The extraordinary contrasts of modern Japan are to be found throughout this archipelago but most particularly in Hokkaido. My introduction to Japan 30 years ago was this very island and those early years exploring Hokkaido have left an indelible impression of this wild northern island..Hokkaido is a place where the power of an ancient and pervasive culture lays like a patch work quilt over an almost sub arctic wild land.The result is a superb mix of culture and wilderness. Here you will find architecture and structure that reflects the history and refinement of ancient Japan. Where inner spaces comply with the Japanese aesthetic of art and beauty. And of course, delicious and healthy food that can be found anywhere in Japan is abundant in the mountains and valleys of Hokkaido.Liberally spaced throughout this wild island you will also find some of Japan�s most famous artisans and photographers, who have escaped north to build a life on the edge of the wilderness.On this tour we will visit many of these people artisans, including �Takushinkan� the gallery of Japan�s most famous landscape photographer Shinzo Maeda. As well Maeda San�s gallery we will visit other lesser known photo galleries, painters, wood workers, potters and glass blowers. There is also the chance to visit the Ainu textile museum in Asahikawa.And the backdrop throughout is the superb alpine scenery of central Hokkaido, where mountains and volcanoes tower over the valleys. Our chosen season is autumn and Hokkaido has the very best of Japan�s autumn colours.Our accommodation is predominantly Japanese style with one night of full luxury accommodation. Delicious and healthy Japanese meals are a feature of our accommodations. Many have relaxing hot spring baths, a soothing way to finish your day in the saddle.Contact us today to join this relaxing cycle week in central Hokkaido.
- 7 Days
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- AUD 2695
$250 deposit per person
6 dinners and 6 breakfasts; all transfers to and from Sapporo (Chitose) or Asahikawa airports.
Air fares; all items of a personal nature; travel insurance (compulsory): bicycles (bicycle hire for this tour is $A265) meals other than those specified.
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