Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Hot Springs
Departure April 14, 2015
DAY 1: Leave Albuquerque and go to Japan: cross date line
DAY2: Arrive Narita Airport then depart for Nagoya. Stay at a business hotel in Nagoya
Day 3: Travel to Takayama, visit Festival Floats Museum. Stay at a Ryokan in Takayama
DAY 4: Travel to Shirakawa-go (World Heritage Site) antique farmer's village by bus. To to Kanazawa by bus and stay at a hotel in Kanazawa
DAY 5: Explore Kanazawa, visit Kenrokuen Garden and Ohi family pottery museum and studio. Leave for Kyoto.
DAY 6: Explore North of Kyoto, visit Indigo studio/shop and Sanzenin temple in Ohara Village.
Back to Kyoto and stroll Gion (Geisha) District. Stay in Kyoto.
DAY 7: Explore East Kyoto, Nanzenji Temple and walk Philosopher's Path to Silver Pavilion. In the afternoon, we leave Kyoto to go to Mitani Hot Springs for Onsen experience.. Stay in Ryokan.
DAY 8: Leisure time until departure to Tokyo.
JASNM MEMBER PRICE: without airfare $2100.00
+ tax/person (with airfare $3700.00 + tax/person)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: ADD $150.00 DONATION TO JASNM, INC.
INCLUDES: All Accommodations, Dinner on Day 7, Breakfast on Day 8, Transportation within Japan, entrance fees, English speaking Japanese guide/escort.
Minimum number of travelers: 10
Maximum number of travelers: 25
Requires a lot of walking. You should be capable of walking several miles each day.