Duration: 10 nights
Destinations: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Naoshima Island, Fukuoka and Arita
Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter
Price: From £1,495 pp

Designed for lovers of arts and crafts, our ‘Japan Arts Revealed’ tour is a 10-night self-guided itinerary which includes visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Naoshima Island, Fukuoka and Arita. From the ancient to the modern, Japan Arts Revealed encompasses traditional crafts, such as the world-famous Arita ceramics, to the cutting edge of art, architecture and design, such as the ground breaking installation projects on Naoshima Island. Discover the art of Japanese life on this splendid tour!

Download our Brochure here: Japan Arts Revealed Brochure and our Reservation Form here: Japan Arts Revealed Reservation Form

TOUR INCLUDES:
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  • Visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Naoshima Island, Fukuoka and Arita
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Bullet Train
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport

 

HOW OUR INDEPENDENT TOURS WORK

Enjoy independent travel but not the hassle of planning? One of our Independent Tours could be just the ticket. Carefully put together by our team of specialists, our excellent collection of sample itineraries are designed to inform and inspire your next Japan adventure. Every one of our Independent Tours is fully tailor made for you, ensuring your trip is everything you want it to be.

It’s quite straight forward to travel independently in Japan. We will provide just the right amount of support and logistical planning to make you feel comfortable in a very foreign land. These itineraries are available for any departure date (with a few exclusions which coinciding with Japanese National Holidays and some weekends). We’ll do all the work for you and provide you with an information pack to make your trip run smoothly. You can also add guided tours as indicated and if you do want your own personal guide we can arrange this too.

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Daily ItineraryLocation GuideAccommodationInclusions

Japan Arts Revealed: Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Japan

Welcome to Japan! Our friendly Meet & Greet service representative will be waiting in the Arrivals lobby and holding a sign with your name on. The Meet & Greet will direct you to the Narita Express train bound for Tokyo. Check in to your hotel located in central Tokyo for 3 nights.

Day 2: Tokyo

Your options are unlimited in this incredible city. Explore Tokyo’s past in the bustling, traditional Asakusa district, visit the world’s largest fish market at Tsukiji, shop in the fashionable districts of Shibuya and Harajuku and dine on Japan’s finest cuisine. Tokyo is relatively straightforward to navigate, and our Information Pack will make travelling around the city a breeze.

Optional guided excursion

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing by coach in Tokyo, with lunch included. Your guide will show you the highlights of this vast metropolis, from the Imperial Palace and serene Meiji Shrine to the ‘Electric City’ of Akihabara.

Day 3: Tokyo

After breakfast, why not visit Mori Art Museum in the heart of Tokyo’s contemporary art scene in Roppongi. Later we suggest you make your way to Ueno Park to visit SCAI The Bathhouse, one of the city’s most prestigious contemporary art galleries, and possibly the best art space in the city. Go on to visit Tadao Ando’s International Library of Children’s Literature and Yoshio Taniguchi’s Gallery of Horyuji Treasures in the Tokyo National Museum complex.

Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto

Transfer to Kyoto by the Superb Bullet train, a city blessed with countless temples and shrines. Check in to your hotel in central Kyoto for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. A rich history of religion, art and craft have combined to make this glorious city a spiritual home for the Japanese. For temples we recommend Kiyomizu-dera and Ginkaku-ji in the hills to the east of the city. Nijo Castle is also well worth a visit, and make sure you allow yourself plenty of time for the wonderful craft shops and delightful streets of Gion, the old geisha quarter.

Day 5: Kyoto

You’ll start today with a visit to Nishiki Food Market. Then visit the Raku Museum, showing 450 years of tradition in pottery. Move on to Sanjusangen-do Temple and its extraordinary collection of 1000 human sized gilded statues of the Buddhist deity Kannon. Walk a short distance to the shrine-like house of great folk art revivalist potter Kawai Kanjiro. If the time allows, go on to the Fujihira Ceramic studio where you can see the process of making Kiyomizu pottery.

