Multi-Day Tour | Private

Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs & More - Private Luxury Japan Tours (16 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

SNOW MONKEYS, HOT SPRINGS & MORE: Tokyo, Kyoto, Yamanaka Onsen, Kanazawa & Shirakawago, Yamanouchi & Jigokudani

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

· Historic districts, architecture, food halls, interesting neighborhoods (pop culture, electronics)

Day 4
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 5
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

Options include: appointments at private Imperial gardens, private tea ceremony, 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 6
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

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: exclusive private geisha dinner, Zen meditation at a temple, private cooking lesson at a local home, an ikebana lesson (flower arranging), hiking to temples in the hills

Day 7
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast

· Private transfer to Yamanaka Onsen with touring en route

Day 8
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Culture, scenery, local craft workshops, soba-making lesson

Day 9
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 10
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 11
Kanazawa, Japan
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Breakfast

· Full-day private excursion with expert guide and driver to Shirakawago

Day 12
Yamanouchi, Japan
Yorozuya Ryokan Breakfast

· Private transfer to station for shinkansen to Nagano

· Private transfer to ryokan

Day 13
Yamanouchi, Japan
Yorozuya Ryokan Breakfast

· Private flexible touring including Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park, Obuse and other highlights

Day 14
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private transfer to Nagano 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 15
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Half-day of flexible city touring or shopping

· Ginza neighborhood, boutiques, art galleries

Day 16
Tokyo, Japan
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Description

SNOW MONKEYS, HOT SPRINGS & MORE: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa & Shirakawago, Yamanaka Onsen, Yudanaka Onsen & Jigokudani

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

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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