Multi-Day Tour | Private

Journey Through Japan - Private Luxury Japan Tours (17 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

JOURNEY THROUGH JAPAN: Tokyo, Kamakura & Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Naoshima, Yufuin & Beppu

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
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to Hakone region near Mt. Fuji

· Private tour of Kamakura en route (mountain temples and shrines, Big Buddha, city center)

· Gourmet kaiseki dinner

· Time to enjoy hot springs or spa

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

Day 4
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· Morning private tour of Hakone with guide and driver

· Time to enjoy hot springs or spa

· Gourmet kaiseki dinner

Day 5
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 6
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 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, Gion (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 or private excursion to the Miho Museum, Himeji Castle or Nara

Day 10
Naoshima, Japan
Benesse House Breakfast

· Private transfer to station and train, private car and ferry to Naoshima Island

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Naoshima at luxury boutique art museum hotel

· Afternoon private tour

Day 11
Naoshima, Japan
Benesse House Breakfast

· Morning private excursion to Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

· Afternoon private tour of Benesse Art Site

Day 12
Yufuin, Japan
Sansou Murata Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· 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)

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 13
Yufuin, Japan
Sansou Murata Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· Half-day private tour of Beppu with expert guide and driver

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 14
Yufuin, Japan
Sansou Murata Ryokan Breakfast, Dinner

· Half-day private excursion to Mt. Aso with expert guide and driver

· Kaiseki dinner this evening

Day 15
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 16
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

At leisure for independent shopping and exploration

Day 17
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Description

JOURNEY THROUGH JAPAN: Tokyo, Kamakura & Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Naoshima, Yufuin & Beppu

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

This is an exclusive luxury journey in Japan. The tour features a wide range of cultural experiences in Japan’s most popular destinations and atmospheric but lesser-known towns, outstanding traditional and contemporary culture, incredible cuisine, and much more. The tour includes 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.

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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