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Featuring the best of the traditional and modern

• Enjoy a full and comprehensive, yet relaxed
• Dine on local fare with access to familiar
tastes as well
• Stay in thoughtfully chosen and wellpositioned
• Roundtrip airfare to Osaka/return from Tokyo

This tour requires a valid passport!

Limited seating available! Call the office at (916) 361-2051 to check for availability.

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    Day 1-2

    Depart for Osaka. Cross the
    International Date Line arriving a day later
    than you departed. Clear customs and
    immigration and meet your local English speaking
    guide. Enjoy a two-night stay
    to rest up, with an included dinner. Plaza
    Hotel Osaka – 2 nights (D)

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    Day 3

    Breakfast is included daily, with familiar
    and international options. Begin your
    immersion into Japan with a tour of Osaka
    Castle. At Kuchu-Teien Observatory,
    Osaka’s vastness stretches out before
    you, affording 360 degree views! Dinner is
    famed Kobe Beef, Teppanyaki style, where
    the chef puts on a show! (FB,L,D)

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    Day 4

    Catch the “Bullet Train” to Himeji for a
    walking tour and a visit to Himeji Castle,
    which dominates the hilltop. After lunch
    continue by high speed train to Hiroshima.
    Dinner is at your leisure at the hotel or
    a nearby eatery. Hotel New Hiroden –
    Hiroshima (FB,L)

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    Day 5

    Take a ferry to the floating
    “Torii,” the iconic red Shinto
    Gate of Itsukushima Shinto Shrine,
    a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Try
    your hand at Japanese calligraphy and
    visit Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb
    Dome Museum. Train to Kyoto, Japan’s
    Cultural Capital. Dinner tonight is
    Korean BBQ! Hearton Hotel Kyoto – 3 nights

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    Day 6

    Visit Nara, a center for culture, history
    and art. The impressive Todai-ji Buddhist
    Temple has Sika deer roaming about the
    grounds. Local sightseeing follows before
    returning to Kyoto. Both lunch and dinner
    are open today. Options are many and
    shared by your guide. (FB)

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    Day 7

    Kyoto is a wonderfully eclectic mix of
    modernity and classical. Visit Nijo Castle,
    Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), and the
    Heian Shinto Shrine. After a sushi lunch,
    enjoy a performance of highly stylized
    dance performed by geishas. Dinner is
    Yakitori, assorted skewered grilled meats.

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    Day 8

    Zip over to Nagoya then slow down on a scenic
    train ride. Visit Takayama, a quaint picturesque
    mountain town, and a Gassho-Zukiri Farmhouse,
    a thatched roof structure dating back 200 years.
    Dinner is highlighted by locally raised Hida beef. Best Western Hotel Takayama. (FB,D)

  • Day 9

    Walk Takayama’s historic streets to a morning market. After lunch on your own, train to Odawara and continue to Hakone, an upscale mountain region. Stay in a luxurious traditional Ryokan-style hotel. Unwind in the hot springs before a Kaiseki dinner at your hotel. Each course is a visual and culinary work of art. Aura Tachibana Ryokan – Hakone (FB,D)

  • Day 10

    See Hakone National Park from all
    angles! Take a tranquil cruise on Lake Ashi
    and a cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake.
    Lunch is en route to Kamakura, a seaside
    town with many famous shrines and
    temples. Arrive in Tokyo for a two-night stay.
    Grand Prince Hotel New Takawana Tokyo
    – 2 nights (FB,L)

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    Day 11

    Today is all Tokyo! Visit the Tsukiji
    Market, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace,
    Asakusa Kannon Temple and enjoy a
    Sumida River Cruise. Learn about tea
    ceremonies, kimono traditional dress and
    samurai sword play. Come together for
    dinner over Shabu Shabu – soup with fresh
    meats and vegetables. (FB,D)

  • Day 12

    Time to say sayonara! Depart from
    Tokyo’s Narita Airport bound for home. (FB)


A Magical Luncheon

First presented as a mystery daytrip last summer with three departures, this “Magical Luncheon” received rave reviews! Host Gerry Griffin welcomes you to his house of fun and illusion for the afternoon. A very tasty pre-set menu is served with tableside magic and humor. Then sit back and enjoy the show that is filled with laughter and illusion. You will come away mystified.


A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals


A Scandinavian Holiday

Featuring Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Lapland and a 6-day cruise through the fjords of Norway

12 Days · 21 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

May 12th - 23rd
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