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Art, Architecture & Design Cherry Blossom Japan Tour
A Unique Japanese Cultural Experience of Art & Architecture




Japan is a global design epicenter making it a must-see travel destination for anyone interested in Art, Architecture and Design and there is no better time to visit Japan than during Cherry Blossom season.
The 2019 Art, Architecture & Design Cherry Blossom Japan Tour by Robert Day Travel will be a truly memorable Japan experience focusing on Art, Architecture, Design and Japanese Culture.
This small group tour offers a “less known” experience to discriminating travellers that will tap into the Japanese design psyche as the tour visits famous galleries, museums and architectural landmarks in and around Tokyo and Kyoto. There is also the opportunity to join the optional extension to the main tour which will visit Kanazawa, Shirakawago and Takayama.
This is not just the typical sight-seeing tour, but a definitive display of Japanese artistic and cultural expression visiting fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, famous pottery artisans, wonderful Japanese gardens and sampling some delicious Japanese food. This 10-day Japan Tour is conducted by Architect, former Japan resident and Japan expert Robert Day.


TOKYO (6N): Walking tours of famous districts of Ginza and Omotesando, famous art galleries and museums including National Art Center Tokyo, 21_21 Design Sight, Sumida Hokusai Museum, Jiyu Gakeun School by Frank Lloyd Wright, 350m high view from Tokyo Sky Tree, Tsukiji Outer Markets, Tokyo Midtown, Meiji Shrine, Nezu Museum and Gardens, Shitamachi “old town” district, Yoyogi Park, Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art by Le Corbusier, Bullet train to Kyoto.
KYOTO (4N): Famous Japanese temples and gardens including Ryoanji, Kinkakuji, Nijo castle and Kodaiji, Gion geisha district, Nishiki traditional local food market, Kawai Kanjiro Museum, delicious local cuisine, Pontocho restaurant alley, Kamogawa River, Japanese antique shops, 400-year old Hikone Samurai Castle, Miho Museum, Meiji-mura.


OPTIONAL TOUR EXTENSION (3N): KANAZAWA, SHIRAKAWAGO & TAKAYAMA Kanazawa - Kenrokuen Japanese Garden (one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, Nomura Samurai House, 21 Century Contemporary Art Museum. Shirakawago – UNESCO World Heritage Village with Gassho Zukuri “Praying Hands thatched roof houses. Takayama – Edo period “Old Town” district, local sake tasting. (Optional Tour Extension is an additional cost)


$4,400 USD* per person twin share (if you are travelling with a companion)
$4,900 USD* per person single
(*conditions apply)


Accommodation, ground transport costs during the tour hours, venue entry costs and expert daily personal tour escort by Japan expert, Robert Day.
Airfares, meals, beverages, airport transfers.

TOUR DATES: 27 March - 6 April 2019



About Robert Day Travel

Robert Day's Japan Tours focus on providing unique experiences of Japanese architecture, art, and design. Because attention to good design is pervasive in Japanese culture we believe that this is a perfect way to experience aspects of Japanese life from unusual and exciting perspectives. A rice-paper scroll, a tea ceremony, a Zen temple rock garden, an ancient shrine - even a plate of Sushi all have something in common, they are all saturated with a culture-wide attention to the good, the true and the beautiful. Our Japan Tours travel to Tokyo, Kyoto and other nearby places seeking out interesting architecture, great art, great food and other wonderful cultural experiences.  


Media Contact: Robert Day
Company: Robert Day Travel
Phone: +61 407 611 972