Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times

12/29/2022 through 12/19/2024
12/29/2022 through 12/22/2024
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Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times
Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition as we explore dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto, and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.

Highlights
Take part in a traditional taiko drumming class, Learn about the health benefits of the Okinawan cuisine, Meet and train with a former sumo wrestler, Watch wild snow monkeys bathe in hot springs, Learn all about how wasabi is grown, Delve into delicious Japanese cuisine while creating your own ramen, Encounter fearless deer in the gardens of Nara Park, Learn about the legendary swordsmanship of the samurai

Accommodation
Hotels (9 nts), traditional Inn (1 nt)

Group Leader
2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout

Group Size Notes
20

Meals Included
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What’s Included
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Okinawa Cooking Class, Tokyo
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kembu Masters, Kyoto
Your Family Journeys Moment: Traditional Taiko Drumming Class, Tokyo
Your Family Journeys Moment: Sumo Wrestling Class, Tokyo
Your Foodie Moment: Wasabi Farm Visit, Matsumoto
Your Family Journeys Moment: Ramen Making Class, Kyoto. Tour of Tokyo including Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa and Harajuku districts. Traditional taiko Japanese drumming class. Sumo class led by a former wrestler. Sleep in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy a kaiseki dinner. See wild snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Visit the Buddhist temple of Zenko-ji. Visit Matsumoto castle. Visit a local wasabi farm. Walk through the Nishiki Market and Gion Geisha District with your CEOs. Visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Take part in a ramen making class. Tour Nara including visits to the Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine and the Naramachi district. Visit the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Tokyo
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Day 2 Tokyo
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Day 3 Tokyo
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Day 4 Tokyo/Nagano (area)
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Day 5 Nagano
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Day 6 Nagano
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Day 7 Nagano/Kyoto
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Day 8 Kyoto
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Day 9 Nara
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Day 10 Kyoto
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Day 11 Kyoto
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