Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Hamamatsu, Kyoto, Kobe,
Osaka, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Kakogawa
Japanese Folk Dancing, International Folk Dancing, Culture, Tradition,
History, Art, and Adventure!
When: April 15 to 27, 2018
Led by: Richard Schmidt
★Imperial Palace and Castles!
★Historic sites, Temples and museums !
★Meet with local dance groups !
★Mount Fuji to Beach resorts !
★Price includes City tours, hotels, breakfasts, four dinners,
and a private deluxe motorcoach !
Price: Land Only: $5,595
I can’t wait to go! Reserve my place with my $200 deposit per person.
See registration form and information below.
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Day 1: April 15, Sunday:
Fly to Tokyo on airline of your choice, check-in and Welcome Dinner at our Hotel. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 2: April 16, Monday:
Late breakfast followed by an introductory workshop to Japanese culture and dance at our hotel. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 3: April 17, Tuesday:
Day trip to Mount Fuji and an evening of International Folk Dancing with a local group.
Overnight in Tokyo.
We board our deluxe motor coach and head to Hamamatsu for a city tour and to meet up with another local group for some great dancing. Overnight in Hamamatsu.
Historic capital of Japan – Beautiful Kyoto. Let’s start with the Golden Pavilion and shopping. Overnight in Kyoto.
City tour of Kyoto and a taste of Kabuki and Geisha traditions. Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 7: April 21, Saturday:
We go to the top of Kobe by ropeway (Gondola style) and city tour followed by a scrumptious Kobe Steak meal. Overnight in Kobe.Day 8: April 8, Sunday: The local International group of Takamatsu rolls out the red carpet for us. An afternoon workshop and an evening of socializing with this great group of people. Overnight in Takamatsu.
Day 9: April 22, Monday:
Hiroshima is best known as the first city to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. The day after the Atomic-bombing, it was said that no plants would grow for 75 years. The city, however, recovered to be the largest city in the region and one of the greenest. Visiting some monuments and museum in the park shows us how precious our daily life and World peace really are. Overnight in Hiroshima.
Day 10: April 23, Tuesday:
Himeji castle has remained original from the time of its construction and is registered as a World Heritage Site. You are sure to be overwhelmed by its grand scale and beauty. Himeji is also where the movie the Lat Samurai was filmed. Sure to put you in the mood for some folk dancing. Overnight in Kakogawa
Day 11: April 24, Wednesday:
A day to pamper yourself. Atami-onsen dates back about 1250 years, when hot water springs in the sea were found. Since the high-temperature water with its high salt content has excellent insulation properties, it works well for neuralgia and excessive sensitivity to cold. The water also attracts people who want to tighten their skin and tone their bodies. An ancient document is noted a saying that the first Tokugawa Shogun Leyasu (1543-1616) sojourned here and he even had the water transported to his Edo Castle in Tokyo. Overnight in Atami.
Day 12: April 25, Thursday:
Back in the capital city, we take a city tour that includes the Imperial Palace, The Government Buildings, Tokyo Sky Tree, Temples and so much more. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 13: April 26, Friday:
A morning tour and free time for that last-minute shopping and exploration. A Farewell Dinner and a review class of everything we’ve learned during our adventures. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 14: April 27, Saturday:
Transfer to Airport. Fly out of Tokyo on airline of your choice
About Richard Schmidt:
Born in Scotland, Richard received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Polish government for his dedication in promoting Polish culture abroad. He is the Artistic Director and founder of the White Eagle Folk Dance Academy in his hometown of Montréal, Canada and Artistic Director for The Lechowia Polish Folk Dance Company of Toronto, the largest Polish ensemble in Canada. His instructional workshops and choreography have been complimented by decades of studies under several dance masters. He has worked with folk ensembles in Europe, Asia and North America since the age of seventeen and is well-known on the International Folk Scene as the Master of Polish Dance with standing invitations all around the World. Richard in collaboration with Jim Gold, leads popular folk tours of Poland and Scotland as well. He has given over 100 workshops in Japan to thousands of dancers and is classes are extremely popular. His experience, easy going temperament and joie-de-vivre always add to the comfort and complete satisfaction of all the guests on his tours! His network of connections all over Japan makes this one of the most unique trips you will ever experience.
I can’t wait to go! Enclosed is my registration deposit of $200 per person, refundable until Oct 15, 2017. Single supplement: $795. Additional charges are: $85 hotel taxes and service. Gratuities are not included. Program subject to change without notice. Group rate: Minimum of 20 people required or additional fees may apply. Cancellations 60 days prior to departure: Total refund: Less than 60 days: No refund. Travel insurance always recommended. Total balance due November 30, 2017.
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