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Insider’s Japan

September 23-October 5, 2020 Just Added

Japan pagoda in water
Smith group photo in Japan
Dry Japanese zen garden
Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Take in the stunning sights, sounds and tastes that render Japan a nation of many wonders. Spend 13 days immersed in mesmerizing land of superb art, bustling commerce and rich traditions.

On this exclusive, small-group tour, explore the quintessential highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto. By way of bullet train, travel off the beaten path to the historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Visits to the Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and the Japanese Alps offer panoramic views of breathtaking scenery. With two full days in Kyoto, there’s plenty of organized and leisure time to appreciate Japan’s compelling cultural and artistic heritage. Enroll early, as space is limited to 24 guests!

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Trip Highlights

  • Tour Tokyo’s top sites, including the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace
  • Spend the night in Hakone at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn
  • Explore Takayama’s authentically preserved small inns, teahouses and sake breweries
  • Visit Ryoan-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple whose acclaimed dry garden epitomizes the simplicity of Zen meditation

Faculty Speaker

  • Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Myra M. Sampson Professor of Education and Child Study and Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard 1969 Faculty Director of Global Studies at Smith

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Trip Details

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active
  • Cost: From $5,695 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $1,395 per person
  • Deposit: $500 per person, payable to Odysseys Unlimited, Inc.
  • On Tour Air Costs: See brochure for air-inclusive rates
  • Co-sponsors: This is a Smith-only departure
  • Optional Extensions:
    • An optional three-day post-tour extension to Hiroshima is available