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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: 34 total, 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 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, 3 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, High-Speed Wireless 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; WiFi Internet access in lobby, 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

Best Western Hotel Takayama: Takayama, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic Takayama, a short walk from the many attractions of this compact city.

Contact info:
6-6 Hananosato Machi
Takayama
Gifu, NA 506-0026 Japan
phone: +81 -577-37-2000
web: http://www.bestwestern.co.jp/english/takayama/

Room amenities: TV, Satellite TV, Telephone, Wireless Internet, Tea Set, Refrigerator, Hair Dryer, Trouser Presser, Desk Lamp, Iron, Humidifier, Individual Temperature Control, Soap, Body Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothbrush, Razor, Shower Cap, Brush, Towel, Bath Towel, Slippers, Pajamas

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Lounge, Conference Room, Sauna, Non Smoking Rooms, Vending Machines, Computers, Fax, Internet Access, Room Service, Massage Service, Wake-Up Call,

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

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, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Hanging closet, Night wear 'Yukata', Hair dryer, Towels, Shampoo, Toothbrush, In-room japanese tea set, High Speed wireless and cable Internet

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 in 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 Sunroute Hiroshima: Hiroshima, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Very well located, on the edge of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Contact info:
3-3-1 Ote-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, NA 730-0051 Japan
phone: +81 -(0)82-249-3600
web: http://www.sunroute.jp/english/hotelinfo/chugoku_shikoku/hiroshima/

Room amenities: Toothbrush Set, Bath Towels, Face Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Brush or Comb, Nightwear, Slippers, Razor, Refrigerator, Toilet (with bidet), Hairdryer. High Speed Internet Access is available in all guest rooms (Free of Charge).

Facility amenities: Western restaurant, Japanese restaurant, Bar, Banquet hall, Meeting room, No-smoking rooms.

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 Forza Hakata: Fukuoka, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Ideally located next to Fukuoka's main railway station. Free-to-use iPads have been installed in every room.

Contact info:
4016, Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku
Fukuoka, NA 812-0012 Japan
phone: +81 -(0)92-473-7111
web: http://www.hotelforza.jp/hakata/en/

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Public computers and free-to-use coffee machine available in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
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 pricing

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
34 meals: 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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