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Spiritual Japan

9 Day Japan Tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto

Retrace the steps of the ancients - a spiritual interlude with some of Japan's most sacred places and the extraordinary rituals performed throughout millennia. Visit the birthplace of Shingon Buddism, the elegantly painted sliding doors of Kongobunji Temple and delight in vegetarian dishes served by local monks at their monastery lodgings.

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What's included

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8 nights

Accommodation

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16 Meals

8 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches (including Connect with Locals) , 5 dinners

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Included Highlights that will delight you

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Lunch with a local family. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Enjoy a Japanese-style vegetarian lunch at a monastery inn served by the local monks (Day 3) and a traditional tea ceremony in a Machiya townhouse (Day 7).

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Learn about the Ama, professional women shellfish divers. (Day 5)


Sightseeing highlights

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CITY TOUR of Osaka and Kyoto

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VIEW the Nachi waterfall in Kumano

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VISIT Osaka Castle, the Abeno Harukas Observatory in Osaka, the Kongobuji Temple, the Danjo Garan Temple in Mt. Koya, the Ise Jingu Shrine, Mikimoto Pearl Island in Shima, the Ninja Museum, Ueno Castle in Iga, Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangendo Hall in Kyoto

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