Japan by Sea: Land of the Rising Sun - 2019

Dates: Sunday, May 5, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019 (14 days)

Kenroku-en, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Detailed infomation will be coming soon.  Please contact us at aia@studytours.org to be notified when more information becomes available.

Cruise through the Inland Sea and the Sea of Japan on a delightful springtime exploration of Japan with AIA lecturer and host Mikael Adolphson, a Professor of Japanese Studies and an expert in pre-1600 Japan. This small nation of nearly 7,000 islands is wonderfully suited for exploration by small ship, and the all-suite, 57-cabin Caledonian Sky conveys us comfortably to a fascinating variety of tranquil historic towns, artistic centers, and remote islands that larger ships cannot access, including time ashore in both Kyoto and Tokyo. Experience dramatic coastlines, sacred temples, celebrated gardens, and cutting-edge art and architecture. Meet and interact with a kabuki actor and the owner of a traditional geisha house, take part in a traditional tea ceremony, participate in a hands-on taiko drum workshop with the world-famous Kodo drummers, and marvel at the iconic beauty of Miyajima’s torii gate. An optional pre-trip extension to the Kii Peninsula and Iya Valley, and an optional post-trip extension to Kamakura and Hakone, are also available.

Aboard the all-suite, 57-cabin Caledonian Sky

Pricing starting at $xxxx Per Person/Double Occupancy
Single pricing starting at $xxxxxx



5 Days - Kii Peninsula & Iya Valley

Day 1 - Home / Kyoto, Japan
Day 2 - Kyoto
Day 3 - Kyoto
Day 4- Kyoto / Kobe (Embark)
Day 5 - Naoshima
Day 6 - Miyajima
Day 7 - Hagi
Day 8 - Ulsan, South Korea
Day 9 - Matsue, Japan
Day 10 - Kanazawa
Day 11 - Sado Island
Day 12- Niigata / Tokyo (Disembark)
Day 13 - Tokyo | Home
** Note: Several days offer optional excursions from which to choose (see brochure, when available, for detials). **

4 days- Kamakura & Hakone

If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).