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Garden & Art Tours in Japan


The Garden & Art Tours of Japan aim to show you some of Japan’s famous and most awarded gardens and art on a trip through must-see Japan.

“Best Small Group Garden & Art Tours of Japan”

These garden tours of Japan will take you to a selection of the most awarded Japanese gardens along with some exceptional ‘secret’ gardens that are accessible because our small group sizes of just 8 guests.  The Japan garden and art tours introduce you to some stunning examples of Japanese art, both traditional and modern. Even the architecture of a number of the gallery buildings included in the tours are worth a visit in their own right too!

Each of these Japanese garden tours has been designed to create a lifetime memory with a delightful all-round experience of Japan. You will visit many of Japan’s iconic sights, explore some magnificent gardens and galleries, engage first-hand with Japanese artisans, taste exquisite food, and come away with a deep and lasting impression of the Japanese culture.

2022 / 2023 Season Japan Garden Tours 

The content of Garden and Art Tours of Japan (Signature) which depart October 2022 and May 2023 was selected to match pleasant warm weather. The itinerary these tours has often been praised for the variety and undocumented little surprises.

The Garden and Art Tours of Japan in Autumn (Comfort) include a more luxurious accommodation level and more private transport in the cities. These tours have a different itinerary to target them for the Fall. That extraordinary extra splash, from Japanese Autumn colours, makes even the best gardens in Japan seem twice as good.

There is a super treat on these Japanese Autumn Garden and Art tours is a visit to the small art island of Teshima in addition to Naoshima art island in the group often known as “The Japanese art islands”.

Next Departure 13th May, 2023
Next Departure 12th Nov, 2022
Next Departure 15th Oct, 2022

What's happening

2022 & 2023 Season Japan Garden Tours

The Garden and Art Tours of Japan which depart May 2023 (Signature) have recently been released! Our Garden and Art Tours of Japan for October 2022 were released earlier. One departure is fully booked and there is only one double place left on the other.
Both 2022 departures of the Garden and Art Tours of Japan in Autumn (Comfort) have been fully booked. If you are interested in this tour in 2023, please contact us.
Apart from our existing Garden & Art Tours of Japan, brand-new Artisan Tour of Japan in Kyushu and Art and Architecture Tour of Shikoku are in the pipeline due to be released for 2023. Please keep watching this space!

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