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JAPAN 
dates will be changing
 

UPDATE (AS OF 9/26/22)
NEWS IS JAPAN WILL BE RE-OPENING ON  OCT 11
The primary requirement, which is still pending official approval, is that tourists need to be vaccinated-and-boosted, or submit a recent negative test. (Details still TBD on what kind of test and how far in advance. Confirm before your trip, but indications are thrice-vaccinated travelers will be exempt from having to get tested.)

In short, from October 11 onward, American travelers can arrive with their vaccine card or negative test on flights.

Recharge Your Spirit!

Join our sacred adventure to Japan! Enjoy the sites, cuisine, and amazing technology and culture that only Japan has to offer. Please look at the locations we will be visiting below, and also to ensure you have your reservation pay for your accommodations now.

We have been waiting for three years for Japan to open and they finally announced their re-opening! We will be  re-energizing our Japan retreat with new dates.

 

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Tokyo

Tokyo, the world's largest metropolis, is known for top-rated restaurants, the Shibuya Crossing, Imperial Palace, cherry blossoms, markets, and more. The shopping scene includes the Harajuku and Akihabara districts. Tokyo is also famous for its vending machines, cat cafes, museums, and sacred sites. Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs every year from March to April, commemorates the gift of approximately 3,000 cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to the United States in 1912. The gift celebrates the friendship between the Japanese and American people.

Opportunities:

*The hot springs of Saya no Yudokoro in northwestern Tokyo, draws its mineral-rich spring water from more than 540 yards underground.

* Introductory Zazen classes are held every Saturday evening and the first Sunday of each month at the Kouunji Temple.

*Drumming in the O-daiko at Taiko-Lab for visitors to experience the impressive resonance of the lab's biggest drum.

Ride around Tokyo in a MariCar Go Kart.

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. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. 

Opportunities:

* Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) * Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) Take a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama.

* Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour, The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors. Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of your guide, whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture—and plenty of food. 


 

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Hakone 

Hakone, in Japan's Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park west of Tokyo, is a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji. It also encompasses Hakone Shrine, a Shinto shrine with a red “torii” gate overlooking Lake Ashi, which can be toured by boat, as well as the boiling sulfur springs of the Owakudani Valley. 

Opportunities:

*Hakone's most famous Shinto shrine. * See pretty Caldera Lake with views of Mount Fuji. * Hakone's Hot springs * Temple with lots of Rakan statues in its garden. *A reconstructed castle at the entrance to Hakone. * Botanical Garden exhibiting various marsh and alpine plants...and more.

Samurai town of Kanazawa

Near the Japanese Alps. Literally meaning “the long samurai residence neighborhood of Nagamachi,” Nagamachi Buke-yashiki was home to high and mid-ranking samurai soldiers of Edo-era Kanazawa and is currently home to three of Kanazawa’s five samurai museums. It’s also an easy walk from both Kaname Inn Tatemachi and the western geisha district of Nishi Chaya Gai.

Located almost in the middle of Japan’s central island of Honshu, Kanazawa boasts a diverse range of attractions.
These include the urban structure of the castle town developed by samurai and the cultural heritage that it retains, traditional crafts regarded as symbolic of Japanese handiwork and aesthetics, and a unique food culture.

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*Flight from US is not included and is purchased individually.

 

The reason we charge individual prices for the 2 bed accommodations, are because within the country we have to buy individual tickets for everyone to get on airplanes and to get into sites, to pay for buses, meals, hotels, so this pays for the individual.