In this country of contrasts, great art and striking architecture present themselves in myriad ways. From the soaring towers of lights and steel in Tokyo, to the secluded temples of Kyoto and the contemporary art haven island of Naoshima, Japan is a feast for the eyes. But to truly unlock the artistic and cultural traditions, you need an expert to guide you. Through our friends and contacts on the ground, we can secure unprecedented private access to some of the most exclusive and fascinating sights Japan has to offer, accompanied by stars of the country’s art and architecture world.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES IN KYOTO
For a real insight into Japan’s traditional art and architecture, travel by bullet train from Tokyo’s neon lights and sky-piercing towers to Kyoto’s leafy parks with their tranquil temples and feted Zen gardens. We can arrange for our clients to visit some of the city’s lesser-known, but even more beautiful, gardens accompanied by a specialist in Japanese garden design and landscape architecture. Some of these immaculate grounds are private and can only be visited with permission, so you will be able to enjoy the zen surroundings in genuine tranquillity.