Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

The Culture of Japan
October 21, 2016
19 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $15,980
Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

Expedition Highlights

  • Join Mark Brazil and Chieko Sakihana on a new itinerary designed specifically for those with an appreciation of Japanese arts, cuisine, customs, and culture.
  • Learn about many of Japan’s traditional industries, from wasabi growing and kimono silk spinning to washi paper manufacturing and sake brewing.
  • Go beyond Kyoto’s noteworthy temples to learn about traditional Japanese arts and crafts, and attend a drum performance.
  • Spend three nights in the historical town of Kanazawa, including visits to the famous gardens of Kenroku-en and Myoryuji Temple with its extraordinary architectural features.
  • Admire Japan's autumn colors and view some of the country's rare and unusual wildlife, including the Japanese crested ibis that is recovering from near extinction.

Expedition Team

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • Free Rein Waterproof Jacket
Free Rein Waterproof Jacket

Neither wind nor rain will stop your exploration of Kyoto, Kanazawa, and other Japanese treasures when you’re tucked into this waterproof, breathable nylon rain jacket. A full hood keeps you extra dry, while still maintaining good peripheral vision for all that sightseeing. Feeling humid? Just open the handy under-arm zippers for extra ventilation. 

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