Self Guided Adventure


Japan Arts Trail

15 Nights: from US$6669 per person (twin share) Trip Code: JARTS

Explore the buzzing cities of Tokyo and Nagoya, take a scenic walk around Naoshima's art house projects, relax in the gardens of Matsue's Adachi Museum and discover open-air sculptures in the Fuji-Hakone National Park on this superb arts trail across Japan. Read more >

Starting and finishing in Tokyo, you will have ample opportunity to explore the capital's art scene - from traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints in Ueno Park's National Museum to contemporary art in the galleries scattered throughout the backstreets and skyscrapers of the city.

Between city stays you'll head up into the mountains for two nights at a traditional ryokan inn in the scenic hot spring town of Hakone.

You'll spend some time in Nagoya, home of some of the finest historical and modern art in Japan, and ride the bullet train west to Kyoto, Japan's cultural capital, where temples, shrines and gardens hide between modern homes and shopping streets.

With 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a roketsu cloth dyeing experience on your second day, you won't be short of activities here!

Beyond Kyoto you'll pay a visit to Matsue, a sleepy castle town and home to the multi-award-winning garden at the Adachi Art Museum. You'll also stay at the world-renowned Benesse House on the island of Naoshima, where you'll find works by some of the world's finest modern artists at the exhibitions and galleries dotted throughout the island.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' accommodation (four nights Japanese style)
  • Breakfast each morning, four evening meals and two lunches
  • Airport transfers by private car
  • Transport between destinations
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for local transport
  • First class (green) 14-day Japan Rail Pass
  • Hakone Free Pass
  • Evening walking tour of Kyoto's Gion geisha district
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Tokyo and Kyoto including lunch and entrance fees
  • Roketsu cloth-dyeing experience
  • Pocket WiFi device
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

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

Trip Highlights

  • Visit world-renowned art galleries in Tokyo and Nagoya
  • Stay on Naoshima Island
  • Take part in a roketsu cloth-dyeing experience
  • Go geisha-spotting in Gion
  • Explore Hakone's open-air sculpture park
  • Visit Matsue's Adachi Museum

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