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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.
    • Glimpse 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 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 tea ceremony, as described in itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
    • All meals aboard ship including early riser’s coffee & 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 predeparture materials
    • Baggage handling and airport transfers abroad 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.
    • Glimpse 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 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 tea ceremony, as described in itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
    • All meals aboard ship including early riser’s coffee & 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 predeparture materials
    • Baggage handling and airport transfers abroad 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.