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Japan: An Exploration of History, Culture and Society

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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.
Meals: 32 total, 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Yaesu Terminal Hotel: Tokyo, 4 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Yaesu Terminal Hotel is a modern, comfortable business hotel located in the busy and popular Marunouchi district, only a 3-minute walk from Tokyo station and surrounded by shops and restaurants. In common with many Japanese city hotels, the rooms are a good deal smaller than you may be accustomed to. However, the location is second to none in terms of accessibility and convenience.

Contact info:
Yaesu 1-5-14
Chuo-Ku
Tokyo, 103-0028 Japan
phone: +81 -3-3281-3771
web: www.yth.jp/english/index.html

Room amenities: Western-style rooms with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea making facility, bathrobe, slippers, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. Non-smoking rooms are available

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; Internet access, concierge desk and laundry service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact Program Provider
Contact Program Provider for Rates and Reservations.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Ryokan Iwaya: Kiso-Fukushima, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The Ryokan Iwaya is a traditional, elegant Japanese inn, with tatami rooms and natural hot spring baths, located in the heart of historic Kiso-Fukushima.

Contact info:
Fukushima 5169
Kiso Gun
Kiso-Fukushima, Japan
phone: +81 264 22 2015
web: www.kisoji-iwaya.com/

Room amenities: Tatami rooms with futon mattresses, air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, Japanese tea making facility, in-room safe, mini-bar, bathrobe, slippers, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Traditional Japanese cuisine and hot spring public baths (male and female). Wifi Internet access available in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Takayama Ouan: Takayama, 1 nights
Type: Other

Description: The traditional Japanese experience begins as you remove your shoes to move beyond the lobby area of this modern, stylish Japanese hotel that combines tradition with Western conveniences. The rooftop hot spring baths with views over the city and beyond is a must-do.

Contact info:
4-126 Hanasato
Takayama, 506-0026 Japan
phone: +81 577 37 2230
web: www.hotespa.net/hotels/takayama/index.htm

Room amenities: Western- and Japanese-style rooms with air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, high-speed LAN Internet access, tea set, refrigerator, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, dressing gown, private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, roof-top hot spring public baths (male and female), sauna, concierge services, computers available for use, vending machines, coin laundry facilities.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower in room, with more extensive bathing facilities available at the rooftop hot spring baths.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Gimmond: Kyoto, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: A truly excellently located 3-star hotel in central Kyoto. Within easy walking distance of two main subway stations, the Gimmond is an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating city. Choice of Japanese or Western-style breakfast.

Contact info:
Takakura-Oike-dori
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto, 604-8105 Japan
phone: +81 -75-221-4111
web: www.gimmond.co.jp/kyoto/english/e_index.html

Room amenities: Refrigerator, Remote control, Color TV, Alarm clock, Hanging closet, Night wear 'Yukata', Hair dryer Towels, Shampoo, Toothbrush, In-room japanese tea set, High Speed Internet (LAN Cable)    

Facility amenities: 24 Hour Front Desk, Safe deposit box at reception, Once daily maid service, Laundry service, Xeroxcopy, fax service, Coin operated Internet at Lobby, Free WiFi Access at Lobby, Italian Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Granvia Hiroshima: Hiroshima, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated atop the main Hiroshima railway station, the Granvia is ideally located for the main sights of central Hiroshima.

Contact info:
1-5 Matsubara Cho
Minami-ku
Hiroshima, 732-0822 Japan
phone: +81 82-262-1111
web: www.hgh.co.jp/english/index.htm

Room amenities: Western-style rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary LAN Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, hot water kettle, slippers, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer

Facility amenities: Restaurants and bar; concierge desk, business center, laundry service

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Shuhokan: Yufuin, 1 nights
Type: Other

Description: The Shuhokan Inn is situated one-half mile from the Yufuin railway station and offers a scenic view of Shuho Yufu Peak, in the renowned spa town of Yufuin.

Contact info:
Kawakami 2415-2
Yufuin-Cho
Yufuin, 879-5102 Japan
phone: +81 977 84 5111
web: www.shuhokan.jp/

Room amenities: Air-conditioned Japanese and Western-style rooms, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, Japanese tea making facility, in-room safe, bathrobe, slippers.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, hot-springs, sauna, Wifi internet access in rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Cuore: Nagasaki, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Cuore is a conveniently-located Western-style hotel near the main railway station and a short tram ride to the center of town.

Contact info:
7-3 Daikoku-cho
Nagasaki, 850-0057 Japan
phone: +81958189000
web: www.hotel-cuore.com/

Room amenities: Western-style rooms with air-conditioning, Wired LAN Internet Access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, Japanese tea making facility, in-room safe, bathrobe, slippers, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Wired LAN Internet Access, coin laundry service, computers available for use in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Centraza Hakata: Fukuoka, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Around five minutes by subway from Fukuoka Airport and located in front of JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, this city hotel is a perfect base for travel and sightseeing.

Contact info:
4-23, Chuogai, Hakataeki, Hakata-ku
Fukuoka, NA 812-0012 Japan
phone: +81 -92-461-0111
web: www.centraza.com/english/index.html

Room amenities: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Shampoo, Towel, Nightwear, Toothbrush Set, Razor, Hair Dryer, Hair Brush, Japanese-Style Shower Toilet, Electric Water Boiler, Tea Set, Telephone, TV, Satellite Television, Video on demand, Refrigerator, Mini-Bar, Wired LAN Internet Access.

Facility amenities: Laundry Service, Room Service, Massage, Vending Machine, Non-Smoking Floor, Non-Smoking Rooms Wired LAN, Restaurant and Bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact Program Provider
Contact Program Provider for additional information.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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