Experience two of Japan’s crown jewels on the Daum Museum’s 2017, 10-day adventure!
Kinkaku-ji, the “Golden Pavilion”
Join us from March 9-18, 2017, for a not-to-be-missed journey to two of Japan’s ancient imperial capitals, Tokyo and Kyoto.
Our stay will highlight the country’s cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. Select visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and other significant attractions, will allow us to develop a deep appreciation for the history and breadth of Japanese culture through the experience of architecture, landscape design, and artwork by both court masters and everyday people. Tokyo epitomizes Japan’s unique blend of ancient monuments and modern high-tech; Kyoto exemplifies old Japan, with its centuries-old Buddhist temples, Zen gardens, and Shinto shrines.
Side trips to Kamakura, Hakone, and Nara will offer alternatives to urban life, letting us experience seaside living, views of Mount Fuji, and a peek at the cradle of Japanese art and religion. In between there will be opportunities to sample the country’s varied cuisine, from sushi at the source to tea in a quiet garden; free-time amusements, including karaoke bars and pachinko parlors; and Japan’s famed street fashion, from teenaged extravagance in the Harajuku section of Tokyo to geisha elegance in the Gion district of Kyoto.
Trip cost and reservations: $5,299 per person, based on two people sharing one room and including a $200 charitable donation to the Daum Museum; single supplement is $950 (every attempt will be made to pair solo travelers). Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
A deposit of $1,500 will hold your place. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Final payment must be made by Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
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