Art Tours Japan


  Photo galleries of some past tours

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Bennesse House May 2008 Tour

May 2018

“I loved the daily forays to carefully selected galleries,
museums, shrines, temples and gardens along with incidental discoveries when out and about.
Each experience was enhanced by Gary’s talks about the spiritual, aesthetic and cultural heritage of Japan and its artists. Gary and Haruyo are extremely knowledgeable and gracious hosts with deep attachments to this beautiful country and its people.
Thank you both for sharing so much – it has been wonderful
to meet you.”

Robyn, Melbourne

“Thank you both for a wonderful, informative and culturally enhancing time in Japan. Michael and I have had a love affair with Japan for
many years and our trip just reinforced as to why this is so!
With sincere thanks and kindest regards to you both.”

Michael and Julie, Canberra

Teshima Island May 2008 Private Tour

May 2018 Private Tour

“I travel extensively and for Japan I requested a one-week private tour and this was by far the most comfortable, informative and enjoyable one I have been on. The food, accommodation and art sites we visited were all exceptional and the congenial company of Gary and Haruyo enhanced ever wonderful experience.

I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone interested in experiencing Japan and its rich cultural heritage.”

Gayle, Melbourne

G Photos from our 2017 tour

October 2017

“… your tour was really fantastic. We all agreed on this at lunch today!

The amazing planning that you put in to all our bookings before – and after – please know that Sue and I were so glad we chose your tour to visit Japan.”

Alastair & Sue, Melbourne

“… thank you for showing us the extraordinary contrasts, exquisite aesthetics of a small part of Japan and for your expertise in explaining the art, culture and religion of the ancient country.
Your scheduling of timetables, booking of hotels was so efficient, thanks Haruyo. You did much organising for us – and we did appreciate this.”

June, Melbourne

Miho Museum tunnel entrance Photos from our 2016 tour

October 2016

"Our art and culture tour of Japan, October 2016, was sensational.

The itinerary was very well thought out with an emphasis on art which is what we had requested. Every aspect of this trip ran smoothly.
Clearly care had been given to ensure that we experienced Japanese culture through food, traditional accommodation as well as art and history. Gary's talks gave depth of understanding to our
experiences and he is a great lecturer who can cope with
side questions as he talks.

We would definitely travel again with Haruyo and Gary. They both have a very deep knowledge and interest in everything about Japan.
Not only that, we enjoyed their company.

Gael and Bryan Gartrell, New Zealand

We were both very happy. Loved the elements of surprise.
Especially at the Suzuki and Miho museums. Sensational.

All of our needs were met and many thank yous to the two of you.

Barbara and Maryon, Canada

Sculpture Naoshima Island Beauty in Kyoto, November 2013 tour

November 2013

Adachi Museum garden Beauty in Kyōto - November 2012

May 2013

Hikone castle Beauty in Kyōto - November 2012

November 2012


Hagi castle gate Kyūshū island art & culture - 2011

March-April 2011


Torii gate Itsukushima Traditional & Modern Japan 2009

November- December 2009

Meal at Kamakura
Traditional & Modern Japan tour 2008

November 2008

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