Art Trip: Karuizawa (from Karuizawa)

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Let's do Museum hopping in Karuizawa
From¥9,835

~ USD 90.76

Let's do Museum hopping in Karuizawa
From¥9,835

~ USD 90.76

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  • Toyota Alphard1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:30
  • HiAce Grand Cabin1-8 People, 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:30
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1515
1 Day (8 Hours)
Availability : Depend on each museum
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN KARUIZAWA.

You can pick your hotel, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within KARUIZAWA CITY.

 

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY14,236 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE (TOYOTA ALPHARD) = JPY71,180/GROUP

+ JPY9,835 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE (HIACE GRAND CABIN) = JPY78,680/GROUP


Each booking will be charged per vehicle, irrespective of the number of passengers. The price per person will depend on the number of passengers in your group travelling in a single vehicle. Please note the maximum occupancy limits for each vehicle while booking. 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ Vehicle designated in selected package (either a Toyota Alphard, HiAce Grand Cabin or HiAce Luxury Cabin)

+ English speaking driver (the driver is not a guide & may only have basic English skills)

+ Tolls, Highway Fees, Parking Fees, Fuel (and other associated vehicle costs for this itinerary)

 

SEAT PLAN
Toyota Alphard
HiAce Grand Cabin

 

HOW CAN I ADD A TOUR GUIDE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within KARUIZAWA and then proceed to your chosen destination options.

Please type in three options from the following after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

Option 01: Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa (Recommended)

Option 02: Stone Church Karuizawa (Recommended)

Option 03: Sezon Museum of Art (Recommended)

Option 04: Karuizawa New Art Museum

Option 05: The Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa

                 

DETAILED ITINERARY

We start off in Karuizawa. After picking you up in one of our luxurious private vehicles, we will drive you through the three destinations of your choice.

 

Option 01: Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa (Recommended)

Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa Art Trip Karuizawa Private Package Tour

The ‘Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa’ designed and built by the architect Ryue Nishizawa, can best be described as a clean, elegant collection of exhibition spaces harmoniously set amongst beautiful natural backdrops both inside and out.

The single story cultural facility is located on a lush site in Karuizawa, Japan. A buffer zone known as the ‘colour leaf garden’ holds the space between parking lot and museum, which is extensively planted with over 60,000 plants of 150 different varieties. Passing through this zone, occupants are met with clean, white walls which bound and create space within the museum. The interior is naturally lit by a series of organically shaped light wells that puncture into the galleries and are filled with local vegetation, drawing daylight and greenery into the internal spaces. This daylight is controlled and optimized through the use of deep eaves, silver screens and UV-cutting glass.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adult: JPY1200 per person

 

Option 02: Stone Church Karuizawa (Recommended)

Stone Church Karuizawa Art Trip Karuizawa Private Package Tour

Stone Church in Karuizawa was built in commemoration of Uchimura Kanzo (1861-1930) who was the foremost leader of the Non-church Movement, Japanese author, and Christian evangelist. The church is only 20+ years old, but it looks like it has been here from the ancient days. The building, designed by an American architect, Kendrick Kellogg (1934-), integrates its surroundings naturally. Kellogg was careful to make sure that the building would not change the surroundings: air flow, water stream, and the slope of the land.

 

Option 03: Sezon Museum of Art (Recommended)

Sezon Museum of Art Art Trip Karuizawa Private Package Tour

Sezon Museum of Modern Art, through the concept of being the museum inside nature, is made to blend in the nature of Karuizawa resembling a low-rise tea-ceremony arbor. The layout of the museum was done by Kiyonori Kikutake, who is one of the leading architects of Japan. The garden is a circuit style garden with the idea by Isamu Wakabayashi, made possible to walk around listening to the murmur of the river inside the forest.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adult: JPY1500 per person

 

Option 04: Karuizawa New Art Museum

Karuizawa New Art Museum Art Trip Karuizawa Private Package Tour

The Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture is dedicated to mostly post-war Japanese and foreign modern art. The glass building was designed by Japanese architect, Rikuo Nishimori, and opened in 2012. The white supports on the exterior and interior represent the local forests.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
*Depend on the exhibition

 

Option 05: The Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa

The Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa Art Trip Karuizawa Private Package Tour

The Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa is an art museum displaying works from world famous Japanese artists like Kusama Yayoi, Nara Yoshitomo, Arakawa Shusaku, Rokkaku Ayako, and so on. Along with the admission fee into the museum, you can also get a tea and snack treat for your visit. In the café corner, you can also find Mariage Freres black tea as well as the local specialty of Shinshu, apple juice. As long as there is a person in the picture, you’re allowed to take photos of the exhibits. This makes the Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa one of the only art museums in Japan that allows photos of its exhibits.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adult: JPY1000 per person


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Karuizawa.