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Japan: An Exploration of History, Culture and Society

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Road Scholar
Program #19724RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. There’s 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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These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Paul Christie

Paul Christie graduated with a degree in economics at University College London, then took up Japanese graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He first went to Japan in 1987, and lived between Tokyo and London until 2002. Paul's varied career includes working as an analyst for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and as a freelance documentary director for Japanese television. A yearning for rural life led him to a quiet village in west Japan, where he enjoys life with his family.

Mr. John McBride

Putting one foot in front of the other has been both a career and a way of life for John McBride. A native of Perth, Australia, John developed a passion for exploring the ancient highway systems and pilgrimages throughout Japan during his studies at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in the late 1970s. After completing graduate studies at the Australian National University and Melbourne University, John began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre in Canberra. He then pursued work in the airline industry, establishing a new route into Japan for an Australian airline. John later became the chief executive at a Japan subsidy of The News Corporation Ltd., helping to establish Sky PerfecTV!. In 2003, John returned to live in Sydney, and now leads walks in the winter months across Australian deserts. He was recently awarded an Order of Australia for his support of Australia-Japan cultural and business links. John is also a licensed tea master of the Omotesenke School.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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