2024 Painting Tours

Take advantage of this price and favorable exchange rate to explore Japan on a relaxed painting tour with friendly operators.

28 April – 5 May 2024: 7 nights/6 days Sakura painting (Fully booked)

8 -15 May 2024: 7 nights/6 days Sakura painting (1 place available)

18 -25 May 2024: 7 nights/6 days Sakura painting (2 places available)

18-25 October 2024 includes 7 nights/ 6 days Autumn painting (4 places available)

NZD $1,500 per person

INCLUDES: Twin share accommodation, welcome dinner, breakfast, including meals at home, transfers to and from Otaru station, transport each day to all painting locations and all touring around with the painters, all tuition both at home and in the field, plus unlimited WIFI.

For more information please email charhird@gmail.com and ask for more information and the terms & conditions

REVIEWS: May 2023 Charlotte hosted two outdoor spring Sakura painting tours to Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. Here’s what the guests had to say…

Dana said “Thanks so much Charlotte Hird for sharing this wonderful part of the world with us. What an adventure it’s been. So many beautiful places to visit and paint. Extraordinarily delicious and strange things to eat and enjoy. Such a relaxing, interesting, fun holiday! Wonderful weather too. Lifetime memories to treasure….

Maureen said “The week I spent with Charlotte in Otaru, Hokkaido, was exceptional in every way. Charlotte and Dean’s house provided all the comforts of home in a cosy atmosphere. It was a pleasure to come back to relax after a full day’s adventure of painting and sketching very different landscapes. Each day was filled with colour and surprises, from the buildings, flowers, trees, food or shopping. A never to be forgotten unique experience. Definitely “an up there”, painting holiday.

Jenny says “Extraordinary : Thankyou Charlotte Hird! Best week to experience and enjoy Otaru and surroundings : Art, cuisine & cultural highlights! Greatest holiday: Scenery, escapism, painting and experiencing : watercolour tutorials and painting opportunities and Japan cuisine & cultural moments! Thanks #charlottehird