Optional guided excursion

Join a guided coach tour. As well as Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Temple), see Sanjusangendo, and the world famous Kiyomizu Temple. Today’s tour includes a delicious buffet-style lunch.

Optional Japanese Experiences At a Culture Centre At a Japanese Home
Rolled Sushi Cooking 1.5 hours
Tempura & Rolled Sushi 3 hours
Kimono Wearing 1 hour 2.5 hours
Tea Ceremony 1 hour 2.5 hours
Calligraphy 1 hour 2.5 hours
Ikebana Flower Arrangement 1 hour 2.5 hours

Day 6: Kyoto/Nara/Himeji/Osaka at leisure

Use your Japan Rail Pass to explore further afield. Why not visit Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital and home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Or how about magnificent Himeji Castle? You could even check out nearby Osaka, Japan’s lively second city.

Day 7: Kurashiki, Okayama

Transfer to the quaint provincial town of Kurashiki, where rows of houses and streets form a townscape with a traditional old world atmosphere in the delightful Bikanchiku canal district. We recommend you visit the Ohara Museum, the first Western art museum in Japan and its collection of works by Western and Japanese artists. Nearby Kurashiki Mingeikan – a museum of folk craft is also woth a visit. Take the local train journey to Okayama and check in to your hotel located in central Okayama for two nights.

Day 8: Naoshima

Spend today on wonderful Naoshima Island. The island is the centre of the Setouchi Art Islands area, where sleepy villages and picturesque sandy beaches combine with cutting edge art installations and museums in a truly unique way, making for a fascinating experience. The highlight of the island is Benesse House, a modern art museum and resort hotel complex designed by the famous Japanese architect Ando Tadao. You can find the work of Western and Japanese artists throughout the island, which is small enough to explore in a day.

Day 9: Fukuoka

This morning take the Bullet train once more to Fukuoka, located in the southern island of Kyushu. On arrival, visit Ohori Par, home to the Fukuoka Art Museum, where you can see a range of early Japanese and Asian art. A short bus ride away is Fukuoka Tower, the city’s most striking landmark from which you can see spectacular views of the city. This evening try some of the famous Hakata tonkotsu style ramen at one of the city’s famous street vendors in the party district of Nakasu.

Day 10: Arita

Spend your last day visiting Arita in nearby Saga prefecture – famous for Arita-ware. The first Japanese porcelain was produced in Saga, and there is an abundance of local styles. A good first stop is the superb Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Arita where you can view the numerous different styles of porcelainware and some wonderful contemporary pieces. Later head into the mountains and visit the delightful secret hidden, pottery village Okawachiyama, one of the first homes of Japanese porcelain.

Okawachiyama has a long history of producing its unique own ceramics in the secret kilns built in the mountains. Aside from browsing the numerous shops, you can explore this beautiful village and visit the Imari Nabeshima-ware Exhibition Hall. From atop of the observatory at Nabeshima-han Yo Park, you can view the lovely scenery of the village below. At the end of the day, head back to Fukuoka for one last night in Kyushu’s lively regional capital.

Day 11: Depart Japan

Say goodbye to Japan from Fukuoka International Airport (Fukuoka).

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Japan Arts Revealed: Location Guide

Tokyo

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Home to over 12 million people, the vast metropolis of Japan’s capital must be seen to be believed. Tokyo embraces the modern and ancient like no other city on earth and offers something for everyone who wants to delve into the Japanese phenomenon: the towering skyscrapers and frenzied neon of Shinjuku, the pop culture and gadget paradise of Akihabara, the sophisticated chic of Ginza, the biggest and liveliest fish market in the world, the old downtown area of Asakusa, and the tranquil, understated beauty of Meiji Shrine. Not to mention superb restaurants and great bars as well as fabulous shopping and museums befitting the capital of the world’s second-largest economy.

