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Small Group Tours with Robert Day Travel

A small group Japan Tour with Robert Day Travel is not a typical sight-seeing tour and certainly not a typical group tour. A Japan Tour with Robert Day Travel is a truly unique travel experience which interweaves the architecture, art, design and culture of Japan into the daily itinerary to provide a travel experience unlike any other. No large groups, no huge buses and hectic schedules which have you moving to a new city every day. Robert Day Travel tours are more like travelling with a small group of friends.

Japan as a Travel Destination for Design Enthusiasts

Japan has the justifiable reputation of being a global design epicentre and as such is a must-see destination for design enthusiasts. Whether it be the refined and understated architecture of Tadao Ando or the bold avant-garde fashion of Issey Miyake, there is something unmistakably Japanese about them.

Japan is a country of great contrast with architecture that is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, east and west with dynamic metropolises boasting some of the world’s most unique and fascinating architecture and ancient towns steeped in tradition with an abundance of ancient temples, shrines and gardens.

The itinerary for a Robert Day Travel Japan tour is a carefully considered and balanced combination of fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, art and architecture exhibitions, serene gardens, famous pottery producers and traditional textile makers while all the time enjoying delicious regional food and the culture of Japan.

There are few travel agents who can offer the deep insight into Japan that Robert Day can. Robert’s unique experience of living and working in Japan as an architect combined with his more than 10 years’ experience designing and escorting his Japan Tours, means that a Robert Day Travel Japan Tour will provide you with a truly unique and memorable Japanese design and cultural experience.

 

  • Art Island Tours

    20 March - 27 March 2019

    Art / Architecture / Design

    NAOSHIMA - TESHIMA - HIROSHIMA - OKAYAMA
    ART ISLANDS

    20 March - 27 March 2019

    From $5,600* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply) LIMITED PLACES.

    To book or enquire further GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

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    “ROBERT’S ORGANIZATION WAS PHENOMENAL…. WE SAW MORE QUANTITY AND QUALITY WISE THAN WE COULD EVER HAVE MANAGED ON OUR OWN“

    Read testimonials from previous tour.

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    Join us for this incredible opportunity to visit the “Art Islands” of Naoshima and Teshima as well as the famous pottery village of Imbe, the “time capsule” town of Kurashiki and the historic city of Hiroshima.

    To book or enquire GO TOOUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    We can also offer you a package to extend your stay in Japan or to include airfares. Just ask for details.

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    This tour will spend 2 nights in Hiroshima, 2 nights in Okayama, 2 nights in Naoshima and 1 nights in Tokyo (first night stopover only). You will experience: **

    •   Great contemporary architecture of Tadao Ando on Naoshima

    •   Stunning scenery and areas of natural beauty of the Seto Inland Sea

    •   Naoshima Art House Project

    •   Famous pottery village of Imbe (home of Bizen ware)

    •   Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum

    •   Sacred island of Miyajima

    •   The extraordinary Teshima Art Museum

    •   Okayama, home to one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan

    •   The historic Edo-period merchant town of Kurashiki.

    To book or enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    • Price is in Australian Dollars. Price excludes airfares, airport transfers and meals. The prices shown above are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice due to matters outside our control such as adverse currency fluctuations, unavailability of preferred accommodation, additional taxes, etc. Please enquire for further details, full terms and conditions and full inclusions and exclusions.

    ** Experiences noted above may change depending on availability, timing and weather conditions.

  • 'Cherry Blossom' Tours

    27 March - 6 April 2019

    Architecture / Art / Culture

    TOKYO - KYOTO
    'Cherry Blossom'

    27 March - 6 April 2019

    From $6,200* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply).

    To book or enquire further GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

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    “DISCOVERING AND ENJOYING FAR MORE THAN WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT HIS ASSISTANCE“

    Read testimonials from previous tour.

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    This tour will spend 6 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto. You will experience: **

    •   Great contemporary architecture including works by Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Tadao Ando;

    •   DOCOMOMO and Modern Architectural classics;

    •   The National Museum of Western Art by Le Corbusier;

    •   Historic and traditional Japanese houses and buildings in Tokyo and Kyoto;

    •   International and local art exhibitions;

    •   21_21 Design Sight by Tadao Ando;

    •   Jiyu Gakuen School, Yamamura House & Imperial Hotel by Frank Lloyd Wright;

    •   Historic Temples and Shrines in Kyoto;

    •   Conversation with Japanese architects and the chance to meet new Japanese friends.

    •   Enjoy a range of delicious regional Japanese food.

    To book your place on the April 2019 Japan Architecture, Art, Design and Culture Tour or to find out more details GO TO OURCONTACT USPAGE.

    • Price is in Australian Dollars. Price excludes airfares, airport transfers and meals. The prices shown above are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice due to matters outside our control such as adverse currency fluctuations, unavailability of preferred accommodation, additional taxes, etc. Please enquire for further details, full terms and conditions and full inclusions and exclusions.

    ** Experiences noted above may change depending on availability, timing and weather conditions.

  • Rugby in Japan

    September - October 2019

    Architecture / Design / Culture

    Are you visiting Japan for the World Cup in 2019? Looking for something to do between rugby games?

    Join us for one of our personally escorted Architecture & Design Tours of Japan with Japan expert, Robert Day or let us provide you with a self-guided tour package. Let Japanese Architecture, Design and Culture be the perfect complement to your rugby experience in Japan in 2019. Contact Robert Day Travel for more information.

