Travel Sketching in Japan May 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020:Thursday, May 21, 2020
An exciting 12 day tour of scenic Japan capturing the highlights in our travel Journals each day. A tour full of variety and beauty.
We begin in the mega-bustle of Tokyo with its stunning architecture, its alleys and laneways, animal cafes, eye-poppingly delicious food, temples, shrines and superb parks and of course the world’s busiest crossing with over half a million people per day!
Then it’s up to the still mountains of Shirakawago and Kanazawa, see Mt Fuji and stay in a traditional RYOKAN and have a hot tub Onsen experience before we train the next day down to wonderful Kyoto – everyone’s favourite.
We will see Torii gates, deers, the Aoi festival, the lantern festival, markets, bamboo forests, see Zen Rock gardens and then on to Hiroshima, scenic Miyajima and the Art Island before ending in Osaka.
This tour is designed for anyone who would like to have a slower-cooked tour of Japan with experts guiding and free time to immerse ourselves in the beauty, fascination and cultural differences of Japan and its people whilst sketching each day in our travel journals.
DO I NEED TO BE A TALENTED ARTIST?
Absolutely not. You will be there for the pure love of learning and sharing with a group of like-minded people and we all learn and create at our own pace. You can be a pure beginner and feel just as pleased with your output and learning as everyone else.
The weather is mild and sunny at this time and perfect for our daily travel sketching demo and workshops in each location.
Partners are welcome to join a sketcher if they are sharing a room with a sketcher. There is so much to explore, to do, see and enjoy that you will never be bored whilst your partner sketches!
This tour is fully guided by our English-speaking local Japanese expert as well as having your experienced, professional Tour Manager Kate Stedman at all times making sure you are happy every day.
We will learn each place’s history and enjoy amazing Japanese cuisine inbetween sketching activities.
Our outstanding International Renowned Sketch Artist who will be doing daily demos and workshops is TBA soon