Japan - Sacred Places
Date: January 2020
Class Size: Space is limited!
No Discounts Apply
2017 Price – $16,499
Single supplement $2,500
Price does not include intl airfare, alcohol, some meals, and incidentals.
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Our special friends in Japan, Kano-san (professional photographer) and Chie-san (travel specialist) help make our experiences of Japanese culture thoroughly authentic. Without them we wouldn’t be able to have so many special opportunities that make our adventures truly extraordinary; private meditation sessions with Zen monks, attending sumo and archery practices, participating in noh and geisha dress and performances, and much more.
Kano-san accompanies us on all of our excursions as a teacher and translator. (We also travel with a second local guide.)
Chie-san will be happy to provide you with her valuable assistance if you’re planning on spending extra time in Japan before or after our workshop.
Japan. It has an unmistakable style. Home to sushi, tempura, tea ceremonies, haiku, calligraphy, printmaking, kimonos, geisha, samurai, ninja, kabuki, karaoke, Godzilla, Hello Kitty, manga, nuclear power, high tech electronics, Shinto, Zen Buddhism and so much, much more. This island nation has an extraordinarily rich heritage that has changed and continues to change the world. We’ll get a taste of it all – but our focus will be Japan’s sacred temples, shrines, gardens, and landscapes.
Plus, you’ll see it through each other’s eyes in our frequent seminars.
15 Days / 15 Nights
Day 1 – Tokyo (NRT Intl Airport) (Welcome / Seminars)
Day 2 – Tokyo To Nikko (Bansai Village, Toshogu Shrine, Kanmangafuchi Abyss)
Day 3 – Nikko (Survey Of Areas Waterfalls, Sake Brewery)
Day 4 – Nikko to Tokyo (Calligraphy Museum, Shodo Performance)
Day 5 – Tokyo (Kabuki Makeup & Performance)
Day 6 – Tokyo (Kamakura Temples – Daibutsu, Hase Kanon, Hachimangu)
Day 7 – Tokyo – Nikko ( Fish Market, Sushi Making, Kutanijaki Pottery)
Days 8 – Gora Kadan (Local Farms, Kimono Museum)
Day 10 – Gora Kadan to Kyoto (Japanese Archery, Buddha Carving)
Day 11- Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Zen Monastery Meditation)
Day 12 – Kyoto (Kimono Tea Ceremony, Temples)
Day 13 – Kyoto – Nara (Todaiji Temple, Geisha Makeup & Dinner)
Day 14 – Nara to Osaka (Blacksmith, Dotombori Shopping District)
Day 15 – Osaka (departure)
Day 16 – Osaka – A special one-day seminar is available for repeat alumni.