An Insider Look at Japanese Art

The Art of Travel was founded on the idea that visitors can better experience Japanese culture by coming into direct, personal contact with local art and the fascinating artisans who create it. No other Japanese travel company is better equipped to handle guests who bring their passion for art with them when they travel. Our connections with the local art scene grants our guests exclusive access to activities and locations that are unavailable anywhere else.

Whether they come to add to their personal collection or arrive hoping to be inspired and enlightened, art lovers of all types will enjoy this insider look at Japan’s rich tapestry of arts and crafts.


Trip Details

Trip Length: 14 days / 13 nights

Fly into either of Tokyo’s airports, Narita or Haneda.

Depart from Osaka (Kansai International) or Tokyo.

Perfect for:

  • Art lovers of all backgrounds, both traditional and contemporary

  • Collectors or those interested in purchasing unique crafts

  • Cultural aficionados looking to broaden their horizons

When to Visit:

  • Any month is suitable for this trip, but mild weather in late spring or early fall is the most ideal.

  • Off-season allows for easier booking at the famed Benesse House on Naoshima Island, one of Japan’s most sought-after overnight experiences.




The Pinnacle of Modernity

3 nights

kanazawa higashichaya street

An Art Lover’s Paradise

2 nights

Kyoto torii tunnels fushimi

Tradition and Culture

3 nights

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Naoshima Island
Jewel of the Inland Sea

2 nights


Teshima Island
A Hidden Art Gem

1 day


Relaxation Among Nature

2 nights



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Art as a Focus
No other Japan travel company knows art like us, and we want to share our passion with you. From contemporary to traditional, we’ve selected the finest studios and museums for our guests.


More than an Introduction
Japanese art encompasses so many forms, and our expert guides will enlighten you in many ways. Gardens, crafts, architecture, and digital installations are all on the menu.

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Two Art Islands
Visit not only the renowned art hotspot Naoshima Island, but also Teshima Island, a lesser known hidden gem where nature and art blend in unique ways.


All-Inclusive Luxury
Expert guides, chauffeured vehicles, and private water taxis throughout your journey ensure smooth travel. All accommodations are focused on sumptuous luxury.



As always, our lodging selection puts luxury first, but we’ve also selected hotels that have a heavy focus on art.

Below are some of our suggested luxury accommodations for this Insider Journey.


Palace Hotel


ritz carlton kyoto lobby

The Ritz-Carlton


naoshima benesse house room

Benesse House



Gora Byoakudan Ryokan



Pricing and Budget

Japan Insider Collection trips start at approximately 800 USD per person per day. Selected elements of these itineraries can be adjusted to suit your traveling preferences:


- Accommodation: Choose from 4-star, 5-star, or boutique level accommodations

- Transport: Select public or private transportation, or a mix of the two

- Experiences: Add or substitute experiences and activities


Pricing can also vary based on levels of service, seasonality, time of inquiry, and other factors. All itineraries and price quotes are uniquely tailored to our guests, so the only exact price will be the one you receive on your personalized quotation.



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