This yellow pumpkin sculpture, by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, located on the island of Naoshima, Japan.

Unique Artistic Exploration of Japan

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Shikoku, Takamatsu, Naoshima, Teshima...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Japanese art and culture are at the center of local tradition, and you will come to learn about their distinct heritage as you admire the astonishing artwork found on some of the country’s coveted islands. From contemporary art galleries in Takamatsu to revered performance centers in Tokushima, you will open your eyes to the fascinating world of Japanese art and culture on this absorbing 7-day tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Admire the distinct Japanese modern art that embellishes the island of Naoshima on a tour of the famous Red and Yellow Pumpkins as well as the Chichu Art Museum
  • Explore more Japanese modern and contemporary art housed in the astonishing Teshima Island Art Museum and the spellbinding Les Archives Du Coeur
  • Stroll through the spirited Kitahama Alley in Takamatsu, a former warehouse district turned stylish neighborhood overflowing with chic cafés and boutique artisanal craft stores
  • Appreciate the mesmerizing wilderness vistas presented to you while crossing the Kazura Bridge and gliding to the Oboke Gorge in the breathtaking Iya Valley
  • Wallow in the mouth-watering flavors of authentic Japanese cuisine as you indulge in a traditional multiple-course meal, and soak up serenity during a vitalizing hot spring bath
  • Deepen your understanding of Japanese art and culture on a tour of an iconic Washi paper-making factory and the colorful Awa Odori Kaikan dance center
  • Cherish images of the wondrous Naruto Whirlpools, a marine phenomenon unlike any other that proves too bewitching for words

Starting Price

$3,866 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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