Our Tour director was Jason Chou, and our tour company partner was Explorica, Inc. Our student travelers were: Ceres, Jules, Richelle, Brianna, Lisa, Cassandra, Christopher, Gennevi, Layla, Jennelle, Justin, Darius, Heather, Maria, Armando, Miranda, Hailey, Ezekiel, Brittany, Allyssa, Zachary and Elissa. Our adult travelers were: Mrs. Tova Black, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Earhart. Air travel courtesy of Delta Airlines. Additional photography by Tova and Ceres Black.
Day One - LAX to Tokyo.
Day Two - Konichiwa Tokyo!
Met the tour director at Tokyo Haneda airport and checked into Tmark City Hotel. Japanese buffet dinner at Daichi-no Okurimono (Gifts from Mother Nature Restaurant) in Ueno District.
Day Three - Tokyo Landmarks.
Tokyo guided sightseeing tour: Imperial Palace East Garden. Asakusa District: Kaminarimon Gate, Sensō‐ji temple, Asakusa Shrine visit. Lunch and shopping in the Harajuku District. Meiji Shrine. Shibuya Crossing. Nabe style multi-course dinner at Mirizaka Shibuya Dogenzaka. Karaoke at Karaoke Manekineko.
Day Four - DisneySea!
Tokyo Subway during rush hour. Disney Monorail to Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo Subway Home.
Day Five - Tokyo to Hakone.
Travel to Hakone by bus. Hakone excursion: Lake Ashi cruise. Hakone Ropeway to top of Mount Komagatake. Views of Mt. Fuji. Overnight in an onsen, (Japanese natural hot spring hotel), Kanpo no Yado Atami Honkan. Japanese dinner buffet by shuttle at the Kanpo no Yado Atami Bekkan.
Day 6 - Hakone to Takayama.
Travel to Matsumoto by bus. Lunch on the road. Matsumoto Castle visit. Overnight stay at another onsen hotel, the Route-Inn Grantia Hidatakayama. Japanese dinner buffet at the hotel.
Day Seven - Takayama to Kyoto.
Takayama sightseeing, Old City visit. Shirakawa Village visit. Lunch on the road. Travel to Kyoto by bus. Japanese hot pot style dinner and sake samples at an Izakaya. Check into Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto.
Day Eight - Nara Excursion and Kyoto Landmarks.
Kyoto guided sightseeing tour: Kinkaku‐ji temple (Golden Pavilion) visit. Kimono fashion show at the Nishijin Textile Center in Kyoto. Fushimi Inari Taisha visit. Lunch in Kyoto. Nara excursion: Nara Park, Tōdai‐ji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine. Japanese dinner buffet. Pokémon Center visit.
Day Nine - Travel to Osaka and Flights Home.
Travel by bus to Osaka. Lunch in Osaka. Flights home from Kansai Airport, Osaka.
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