Kyoto

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Kyoto is where you will find the Japan of silent temples nestling in bamboo groves, gardens of finely raked sand and bewitching geisha. This city is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines, exquisite crafts and some of the best cuisine in the country. In short, Kyoto is the heartbeat of traditional Japan. Not to be missed are Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji and Kiyomizu temples, although be aware that these do become crowded. For a more peaceful, intimate temple experience we recommend the temple complex of Daitoku-ji, in particular Daisen-in sub-temple, and the Arashiyama area to the west of the city.

Kurashiki

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In the Edo period Kurashiki was an important trading town for rice and later became known for textiles. Having largely escaped war time damage, much of Kurashiki’s old storehouses, mills and shops remain in good condition. With arching bridges and weeping willows flanking the feudal era canal, Kurashiki will give you a sense of where people lived and worked in old Japan. The nearby town of Okayama is home to Korakuen, a traditional stroll garden considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens.

Naoshima

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Naoshima is an island located in the Seto Inland Sea and is best known for the Benesse House museum – hotel complex. The island is a little hilly but pleasant enough along the coasts for biking and walking, except for the road from Miyanoura to Chichu Art Museum. It is entirely feasible for all sights on this island to be seen in one day but take a note from the locals and enjoy the island at your own pace.

Fukuoka

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Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture, sits on the northern shore of Japan’s Kyushu Island. It’s known for its ancient temples, beaches and modern shopping malls, including Canal City. Its expansive Fukuoka Art Museum lies within tranquil Ohori Park, and neighbouring Maizuru Park contains ruins of the 17th-century Fukuoka Castle. Fukuoka is the birthplace of Tonkotsu ramen which has recently gained great popularity in the West – enjoy it in the way it was first conceived at one of Fukuoka’s riverside street food ‘yatai’ stalls.

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A selection of accommodation in Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Tokyo
Deluxe

This truly exceptional luxury property is right by the moat of the imperial palace and its verdant gardens. The interior is elegantly styled throughout, with an understated modern beauty that is truly stunning in parts.
Rooms are of course very spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished, replete with luxury amenities.
The Palace sports 10 restaurants and bars, each one uniquely stylish, serving the best food and drink from around the world.

The Peninsula

Tokyo
Deluxe

Commanding superb city views, set by the imperial palace, this hotel is among the best in the country. A stay here entails luxurious comfort and sophisticated facilities, and of course immaculate service.
Rooms are very spacious, starting at 54 square meters. They are stylishly decorated in a simple, modern style, with judicious use of natural materials giving a bright, natural feel to every one. They have the latest in luxury facilities and amenities, including among others, high speed wireless internet, a compact multifunction control panel and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Peninsula has numerous world class dining options, from the sophisticated Cantonese cuisine of Hei Fung Terrace to the luxury grilled fare of Peter high on the 24th floor. Peter: The Bar (adjacent to the restaurant) serves cocktails of the highest quality and has an exemplary range of international wines, whiskies and other beverages.

The Ritz Carlton

Tokyo
Deluxe

Located in the upper class Roppongi district of Tokyo, this spectacular hotel is the apex of class and luxury. The 45th floor boats an impressive observation deck that offer awe inspiring 360 degree panorama views of Tokyo, including Mount Fuji and the Tokyo Tower. As well as this, a tranquil spa facility is also available, creating the perfect environment for rest and relaxation. In addition, Wellendorf, a fashionable German jeweller, has a boutique on the ground floor.

Rooms in the Ritz Carlton are impeccably furnished with a décor that espouses elegance. All rooms offer wonderful views of Tokyo, so you can always view the majesty of the world’s largest metropolis.

The hotel is home to a truly impressive selection of dining options. From Michelin starred French restaurants to the Lobby Lounge offering live piano and jazz music throughout the day.

