November 2023 Waiting list
11 days filled with folk & contemporary art, island hopping in mesmerizing Setouchi Inland Sea and rural Shikoku in Autumn colour. Enjoy the wide range of dynamic sceneries.
Spend an unforgettable 11 days diving deep into the untouched part of Japan. Starting with island-hopping across Japan’s intriguing Seto Inland Sea, filled with modern art. Expect landscapes curated with wild beauty and art that defies normality. As we drive into rural Shikoku, be intrigued by the locals and their way of life. The wide range of dynamic sceneries from the window leaves a soft but beautiful imprint on your soul.
A maximum of 8 travellers on this tour means we can have the best of both organized and personalized tour. It will be executed efficiently and seamlessly yet we will still have room to enjoy for spontaneity. We try our best to accommodate your personal request as much as possible.
Not only will we visit famous art islands, Naoshima and Inujima, but also we will get our hands-on to the regional folk art. Dye your original T-shirt at the old Indigo studio, weave your own scarf, design your own traditional Japanese paper. Going home with lots of your original Japanese folk arts.
Experience the regional way of life firsthand and get a snapshot into ancient folk arts perfected over generations in Japan’s smallest and least populous main island, Shikoku. You’ll have a fun-packed road trip while enjoying the window view of dynamic nature from the coastline to the deep mountain.
Get ready for a sensational culinary experience that you will find on this tour. You will find Japanese food that you have never had before at almost every meal. Every day is a party for your taste buds. Focusing on the regional and seasonal ingredients is the essence of Japanese cuisine.
Wenda Gourley "I have joined two of Kuroko's tours so far and can not fathom visiting Japan without Kuroko. It is absolutely fabulous! Rika is extremely welcoming and attentive and I loved her sense of humour. She makes travelling stress-free and fun!"
"Surrounded by magnificent scenery in changing Autumn colours, bathed in the freshness of the air, was to experience an enduring tranquility. Kuroko's tour was more than a holiday, it was a unique insight into the Japanese people, their culture and the warmth of their hospitality."
"The best holiday! Exploring Japan with Kuroko was a truly unique and spectacular experience. Rika was impeccably accommodating. Her enthusiasm and knowledge for Japan was unsurpassed. The culture, traditions, scenery, architecture, food, and the most hospitable people are just a few reasons we would love to return to this beautiful country."