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Uranihon Tour
"the Otherside of Japan"
October 26 - November 4, 2016

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*  22 meals are included -
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners.
*  Folkloric, charming Takayama and UNESCO site of Shirakawa-go.
*  Kenroku Park, 1 of 3 most beautiful gardens in Japan.
*  Amanohashidate, Bridge of Heaven, 1 of 3 most scenic sights in Japan.
*  Kimonos, hot springs and “Kaiseki” dinner in Amanohashidate.


OCT 26 - WED - DEPART LOS ANGELES.  Flight to Tokyo.

OCT 27 - TOKYO. 
Evening arrival.  Accommodations in the popular, Odaiba district of Tokyo overlooking Tokyo Bay.  Refreshing bento served on arrival.  HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA [Bento]

OCT 28 - TOKYO.  What to do on your free day today?  Catch the shuttle to Disney Sea?  Or shop?  There’s Decks Tokyo Beach, Aquacity Odaiba, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza including Gundam Front Tokyo with a giant robot!  Or see what’s new with Fuji TV, Toyota, and Panasonic?  Or explore the Maritime or Emerging Science museums?  Welcome dinner tonight.  [BD]

This morning to Matsumoto Castle, with its beautiful, wooden construction intact.  Upon arrival in the quaint town of Takayama, try your hand at sembei-making and browse in village shops.  End the day with a Japanese dinner at the hotel.  ASSOCIA HOTEL [BLD]

Morning sightseeing including Sanmachi-suji Street and famous “Yatai” floats.  On the way to Kanazawa, stop in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go, famous for their traditional farmhouses.  TOKYU EXCEL HOTEL [BLD]

Visit Kenroku Park in Kanazawa, 1 of 3 most beautiful - to Kaga Village for lunch & demonstrations in Kutani pottery, lacquerware, gold-leaf artistry and shopping.  A 2nd night in Kanazawa and a Saturday night hotel dinner.  [BLD]

This morning, drive to Amanohashidate, the "Bridge of Heaven," of myths & legends, a narrow 2-mile sandbar enclosing the Bay of Miyazu, 1 of 3 most scenic sights in Japan.  To nearby Miyazu Hot Springs, on the shores of Miyazu Bay, arriving in time to try the open-air, hot springs bath, or sauna, or swimming pool before our Japanese seafood, “kaiseki” dinner wearing “yukatas” provided by the hotel.  MIYAZU ROYAL HOTEL [BLD]

See the vast Tottori sand dunes, an oddity in the manicured Japanese landscape. After lunch in Yonago, to Matsue, known for its association to Lafcadio Hearn, an 1891 school master.  Visit his museum and majestic Matsue Castle.  City-center accommodations in Matsue.  MATSUE EXCEL TOKYU HOTEL [BLD]

NOV 03 - OSAKA. 
Drive the Yonago and Chugoku Expressways through Okayama & Hyogo-kens to Osaka, our final stop on our journey to the otherside of Japan.  Last minute shopping at the Kintetsu Department Store next door.  Farewells at dinner.  SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL [BLD]

NOV 04 - FRI - OSAKA. 
Tour disbands after breakfast.  [B]

although not included, convenient bus to Osaka Airport available at nominal cost.  Return flight included.


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