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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/4

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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

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Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTA2162408     1 reviews

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/4

9 days 8 nights

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from USD $3398.00
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USD $720.00
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan tour will allow you to access and enjoy some of the culturally attractive areas and scenic sites of Japan. The tour will take you through a journey inside the religious aspects of Japan, and give you an alternative and deeper understanding of Japanese culture and history. This itinerary will provide insight to Japan’s cultural roots to Shintoism and Buddhism, which are still practiced in some of the temples that we will be visiting. Many of the spiritual sit... View More

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan tour will allow you to access and enjoy some of the culturally attractive areas and scenic sites of Japan. The tour will take you through a journey inside the religious aspects of Japan, and give you an alternative and deeper understanding of Japanese culture and history. This itinerary will provide insight to Japan’s cultural roots to Shintoism and Buddhism, which are still practiced in some of the temples that we will be visiting. Many of the spiritual sites are located in places surrounded by nature. This means that you will be rewarded with scenic views that will invoke a sense of calmness. Be immersed in the environment as you will have the opportunity to experience the lifestyles and cultures firsthand.

Before beginning the pilgrimage routes, we will first journey through historical and landmark figures like Himeji Castle, Kurashiki and Hiroshima. Then, we will begin with the scenic routes of this tour by visiting Miyajima Island, one of Japan's three most scenic places (nihon sankei). Then drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Most of Shikoku is still largely untouched by mass tourism. This is a place of immense natural beauty, seeped in colorful legend, history, and dotted with 88 pilgrimage temples.

Take a ferry to Wakayama and visit Koyasan. You will have the opportunity to experience staying at a temple and to eat a Shojin Ryori (vegetarian) dinner. In the morning, you will join the monks in their meditation practice in order to further understand their spiritual customs. In Kumano, we will be walking and breathing in the sites of the trail along temples and shrines among other significant structures of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From those holy grounds you can see the tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi Fall. It is said that the deity of the waterfall is enshrined at the main shrine. Ise Grand Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Japan and is rebuilt every twenty years to symbolize death and rebirth. It is surrounded by 300 year old cedar trees and untouched foliage. After visiting the mountains and temples, we will visit one of the lesser known treasures of Japan where pearl harvesting was first officially crafted into an art and trade.

Our Pilgrimage Route of Japan is a tour that will bring you cultural awareness of the historical past and belief systems so rooted in Japan.


Destinations

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima

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