinner with Geisha, private cooking class, visiting local festivals, specialty shopping, martial arts lessons, private meditation at temples

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

· Full-day private touring and special interest activities

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

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: appointments at private Imperial gardens, meeting craftspeople, specialty shopping, ikebana lesson (flower arranging)

Day 8
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

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

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Kanazawa at luxury hotel

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

Day 9
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 10
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private transfer to train station for bullet train (first class) to Tokyo

· Separate luggage transfers arranged

· Private transfer to hotel

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

Day 11
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Description

GARDENS & CRAFTS OF JAPAN: Tokyo, Kurashiki, Kyoto, Kanazawa

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

This private tour of Japan 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.
Travel Advisor:  Isla Steinberg