Japanese Garden Tours

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Cherry Blossom Tour + Art Galleries & Gardens

A fully escorted Springtime Japan Tour featuring traditional and contemporary landscape gardens & architecture. You will visit 4 different climatic zones on this tour so that you can see more cherry blossoms, at their peak, in bud and when the ground is covered with fallen petals.

Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Himeji Castle, Mikimoto Pearl Island, Kyoto and the Japan Inland Sea are all included in this tour. Four of Japan's greatest displays of art treasures will also be visited: MOA Art Museum, Hakone Open Air Museum, Adachi Museum and MIHO Art Museum.

Kyoto Autumn Gardens Tour + Japan Inland Sea and Shodoshima

Kyoto, ancient capital of Japan, is our focus for this unusual 12 days of exploring gardens, parks, castles and rural countryside, seeking the wonderful colours of autumn leaves.

Guests on this tour will also enjoy a private charter coach tour, off the beaten track, to see the fall foliage around the Japan Inland Sea, Awaji Island, Shodoshima Island, Okayama, Takamatsu, Nara and Lake Biwa. Shigaraki pottery, MIHO Art Gallery and traditional crafts, as well as an opportunity for bird watching are all part of this autumn gardens tour.

Ross McKinnon's Cherry Blossom Gardens Tour

This exclusive tour is fully escorted by Mr Ross McKinnon A.M, curator in charge of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Well known as a radio and TV garden show presenter, Ross is also a garden writer for several magazines and newspapers.

Gardens you will visit include the Imperial Palace East Garden, Hamarikyu, Rikugien, Ryoanji, Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji as well as Himeji Castle, Nara and Maruyama parks and cityscapes all famous for their flowering cherry trees.

Accommodation throughout this tour is all in Western Style Hotels with European beds and dining seating at tables and chairs. A full breakfast is provided daily and three special dinners are included featuring a selection of Japanese cuisine.

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