Travel Notes – Japan Now and Then

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Price: $7,500 USD

Registrations are being accepted as of February 1, 2017.  Register for the tour prior to May 1 and receive a $275 discount, making the tour price $7,225.

Tour Price Includes:

Accommodations for ten nights in the Marunouchi Hotel, Miyojinkan Ryokan* and Hyatt Regency Kyoto, based on sharing a room.
Daily breakfast and additional meals as indicated (five lunches and four dinners)
Round-trip airport transfers by private car and reserved, shared van shuttle
All internal trains and buses for the tour, including riding on Japan’s famous Shinkansen “Bullet train”
Baggage shipping for one bag per person from Tokyo to Kyoto
Informative commentary by an Esprit tour leader who is fluent in Japanese, using our unique radio headset system. 
Admissions and local transportation

Single supplement information is available upon request.   Singles are limited.

*A stay at a Japanese Ryokan involves sleeping on the tatami matted floors on futon beds.  We have chosen this ryokan as there are a limited number of rooms available for upgrade that have western-style twin beds. If you would like to have one of these rooms please inquire about availability and the surcharge. Rooms are also available with private onsen baths for an additional fee.

Group size is limited to 16.

Price may be adjusted at the time of final payment for currency fluctuation.

 

EXTENSION TO BENESSE ART SITE

Price: $1800 USD

The extension will run with a minimum of six participants and a maximum of 16. In the event the extension is not available due to insufficient enrollment we can discuss options for traveling on your own to Benesse Art Site.

Extension Price Includes:

Accommodations for two nights in the Benesse Park Hotel, based on sharing a room.
Daily breakfast and additional meals as indicated (two lunches and two dinners)
All internal trains, ferries and transport for the tour, including riding on Japan’s famous Shinkansen “Bullet train”
Informative commentary by an Esprit tour leader who is fluent in Japanese, using our unique radio headset system.
Baggage shipping for one bag to Osaka Kansai Airport (we will travel with overnight bags only)
Admissions and local transportation

Note: The itinerary will be finalized approximately 30 days prior to departure. Artist visits are subject to availability and the schedules of our Japanese colleagues. A final itinerary will be sent to you about two weeks prior to departure. The itinerary and visits are subject to change at any time.

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