Spring Gardens of Japan

Follow the change from spring to summer as we travel northwards through the great gardens of Honshu and Hokkaido, reveling in a selection of gardens from the traditional to the contemporary.

Begin in Kyoto, imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, visiting the elegantly designed Ryōan-ji rock garden and the Zen Buddhist contemplative garden of Daisen-in, and exploring the tranquil Zen temples of the Golden and Silver Pavilions. Continue to Kanazawa and stroll through the landscape garden of Kenroku-en, one of the most magnificent gardens in Japan.

Travel northward to the island of Hokkaido and visit a diverse range of gardens from wildflower gardens to conifer and broadleaf gardens and English country-style gardens. Explore Dan Pearson’s Tokachi Millennium Forest, and the harmonious sculpture parks of Moerenuma and Ōdōri, where nature and art exist in seamless continuity.

Detailed information available August 2017. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.

Per person, sharing* (approximately)

AUD 11,500

Single Supplement – twin room for sole use** (approximately)

AUD 3,000

Single Supplement – single room for sole use** (approximately)

AUD 1,500

*Includes return flights from Australia or New Zealand (+ approx. AUD 400 if flying ex-Auckland)

**For this tour we are offering a choice of ‘single supplements’. Choose from a twin room (20-25 sq m) for sole use OR a single-bedded room (15-18 sq m). Please note: Japanese single-bedded rooms range in size and are suitable for smaller travellers with limited luggage. They are not recommended for larger persons, nor for single travellers with a large amount of luggage. Single travellers may also request to share; please advise at time of booking.