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  • NAOSHIMA - HIROSHIMA - OKAYAMA

    ART ISLANDS TOUR

    Design • Architecture • Art • Culture

    3rd August to 11th August 2018

    From $5,300* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply)

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    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“

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    NAOSHIMA - HIROSHIMA - OKAYAMA Art Islands Tour

    From $5,300* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply).

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

    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 2 nights in Osaka, 2 nights in Okayama, 2 nights in Naoshima and 2 nights in Hiroshima. 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;

    •   Historic town of Kurashiki;

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

    •   Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum;

    •   Sacred island of Miyajima;

    •   The bustling metropolis of Osaka (known as Japan’s kitchen).

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    The “Art Islands” of Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea are world famous and a “must-see” travel destination for enthusiasts of contemporary art and architecture. With striking buildings designed by the Pritzker Prize winning Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, this is an area of stunning natural beauty where the architecture becomes artwork and buildings are fused with nature.

    Since 1987, the Benesse Corporation along with the Fututake Foundation have been adding museums, galleries and artworks to not only Naoshima by also the nearby islands of Teshima and Inujima to provide a total imersion in contemporary art and architecture.

    This tour will also visit:

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

    • The historic Edo-period merchant town of Kurashiki;

    A truly unique Japanese design and cultural experience, this fully escorted 8-night tour will be conducted by Architect, former Tokyo resident, Licensed Travel Agent and Japan expert, Robert Day.

    To book your place on the Japan "Art Islands” Tour or to find out more details -

    GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE. Don’t miss out. BOOK NOW!

    • 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.

  • TOKYO - KYOTO - KANAZAWA

    JAPAN DESIGN TOUR with guest Tim Ross

    Design• Architecture • Art • Culture

    28 September to 8 October 2018

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

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    To book or enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE

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

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    TOKYO - KYOTO - KANAZAWA Japan Design Tour with guest Tim Ross

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

    Join Australian design "nerd" and self-confessed architecture tragic, Tim Ross, as he travels through Japan to discover the "essence" of Japanese design with Japan expert, Robert Day. Learn more about the brilliance of Japanese design while immersed in 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 and 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.

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    Japan has the justifiable reputation of being a global design epicenter and is a must-visit destination for design professionals and design enthusiasts alike. Whether it be the refined and understated architecture of Tadao Ando or the bold avante-garde fashion of Issey Miyake, there is definately an unmistakably Japanese language.

    Japan is a country of great contrast with architecture that is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, east and west. Tokyo is a dynamic metropolis where you will find some of the worlds most unique and fascinating architecture. Kyoto is a city steeped in tradition with an abundance of ancient temples, shrines and gardens scattered throughout a bustling modern city. Kanazawa is an ancient Samurai town on the Japan Sea coast with one of the "Three Great Gardens of Japan", stunning contemporary museums and refined traditinal buildings.

    This is not a typical sight seeing tour. It is a definitive exploration of Japanese artistic and cultural expression. You will visit fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, famous classic buildings, art and architecture exhibitions, wonderful Japanese gardens and other interesting tourist spots. Of course throughout there is always the chance to sample some delicious Japanese food.

    A truly unique Japanese design and cultural experience, this fully escorted 10 Day tour will be conducted by Architect, former Tokyo resident, Licensed Travel Agent and Japan expert, Robert Day.

    To book your place on the Japan "Design" Tour with Tim Ross or to find out more details -

    GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE. Don’t miss out. BOOK NOW!

    • 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.

  • KYUSHU - KYOTO - TOKYO "Autumn Leaves" JAPAN TOUR

    (KYUSHU - FUKUOKA, ARITA, TAKEOONSEN, NAGASAKI)

    Ceramics • Art • Architecture • Culture • Food

    10 November - 24 November 2018

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

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

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    KYUSHU-KYOTO-TOKYO 14 Day Tour

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

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    Kyushu, Japan's westernmost island is renowned for fine ceramics, therapeutic hot springs, fertile landscapes and unique cuisine. Kyushu 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.

    This is not just a typical sight seeing tour, but a definitive display of Japanese artistic and cultural expression. You will visit fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, invigorating hot springs, famous pottery makers and textile makers, wonderful Japanese gardens, while all the time sampling delicious regional Japanese food. This Kyushu Japan Tour is escorted and conducted by Architect, former Japan resident, Travel Agent and Japan expert Robert Day.