Centrally located in Tokyo’s Shibuya District, this hotel provides excellent access for exploring the vast Tokyo metropolis. Being in such a central area, a fantastic view of the skyline can be observed both day and night, in essence a choice ambience created by Tokyo’s beautiful nightscape and botanical charms
Rooms in the hotel offer fantastic space. Created under the concept of “simple & modern”, the guest rooms are sophisticated in design without being ostentatious, providing a relaxing atmosphere to bring calm in heart and mind.Many room variations are available, including the popular “view bath-type ” with a spacious bathroom featuring a wide window for an excellent city view.

Restaurants in this hotel offer truly delectable cuisine and a wide range of choice from Japan, Asia and the West. Dishes are made with chef-selected ingredients that culminate in what some consider perfect dining.

Hotel Century is excellently located in the central district of Shinjuku, and therefore a good spot for exploring Tokyo itself.
Rooms in this hotel are very spacious and offer an excellent level of comfort. Being in the Shinjuku district, rooms offer a fantastic view of the area’s skyline, especially at night.
The hotel is home to an impressive array of restaurants, offering a variety of dishes from Japan, China as well as the West.

Shinjuku Prince Hotel

Tokyo
Superior

Shinjuku Prince Hotel is located but 5 minutes away from Shinjuku station and its various train lines (JR, subway and private railways). It is also not far from both the lively, tree-lined Omotesandō Avenue, funky Harajuku or the wooded, lake filled Yoyogi Park.
All the room are cozy and modern, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, telephones and your usual amenities.
The hotel has a cafe, a relaxed buffet eatery, and a refined Japanese restaurant/bar with panoramic views.

Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo
Superior

One of Tokyo’s premier hotels for events, this impressive 40+ storey tower rises above Tokyo Dome baseball stadium and the elegant Koishikawa Korakuen gardens. Most striking are the nearby ferris wheel and roller coaster of the Dome City amusement park, which when lit up at night make for great views that are evocative of Tokyo’s urban glamour.
The rooms here are very spacious for their grade and centrality, with a modern and stylish décor. Of course, all rooms are replete with good quality amenities and wireless internet as standard.
With 11 restaurants, lounges and cafes, there is no shortage of variation when it comes to nourishment and relaxation. On offer are various Western options, including Italian, French and American, as well as multiple Japanese choices such as sushi, tempura, kaiseki ryori and yakiniku BBQ. The top floor bar is really worth a visit, where the night views of the stadium and amusement park from 40 storeys make for a great compliment to a cocktail.

Citadines Hotel Shinjuku

Tokyo
Standard

Located a short walk from JR Shinjuku station which is serviced by the Narita Express train, the main shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shinjuku, the Citadines Hotel is the ideal place from which to explore Tokyo.

The hotel has comfortable rooms with a sense of style. Many amenities are provided, including a Corby trouser press in standard single rooms. Families and couples can relax in double or twin rooms, and some standard rooms can accommodate three beds.

Breakfast consisits of Japanese and Western cuisine, served buffet-style. Fresh baked bread and a selction of fruit.

Hotel Mystays Ueno East

Tokyo
Standard

This centrally located hotel is in close proximity to the Ueno Park which is home to Japan’s finest museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Science Museum, the Metropolitan Art Musuem, as well as the Ueno Zoo, one of the largest in the country. The central hub stations of Tokyo, Shinjuku and Asakusa are also nearby, allowing you to explore the Tokyo metropolis with ease.

Rooms in this hotel are comfortable and well furnished, with a sleek and modern décor. High speed wifi is available throughout the hotel, and an in room massage service is also on offer.

The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and offers excellent dishes from both Japan and the West, so there’s a wide variety of choice to tantalise your taste buds.

Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro

Tokyo
Standard

Located just a 5 minute walk from Ikebukuro station (on the Yamanote Line). The hotel is close to several shops, restaurants and only a short walk from Sunshine City.

This business class hotel features compact well equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24 hour coin laundry.

Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

A selection of accommodation in Kyoto

Hoshinoya Kyoto

Kyoto
Deluxe

Upon arrival at Hoshinoya Kyoto, guests are picked up by boat from a landing located near Togetsukyo bridge. The journey is a leisurely ten minutes up the Oi River, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery all the way to the serene hills of Arashiyama.
The guest rooms are located in a renovated ryokan inn that was built 100 years ago on the former premises of Kyoto business tycoon Suminokura Ryoi’s private residence. It was modernized just enough to ensure a pleasant stay without sacrificing the heart of traditional Japanese architecture.
Every guest room features paper furnishings known as karakami decorated by skilled Kyoto artisans using historical woodblock print patterns. Sliding doors and other traditional furnishings feature modern embellishments that enhance their functional and aesthetic elegance.
Hoshinoya offers Head Chef Ichiro Kubota’s unique brand of Kyoto banquet cuisine that pays respect to Kyoto’s traditions yet defies classification. It is playful, yet precise and artistic–always abundant with flavour, and has earned him fame in France and London. Guests can dine at their leisure surrounded by the deep serenity of the hills at night, either at an open counter or in private rooms under the hotel’s soft, warm lighting.

Hyatt Regency

Kyoto
Deluxe

Hyatt Regency Kyoto, located in the beautifully verdant Higashiyama Shichijo, is an example of how Japan’s ancient history and tradition can be combined with the present. Contemporary Japanese style based on traditional Japanese beauty comes together to form a cosmopolitan and modern look, offering you Kyoto’s warm and signature hospitality. Each day at 6:15 pm, a Maiko (an apprenticed geisha), from Kyoto’s Miyagawa-cho district, will offer a magical and elegant traditional dance.

Rooms in this hotel blend traditional Japanese taste with modern practicality using ample plain wood to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are arranged with a beautiful kimono tapestry (from the Edo to Taisho period), a gorgeous lantern and more, to make for a traditional Japanese environment while also implementing the latest technology such as flat-screen TVs and a Blu-ray player, as well as a work desk for practicality. The restroom has granite flooring and a large bath for better relaxation.

Dining at this Hyatt Regency is world class, and proudly offers a wide variety of restaurants for you to choose from. From prime cuts of meat cooked in a wood burning oven at “The Grill”, to the timeless tradition at “Touzan”, with the restaurant’s interior  resembling an old Japanese-style house, complemented by views of the hotel’s rock garden.

 

Kyoto Hotel Okura

Kyoto
Deluxe

A wonderful, deluxe modern hotel, superbly located in the heart of Japan’s cultural capital. On one side lie the Kamo river and the Higashi mountains, and on the other, the ordered streets of this ancient metropolis – all of which provide stunning views from the hotel’s excellent high-floor restaurants. With the geisha district of Pontocho just a few minutes’ walk away, and eating and shopping opportunities abound, you will want for nothing at this exceptional property.

The rooms here are generously proportioned, with large en-suite bathrooms and comfortable furnishings. Of course, all luxury amenities are provided as standard.

Among the 6 restaurants in the hotel, possibly Pittoresque Sky Restaurant stands out the most, offering delicious French cuisine and an excellent wine selection, complete with stunning views. Relax in one of the hotel’s tasteful bars or cafes, or go for a swim in its indoor pool.

The Ritz Carlton

Kyoto
Deluxe

Set along the shores of the Kamogawa River and featuring panoramic views of the Higashiyama Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto redefines luxury in a city that transcends expectations. The hotel offers beautifully refined rooms and suites, as well as four restaurants and a peaceful spa.
The immaculately designed hotel rooms and suites at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto feature spacious layouts and gorgeously realized details, tempting guests to forgo exploration in favor of relaxed seclusion. Suite amenities include handmade soaps, 600-count linens and complimentary Internet access.
Showcasing both Japanese and Western cuisine, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto transports the art of fine dining to unprecedented new heights. Sample four classic styles of Japanese cooking, including sushi, teppanyaki and multi-course kaiseki dinners, at Mizuki. La Locanda, the enchanting Italian restaurant, offers classic yet contemporary dining in a historic setting.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Kyoto
Superior

