2020 Japan Winter –
Sacred Places

January 10, 2020 - January 24th, 2020

Cost:

$13,995 USD

Questions?

[email protected]

January 10 -24, 2020 – Japan – Sacred Places

 

2020 – January

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Price – $13,995

Single supplement $2,600

Price does not include intl airfare, alcohol, some meals, and incidentals.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Tsunehiko Kano

Our Team

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.

Our Locations

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.

Our Itinerary

15 Days / 14 Nights

Jan 10 / Day 1 – Tokyo (NRT Intl Airport) (Welcome / Seminars)

Jan 11 / Day 2 – Tokyo  (Sushi experience, Not experience, Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower)

Reflections of Tokyo Tower located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

 

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)

Taiizan Kotokuin Shojosenji, or Kōtoku-in is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha

 

Jan 14 / Day 5 – Tokyo   (Zenkoji Temple, Gyokushoin Temple)

Zenkō-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Nagano, Japan. The temple was built in the 7th century. Nagano City, established in 1897, was originally a town built around the 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)

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.


Jan 18  / Day 9– Kyoto (Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle, Kimono experience, Tea Ceremony, Origami Workshop, Gion Walk)

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a refined city on the island of Honshu with thousands of classical Buddhist temples

 

Jan 19 / Day 10 –  Kyoto (Arashiyama, Kodaiji , Fushimi Inari, Himeji,)

 

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Jan 20 / Day 11- Kyoto (Manpukuji, Japanese Archery)

Manpuku ji Temple was established by Chinese Zen priests and remains a Zen temple.

 

Jan 21 / Day 12 – Kyoto/Nara (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Toji Temple, Geisha )

A Maiko prepares her makeup in Nara, Japan

 

Jan 22 / Day 13 – Nara  – Osaka (Futsu Swordsmith, Ai Dying, Dotombori)

A Japanese sword maker.
Reflections in the Osaka River in Osaka, Japan

 

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.

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