Self Guided Adventure


Japan Arts Trail

15 Nights: from US$3321 per person (twin share) Trip Code: JARTC

Japan may not have a high profile when it comes to art, but there are numerous museums and galleries large and small to be discovered throughout the country. This itinerary will help you discover the Japanese passion for art, from great collections including classic works by masters such as Monet and Picasso, to expositions of contemporary Japanese artists such as Yoshitomo Nara and Kenji Yanobe. Read more >

For centuries Japan has placed the utmost value on the visual aesthetic, leaving it with a rich heritage of exquisite arts and crafts.

This itinerary will take your on a journey through the ages of Japanese art: beginning with the ukiyo-e woodblock print collection at Tokyo's National Museum, taking you through the towering Mori Gallery, on from the outdoor sculptures of the Fuji-Hakone National Park, to the masterpieces and award-winning gardens of the Adachi Museum in Matsue - and much more besides.

Nagoya's Tokugawa Art Museum will introduce you to the finest arts of the Shogun Era (1603-1868), whilst the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Art presents some of the best works from the MFA in Boston - a chance to immerse yourself in a very different artistic lineage.

The highlight of your art exploration of Japan is bound to be Naoshima, a tiny island in the Inland Sea, which over the past ten years has acquired a worldwide reputation for its innovative approach to art. Your two-night stay will afford the opportunity to explore all the museums and Art House projects to be found on this "Art Island".

No Japan arts itinerary would be complete without a stay in Kyoto, and during your three days in the city you will be visiting some of its dazzling array of temples and shrines as well as its artisan workshops and small galleries - not to mention sampling Kyoto's own culinary art: kaiseki cuisine.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' accommodation (six nights Japanese-style)
  • Breakfast each morning and four evening meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport between destinations
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for local transport
  • 14-day Japan Rail Pass
  • Hakone Free Pass
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Evening tour of Kyoto's Gion geisha district
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (local taxis, subways, buses) unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

What, where, when and how...

Japan Arts Trail - 16 Days - Accommodation

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