Circle of Japan

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APR. 24 - MAY 5, 2022 From $4,899 (including airfare from select cities)
Tokyo, Shimizu, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Moji, Busan, Nagasaki, Kagoshima
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Circle of Japan

APR. 24 - MAY 5, 2022
Tokyo, Shimizu, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Moji, Busan, Nagasaki, Kagoshima
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica

Discover the many delights of spring’s arrival in Japan during this ten-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica. Embark in Tokyo and sail to Shimizu to enjoy the city’s famed fresh seafood in the shadow of majestic Mount Fuji. Continue to Kyoto, once the imperial capital of Japan, to find peaceful Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. In Hiroshima, stroll through gardens, dine at an upscale restaurant, or visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Then cruise to Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, and explore its beaches, mountains, and temples. Before the ship returns to Tokyo, enjoy a day of island sunshine in Kagoshima. This city entices travelers with a mild climate, palm-tree-lined streets, and the rumblings of Sakurajima, Japan’s most active volcano.

Cost: From $4,899 (including airfare from select cities)
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
Department of Asian Languages & Cultures Robert Buswell holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities at UCLA, where he is also Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies and founding director of UCLA's Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies. He is a specialist in the meditative traditions of Buddhism, and especially the Zen tradition. Buswell was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand and lived as a monk in Asia for seven years before returning to academia. He has published extensively on Buddhism, including a recounting of his five years as a Zen monk in Korea in The Zen Monastic Experience. His most recent book, Numinous Awareness is Never Dark, explores the issue of whether enlightenment in Buddhism is a product of a gradual process of meditative development or a sudden burst of insight. (Spoiler alert: it's both.) Buswell has also served as president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest such professional organization in the world with over 7,000 members, and the first UCLA faculty member to be elected to that position.

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