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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. 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.
Start of Program
Apr 10, 2013
8:30 p.m. in the lobby of the hotel on Day 2
You will be staying at the Hotel Gracery Ginza that night.
Location: Tokyo
Nearest airport: Narita International Airport
Transportation to site: The Hotel Gracery Ginza is located a short taxi ride from Tokyo station. PLEASE ALSO SEE THE MAPS AND DIAGRAMS AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT FOR MORE DETAILS.

End of Program
Apr 25, 2013
2:00 p.m. on Day 17, at Kansai International Airport
You will be staying at the Hotel Centraza Hakata the night before.
Location: Fukuoka
Transportation to site: For details on independent onward travel from the hotel, please contact the program provider.
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the fashionable Ginza district, the Hotel Gracery Ginza is a superb base from which to explore central Tokyo.

Contact info:
7-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
104-0061, Japan
phone: +81 -3-6686-1000.
Room amenities: Cable/satellite television channels, Pay movies, Air conditioning, Phone, Refrigerator, Wake-up calls, Bidet, Slippers, Complimentary toiletries,Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Desk, Trouser press, LCD television, Wired high-speed Internet access (complimentary)

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, air-conditioned public areas, cell phone/mobile rental, currency exchange, wireless internet access in the lobby, massage - spa treatment room, restaurant in hotel, safe-deposit box at front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Enquire with Program Provider
Enquire with Program Provider

Check in time: 2:00 PM

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

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at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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