NAJC Heritage Tours

3558737911_5fddc889d3_oNational Association of Japanese Canadians
and Safeway Holidays & Signet Tours present

Japan Tour #1:  Summer in Tokyo and Environs (July 12 to July 20 – 9 days and 7 nights)
Highlights:
* Hot springs, Exquisite cuisine, historic architecture, Mt. Fuji, marvelous landscapes, coastal scenery, traditional crafts.
* Luxurious hotels
* Guided exploration by local professional tour guides.
* Visits to: Tokyo, Kamakura, Odawara, Atami and Hakone.
* Free 2 days at leisure to explore on your own with information provided or take option tour to visit Nikko heritage site.
* Walking tour to Edo Kagurazaka
Cost: land only $2,152 based on shared accommodation.
Meals : Breakfast 7, Lunch 3, Dinner 3.


Japan Tour #2:  Autumn Kansai (October 7 to October 13 – 7 days and 5 nights)
    Highlights:
* Explore the ancient capital, Shinto shrine, a feudal castle in Osaka, Gion Geisha district, Miho Museum, Hot Springs.
* Luxurious hotels with kaiseki ( traditional Japanese banquet dinner )
* Bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka.
* Visits to Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Kobe.
Cost: land only $2,056 (based on shared accommodation).
Meals : Breakfast 5, lunch 4, dinner 4.

Note:  those who wish to extend their stay in Japan can join Japan Tour #3 (see below)


Japan Tour #3:  Inaka Rural Experience (October 11 to October 17 – 7 days and 5 nights)
Highlights:
*Sake-Festival and sake tasting.
*Accommodation in a Minshuku ( farmer house ) with shared meals with the hosting family for two days / nights.
*Learn Doburoku Sake making
*Japanese cooking lessons
*Soba making and tasting.
*Observing a Kagura performance
* Yawata marsh hike.
*Lunch at Jokenji Temple
*Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum
*World heritage site Itsukushima Shrine

Cost: land only $1,988 (based on shared accommodation)
Meals : Breakfast 5, lunch 4, dinner 3


National Association of Japanese Canadians
and Safeway Holidays present
Ken Noma’s Hawai’i Heritage Tour
July 24 to August 1, 2013
$2,545 from Toronto – $2,215 from Vancouver

You are invited to join Ken on a personally guided tour of Oahu. The Hawaiian culture, food and language have been greatly influenced by the Japanese immigrants whose descendants now constitute the second largest ethnic population on the Islands.
2013 is also the 25th anniversary of the Japanese American Redress Settlement so we can take part in two celebrations in two countries!
Tour Highlights:
Learn the history of the Japanese American experience
Hawaiian cuisine and crafts
Take part in Obon celebrations
Visit to Japanese American business and restaurants such as Shirokiya
History of the 442nd Japanese American Combat Regiment at Fort DeRussy
Chinatown walking tour
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Lynn Arboretum
Waikiki Aquarium
Retro surfing town of Haleiwa on the North Shore
and much more!

For a detailed itinerary and direct inquiries:
Joseph Sheu, Safeway Holidays  1-888-258-4716 (toll free) or japantours@shaw.ca

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