Wright In Japan

March 19-29 2025

11 days | Max 20 guests

Wright In Japan

The Architect's Eastern Vision

While his contemporaries looked to Europe for inspiration, it was the enigmatic culture of Japan that cast its spell on the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Ever since the 1890s, when Wright first encountered Japanese art and architecture in Chicago, he longed to see the country itself. And from 1905 to 1922, he traveled there seven times while designing a total of fourteen projects, including the Imperial Hotel.

Travel in the architect’s footsteps and into the heart of Japanese culture, discovering what Wright loved about Japan and the ideas from “that great East” which proved influential throughout his career. Fall in love with Japan, as Wright did, on this 11-day, 10-night journey.

Discover Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kobe and so much more. See masterpieces of contemporary architecture while taking part in traditional cultural experiences on this immersive, experiential journey. Savor regional cuisine, participate in a tea ceremony, meditate on Zen Buddhism, soak in a hot spring, and stroll tranquil gardens on this iconic journey, all during the unforgettable beauty of cherry blossom season.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Members: $9,495 per person, double occupancy
General: $9,995 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $2,495
Airfare not included

Book by August 1 and SAVE $200.

Full Itinerary
Great Buddha of Kamakura


Journey Includes

11 Days

Ten night accommodations in luxury hotels and ryokan

20 Meals

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 3 dinners

17+ Tours

  • Imperial Hotel at Meiji Village
  • Jiyu Gakuen
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Sumida Hokusai Museum
  • Nezu Museum
  • Kachi Villa
  • Boat ride on Lake Ashi
  • I.M. Pei-designed Miho Museum
  • Sumiya Motenashi Art Museum
  • Ryoan-ji and Daitoku-ji temples
  • Memorial Hall of Kawai Kanjiro
  • Byodo-in
  • Chochikukyo
  • Todai-ji Temple
  • Koshien Hotel
  • Yamamura House


  • Transportation by luxury motorcoach
  • First class seats on the Shinkansen Bullet Train
  • Departure transfers from Kyoto to Itami and Kansai International Airports
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Guides, lectures and entrance fees, taxes, gratuities

In Your Own Words

It was a great introduction to a truly special country. We gained a lot of insight on Japanese culture, customs, architecture, influences and beauty. It was interesting to see what Frank Lloyd Wright accomplished here and how Japan influenced his thought process and his work. We also understand why he loved Japan.

Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

Overall an awesome trip, memorable, I would certainly recommend to people and consider another trip.

Wright In Japan: The Architect's Eastern Vision | June 2016

For architecture fans who have an interest in the Japanese aesthetic, this is a fabulous trip. Risa’s knowledge of the food and culture certainly enhanced the experience. Highly recommend this trip if you are both a foodie and Frank Lloyd Wright fan!

Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

The trip of a lifetime for both of us! We both agreed that we could not have done this trip on our own. We could have visited Japan, but we would not have had access to— or knowledge of— many of the very special sites, esp. those outside the major cities and the architectural treasures. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TRIP!

Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

This tour was superb. We would love to go again sometime.

Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

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Past participants have gathered from all over the country and from around the world to take part in our outstanding journeys. They come from all walks of life, their ages ranging from 10 to 80, starting the journey as strangers, leaving as friends.

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