Japan: Cultural Odyssey

Video and Photos

Maiko girls, Geisha apprentices, Kyoto, Japan
Maiko girls, Geisha apprentices, Kyoto, Japan
Big futomaki sushi with salmon, prawn tempura and cucumber
Big futomaki sushi with salmon, prawn tempura and cucumber
Beautiful cherry blossoms with Mount Fuji, japan
Beautiful cherry blossoms with Mount Fuji, japan
Navigate the bamboo forests in a rickshaw
Navigate the bamboo forests in a rickshaw
Practice calligraphy
Practice calligraphy
People walking across the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan
People walking across the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan
Views of Japan
Views of Japan
Participate in a sushi making class
Participate in a sushi making class

About

With a population of over 9 million, Tokyo alone will instantly immerse you in a completely new culture the minute you step off the plane. Over the course of your eight day trip, take in unforgettable views of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, and small towns across the country. Japan is known for their mix of modern and traditional. Find yourself one day experiencing the sights and sounds of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo and another amongst the tranquil scenery of Shinjuku Gyoen, Mt. Fuji, and the optional “onsen,” or Japanese hot springs.

Highlights
  • Experience the dazzling lights and sounds of the famous Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo
  • Marvel at breathtaking Mt. Fuji from Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Take a series of cars and mountain railways through the park before descending for a boat ride on scenic Ashi Lake
  • Learn to throw stars and try a blowgun on the Samurai and Ninja experience
  • Bike around The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto and experience magnificent Japanese gardens
  • Stay one night in a traditional Japanese ryokan, a type of inn that has existed since 8th Century A.D

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Japan

Great trip! My wife and I took the Discover Corps cultural trip to Japan (Started in Tokyo-then a bullet train to Kyoto & more local trains to Osaka). The transportation system works well and no cars were ever needed. We were completely taken care from booking and thru the entire process-no planning required. Adrienne did a great job of informing us of all the details. Our guides in Japan, Aki and Miwa, were very knowledgeable local people & made sure we were having a unforgettable time! The cultural experience in Japan was terrific. Visits to temples and castles and meditation with a Zen Buddhist followed by tea. Great mix of excitement; watching Sumo and participating in Kendo. The food was wonderful plus we were able to participate in sushi making! We will defiantly book another trip with Discover Corps.