This tour is a comprehensive survey of the key features of Japanese identity and life, presenting political, social, and personal dimensions through the major religions of the country. Each day begins with a one-hour lecture, followed by an exploration of relevant sites. A list of videos is provided for preparation and intensification as are websites and further study opportunities. In addition, the tour offers various immersion experiences. Learn and enjoy, expand your world!
Basic Itinerary (please contact for more details)
Days 1-2 Depart from home, arrive in Osaka
Days 3-4 Forms of Shinto: Imperial Palace, Yasaka Shrine, Inari Taisha
Days 5-6 Tendai, and Zen: Mount Hiei, Kenninji Monastery
Days 7-9 Gardens and Mountains: Arashiyama, Silver Pavilion
Day 10 Free: Pursue your personal project, explore different dimensions
Days 11-12 Energy Awareness, early history: Riverside hike, Nara, Todaiji
Days 13-14 Mt. Koya: Temple stay, Kompon chudo, Kobo daishi sanctuary, mountain hike.
Day 15 Departure
Price: US $1950, per person, double occupancy. Covers hotel, two meals daily, transfers, bus/ train fares, and entrance fees. Single room supplement $150.