World Edventures and Service Tours

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Japanese Traditions (13 Days)

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony is the embodiment of Japanese hospitality, representing harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. You’ll experience this Zen aesthetic on every day of your Japanese tour—and not only while drinking tea. Discover how centuries-old traditions and temples coexist with cutting-edge culture and futuristic cityscapes. And witness how Japan’s art, architecture and day-to-day culture continue to reflect its time-honored philosophies.
Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 8 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • 6 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach and other on-tour transportation
  • Selected admissions with priority entry
  • Visit to Higashinoinouecho Prison in Kyoto (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Himeji Temple Kyoto

Golden Pavilion Kyoto

Gion District Geishas

Mount Fuji

Giant Bamboo Forest Kamakura

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Price: $5,552.00 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $394.00 premium travel protection*

Next departure dates:
October 2019 (JATR1019)

April 2020 (JATR0420)
October 2020 (JATR1020)

Edventure Highlights

~ Welcome Dinner

Tokyo’s old town, including the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple,  the Imperial Palace and its impressive grounds, and the centuries-old Nakamise Shopping Arcade

~ The Meiji Shinto Shrine, final resting place of Emperor Meiji, and its Inner Garden, and the Metropolitan Building to get a bird’s-eye view of Tokyo

~ Sushi-making and dinner with an experienced chef at a local restaurant

Kamakura, where you’ll visit the famed Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

~ Komachi Shopping Street, known for its the arts and crafts for sale

~  Mount Fuji, standing an imposing 12,388 feet high, and its panoramic views of nearby lakes and villages from the midway-point observatory

~  Cruise of Lake Ashi, formed after Mount Hakone erupted 3,000 years ago, following a high-speed bullet train

~ Hakone Open-Air Museum, featuring endless sculptures over its 17 acres and a Picasso gallery with more than 700 pieces of his work

~  Kyoto and its 17th-century Nijo Castle with its intricate architecture and unique alarm system— floors that sound like a nightingale when walked on

~ The Golden Pavilion, and the Ryoanji Temple, which houses the country’s finest Zen gardens

~ Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, and the history of sake brewing, as well as a tasting of soome local varieties

~ Arashiyama District, and its UNESCO Tenryu-ji Temple, constructed in the 12th century

~ The famous Bamboo Grove, where a pathway meanders through giant bamboo over 12 feet tall; also, the Hozu River

~ Nishiki Market, referred to as "Kyoto's kitchen", where food stalls stretch for five blocks

~ Koga, home of the Miho Museum, which boasts an excellent collection of Japanese art and an extensive Egyptian collection.

~ Higashinoinouecho Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only) 

Nara, Japan’s first real capital, and the local Buddhist and Shinto shrines, including the Todaiji Shrine, home to the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue 

Osaka, including the massive Osaka Castlem, once the mightiest castle in Japan, that houses a museum dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the legendary leader who built the castle

~ Hiroshima*, bombed by the Allies in 1945 to end World War II, including the A-Bomb Dome, a building that partially survived the blast, the Peace Park with its Centotaph for the victims; and the Peace Memorial Museum

~ Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, a beautiful island in the Seto Inland Sea

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