Art e Misia on Location
Art Retreats & Residencies for Women
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Art of Balance Japan Itinerary

Art e Misia on Location’s Day to Day Guide for our Art of Balance, Japan Tour, April 2019

DAY 1

26th April

Afternoon
Arrive Tokyo 4.05pm
Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel.
Settle in our Suites to rest or have the opportunity to explore hotel or surrounding area.

Evening
Dinner arrangements at our Hotel including a private Large Brush Calligraphy Performance with local Artist Akiba to give us a performance / demonstration of his Zen Calligraphy

DAY 2

27th April

Morning
Visit to Mori Digital Art Museum and lunch with an opportunity to rest or sketch.

Afternoon
Visit Pigment Store for some art supply shopping and a private workshop in Contemporary Calligraphy with Artist Kasetsu.

Evening
Visit Shibuya Crossing for exploring and sketching and enjoy dinner in the area.
 

DAY 3

28th April

Morning
The National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum followed by lunch.

Afternoon
Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden with an opportunity to walk around the immaculate gardens to meditate and sketch.

Evening
Dine together / Free Time
To be decided

DAY 4

29th April

Early Morning
Day Trip to Mt Fuji
Private transportation to visit Itchiku Kubota Art Museum followed by lunch at the Itchiku Park Cafe.

Afternoon
Arakura Mountain Sengen Park
Watercolour / Ink painting on location.

Evening
Dine together / Free Time
To be decided

KYOTO


DAY 5

30th April

Morning
Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto / Sketching Art Journal. Upon arrival we will head to our Ryokan styled Hotel in Gion.

Afternoon
Enjoy discovering the traditional streets of near our hotel, lunch and time to sketch.

Evening
Dining in Gion
 

DAY 6

1st May

Morning
Starting the day by being picked up from our hotel for a specially designed full day tour to visit the Golden Pavilion and Himeji Castle.

Afternoon
After lunch in one of these beautiful areas we will visit Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shinto shrine.

During the day we will have many opportunities for sketching and wandering in these serene locations as well as lunch on the go, before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon in Gion.

Evening
Dinner Location to be decided
 

DAY 7

2nd May

Morning
Walking tour of The Philosophers Path with potential visits to Ginkaku-ji, Honen-en Temple, Eikan-do Temple.

Lunch
Along the Philosophers Path before returning to our Hotel.

Afternoon
Private Transfer to Osaka

Evening
7.10pm Departure from Osaka airport to Adelaide.

DAY 8

3rd May

Morning
Arrive Adelaide 10.30am