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Japan Tours – About Japan Architecture Tours



Architecture • Art • Culture • Design

Japan is a country that holds great fascination for many travellers. Robert Day’s Japan Tours focus on providing unique experiences of Japanese architecture, art, and design.

Because attention to good design is pervasive in Japanese culture we believe that this is a perfect way to experience aspects of Japanese life from unusual and exciting perspectives. A rice-paper scroll, a tea ceremony, a Zen temple rock garden, an ancient shrine – even a plate of Sushi all have something in common, they are all saturated with a culture-wide attention to the good, the true and the beautiful.

Imperial Hotel by Frank Lloyd Wright at Meiji Mura

Imperial Hotel by Frank Lloyd Wright at Meiji Mura

Our Japan Tours travel to Tokyo, Kyoto and other nearby places seeking out interesting architecture, great art, great food and other wonderful cultural experiences. Tokyo is a dynamic metropolis where you will find some of the world’s most unique and fascinating architecture. Kyoto is a city steeped in tradition with an abundance of ancient temples, shrines and gardens scattered throughout a bustling modern city.

A Robert Day Japan Tour is not your typical sight seeing tour. It is a definitive display of Japanese design expression that affords the opportunity to meet with local Japanese, to visit some of Tokyo’s great galleries and museums and see some of the world’s great art masterpieces. We also meet with Japanese architects and visit some out of the way places in Tokyo not normally on the tourist map. Many people on previous tours were seeking a unique, personal and “less ordinary” Japanese travel experience with an artistic and Japanese cultural focus and were not disappointed. Read their testimonials here.

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Japan Architecture Tours is owned and operated byRobert Day, FRAIA an Australian architect and former resident of Japan. Each Japan Tour is conducted by Robert, who builds on his experience working in Japan and utilises his associations and connections to create Japan Tours that are memorable experiences in architecture, art and Japanese culture.

Robert Day is a Licensed Travel Agent (No. 3429985)

12 comments on “Japan Tours – About Japan Architecture Tours

  1. rdatours
    September 21, 2010

    Thank you for your comments

  2. Joan Mauricio Arguello
    February 10, 2011

    Hello, I would like to know more about this travel to Japan, where beginning…Im from Barranquilla, Colombia. Southamerica. I would like to take this the next year.

  3. Peter Buckwell
    February 23, 2011

    Dear Robert.
    Please advise me of details of your April tour.
    Dates ,price,set up, etc

  4. Ken Waters
    March 9, 2011

    Hi there,
    I’m interested to know details of the April 2011 tour – includng itinerary, costs, details of accommodation etc. Do you have a PDF brochure providing this information?

  5. Hi Jason, at this stage costs have not been determined. It also depends on whether you wish to join the full UIA tour or the post UIA component. The full tour will will follow the UIA programme for the first several days and the at the conclusion of the congress will spend 2 days in Tokyo to see some of the buildings that aren’t included in the congress and then will travel to Kyoto. From there we will visit not only some of the more famous temples and shrines but also visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Yamamura House and Meiji Mura where FLW’s Imperial Hotel is now located. If you have a look at the October Tour highlights on the blog. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Regards, Robert

  6. Prashanth Ganesh
    October 11, 2011

    Hi Robert,
    I am interested in doing the tour on April. How should i sign up for the tour?


  7. Hi Scott,
    We have a tour planned for April 2013. I will send you some information via email. I will also investigate the Ise Shrine rebuild for you and advise.
    Please let me know if you have any further questions.
    Regards, Robert

  8. Japan Architecture Tours
    July 13, 2012

    Hi Nanda, I am committed to the Sep 27 start date. You could join us for the Tokyo leg only. We depart for Kyoto on Tues 2 Oct and you could leave later that same day for Singapore for the start of WAF on Wed morning. Where would you be travelling from? Regards, Robert

  9. Janet Kafka
    October 22, 2012

    I would like to know if you plan individual
    l architecture tours in Tokyo and in Kyoto

  10. Sadia Hayat
    July 18, 2015

    i have been trying to contact you on your website http://www.japanarchitecturetours.com/… but the contact us page does not get through. please send me all the information about the upcoming tour of tokyo and Kyoto in November 2015 as i would like to participate. i am a practising architect in Islamabad, Pakistan. my email is shayat@montagedesignbuild.com.pk

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