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Ancient Traditions of Japan’s Inland Sea

Enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima and on to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of these historic ports of Japan and South Korea.

Ancient Traditions of Japan’s Inland Sea

Enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima and on to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of these historic ports of Japan and South Korea.

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkakuji Temple, the “Golden Pavilion”
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Himeji Castle, Japan’s most stunning and bestpreserved feudal fortress
  • Stop at the island of Miyajima (“Shrine Island”) to tour the 6thcentury Itsukushima Shrine
  • Walk through the beautiful Koraku‑en in Okayama and see the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju

*No Single Supplement for cabins 3, 4 and 5.

This is a shared departure operated by Gohagan & Co..

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Osaka, Japan
Day 2: Osaka | Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto | Himeji | Embarkation
Day 6: Hiroshima | Mayajima
Day 7: Hagi
Day 8: Sakaiminato for Matsue
Day 9: Ulsan, South Korea for Gyeongju
Day 10: Moji, Japan
Day 11: Uno for Kurashiki | Koraku-en Gardens
Day 12: Osaka | Disembarkation | Depart for U.S.

Host

Sidonie Smith

Sidonie Smith

Lorna G. Goodison Distinguished University Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies

U-M Role

My research interests include Autobiography Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies of Women’s Life Writing; Personal Narrative and Human Rights; Graphic, Performance and Online Life Writing; Feminist Theory; and the Future of the Humanities in the Academy.

Trip Experience

This will be my first visit to Japan. I am interested in walking ancient pilgrimage routes and visiting ancient religious sites.

Waitlist Only
April 16-27, 2024

Starting price

$6,795
*No single supplement

Deposit per person

$1,000

Countries Visited

Japan

Activity Level

Low
April 16-27, 2024

Starting price

$6,795

Deposit per person

$1,000

Countries Visited

Japan

Activity Level

Low
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