2019 Spring Break Grand Okinawa Plus Snow Monkeys & Tokyo Shopping
Very Unique Tour Itinerary! Let’s explore two diverse climates and cultures in one exciting trip!
- 9 Nights / 11 Days
- 18 Meals (9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 4 Dinners)
- Escorted from Honolulu
- Includes English Speaking Local Guide
TOUR DATE AND MANAGER:
March 15 – 25, 2019 • Tour Manager: Jo Lelepali
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 • Nagano • Tokyo
OKINAWA HIGHLIGHTS (6 NIGHTS):
Shuri Castle • Himeyuri Peace Memorial Park • Mabuni Hill • Naha Main Place • Ryukyu-mura Village • Awamori Factory Tour • Orion Beer Factory • Ryukyu Dance Dinner Show • Churaumi Aquarium • Nakijin Castle Site • AEON Mall • Gyokusendo Stalactite Cave • Habu (snake) Museum • Glass Factory • Ryukyu Dance Dinner Show
NAGANO & TOKYO HIGHLIGHTS (3 NIGHTS):
LaLaport Toyosu • Jigokudani Monkey Park • Zenkoji Temple • JR Super Express Train Ride • Meiji Shrine • Harajuku Shopping • Sushi Making Class • Asakusa Sensoji Temple • Nakamise Shopping • Ameyoko Shopping
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
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DON’T MISS A THING!!
WHISPER — Wireless Tour Guide System! English narration directly to your ear!
INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM HONOLULU, 9 NIGHTS HOTEL, 18 MEALS, TIPS FOR LOCAL TOUR GUIDES AND BUS DRIVERS, ALL TAXES & FEES
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