I have just had to pull out of the next Japan Architecture Tour in late September and October, run by Queensland architect Robert Day. Terrible unfortunate. As some compensation for wasting his time trying to find me a suitable airfare, I would like to plug the tour to anyone remotely interested. I have friends who have been on previous tours and vouch for it – one even going twice.
The tour comes in two flavours, one including the 24th UIA World Architecture Congress in Tokyo, and one not.
The UIA Congress will feature guest speakers such as Fumihiko Maki, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and Christo. The tour is reasonably priced and provides an opportunity to see some famous traditional and contemporary buildings. There are many interesting architecture exhibitions on at the same time including one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about the Japanese Metabolist Movement which featured world renowned architect like Kenzo Tange, Kisho Kurokawa and many more.
OPTION 1 – 14 DAY TOUR (Sep 24 – Oct 8) COST – $4500 AUD
This tour incorporates attendance at the UIA Congress followed by a fully guided tour spending 10 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto.
( Inclusions: Accommodation, venue entries (30 Sep – 8 Oct only), 7 day JR Rail Pass, ground transport costs (30 Sep – 8 Oct only), full tour guidance. Exclusions: Airfares, meals, airport transfers, UIA Congress registration costs, UIA Congress programme and UIA event costs. )
OPTION 2 – 9 DAY TOUR (Sep 30 – Oct 8) – $3800 AUD
This fully guided tourr commences at the conclusion of the UIA congress spending 5 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto.
( Inclusions: Accommodation, venue entries, 7 day JR Rail Pass, ground transport costs, full tour guidance. Exclusions: Airfares, meals, airport transfers.)
In Tokyo the tour will visit art galleries and museums designed by famous architects, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jiyu Gakuen School and spend time in the architectural hotspots of Ginza and Omotesando. In Kyoto the tour will visit famous temples and shrines and travel to Meiji Mura and to Hyogo to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel and Yamamura House.
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Posted by Peter on 22.08.11 in tours