Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Shinkansen Bullet Train, River and Tokyo Bay cruises
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 !
★ For dancers, non-dancers, and anyone with a love of travel and culture.
★Breathtaking scenery- Mount Fuji to Beach resorts !
★Price includes City tours, hotels, all breakfasts. Some lunches, five dinners,
English speaking guides.
Price: Land Only: $4750
I can’t wait to go! Reserve my place with my $200 deposit per person.
See registration form and information below.
Or register through PayPal (no PayPal account necessary)
Day 1: April 15, Sunday:
Fly to Tokyo on airline of your choice, transfer to city and check-in to our beautiful Metropolitan Hotel in Ikebukuro. Welcome Dinner and Orientation meeting at our Hotel. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 2: April 16, Monday:
Late breakfast followed by an introductory workshop to Japanese culture. A free afternoon to become acquainted with your surroundings and then we join a local dance class nearby for an evening of folk. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 3: April 17, Tuesday:
After breakfast we have a workshop in Polish dance, afternoon shopping and an evening of Scottish Country dance. Metropolitan Hotel.
After an early breakfast we leave on a 3-day tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara with English-speaking guide directly from our hotel in Tokyo.
- Take in spectacular views of Mt Fuji as we visit the mountain and surrounding areas
- Soar above the stunning scenery of Hakone National Park, Owakudani Valley and Lake Ashi in an aerial tram Visit
- UNESCO World Heritage-listed highlights such as Kinkakuji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
- Admire the stunning architecture of Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace in Kyoto
- Travel by bullet train (Shinkasen) to and from
- Breakfasts and lunches included
- First class hotel: Kyoto Hotel Okura (Day 4 and 5)
- Arrive back at Tokyo Station 10PM and head back to our hotel
Have a leisurely breakfast and a free morning to relax after our excursions. In the afternoon we’re in for a Balkan workshop followed by a scrumptious Japanese Dinner and a Balkan Dance Party with the locals. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 8: April 22, Sunday: After breakfast it is time to explore the sites of Tokyo with an English-speaking guide. The Imperial Palace, Meiji Temple, Buddhist Temples and a cruise in the bay. Lunch is included Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 9: April 23, Monday: Today we hang out with the locals. We attend two different folk workshops and enjoy dinner and drinks with our hosts Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 10, April 24, Tuesday: We spend the day at Disneyland Tokyo Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 11, April 25, Wednesday: Another day of folk dancing somewhere in Tokyo. We join two local groups again in the weekly sessions and then go out for a meal after. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 12, April 26, Thursday: Back on tour in Tokyo. This time we visit the Sky Tree, the parliament buildings and a cruise on the river. Lunch is included. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 13, April 27, Friday: Last-minute shopping or a sleep-in morning. For lunch we are going to Tea house to be entertained and served by authentic Geishas. In the evening we will have our Farewell Dinner and a chance to review all the dances we’ve learnt during our visit. Metropolitan Hotel.
Day 14, April 28, Saturday: After breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home on the airline of your choice
About Richard Schmidt:
About Richard Schmidt: Born in Scotland Richard received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Polish government for his dedication in promoting Polish culture abroad and has been an invited guest of the Folk Dance Federation of Japan three times (2013,2015,2017) and will be returning in 2019. He is the Artistic Director and founder of the White Eagle Folk Dance Academy in his hometown of Montréal, 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 December 20, 2017.
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