This excellent 4* hotel is integrated into Kyoto station, providing a quiet haven with superb access to the entire country, let alone the entire city of Kyoto. You also are right above all the excellent shopping facilities, museum and department store within the station complex.
Although we list this property as Superior, it is really at the higher end of the category and in many regards borders on Deluxe. The spacious rooms are furnished in style, capturing the essence of Kyoto with that characteristic combination of delicate minimalism and lavishness. For your relaxation and fitness needs, there is an indoor pool, a gym, a jacuzzi and a steam room.
There is a fantastic range of restaurants in and around the hotel, with an abundance of Japanese, Oriental and Western style options available. For example, the exceptional “Teppanyaki Gozanbo” serves renowned Oumi Beef and seafood, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Kyoto
Superior

Located a few minutes walk from Shijo Street which is the main street for shopping with a number of department stores and fantastic restaurants.

Single rooms are compact and doubles more generously sized and recently renovated. All rooms have TV, refrigerator and tea making facilities. Free LAN internet is available in room and free wifi is available in the lobby.

The Karasuma Kyoto Hotel has a large selection of Western and Japanese breakfast items and there is also an onsite Starbucks and bakery. Other facilities include a Chinese and Japanese restaurant and a bar.

Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Kyoto
Superior

This centrally located, superior quality Western style hotel is located right near Kawaramachi and Kamogawa river, a prime spot for shopping, exploring and sightseeing.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable, furnished in a simple, modern style, featuring a full range of high quality amenities and private bathrooms.

Enjoy a meal in Prandia Restaurant, with a range of flavoursome Western and Oriental options. Linger in Haven Bar, a classic English style bar. Or some pampering and relaxation, choose to soothe your mind, body and spirit at the Kotoran Spa.

New Miyako Hotel

Kyoto
Superior

This excellent 4* hotel is located at the heart of Kyoto, it’s only a 6 minute walk from Kyoto Station, and a wide variety of facilities are offered, from quaint antique watch shops to beauty salons.

The rooms are fantastic and very spacious, with a décor that echoes the ambience of ancient Kyoto.

The hotel also boats an impressive selection of bars and restaurants, offering Japanese, Chinese as well as Western cuisine and beverages. One restaurant even allows you watch your meal being made with fresh ingredients by the chef.

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.
Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

Superbly located on Shijo Street which is the main street for shopping with a number of department stores and fantastic restaurants. Nearby is the fascinating Nishiki food market and the covered markets.

A selection of accommodation in Okayama

Hotel Granvia Okayama

Okayama
Superior

Situated right by Okayama’s main train station and only a few minutes’ walk from the tram terminus, there is no better location to start exploring the city and the surrounding region – Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle are only minutes away by tram. There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and shops nearby, plus the excellent Aeon Mall, so you will never be short of good food, drink or shopping opportunities.

The spacious rooms at this superior class hotel are furnished in a modern but warm style, feeling simultaneously sleek and comfortable. Most offer good views over the city.

There are eight cafes, restaurants and bars in the hotel, including the excellent Prix d’Or on the 19th floor, which serves delicious French cuisine. Breakfast is served at Café Restaurant Oliver, and features an excellent selection of Western and Japanese options. American and Japanese style set breakfasts are also available.

Okayama Koraku Hotel

Okayama
Superior

This finely decorated hotel is well situated, with only a 5 minute walk between Okayama Station and the hotel. The Okayama Karakuen Garden, as well as Okayama Castle are also accessible via a short tram ride. Many restaurants, bars and a shopping mall are nearby, offering you a wide choice of places to relax, shop, and have fun. In addition, the hotel is home to its very own library and museum, containing many fine pieces of pottery from Okayama Prefecture.

