Good design is a hallmark of Japanese culture. Whether it be an everyday functional item or one that is purely decorative, Japanese design is elegant, refined and understated. The Japan Design & Culture Tour offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in contemporary and traditional Japanese design as we travel around Japan. This wonderful tour will commence in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo as an introduction to Japanese Design & Culture with visits to significant museums and galleries. The tour will then travel to the ancient capital of Kyoto to visit some important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After to Kyoto we head into the Kiso Valley to visit Matsumoto and traditional Edo period villages of Narai and Kiso-Fukushima. These former "post" towns are located on the Nakasendo Trail which the Samurai once used to travel to Edo. These villages are famous for the production of traditional timber goods and provide a snapshot in time of the former Edo Period. The tour will finish in the former samurai town of Kanazawa, one renowned for Japanese design and culture. Join Japan expert, Robert Day, as he travels through Japan to uncover the "essence" of Japanese design and highlight its brilliance while immersed in the wider Japanese culture.
This tour will visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa. You will experience:
• Great contemporary and modern architecture
• The historic Edo Period post-towns of Narai and Kiso-Fukushima
• International and local art exhibitions
• Historic Temples and Shrines in Kyoto
• Enjoy a range of delicious regional Japanese food.
Cost: Contact us for pricing
We can also offer you a package to extend your stay in Japan. Just ask for details.
** Experiences noted above may change depending on availability.
Architecture / Design / Art
Tokyo, Kyoto, Matsumoto, Narai & Kanazawa
4 - 16 Sep 2024