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The Japan Travel Experts: Luxury, Access, Tradition, Style

Artisans of Leisure's Japan tours draw on company's unparalleled expertise and innovation

A garbage incinerator may not be on the must-see list of every luxury traveler to Japan, but it was for recent clients of Artisans of Leisure. The New York-based luxury tour operator arranged a private tour of a beautiful, state-of-the-art incinerator—designed by the architect of the new extension to the Museum of Modern Art in New York—as part of a private cultural tour emphasizing contemporary Japanese architecture. Other recent Japan requests the company has fulfilled? A private introduction to Zen meditation with a Buddhist monk, impossible-to-get reservations at Kyoto’s most exclusive restaurants, and private meetings with curators at museums throughout Japan for a trustee of a major US Asian art museum. For their Japan tours, Artisans of Leisure combines this unsurpassed level of customization and cultural access with new destinations, new hotels and updated private cultural touring, capturing the absolute best of traditional and contemporary Japan.

“Our company is known for our unrivalled in-house Japan expertise and our ability to incorporate special interests into our private cultural tours of Japan,” says Ashley Isaacs Ganz, president of Artisans of Leisure, who, like all of the company’s Japan experts, has lived in the country. “That’s one of the many reasons our Japan tours are renowned among sophisticated travelers as being the most luxurious, personalized, insightful and rewarding.”

Artisans of Leisure’s Japan tours emphasize Japanese culture through the arts, history, cuisine, architecture, gardens and local traditions, and can be customized to incorporate myriad special interests and activities, such as:

Sample itineraries for Japan and over 25 other countries are available on the Artisans of Leisure website: http://www.artisansofleisure.com/. All Artisans of Leisure tours include luxury accommodation, private sightseeing, expert planning and advice, full logistical support (including transfers, internal transportation, luggage assistance, visa provision), access to Artisans of Leisure’s extensive international network of associate offices, and more.

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury tour operator specializing in private, customized tours in international destinations.

For additional information and details about Artisans of Leisure tours, please call 800-214-8144 or 1-212-243-3239, or visit the company’s website www.artisansofleisure.com or blog www.artisansofleisuretraveler.com.