This 11-day journey into the sublime will reveal the extraordinary fusion of the traditional and contemporary that define Japan today. Ranging from an exploration of the perfection of Japanese crafts to visits to storied temples and gardens to unforgettable encounters with art, architecture, design, and food, the trip will provide an exclusive view of the singular magic of this historic country.

Insider Access

  • Introductions to leading artisans in their studios—and to the best resources for Japanese antiques, art, and design.
  • Private tours of Tokyo’s contemporary architecture, of legendary gardens, teahouses, and temples: a meditation session with a Zen Buddhist monk; an exclusive experience of the traditional tea ceremony
  • Visit to the international contemporary art pilgrimage sites of Naoshima and Teshima Islands, with a stay at the hotel/museum Benesse House; optional excursion to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Enoura Observatory.

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