Oct. 14-25, 2012
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Arrive at Tokyo Narita airport. Meet and transfer to our ultramodern Zen-style hotel. Meet your host T.C. Swartz and fellow guests during a welcome get together. Then enjoy visits and excursions according to your preferences. Too many choices? We give you some suggestions.
Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo
Fly to Kumamoto by commercial air, exploring the Kyushu countryside including Mt. Aso. At the Kai Aso Resort you will have your own guesthouse with a private outdoor Japanese bath. This is the heart of the traditional Japan portion of the program, and you will enjoy many traditional experiences in the local community.
Kai Aso Resort
Tamanoyu Onsen Ryokan
Fukuoka Grand Hyatt
Ride the Shinkansen high speed train from Fukuoka to Kyoto, and enjoy a bento box lunch. We have three days to explore a treasure trove of historical and cultural riches, as well enjoy as many hands-on learning experiences.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Board another Shinkansen and ride from Kyoto to Tokyo, to continue our exploration of Tokyo, with myriad choices to delight and surprise you. Meet the best chef of Italian cuisine in Japan (T.C.’s personal opinion) at his cozy Ginza restaurant where we have our Farewell Dinner. It will be a memorable evening!
Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Return home or extend your stay in Japan.
Limited to 12 Travelers
Double Occupancy: $24,800
Single Supplement: $3,850
International commercial air to/from Japan is not included. Ten percent of the per-person expedition price will be donated in the traveler’s name to Mercy Corps who will use the funds to support communities affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
For your protection and peace of mind, all payments are secured in a bank escrow account that is fully insured by the U.S. Federal Government.
Kai Aso Resort