Japan - Sacred Places
Date: January 10-24, 2020
Class Size: Space is limited!
No Discounts Apply
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
Jan 10 / Day 1 – Tokyo (NRT Intl Airport) (Welcome / Seminars)
Jan 11 / Day 2 – Tokyo (Sushi experience, Not experience, Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower)
Jan 12 / Day 3 – Tokyo (Yushima Tenjin, Knife Ceremony, charter boat, Shamisen Live)
Jan 13 / Day 4 – Kamakura (Daibutsu/Hase Temple, Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Alley)
Jan 14 / Day 5 – Tokyo (Zenkoji Temple, Gyokushoin Temple)
Jan 15 / Day 6 – Nagono (Obuse, Hokusai Museum, Natura Iryama, Nozawa Dosojin Festival)
Jan 16 / Day 7 – Kanbayashi Onsen ( Snow Monkey Park)
Jan 17 / Day 8 – Kyoto (Matsumoto Castle and Kyoto)
Jan 18 / Day 9– Kyoto (Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle, Kimono experience, Tea Ceremony, Origami Workshop, Gion Walk)
Jan 19 / Day 10 – Kyoto (Arashiyama, Kodaiji , Fushimi Inari, Himeji)
Jan 20 / Day 11- Kyoto (Manpukuji, Japanese Archery)
Jan 21 / Day 12 – Kyoto/Nara (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Toji Temple, Geisha )
Jan 22 / Day 13 – Nara – Osaka (Futsu Swordsmith, Ai Dying, Dotombori)
Jan 23 / Day 14 – Osaka (Japanese Drum Beating,Kuromon Markets, Dotombori Shopping District)
Jan 24– Osaka (Departure) A special one-day seminar is available for repeat alumni.