On Artsinspire Japan Autumn tour October 30 – November 13, 2019 you will visit Kyushu, the most southern of Japan’s main islands. You will be immersed in Kyushu’s rich Shinto mythology, arts, and the history of Japan’s move into modernism in the mid 19th century. You will experience the friendliness of a small town bamboo light festival, the spiritual intensity of a 1500 year old fire ceremony, and the peaceful ambience of several styles of garden. You will stay at a beautiful hot spring ryokan and modern hotels, learn about several pottery traditions, and gain a deeper understanding of World War II by visiting Chiran Kamikaze Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Kyushu is off the normal tourist track and previous participants have really enjoyed being the only non-Japanese in many of the places we visited. Artsinspire tours give you rich experiences in less travelled parts of Japan. Our groups are small so we can give you personalised attention and include your special interests.
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