  • Architecture/Design Tours

    26 September - 6 October 2018

    Architecture / Design / Art

    TOKYO - KYOTO - KANAZAWA

    26 September - 6 October 2018

    From $5,750* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply).

    To book or enquire further GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    Also available in 2019

    Register your interest so Robbie san can keep you informed.

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    “DISCOVERING AND ENJOYING FAR MORE THAN WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT HIS ASSISTANCE“

    Read testimonials from previous tour.

    -------------------------- Join Japan expert, Robert Day, as he travels through Japan to uncover the "essence" of Japanese design and highlight it's brilliance while immersed in the wider Japanese culture.

    To book or enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    We can also offer you a package to extend your stay in Japan or to include airfares. Just ask for details.

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    This tour will spend 5 nights in Tokyo, 3 nights in Kyoto and 2 nights in Kanazawa. You will experience: **

    •   Great contemporary architecture including works by Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Tadao Ando

    •   DOCOMOMO and Modern Architectural classics

    •   The National Museum of Western Art by Le Corbusier

    •   Historic and traditional Japanese houses & buildings in Tokyo and Kyoto

    •   International and local art exhibitions

    •   21_21 Design Sight by Tadao Ando

    •   Jiyu Gakuen School by Frank Lloyd Wright

    •   Historic Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

    •   Conversation with Japanese architects and the chance to meet new Japanese friends

    •   Enjoy a range of delicious regional Japanese food.

    To book or enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    • Price is in Australian Dollars. Price excludes airfares, airport transfers and meals. The prices shown above are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice due to matters outside our control such as adverse currency fluctuations, unavailability of preferred accommodation, additional taxes, etc. Please enquire for further details, full terms and conditions and full inclusions and exclusions.

    ** Experiences noted above may change depending on availability.

  • 'Autumn Leaves' Tours

    10 November - 24 November 2018

    Ceramics / Art / Culture

    KYUSHU - KYOTO - TOKYO 'Autumn Leaves'

    (KYUSHU - FUKUOKA, ARITA, TAKEOONSEN, NAGASAKI)

    10 November - 24 November 2018

    From $6,900* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply).

    To book or enquire further GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    Also available in 2019

    Register your interest so Robbie san can keep you informed.

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    “IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE JAPAN, JOIN ONE OF ROBERT DAY’S JAPAN TOURS” - “THE ORGANISATION WAS IMPECCABLE”

    Read testimonials from previous tour.

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    Kyushu, Japan's westernmost island is renowned for fine ceramics, therapeutic hot springs, fertile landscapes and unique cuisine. The island has a rich cultural heritage drawn from centuries of engagement with the West and close Asian neighbours such as Korea, China and Taiwan and offers a 'less known' experience to discriminating travellers. This tour will tap into the unique art, architecture, food and culture of Kyushu island, visiting Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Takeo Onsen and Arita. We then travel to breathtaking Kyoto before finishing in amazing Tokyo.

    To book your place on the Kyushu-Kyoto-Tokyo “Autumn Leaves” Japan Tour or to find more details GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    • Price is in Australian Dollars. Price excludes airfares, airport transfers and meals. The prices shown above are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice due to matters outside our control such as adverse currency fluctuations, unavailability of preferred accommodation, additional taxes, etc. Please enquire for further details, full terms and conditions and full inclusions and exclusions.

  • 'Flower & Garden Lovers' Tours

    25 April - 3 May 2019

    Culture / Design / Food

    TOKYO – KYOTO – KANAZAWA (optional)
    'Flower & Garden Lovers' Tour

    25 April - 3 May 2019

    From $5,100* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply).

    To book or enquire further GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

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    “ROBERT ENTHUSIASTICALLY SHARED HIS DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF JAPAN WITH US“

    Read testimonials from previous tour.

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    This tour will spend 5 nights in Tokyo and 3 nights in Kyoto. You will experience: **

    •   Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival***;

    •   Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival***;

    •   Chichibu Shibazakura Festival***;

    •   Ueda Castle Cherry Blossom Garden***;

    •   Famous Japanese Gardens in Tokyo and Kyoto;

    •   Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop;

    •   Historic Temples and Shrines in Kyoto;

    •   Delicious regional Japanese food;

    •   Opportunity to extend your Tour to visit the former Samurai town of Kanazawa to see Kenrokuen Garden, one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan”. (subject to interest).

    To book your place on the ‘Flower & Garden Lovers” Japan Tour or to find out more details GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

    • Price is in Australian Dollars. Price excludes airfares, airport transfers and meals. The prices shown above are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice due to matters outside our control such as adverse currency fluctuations, unavailability of preferred accommodation, additional taxes, etc. Please enquire for further details, full terms and conditions and full inclusions and exclusions.

    ** Experiences noted above may change depending on availability, timing and weather conditions.

    *** Note about the blooming of Flowers, Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms: The blooming of various flowers, tree and shrub blossoms and the blooming of cherry blossoms in Japan is a natural occurrence and subject to particular climatic and weather conditions. As such, the actual blooming of certain or any flowers or blossoms cannot be accurately determined and therefore it should be noted and accepted by the tour participant that there is a possibility that certain flowers or blossoms may not actually be in bloom during the period of the tour. The actual viewing of any flowers or blossoms cannot be guaranteed.