    To book your place on the Kyushu-Kyoto-Tokyo Japan Tour or to find out more details. *Contact us for Conditions and Exclusions.

    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.

  • TOKYO - KYOTO "Cherry Blossom" JAPAN TOUR

    Architecture • Art • Culture • Design

    27 March - 6 April 2019

    Pricing to be confirmed

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    To enquire about tour pricing 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.

    TOKYO - KYOTO "Cherry Blossom" Japan Tour

    Are you interested in the Architecture, Art & Design of Japan?

    Are you planning an overseas trip?

    Have you ever wanted to visit Japan?

    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 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.

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    Japan is a country of great contrast with architecture that is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, east and west. Tokyo is a dynamic metropolis where you will find some of the worlds most unique and fascinating architecture. Kyoto is a city steeped in tradition with an abundance of ancient temples, shrines and gardens scattered throughout a bustling modern city.

    This is not a typical sight seeing tour, but a definitive display of Japanese artistic and cultural expression. You will visit fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, famous classic buildings, art and architecture exhibitions, wonderful Japanese gardens and other interesting tourist spots. Of course throughout there is always the chance to sample some delicious Japanese food.

    A truly unique architectural, art, and Japanese cultural experience, this fully escorted 10 Day tour will be conducted by Architect, former Tokyo resident, Licensed Travel Agent and Japan expert, Robert Day.

    To book your place on the April 2019 Japan Architecture, Art, Design and Culture Tour or to find out more details -

    GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE. Don’t miss out. BOOK NOW!

    • 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.

  • CUSTOM DESIGNED SELF-GUIDED JAPAN TOURS

    If you cannot join one of our fully escorted small group tours, then let us organise a self-guided Japan Tour package for you. We will take care of all the arrangements, including accommodation and transport, and provide you with a detailed itinerary for you to maximise your Japan experience. ,

    To enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE

Fashion • Architecture • Culture • Design

12 May - 20 May 2017

From $4,250* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply)

We are also offering an extension package at the end of this tour to Kyushu visiting Nagasaki, Takeo and the historic ceramics town of Arita, which celebrated it’s 400 year anniversary in 2016.

CLICK TO EXPAND DETAILS

To book or enquire GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE

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“THE ORGANISATION WAS IMPECCABLE”

Read testimonials from previous tour.

TOKYO - KYOTO 8 Day tour

From $4,250* AUD per person twin share (conditions & exclusions apply)

Japan is a global fashion design epicentre renowned for innovative and inspiring fashion creations. It is also famous for refined design and inspirational architecture making it a must-see travel destination for people interested in FASHION, ARCHITECTURE or DESIGN.

Join us for this exciting tour visiting TOKYO, KYOTO and more.

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.

Enquire also about the extension to the tour to Kyushu visiting Nagasaki, Takeo and Arita, the birthplace of Japanese Porcelain, which celebrated it’s 400 year anniversary in 2016. Join us for this unique opportunity.

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

•ᅠᅠ The fashion hubs of Omotesando and Ginza in Tokyo;

•ᅠᅠ Great contemporary architecture works;

•ᅠᅠ DOCOMOMO and Modern Architectural classics;

•ᅠᅠ Learn about Indigo Dyeing;

•ᅠᅠ Historic and traditional Japanese houses in Tokyo;

•ᅠᅠ Attend a Maiko Dance Performance in Kyoto;

•ᅠᅠ Historic Temples and Shrines in Kyoto;

•ᅠᅠ Enjoy a range of delicious regional Japanese food.

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Japan is a country of great contrast, an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, east and west. Tokyo is a dynamic metropolis where you will find some of the worlds most unique and fascinating fashions, architecture and design. Kyoto is a city steeped in tradition with an abundance of ancient temples, shrines and gardens scattered throughout a bustling modern city.

This is not a typical sight seeing tour, but a definitive display of Japanese artistic and cultural expression. You will visit fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings, ancient temples, famous classic buildings, art and architecture exhibitions, wonderful Japanese gardens and other interesting tourist spots. Of course throughout there is always the chance to sample some delicious Japanese food.

A truly unique Japanese cultural experience, this fully escorted 8 Day tour will be conducted by Architect, former Tokyo resident, Licensed Travel Agent and Japan expert, Robert Day.

To book your place on the May 2017 Japan Fashion, Architecture Design and Culture Tour or to find out more details -

GO TO OUR CONTACT US PAGE. Don’t miss out. BOOK NOW!

• 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.