Travel to modern Tokyo and traditional Kyoto with your family, where you'll explore stunning temples and imperial palaces, hike near Mt. Fuji, and enjoy hands-on activities in anime, Taiko drumming, and sushi making.

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 Traditional family dinner in Japan  Senso-ji Temple, or Asakusa Kannon, an important Buddhist temple in Tokyo  Traditional sushi platter  Learning to make traditional sushi  Getting to know a young family in Japan  The iconic Mt. Fuji  Japan's bullet train  Traditional kimonos  Japanese tradition of Taiko drumming  Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto  Entrance to Nijo Castle (detail), Kyoto

Discover Japan: A Family Journey

11 days from $4,495

Travel to modern Tokyo and traditional Kyoto with your family, where you'll explore stunning temples and imperial palaces, hike near Mt. Fuji, and enjoy hands-on activities in anime, Taiko drumming, and sushi making.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 8 - 18, 2017 Departure
Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan M. Hall is a film researcher and curator in Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. An expert in East Asian film cultures, Jonathan's research profile extends to avant-garde art and digital technologies. In 2004-2005, Jonathan co-curated “JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film, 1955-now,” the most extensive program of Japanese experimental film to tour outside Japan; he has also served as Festival Fellow for the Cinema/Pacific Festival where he curated a program on sound in recent Japanese cinema.  His published articles and forthcoming book include writing on kabuki dance, Japanese postwar photography, and mid-20th century avant-garde film.  Jonathan has previously taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California, and the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. He pursued his graduate work simultaneously at the University of Tokyo and the University of California Santa Cruz.

Jul 7 - 17, 2018 Departure
Lee Makela

Lee Makela

Lee Makela is Associate Professor of East Asian History, Emeritus, at Cleveland State University.  His academic interests include traditional urban architecture, garden design, and contemporary popular culture.  Beginning while a Fulbright Scholar in Japan in 1979, he amassed an extensive image collection which allowed him to develop a wide range of illustrated online educational materials.  His "Teaching and Learning About Japan" web site was honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and he received an Excellence in Teaching Award from CSU in 2001.  Lee has served as study leader on numerous Smithsonian-sponsored Japan tours since 1980.