History and Culture

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Length

14 Days (8 with SAA)

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Price

ON-GROUND and AIRFARE PROGRAM PRICE

$5,025 – Ratio 20:3

Single Room Supplement-$ 550*
*price for SRS stands as an estimate until booking is finalized

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Dates

June 4-17 , 2024

Program includes (June 10-17)

7 Nights of Accommodation
– 2-4 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
– Single for faculty/program leader with ensuite bathroom
– Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
All Ground Transportation
Welcome & Farewell Dinners
Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies
24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page)
SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
Tips & Gratuities

NOT INCLUDED

Meals Not Specified
Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)
Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants
Optional Activities and Suggestions
Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR
Personal Expenses

Program Highlights

Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kinkakuji
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop
Karaoke Night
Day trip to Nara

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Tuesday, June 4

Depart Home for Tokyo, Japan

 

DAY 2 TO DAY 6 – TOKYO – June 5 to 9

 

During these days the program will be coordinated by the school and their partner.

 

DAY 7 – KYOTO – Monday, June 10

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Train transfer to Osaka (approx. 2,5 hours)

Meet&Greet SAA- Meet our program director at Osaka train station. They will lead you to the hotel where will become oriented with the neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 

Osaka Welcome Dinner – Renowned for its delectable soul food, Osaka is an essential destination for foodies. In fact, the well-known motto of the city’s exuberant inhabitants is kuidaore or ‘eat until you drop,’ so be prepared to do just that.

 

DAY 8 – OSAKA – Tuesday, June 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Classroom Meeting (9-11am) – WORKPLACE IN JAPAN 

Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Osaka – Osaka – commonly known as ‘The Nations Kitchen’ – has a rich and unique culture, not to mention a ‘local’ sense of humor. Walk through the city and visit some of its iconic landmark such as the Osaka Castle, the Dotonbori area, Shinsaibashisuji, Sumiyoshi Shrine etc..

 

DAY 9 – NARA – Wednesday, June 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Full day Excursion to Nara Head to Japan old capital city and explore its significant temples and artwork dating to the 8th century. During the day the group will visit both Buddhist temples (e.g., Todai-ji) and Shinto shrines (e.g., Kasuga) that have been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Heritage Sites. 

 

DAY 10 – KYOTO – Thursday, June 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Classroom Meeting (8 – 11am) – GENDER & AGE / JAPANESE RELIGION

Train Transfer to Kyoto (approx. 1 hour)

Check-in, Refresh and Relax

 

DAY 11 – KYOTO – Friday, June 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Nijo Castle – Built during the 17th century, and one of the 17 Historic Sites of Ancient Kyoto. The fortified castle interior was designed to protect the Shogun at all costs. 

Lunch Break at Sannenzaka/Kiyomizudera

Fushimi Inari Shrine – Head off the beaten path today and visit, which is famous for the thousands of blazing red torii gates that line the trails winding through the forests. Legend has it that torii are gateways between the earthly and divine realms. Follow the route to the sprawling and scenic grounds of Tofuku-ji Temple before ambling to Kiyomizudera Temple, one of Kyoto’s star attractions and an exquisite example of the skill displayed in traditional Japanese carpentry.

 

DAY 12 – KYOTO – Saturday, June 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) – Kinkakuji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Each floor represents a different style of architecture.

Lunch Break

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop – Also called Shodo, this is an ancient art said to reflect the writer’s mind as well as their writing skill. A shodo expert will kindly explain the connection between meditation and Japanese calligraphy and teach you how to use the brush to create strokes like the Japanese. You will be able to create your own calligraphy after a few practice attempts and bring your creations home with you.

DAY 13 – KYOTO – Sunday, June 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free day in Kyoto

Group Dinner and Karaoke Night

 

DAY 14 – RETURN – Monday, June 17

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Shinkansen to Tokyo (approx. 2,5 hours)

Airport Transfer

4:45 pmDepart Tokyo, Japan for Home

 

 

 

 

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by March 5, 2024.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by April 5, 2024.

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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