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

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Mar 2019

Itinerary

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

CERAMICS TOUR OF JAPAN: Tokyo & Mashiko, Kanazawa & Yamashiro Onsen, Kyoto & Shiga, Fukuoka, Imari & Arita, Yufuin

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
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private half-day tour with expert guide and driver or excursion to Mashiko

· 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 4
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Private transfer to train station for train to Kanazawa

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in ultra-luxury hotel in Kanazawa

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

· Traditional samurai and geisha districts, architecture

Day 5
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Gardens, contemporary and folk art museums, temples, crafts, food markets

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

Day 6
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Private excursion to Yamashiro Onsen to visit renowned pottery shops

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 Kyoto

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

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

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver, including appointment with leading pottery expert

· Temples and shrines, bamboo forest, tea ceremony, Buddhist temple lunch, geisha districts

· Insider access to imperial villas and private gardens

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

· Private excursion with expert guide and driver to Shiga and/or Kyoto city touring

Day 10
Fukuoka, Japan
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Breakfast

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

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

Day 11
Fukuoka, Japan
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Breakfast

· Full-day private excursion to Arita and Imari

Day 12
Oita, Japan
Sansou Murata Ryokan Breakfast

· Transfer by ferry, private car and trains to Kyushu with optional stop in Hiroshima.

· Private arrival transfer to ryokan in Yufuin

· Accommodation in Yufuin at luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

· Afternoon private touring

Day 13
Oita, Japan
Sansou Murata Ryokan Breakfast

· Full-day private tour of Bepp with expert guide and driver

· Option to visit the Usuki Stone Buddhas

Day 14
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private transfer to airport and flight to Tokyo

· 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 15
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

· Private airport transfer

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Description

CERAMICS TOUR OF JAPAN: Tokyo & Mashiko, Kanazawa & Yamashiro Onsen, Kyoto & Shiga, Fukuoka, Imari & Arita, Yufuin

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

This private ceramics tour of Japan features an ideal combination of major cultural sites, interesting smaller towns, and important ceramics destinations. Visit studios and kilns, learn about different types of Japanese ceramics, meet local artists and browse upscale shops. The tour includes private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in luxury hotels and ryokan (traditional inns), private airport transfers, internal flights and 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.

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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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