Fall in Japan: Land of the Rising Sun (2020)
Discover Japan's Autumn incredible palette of colors while immersing yourself in local cultures and traditions. Stay with us one week, or take it all in for a full two weeks.
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We have curated a flexible and magical journey in Japan under the red colors of Japanese autumn. Join us in 2020 for one week (week 1 or week 2), or discover more by staying both weeks.
On week 1, explore the main, classic wonders of Japan from Tokyo to Kyoto. On our second week, we go off the beaten path to uncover the hidden gems, from Kyoto’s region to the Japanese Alps of Kanazawa (where you will experience glamping in front of Mount Fuji).
The first week will start with the fascinating city of Tokyo, contrasting a mix of modern, even futuristic architecture with centuries-old temples. After one day around Mount Fuji, we will head for Kyoto, the storehouse of Japanese traditional culture. Peaceful gardens, impressive temples and old neighborhoods are in the program. Complete with a geisha experience and a night in a Ryokan (a Japanese style Inn), we are offering you the opportunity to live the traditional Japanese lifestyle. All the classic Japan of your imagination packed in one week to include some evenings at leisure in Tokyo and Kyoto for you to explore in your personal fashion armed with our expert suggestions.
The second week will be a deeper exploration of Japanese culture. We will discover beautiful countrysides in the surroundings of Kyoto and around Takayama at the base of the Japanese Alps. Experience a night in a temple; sharing the Monk’s traditional way of life, meditation and peaceful environment. We’ll discover the rich palette of local Japanese cuisine, from Kaiseki (haute cuisine) to street food, from Michelin-starred restaurants to simple yet memorable monk vegetarian meals. We will even learn how to prepare sushi during a special cooking class. Walk along the streets of Kanazawa, the “little Kyoto” city, witnessing local traditions and visiting craft shops.
Interesting in doing both weeks? Take advantage of our combo-offer and uncover all the secrets in the land of the rising sun.
Land dates, room options and rates
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- Deluxe rooms $10129Only 2 rooms left
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee .
YOUR JOURNEY DIRECTORS
Autumn leaf colors
Experience the magic of fall in Japan and its brilliant foliage. The whole country is colored in various shades of red, orange and yellow. This journey includes the opportunity to walk through gardens, mountains and the countryside and fall in love with the natural explosion of colors Autumn in Japan is.
A food odyssey
From Michelin-starred restaurant reinventing Japanese cuisine to the traditional vegetarian Buddhist Monks meals, from Kaiseki dinner (the Japanese Haute Cuisine) to the memorable street food, you will get a full taste of Japan, including a sushi cooking class.
Immerse in the Zen
Explore Zen Buddhism, through diverse temple visits, even sharing the Monks' lifestyle and rituals for a day. Experiment the impact Zen has on the whole Japanese culture, to include hot spring baths, meditation, peaceful gardens and endless nature.
All in one
In one punch, you get to discover exciting cities and slow-paced villages, food for your body and soul, a mix of modern and traditional world, privately guided tours and time to explore on your own, always leaving room for flexibility and last minute enhancements.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Mount Fuji: Hakone
Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Day trip to Arashiyama
Day 7: Arima
Day 8: Kyoto - start of week 2
Day 9: Zen experience in Koya San
Day 10: Yoshino and Nara to Kyoto
Day 11: Kyoto to Kanazawa
Day 12: Kanazawa to Shirakawa Go and Takayama
Day 13: Takayama to Mount Fuji
Day 14: Mount Fuji to Tokyo
Day 15: Time to say goodbye..or extend!
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
WEEK 1: 3 nights in Tokyo 3 nights in Kyoto 1 night in Arima WEEK 2: 2 nights in Kyoto 1 night of temple lodging in Mount Koya 1 night in Kanazawa 1 night in Takayama 1 night in Hoshinoya Fuji 1 night in Tokyo
WEEK 1: 7 breakfasts 4 lunches 3 dinners WEEK 2: 7 breakfasts 2 lunches 5 dinners
WEEK 1: Tokyo guided tour shrine / ropeway Mount Fuji day temples in Tokyo Kyoto guided tour Kabuki Theatre tour bike rental in Arashiyama Bamboo grove, Monkey park and temples in Arashiyama Geisha evening in Kyoto Onsen (hot spring baths) in Arima WEEK 2: temples in Koya San meditation, hot springs and rituals while lodging in the temple in Mount Koya temple and deer park in Nara Kanazawa castle park Kenrokuen garden in Kanazawa Cooking class in Kanazawa Shirakawa-go typical house Hoshinoya Fuji activity (canoeing or horseback riding) evening guided tour in Tokyo
As well as...
Services of two professional journey directors throughout your stay Services of an English speaking Japanese host throughout Luxury transportation throughout Bullet trains tickets Concierge assistance throughout All taxes
GOOD TO KNOW
All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight may be arranged through us. Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ) Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement. Space is limited to 8 with a maximum capacity of 10 guests
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
We would be happy to assist you in making this journey a small part of a bigger picture. Extend in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Osaka or even Seoul (South Korea), before or after our curated journey. Allow us to assist and provide professional and knowledgeable guidance.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $2000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.