2021 Cherry Blossoms Grand Okinawa Plus Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
Very unique tour itinerary! Let’s explore two diverse climates & cultures in one exciting trip!
11 Nights / 13 Days • 21 Meals (11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners)
Escorted from Honolulu • English-Speaking Local Guide
TOUR DATE AND MANAGER:
March 22 – April 03, 2021 • Tour Manager: Janet Tanaka
Cancel for Any Reason by 10/30/20!
No Penalties & No Cancellation Fees!
Okinawa is home to a unique culture that differs considerably from that of mainland Japan. Until the islands were invaded by the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture) in 1609, Okinawa existed as an entirely separate country from Japan, known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. After the invasion, the Ryukyu Kingdom served as a tributary state to Japan, but continued to be governed by the royal family from Shuri Castle. It was not until 1879, a few years after the Meiji Restoration, that the kingdom was abolished and incorporated into Japan as Okinawa Prefecture. The castles of Okinawa, known as “gusuku” in the Okinawan language, are among the most vivid monuments that testify to the unique cultural and historical heritage of the Ryukyu Kingdom. In the year 2000, five castles and four related sites were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the collective title of “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”
Naha • Itoman • Onna Village • Nago • Motobu • Nakijin • Kitanakagusuku • Maaji • Omoro Machi • Nanjo • Kyoto • Arashiyama • Kameoka • Nara • Osaka
OKINAWA HIGHLIGHTS (7 NIGHTS):
Shuri Castle • Himeyuri Peace Memorial Park • Mabuni Hill • Naha Main Place • Ryukyu-mura Village • Michi-no-Eki • Awamori Factory Tour • Orion Beer Factory • Churaumi Aquarium • Nakijin Castle Site • Okinawa Fruits Land • Shopping at Local Mall • AEON Mall RYCOM • Shikina-en Garden • Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum • Churakaji • Shisa Decorating Experience • Okinawa World • Gyokusendo Stalactite Cave • Habu (Snake) Museum • Glass Factory • Ryukyu Dance Performance • Masahiro Sake Brewery
KYOTO, NARA & OSAKA HIGHLIGHTS (4 NIGHTS):
Kiyomizu Temple • Nijo Castle • Yuzen Table Mat Dyeing Experience • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) • Torokko Train • Hozu River Cruise • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest • Fushimi Inari Shrine • Japanese Tea Ceremony • Todaiji Temple • Nara Deer Park • Kuromon Ichiba Market • Dotonbori Shopping • Shinsaibashi Shopping • AEON Mall
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu • Kiyomizu Temple • Nijo Castle • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) • Todaiji Temple
INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM HONOLULU, 11 NIGHTS HOTEL, 21 MEALS, TIPS FOR LOCAL TOUR GUIDES AND BUS DRIVERS, ALL TAXES & FEES
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