Next Adventure Dates
September 26 - October 12
March 5 - 21
May 7 - 23
September 10 - 26
November 5 - 21
This is a 17-Day Fully Escorted, Land-only Tour. (Note: due to crossing the International Dateline, participants coming from the Americas need to depart the day before the tour starts.) We will meet you upon arrival at either Narita or Haneda Airport and get you checked into your hotel. The next morning and early afternoon allow you some time to acclimate or explore the immediate neighborhood. We’ll be available as needed. Specific activities begin that afternoon - the day after you arrive.
Double or Twin Occupancy, mainly 4-star Hotels, for 16 nights, breakfast included.
All transportation as required for our itinerary within Japan, including a 14-Day Japan Rail Pass allowing us to ride trains, buses, and Shinkansen (Bullet Trains). Taxis and boats also included. You get yourself to Japan and we’ll pick you up at the airport and take it from there.
Breakfast included at hotels, plus one other meal (Lunch or Dinner) every day except arrival and departure days.
Activities & Fees
Entrance fees included for all scheduled attractions, museums, craft experiences, and costs of local guides/artisans. Highlights include Yanagi’s seminal Folk Craft Museum; the Mashiko pottery district (where Hamada worked); Noguchi’s Garden Museum, Ando’s Chichu Museum, the famed Roan-Ji monastery, the Takenaka Carpentry Museum, the Samurai & Entertainment districts of Kanazawa, and much more - a nice range of art and craft types (regrettably, it is impossible to include all favorites). At least three of Japan’s top gardens - a huge treat. Please understand that changes can happen due to unforeseen circumstances.
Two Full-Time Guides
Full-time services of David Orth, Theme & Activities Guide, and Steve Adelsman, Logistics & Cultural Guide. If you are considering independent travel before or after this tour and want further assistance with transportation, lodging or activities, please make separate arrangements for this service.
Our itinerary includes the following cities, towns and districts: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Okayama, the island of Naoshima, Takamatsu, Kurashiki, Mashiko & more.