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SKU/EAN 201804
Price $8,000.00 Exchange Rate
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Sponsored by Blackrapid 
Tour Date: April 2018 - Depart USA April 10 and return from Japan on April 22 
Tour Price: $8,000 ***INCLUDES RT AIRFARE from USA gateway city 
Registration Deadline: TBC 
Single supplement TBC
Guest Pro: Jeff Cable - www.jeffcable.com/about.html

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Tour Highlights 
  • World’s largest fish market 
  • Ancient Kyoto 
  • Majestic Mt. Fuji and area 
  • Ancient Kamakura & Nikko 
  • Vibrant Tokyo 
  • Mt. Kota 
  • Mike Gulbraa has Intimate knowledge of Japan and the culture - Mike has been traveling to Japan since 1983 
What’s Included 
  • International RT airfare from USA gateway city 
  • All hotel stays 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program 
  • Land transfer by Japan Rail including Bullet Train 
  • Admission fees to Temples & Shrines 
What’s Not Included 
  • Any Passport and Visa arrangements 
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge 
  • Additional drinks and other personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.) 
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the tour program 
  • Tips for guides or baggage handlers 
  • Airport Taxes 


 Tour Itinerary – subject to change

Day One (
​04
/
​10
):
Depart USA on flight to Japan.

Day Two (
​04
/
​11
):
Arrive in Japan at either Haneda or Narita international airport.  We will be transported from the airport to our hotel via express train or taxi.  We’ll spend the night in Tokyo.

Day Three (
​04
/
​12
):
Spend the entire day and night in and around greater Tokyo area.   In Tokyo we’ll pick a neighborhood and go—temples, shrines, Imperial Palace, people, buildings—whatever you want to shoot Tokyo has it to offer.  Just jump in and start snapping shots of whatever catches your eye here.   We’ll spend the night in Tokyo.

Day Four (
​04
/
​13
):
Early AM off to Tsukiji Fish Market for a morning shoot of the world’s catch of seafood. 
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Sample great breakfast at food booths.  We’ll head to Kamakura and work our way back to Tokyo.

Day Five (
​04
/1
​4
):
Early AM off to Nikko.  Nikko is the burial grounds for one of the former ruling clans/families of Japan and offers great shots of awesome naturescapes, shrines, and temples.  Stay night in Nikko.

Day Six (
​04
/1
​5
):
AM shoot Nikko area.  PM off to Mt. Fuji area - we'll pass through Tokyo and surrounding area on way there.  Spend night in Mt. Fuji area.

Day Seven (
​04
/1
​6
):
​O​ff to ​find our shots of Mt. Fuji. We’ll enjoy a relaxing day in and around Mt. Fuji – the most sacred mountain in Japan and one of the most photographed mountains in the world.​  Spend night in Mt. Fuji area.

Day Eight (
​04
/1
​7​
):
AM off to Kyoto.  Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan and holds key a religious seat of the ancient Imperial Court.  The Golden Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Zen Gardens, and many more attractions and their photographic charm await you. Spend night in Kyoto.

Day ​Nine (
​04
/1​
​8​
):
All day in Kyoto for more shrines, temples, and grounds.  Evening in Gion looking for Maiko and Geisha shots.  Spend night in Kyoto.

Day ​Ten (
​04
/1
​9
):
Another full day in Kyoto.​  Spend night in Kyoto.​

Day ​Eleven (
​04
/
​20
):
AM we'll take a train ride to ​Mt. Koya one of the most sacred areas in Japanese Buddhism and an area loaded with shrines and temples.  Spend night on Mt. Koya.

Day ​Twelve (
​04
/
​2​1
):
​All of the day on Mt. Koya & area​.

Day Thirteen (
​04
/
​22
):
E
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rly AM head to Osaka for flights home. 

This trip is: Moderate


Easy = less than 2 miles walking/day and little climbing; Moderate = up to 5 miles walking per day with some climbing; Strenuous = more than 5 miles/day of walking and several climbing/hills/rough terrain expected.  You should know your health and ability to carry your gear in hot, cold, humid, and dry conditions and be able to walk 5 miles or more per day and make climbs in elevation of up to 1000 feet in gain and be OK climbing many steps or steep terrain.

GUESTS SHOULD PACK LIGHT.  YOU MAY BE EXPECTED TO CARRY, ROLL, SCHLEP, AND/OR OTHERWISE TRANSPORT YOUR OWN BAGS AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES ON THIS TRIP.  LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE.  M&M RULE OF THUMB IS ONE BAG FOR CAMERA GEAR AND ONE 20-22"" ROLLER FOR YOUR CLOTHES AND TOILETRIES.  INVEST IN A TRAVEL TRIPOD - BENRO (http://www.benrousa.com/products/travel-angel-ii/) HAS MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE.  MEDICAL DEVICES SUCH AS CPAP MACHINES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS RECOMMENDATION.  PACKING LIGHT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE.

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