Insider’s Japan

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MAY 6-18, 2019 $5,395
Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto
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Insider's Japan

MAY 6-18, 2019
Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce and of rich traditions and dizzying modernity.  This well-crafted 13-day tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages you in local life, and takes you off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Your 13-day journey begins in Tokyo touring the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and view magnificent Mt. Fuji. Overnight in Hakone at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, then travel to lovely Takayama to explore this historic town’s ancient sites and enjoy a sake tasting. In Kanazawa, tour the famed Kenrokuen Garden and visit a museum celebrating the art of gold leaf technology. Conclude your journey touring Kyoto, attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and embarking on a cycling tour. On an optional post-tour extension, discover Hiroshima, the city reborn from the atomic destruction of World War II.

Cost: $5,395
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Moderate Activity

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Department of Anthropology
Professor Mariko Tamanoi teaches and conducts research in historical anthropology. She is the author of three books, Under the Shadow of Nationalism: Politics and Poetics of Rural Japanese Women, Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire, and Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Born and raised in Japan, Mariko first came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar, and currently is engaged in the book project titled Divided and United Children: Orphans in the Japanese Empire.

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Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.