The rooms are comfortable, spacious and excellently furnished, with a modern and artistic décor.

The hotel’s restaurant offers fantastic Japanese cuisine, serving a wide variety of dishes made with fresh local ingredients.

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.
Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

Being 3 minutes’ walk from Okayama’s train and tram stations, there is no better location to start exploring the city and the region – Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle are only minutes away by tram. There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and shops nearby, plus the excellent Aeon Mall, so you will never be short of good food, drink or shopping opportunities.

A selection of accommodation in Fukuoka

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Deluxe

This luxury property is perfectly situated in the Hakata district of Fukuoka, with easy access to the train station, airport and Tenjin entertainment district. The hotel itself is connected to the Canal City shopping complex, which offers a wide range of shopping and eating options.

Of course, the hotel has many of its own restaurants and bars too. Fukuoka Nandaman restaurant, to name but one, serves local cuisine prepared by their dedicated culinary team using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The rooms are of course, spacious, with stylish modern furnishings, plush beds and the full range of amenities and services you would expect from a hotel of this exceptional calibre.

Located away from the crowds on a quiet back street, the hotel is only 7 minutes’ walk from central Hakata Station and 5 minutes from Canal City shopping centre. There are plenty of nice restaurants and convenience stores nearby.
The spacious rooms here offer a range of comfortable facilities, including Simmons e-ion crystal (minus ion) beds, Grohe rain showerheads, TV, Refrigerator, Safety box alongside all the usual amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The hotel restaurant, The Octa Café uses locally sourced ingredients from around Kyushu to produce delicious French cuisine. Breakfast is served here from 7am.

The b Hakata

Fukuoka
Standard

Only 4 minutes’ walk away from Hakata train and subway stations, the b Hakata offers fantastic access to the city’s best sights.

Every room has a wide-screen LCD TV as well as all the usual amenities, and free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. Free coffee is available in the lobby 24-7.

Your morning begins with a generous Western style breakfast buffet including some Asian delicacies

Toyoko Inn Hakata Ekimae

Fukuoka
Standard

This clean and comfortable business class hotel is located just by Hakata Station, right in the heart of Fukuoka. As such, you will easily be able to reach any part of the city, including all its best sights.

This business class hotel features compact well equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24 hour coin laundry.

Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

To find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.
 

Price Includes

  • 10 nights 3*/4* accommodation in a double/twin room on a bed and Japanese breakfast basis.
  • 7 day Ordinary Japan Rail Pass allowing you unlimited travel on the entire Japan Rail network. including Shinkansen (Bullet Train) services.
  • Meet & Greet service on arrival at Narita/Haneda International Airport (Tokyo)

 

Not included in Price

  • International airfare.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Taxi, subway and tramway fees.
  • Insurance.
  • Optional excursions (see below)

 

Price:
3* accommodation from £1,495.00 per person based on Twin/Double room occupancy.
4* accommodation from £1,995.00 per person based on Twin/Double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
3* from £260.00
4* from £280.00

Optional guided excursions:
Tokyo full day tour including lunch: £101.00 pp
Kyoto full day tour including lunch: £109.00 pp

 

Optional Japanese Experiences At a Culture Centre At a Japanese Home
Rolled Sushi Cooking 1.5 hours
Tempura & Rolled Sushi 3 hours
Kimono Wearing 1 hour 2.5 hours
Tea Ceremony 1 hour 2.5 hours
Calligraphy 1 hour 2.5 hours
Ikebana Flower Arrangement 1 hour 2.5 hours

 

Upgrade to 5* accommodation available: contact us for details

To make a booking, a deposit of £200 per person is required.
Download our Brochure here: Japan Arts Revealed Brochure and our Reservation Form here: Japan Arts Revealed Reservation Form

  • The balance of the price of the trip must be made 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • Full terms and Conditions
  • All price estimates are based on current rates of exchange and are subject to availability.

 

To find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.
 

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