Arrive Tokyo; transfer to domestic flight to Takamatsu. Ritsurin Gardens, Isamu Noguchi studio.
Kotohira. Konpira-san, region’s oldest Shinto shrine. 785 steps to the top. Picnic with a view.
Tokushima. Japan’s most impenetrable valley.Buddhist temples, incredible views. Valley of the dolls.
Takamatsu. Back to Takamatsu for lunch & shopping; catamaran across to Teshima.
Teshima. Electric-assist bicycles around Teshima, an amazing art island.Catamaran to Shodoshima.
Shodoshima. Japan’s oldest soy sauce factory; cable car into the mountains with views of terraced rice fields.Sake brewery and tasting.
Kurashiki. Preserved historic town. Artisans and an ancient temple. Birthplace of Japanese denim (custom made jeans!)
Nabari. Gorgeous traditional thatched roof villa owned by a Shugendo priest and surrounded by rural beauty.
Mt. Koya. Travel by private helicopter down the Kii Peninsula and land at Koyasan. Visit major temples, enjoy scenery.
Iga. Visit the birthplace of Japan’s Ninja at Iga-Ueno castle. Visit local potter in his studio. Experience a fire ritual.
Tokyo. Travel back to capital. Evening tour of hidden eateries and bars with a local expert.
Tokyo. Day trip to the Enoura Observatory, passion project of artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Free day. Visit the astounding Team Lab exhibition at Mori Digital Museum. Wander with an architect or fashion expert. Depart late afternoon.