Art Tours Japan


Details of our tours

Art Tours Japan provide a unique opportunity to join a small group of like minded people exploring Japan’s exciting cultural and artistic heritage.

Most tours to Japan consist of large groups led by flag waving locally employed tour guides. We organize and conduct our own tours consisting of no more than eight people. We endeavor to make our tours feel like a group of friends enjoying and appreciating Japan together

Most tours to Japan leave the visitor bewildered by the cultural difference and complexity of artistic expression. By providing a context for understanding the history of Japan these tours will enhance the participants’ appreciation of the art and culture.

With more than thirty years experience of Japan, much of this as an internationally recognised Japanese art curator and historian, your tour leader Dr Gary Hickey will provide talks and tours that will ensure a fuller understanding and appreciation of this fascinating country.

Japanese monk

Number of Days: 13 days (12 nights)


Land content only
With Standard Single Room $8000 AUD
With Standard Twin Share Room $7000 AUD
Note: These costs may change slightly due to unforeseen circumstances.

At Nagasaki Station


Tour includes:

12 nights accommodation + breakfast; JR (Japan Rail) pass; entrance fees; public transport in Japan; luggage transfer where required; meals (lunch & dinner as indicated on the Itinerary); talks.
Not included in Tour Price:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Daily lunch and dinner not indicated in the itinerary
  • All beverages
  • Airport transfers

Fitness Level:
These tours require walking on site visits and whilst traveling by public transport (bus and train). Public transport in Japan can often be very crowded.

Room at traditional innTo reserve a place:

Fill out and send our online Registration Form here.

We will then send you our banking details for a transfer deposit of $500 AUD. These itineraries may be changed slightly to accommodate unforeseen events.

If we cancel a tour because of insufficient numbers then the deposit money will be refunded in full.

The balance is due by 15 May for the Autumn tours and 1 November for the Spring tours.

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