Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

Kyoto, Japan
October 13, 2017
19 Days
Overland Adventure
16 Guests
From $15,980

Additional Departure: October 12, 2018

The Culture of Japan

Expedition Highlights

  • Join Mark Brazil on an itinerary designed specifically for those with an appreciation of Japanese arts, cuisine, customs, culture, and nature.
  • Learn about many of Japan’s traditional industries, from wasabi, rice, and tea growing to washi paper manufacturing and saké brewing.
  • Participate in a drum training session with a member of the famous Kodo troupe on Sado Island.
  • Spend three nights in the historical town of Kanazawa—experience a tea ceremony, visit the famous gardens of Kenroku-en, and explore the extraordinary art installations of the 21st Century Museum.
  • Admire Japan’s autumn colors and view rare wildlife, including the Japanese crested ibis and Oriental stork that are 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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