Gentle Beast summer Japan tour June 2023


The very first International flower workshop tour!

Speaking of traveling in style, and finding the hidden spots in Japan, the owner and florist Kai can definitely lead the way, he spent 5 years in Japan work, study and writing travel and culture column for Vogue, and also fluent in Japanese.

For the first time, he is taking our beloved workshop across the ocean to Japan in the beautiful early summer hydrangea season, staying in the most iconic luxury hotels in 2 of the biggest urban centers of Japan - Tokyo and Osaka, touring the biggest flower trading market in the world in Ota, stay at a hidden luxury onsen ryokan (traditional Japanese hot spring  inn) while exploring the flower farms in Shizuoka,  and spend a day in a Japanese restaurant with Kai and his mentor Sachi, dive into the flower world while enjoying the unique customized kaiseki course experience. 

The ultimate flower workshop in Japan that you will ever find.  

Gentle Beast Japan Flower Tour

June 14 - June 22

DAY 1 June14

12:00 pm

Departure Honolulu

Economy Class 


Day 2 June 15


Arrival Tokyo 

5:00 pm 

Check in The Tokyo Station Hotel 

King Bed or Twin Beds room 

Vintage elegance in the hip heart of Tokyo

An air of golden-age glamour hangs over The Tokyo Station Hotel. This domed, red-hued building has been part of the city skyline for over 100 years. Today, the hotel blends Omotenashi – the time-honoured spirit of Japanese hospitality – with 21st century luxury. And with no less than ten eateries on-site, it promises an indulgent escape.


Day 3 June 16


Ota flower market tour 

Japan’s central wholesale market for flower auctions

Instead of being a regular tourist, you are getting an insider tour led by our florist friend in Tokyo, Chiharu!

She will walk us through the entire market like a real pro, discover the wholesale venders and live auctions, where all the actions happen. 

  The Ota market owns an enormous tract of land that stretches some 400,000㎡ in the coastal area of Ota ward. The market boasts the largest volume of fruits/vegetables and flowers in Japan. The market has introduced a state-of-the-art computerized transaction system to facilitate the world’s largest flower business. They have a walkway for visitors to observe the market. 


Head back to Tokyo city, enjoy breakfast. 

11:00am ~

Free to explore Tokyo 

Or join optional tours to visit different flower shops around Aoyama, Omotesando area.


 Day 4 June 17


Check out hotel


Take Shinkansen First Class to Shizuoka 


Private car pick up, lunch.


Flower farm tour 


Check in Luxury Ryokan Kitanomaru

We will enjoy the rest of the day in the ryokan.

You can either walk around the garden or enjoy the nature onsen. 


Kaiseki dinner at ryokan 



Day 5 June 18


Breakfast at Ryokan 


Flower farm tour




Flower farm tour 


Dinner, kaiseki at Ryokan 


Day 6 June 19 


Breakfast at ryokan 


Check out 


Take Shinkansen First Class to Osaka 


Arrive Osaka, check in St Regis Hotel

Day 7 Workshop 

After Breakfast, we will head to Moriguchi, a neighbor city just 15mins car ride away from Osaka and spend a day with Kai and his mentor Sachi, Matsuura, in a Japanese traditional style restaurant - Chami!

We will learn from the basic flower knowledge, follow up with using beautiful early summer flowers to decorate the entire restaurant. 


lunch break at Chami 



Learning to do a classic hand tied bouquet and arrangement with Kai and Sachi, joined by other Japanese students



Japanese Kaiseki dinner at Chami 

The restaurant will close the entire day for us, we can take our time to enjoy a customized dinner designed just for this workshop 

Day 8 June 21 - Day 9 June 22 

Free time in Osaka, do all the shopping you want or explore Kansai area such as Kyoto and Nara 

Day 9 June 22 


Departure from Kansai international airport 

Economy Class 

Day 9 June 22


Arrival at Honolulu 

Home sweet home!


Price Details 


All Inclusive Tour (9 days 7 nights, airfare included) 


2 nights in Tokyo Station Hotel 

2nights in Ryokan kitanomaru

3nights in St. Regis Osaka

(Including all transportation and meals mentioned above) 

Partial tour (5 days 4 nights, excluding airfare) 



Tokyo Oda flower tour 

Shinkansen First class to Shizuoka

Ryokan Kitanomaru 2nights + St. Regis Osaka 2 nights

All transportation and meals in Shizuoka

 lunch and dinner at Chami 


June 20 Workshop only 


including lunch and dinner at Chami 



Upgrade to Business Class +$2300.00

$500 deposit will be charged at the time of booking, the remaining balance will be collected via a separate invoice, you can also pay by check.  




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