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16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Jean Jalufka Dec 15, 2015 at 12:07 AM

I am going on the May 31st-June 15th, 2016 program. I am thinking of extending trip to take one day side trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima. Anyone else interested. I have some information provided by WalkJapan the organization that is the coordinators of RS programs in Japan.
Alice Engelman Dec 15, 2015 at 01:25 PM

I did this program last year and also extended a day to visit Hiroshima. Very worthwhile, very sobering. Michael, our guide, went to the train station the day before to help us purchase tickets. That was most helpful.

Ruth Gastel May 08, 2015 at 07:36 PM

I am looking for a room mate for the Cultural Highlights of Japan trip in October. Ruth Gastel

Ruth Gastel May 08, 2015 at 07:36 PM

I am looking for a room mate for the Cultural Highlights of Japan trip in October. Ruth Gastel

Dedham Goldberg Oct 10, 2014 at 08:01 AM

Hi Rosemary,
Will look for you. Will be in early.

Patty Page Sep 29, 2014 at 03:21 PM

Any travelers on this trip leaving Kyoto for Tokyo by train on the last day?

Marcia Farquhar Sep 26, 2014 at 03:29 PM

RE Cultural highlights trip Oct 14 - 29, 2014, is anyone connecting via San Francisco on Oct 14 with departure at 2:20 pm. If so, perhaps we can connect at the San Fran airport..am travelling alone.
Rosemary Shiolas Sep 26, 2014 at 08:28 PM

I'm leaving SF at 12:20 p.m.- United #9689 - maybe we can connect briefly at the gate. Is there a way we can exchange email addresses?
Marcia Farquhar Sep 26, 2014 at 09:02 PM

I don't get into SF until 11:15 am, and will have to clear customs (coming from Canada) so I suspect there won't be time to connect. Would be glad to share email if there was a was to do it privately.
Dedham Goldberg Oct 09, 2014 at 07:53 PM

2 of us arrive in SF at 9:45 and leave on United at 12:20 would like to connect with any of you
Rosemary Shiolas Oct 10, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I'll look for you at the gate - will have a Road Scholar tag on my carry-on

Rosemary Shiolas Sep 26, 2014 at 02:45 PM

Anyone else planning a day at Koya-san at the end of our trip? I'm returning to US one day later in order to visit Mt Koya and would welcome companions on the train trip from Osaka. Rosemary

Alice Engelman Apr 08, 2014 at 09:31 AM

A friend who was recently in Japan says it is really true that ATMs are hard to find, except in 7-11 stores which are everywhere. I will be bringing a stash of yen and dollars for the dinner and other expenses and will replenish as needed by visiting the local 7-11.
Peggy Ryker Apr 08, 2014 at 04:01 PM

Bringing cashola ourselves. Money always works. Got a sim card from bmobile japan. Will have 1 gig of data plan if all goes well. Will be delivered to the first hotel.
Alice Engelman Apr 09, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Good for thinking ahead to a SIM card. I will have to rely on my iPhone and my AT&T Japan plan if I must use my phone. Otherwise, it's my iPad mini and wifi for e-mail and internet. I am so addicted to it that I can't leave home w/o it!
Peggy Ryker Apr 09, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Finally gave up my iPhone because in my Samsung, I have a removeable sim, a removaeble battery and a memory card. Miss my ebay.

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