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    May 30-June 7

    Treasures of Japan

    Myriad discoveries abound in Japan

    Highlights:

    • Visit the Korakuen Garden, one of the three best landscape gardens in Japan
    • See a special performance of the Kagura dance at Itsukushima Shrine
    • Be a guest of the Abbot at Kofukuji Temple in the heart of Nagasaki. Kofukuji is the oldest and one of the most important Chinese-founded temples in the city and the birthplace of the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism in Japan.
    • Visit Matsue Castle, made entirely out of pine and built in 1611. It remains as it was in the 17th century, and the uppermost floor offers fine views.
    • See an old sake brewery, the Amazake Chaya Teahouse, the Uchikoza Theater, and the Kami Hagitei, the former home and workshop of one of Uchiko’s most influential families.
    • Explore scenic tea plantations en route to Chiran, a small town known for its fine collection of samurai houses and their enclosed gardens. Several residences are still being used by samurai descendants.


    Top-rated Accommodations and Program Inclusions:

    • 8-night cruise aboard the deluxe Le Soléal
    • Visit to Kofukuji Monastery in Nagasaki and a tea ceremony, as described in the itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
    • All meals aboard ship, including early risers' coffee and pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
    • Open bar aboard ship, including select wines with lunch and dinner
    • Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by featured guests
    • Physician aboard ship
    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials
    • Baggage handling and airport transfers aboard on the designated program arrival and departure dates
    • Port taxes and charges
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities to shipboard personnel, porters, guides, and drivers

    Brochure and Reservation Form

    For more information and to make reservations, please contact Susan Klejst, Director of Development & Engagement at (703) 768-5700 ext. 127, or email development@ahsgardening.org. Our fax number is (703) 768-8700.

    Myriad discoveries abound in Japan

    Highlights:

    • Visit the Korakuen Garden, one of the three best landscape gardens in Japan
    • See a special performance of the Kagura dance at Itsukushima Shrine
    • Be a guest of the Abbot at Kofukuji Temple in the heart of Nagasaki. Kofukuji is the oldest and one of the most important Chinese-founded temples in the city and the birthplace of the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism in Japan.
    • Visit Matsue Castle, made entirely out of pine and built in 1611. It remains as it was in the 17th century, and the uppermost floor offers fine views.
    • See an old sake brewery, the Amazake Chaya Teahouse, the Uchikoza Theater, and the Kami Hagitei, the former home and workshop of one of Uchiko’s most influential families.
    • Explore scenic tea plantations en route to Chiran, a small town known for its fine collection of samurai houses and their enclosed gardens. Several residences are still being used by samurai descendants.


    Top-rated Accommodations and Program Inclusions:

    • 8-night cruise aboard the deluxe Le Soléal
    • Visit to Kofukuji Monastery in Nagasaki and a tea ceremony, as described in the itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
    • All meals aboard ship, including early risers' coffee and pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
    • Open bar aboard ship, including select wines with lunch and dinner
    • Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by featured guests
    • Physician aboard ship
    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials
    • Baggage handling and airport transfers aboard on the designated program arrival and departure dates
    • Port taxes and charges
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities to shipboard personnel, porters, guides, and drivers

    Brochure and Reservation Form

    For more information and to make reservations, please contact Susan Klejst, Director of Development & Engagement at (703) 768-5700 ext. 127, or email development@ahsgardening.org. Our fax number is (703) 768-8700.