Mindful Journey In JAPAN

Oct. 08—Oct. 19, 2020

Departing origination country to arrive in Japan on October 8th

You need more than a getaway.

 

You are invited to join us for a one of a kind trip to Japan.
Whether this is your first time of one of many trips visiting Japan, you will discover
something new.

Let’s begin your journey.

Itinerary

Oct. 8:
Arrive in Osaka Airport (ITM)
Oct. 9:
Ikeda, Osaka to Kyoto:
Visiting a local Buddhist temple and have the opportunity to explore what’s inside a Zen temple. We’ll finish
by receiving a blessing for a safe trip.
(Charter bus to Kyoto)
Accommodation in Kyoto (Mitsui Garden hotel, Kyoto Century or similar hotel)
Oct. 10—11: Kyoto:
Exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites in this ancient capital city with a licensed guide. Learn about the history where the Japanese started their rich culture. Private viewing of a well-visited temple. Also, have free time to explore your own Interests.
(Train to Tottori)
Accommodation in Kyoto (Mitsui Garden hotel, Kyoto Century or similar hotel)
Oct 12: Yagami, Tottori:
Staying at a shukubo, a Buddhist temple established more than 400 years ago in the countryside of Tottori
(Train to Takeda)
Accommodation at a Kotakuji temple in Yagami.
Oct 13—14: Takeda, Hyogo:
Visiting Jokamachi (Castle Town) and staying in a remodeled Sake brewery. Enjoy exceptional meals with local ingredients, prepared by the chef with des Disciples et des Amis d’Auguste Escoffier.
Walk to the top of the castle town and take in lands where the 5 generations of feudal lords defended. Hiking to Takeda Castle ruin (a.k.a. Japanese Machu Picchu), meet locals and explore the area.
Accommodation in Takada Hotel EN
Oct 15—17: Sanin National Park/Yuhigaura Hot Spring (Tango Peninsula):
Riding a local train through Sanin National Park towards Tango Peninsula.
Yuhigaura is known for its beautiful sunset over the Sea of Japan.
Visit Amano Hashidate, a sandbar covered with pine trees, considered as one of the three most scenic views in Japan.
Accommodation at a ryokan in Yuhigaura Onsen (Ichibokan or similar ryokan)
Options:
Tanba Pottery, bicycling and/or picking seasonal fruits, local craft…etc.
Oct 18: Train to Kansai Airport
Accommodation near Kansai Airport
(Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport or similar hotel)
Oct 19: Home bound or Jidai Matsuri extension

“It’s better to travel well than to arrive.”

– Gautama Buddha

Starting Price: U.S. $5,794

** Per person based on double occupancy.

Single supplement is $1,326

Credit Card payment add 4%

* Minimum 8 travelers *

Included:

• Meals: Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
• Lodging
• Ground transportation in Japan (trains and buses)
• Admissions (temple, castle…etc.)
• Pre-planned local activities/tours
• Bilingual escort
• Guide in Kyoto

Not Included

• Airfare to and from Japan
• Alcohol beverages
• Personal purchases

Japan is a stunning harmony of movement and stillness.

From urban adventures to natural settings, Japanese culture honors the intersection of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We invite you to experience and learn what is behind those beautiful photographs you see in books and magazines.
Discover the culture that is rooted deep inside the people of Japan.

Your tour designer & escort:

Kay Fahlberg was born and raised in Takarazuka, Japan near Kobe and Osaka. As a child, she spent every weekend at a Zen temple where her grandfather was a monk. Kay’s time spent in the temple during her childhood gave her a deep understanding of and appreciation for the cultural beauty her country had to offer. Kay shares her unique background and offers this“West meets East” concept mindfulness trip. Kay has traveled the world extensively. She lives in Denver Colorado with her husband and her Welsh Corgi friend.
Please email at kayoko@ippotravel.com or visit IppoTravel.com to sign up for the trip