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Awesome Asia: The Best of Japan With Your Grandchild

Program No. 23479RJ
Japan is a country filled with contrasts — from lively cities to quiet temples. Alongside your grandchild, explore the best of Japan on an awesome adventure from Tokyo to Hiroshima.

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At a Glance

As soon as you and your grandchild step off the plane in Japan, you will realize you are stepping into a world completely unlike your own. The bright lights of Tokyo and the thriving city life are sure to be the first things that catch your eye, but just a short journey away are serene temples offering a welcome from a giant, smiling Buddha. Alongside your grandchild, discover a country full of surprises from ninjas and Zen gardens to castles and shrines. Learn about the facets of Japanese culture that are so different from our own, such as how to become a geisha. Discuss the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan to end WWII and what it means today. Join experts on this exciting two-week Asian learning adventure.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
I like to spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I prefer to keep my days full. Stairs don’t bother me, and I love to keep up with the group.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Stroll through shrines surrounded by forest and venture to temples that are unlike anything you have ever seen, as you learn how important they are to the locals.
  • Explore one of the best-preserved castles in Japan and learn how it was built to fend off invaders.
  • Get a real taste of Japanese life during a sushi-making class and in a fun manga drawing class.
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25 Meals
12 Breakfasts
8 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Jun 26, 2024 - Jul 09, 2024
  • Jun 26, 2024 - Jul 09, 2024
4 nights
The Sunshine City Prince Hotel is a high-rise hotel is directly connected to Sunshine City and its host of shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings. The hotel is easily accessible from both Narita and Haneda airports.
2 nights
Misugi Tsu, Mie Prefecture
Where modern and traditional meet, the Misugi Resort Hotel offers a peaceful environment surrounded by forests and countryside. The town of Misugi is recognized as a forest therapy base - its forests are seen to have a soothing and healing effect.
3 nights
No description
2 nights
Hotel Granvia Hiroshima is adjacent to the main Hiroshima railway station.
1 night
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